Feb. 21, 2014
Michigan Head Coach Bev Plocki
On the meet... "It's just a shame that we were taken out of the meet before we got started. There was a lot of escalation in scores as the meet went on. It's unfortunate. If we had a different rotation, we might have had a different result tonight."
On being at home next Friday after three weeks on the road... "We'll look forward to the next three weeks of being at home. This one was important, though. We needed another good road score. Down the road, that'll most likely hurt us in the RQS."
On the strong points of the meet... "On three events, I though we were outstanding. On floor, vault and bars, we did very well. We had some wobbles on balance beam. I thought Nicole Artz rocked a beam set and then gets a 9.725. We had some wobbles in routines after that. It was severe."
U-M Fifth-Year Senior Natalie Beilstein
On the resilience the team showed during the last half of the meet... "We absolutely wanted to come back and finish strong after the first rotation. Beam is always hit or miss. We weren't at our best tonight, but we wanted to bring it together as a team and come out strong because that's what good teams do and that's what we need to do for the rest of the season. That's what we'll work on and I think we'll be strong from here on out."
On vault... "We've been working hard on vault landings. Really everywhere, but especially on vault. To start off with the first person hitting just escalates from there. It was a good rotation for us tonight, maybe the best of the season. That was very exciting."
On being at home... "It's going to be very nice. It's hard to travel three weekends in a row. We'll be relaxed and comfortable going back into Crisler. For us, it'll be about fine-tuning some small things before the Big Ten Quad and the postseason."
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