POSTGAME QUOTES: New Mexico State 9, St. John's 6|
May 16, 2015
Head Coach Amy Kvilhaug
On her reaction to the game:
"It is never easy when you come to the end of the line, but after this season I have a lot of mixed emotions. I am so proud to have been a part of this season and to have such wonderful seniors and support."
On what was said postgame:
"I thought we were a very comparable team. A couple breaks just did not go our way and they ran away with it a little bit. In terms of what I said to the team, we did a recap of all the successes we have had. We talked about all of the wonderful things that the seniors contributed. MacKenna Neuroth, who does not usually get much playing time and has never quit, comes up in her last collegiate at bat and hits a homerun to dead center field. That was pretty awesome. She will go and remember that for the rest of her life, and that means everything to me. We recapped the memories of what the seniors set in motion, and now I think this has to be the standard of the program moving forward."
On keys to the weekend:
"I thought Tori Free did a great job. She threw very well this weekend, and did a good job of keeping players off balance and keeping the ball down. The plays we made behind her were big. Without them, I think the games could have gotten out of hand. I think it was a combination of Tori and our defense doing all of the things that we could do."
On the buildup for next year:
"Just the experience alone is incredible. Our top three goals at the beginning of the year were to win the regular season big east, win the big east tournament and make it to the NCAA tournament, and we achieved all three of those. So at the beginning of the week we had to start talking about new goals. One of our captains said it really well. She said `I think we need to enjoy the experience, but I also think that we need to not change the way things are.'"
Senior Catcher Erin Burner
On what New Mexico State did:
"I just think they started hitting the ball. They saw that it was the fifth inning and just started swinging at better pitches."