April 12, 2014
U-M Junior Pitcher Sara Driesenga
On pitching in front of a big crowd in Spartans territory ... "The atmosphere definitely adds a lot to the game, and we do get amped up for these games. The defense was huge today, and the defense made plays that really swayed the momentum to our side."
On battling through without her best stuff ... "I wanted to go right at their hitters. When Hutch (head coach Carol Hutchins) came out (to the circle in the third inning), she said to not hold back. I trusted my defense and went right after them."
On the key defensive plays behind her ... "I trust them and they trust me to get my job done. (On Doyle's catch), at first I was like, 'Oh, shoot -- I shouldn't have thrown that.' But then I saw that she was going to go get it -- and she got it."