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Linda Kalafatis Quotes

I was pleased with how we executed and came out ready to play after the rain delay. Kim gave us great effort on the mound and we backed her up with the hits and runs we needed.
Linda Kalafatis
#Delay

If anything, we've maybe not gotten the recognition that we deserve. And then when you put the challenges of practicing indoors for this amount of time and not being able to have the team outside (unlike some of the West Coast and southern schools) I'm not sure how many of those guys can do what we do and be as good as we are.
Linda Kalafatis
#Challenges

We have been emphasizing defense a lot lately and it came through today. And as long we keep swinging the bats and pitching like that we'll be competitive. This team loves challenges and we met the challenge today. Next week is a whole new challenge, first in the non-conference games and then with Michigan and Michigan State.
Linda Kalafatis
#Defense

Later in the game we put our outfield back because (Michigan) had been hitting a lot of gap shots, and it came back to bite us.
Linda Kalafatis
#Game

As a team, you feed off each other. We've really started to swing the bats well here in the last couple of weeks.
Linda Kalafatis
#Bats

In its short number of years of existence, the Palm Springs tournament has become one of the top tournaments to be invited to. Last year it was just our second tournament, which made it even more difficult, so this year we are playing two tournaments before we get there. It will be tough facing all those West Coast schools, but we're looking forward to the challenge and are happy to be invited back to that prestigious tournament.
Linda Kalafatis
#Existence

Our biggest question is how do we replace the consistency at shortstop that we had the last four years with Jennifer Johnson . We also need to establish our pitching depth and the catcher position. Like last year, I feel very good about our offense, which is why our defense will be so important.
Linda Kalafatis
#Consistency

We played with much better energy than yesterday. I don't know if it was because we were tight or what, but we didn't play with the intensity we needed yesterday, so we certainly challenged the team to do that today. Everyone stepped up and we had much better at bats. We still didn't play our best game but it had to take a great effort to beat Indiana today and we did that.
Linda Kalafatis
#Energy

We have been focusing on defense. To come out and not make some plays there was not what we wanted certainly, but our kids responded back with the bats.
Linda Kalafatis
#Defense

We got the two wins but we had some set some goals to accomplish tonight that we didn't achieve. In the end, the girls executed and moved runners, but that second game could have turned out differently.
Linda Kalafatis
#Goals

We had some goals that we wanted to establish, and we didn't achieve these goals so that's disappointing.
Linda Kalafatis
#Goals