Postgame Quotes

Oct. 30, 2009

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Postgame Quotes

Kansas 3, No. 20 Missouri 2

Lawrence, Kan. – Oct. 30, 2009

Kansas Head Coach Mark Francis:

On the win over Missouri:

“I’m really proud of the kids today. Missouri is a very tough team to play. We knew it would be a battle today, it always is against them. I said to our kids that we have to win the fight. If we don’t win the fight, you don’t have a chance against them. I thought we scraped and challenged for balls in the air, made tackles. Sometimes it doesn’t have to be pretty. Sometimes you just have to get the job done.”

On defending the Tigers:

“(Goalkeeper) Kat (Liebetrau) really came up with some big saves for us today, and I thought defensively we played really well. They (Missouri) is the highest scoring team in the conference, and after the way we started, giving up a goal in the first minute, we came back and kept our composure.”

On how physical the game was:

“That’s how Missouri plays. They’re very good at it. They don’t give you an inch, whatever you get, you’re going to have to take from them. You know with them, they’re never going to back off. Collectively, this was a great win.”

Kansas Sophomore Forward Emily Cressy:

On beating Missouri:

“I think it was revenge. We wanted revenge after last year (a 6-0 Missouri win), it was kind of embarrassing. We came out and proved that we could beat the best team (in the Big 12).”

On bouncing back after the first goal:

“I think we kind of dropped back at first, but we kept encouraging each other and it paid off.”

On her second goal:

“It was an amazing goal. It was probably one of the best goals I’ve scored in my entire life. It was just right there, and I finished it.”

Kansas Senior Defender Estelle Johnson:

On beating Missouri on Senior Day:

“It’s awesome. I think a lot of people didn’t think we could do it, but it’s nice to prove them wrong. It’s always good to win on Senior Day, and against Missouri. I think these are the types of games that you play for. These are the games that you remember forever.”

On the feeling after giving up the first goal:

“I think at first we asked ourselves ‘Did that really just happen?’ But then once we settled down and started playing, we knew we could come back on them.”