WHAT THEYÆRE SAYING: Reaction after NCAA Division I womenÆs quarterfinals

Portland's Garrett Smith: ôThis team is surprising me each and every day we go out and play. Notre Dame gave us everything we could handle, but my team gave us even a little bit more.ö

Florida StateÆs Mark Krikorian: ôWe knew coming in that it would be a difficult game and difficult to establish a rhythm. IÆm proud of our kids. I thought our effort was outstanding. WeÆre pleased to move on. UNC dominated for most of the game, but our kids hung in there.ö

North CarolinaÆs Anson Dorrance: ôI was so excited about the chances we were creating. I wasnÆt disappointed with our chances we were creating, and I wasnÆt disappointed with our energy.ö

UCLAÆs Jillian Ellis: ô[Danesha Adams] is the fastest kid in the country I believe. Her pace is always a factor in the game. It was just a great team effort. The defense played fantastic, the midfielders were unbelievable. IÆm just extremely happy with our performance this evening because Virginia is a great team.ö

VirginiaÆs Steve Swanson: ôGive UCLA credit, they played better in every phase of the game and deserved to win. We picked a bad time to have an off night, as this wasnÆt the same team I have seen all season. This is a tough end to a very positive season. We had a lot of success this season with a very young team, and our seniors did a terrific job leading the, this year.ö

Santa ClaraÆs Jerry Smith: ''We're disappointed ending our season here at Penn State but I'm real proud of my team today. It was a pretty dead-even game, and for us to come out here in this environment I thought we played pretty well.''

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