Top sports quotes from March 2022 – The Daily Gazette

From each month in 2022, The Daily Gazette sports department is compiling 10 quotes from our interview subjects that stuck out the most for us, based on how they either made us think or laugh — or some combination of both.

Selected quotes come both from reporting for stories that appeared in The Daily Gazette and interviews associated with episodes of “The Parting Schotts Podcast.” Not all quotes used were previously published.

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“When I looked at them, I did a double take. ‘What are you guys doing here?’ They’re like, ‘C’mon, you think we would miss this?’ Even better, they said, ‘Our season tickets are at the end of the other team’s bench, so we’re going to heckle the other team for the whole game.’ I’m like, ‘Beautiful.’”

– Former UAlbany men’s basketball coach Will Brown on March 4, about two former UAlbany season ticket holders from Long Island who drove up for Brown’s debut as head coach of the Albany Patroons.

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“They’re the No. 2 team in the state for a reason. I think it’s Waterloo that’s No. 1. God, I’d love to see them play.”

— Fonda-Fultonville girls’ basketball coach Flip Boshart, on March 5, after his team lost to Schalmont in the Section II Class B final. Two weeks later, Schalmont defeated Waterloo 56-54 in the state championship game.

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“She was in a lot of tears after the game. She’s just so happy.”

— UAlbany women’s basketball’s Helene Haegerstrand describing teammate Lucia Decortes after the Great Danes’ America East semifinal win on March 8 against Vermont. Decortes was visibly in pain when she left the game due to injury after a couple minutes of play, but she cheered from the bench the rest of the game and was in the middle of the team’s on-court celebration following the win. A few days later, the Great Danes won the America East championship, then saw their season end a week later with a loss to top-seeded Louisville in the NCAA tournament.

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“Yup. Wish I didn’t say that one. And then somebody isolated it on Twitter, but you know how this business works.”

– Saratoga Springs native Dave Lyon, laughing, on March 10, about having been quoted that he’d rather win the Travers than the Kentucky Derby with his Wood Memorial winner Morello.

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“I don’t want to take [the uniform] off. It’s been such a crazy journey. I thought we were going to pull that one out. It’s been quite the journey. I can’t thank my teammates, coaching staff, trainers for making it a pleasure every day to show up to the rink. But, I’m gonna miss it, miss it a ton.”

— Union senior hockey player Josh Kosack, on March 12, after the Dutchmen were eliminated by Clarkson in Game 2 of the ECAC Hockey tournament quarterfinals.

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“It’s crazy to think that two years ago, if you had asked me where I’d be in two years, it wouldn’t be this, But as the years have gone on, it all makes sense.”

— UConn hockey goalie, and former Union netminder, Darion Hanson, on the March 16 edition of “The Parting Schotts Podcast,” as he looked back at his move from Union to UConn as the Huskies prepared for their first appearance in the Hockey East tournament semifinals.

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“The only reason I’m crying right now is I feel like I let down my town. That’s the only reason; I’m not sad about the loss. At the end of the day, I told my team that everyone’s proud of the way we played, everyone’s proud of the way we got here and just keep your heads up.”

— Duanesburg senior Madison Meyer, on March 19, after the school’s girls’ basketball team’s best-ever season concluded with a loss in the state semifinals with a large crowd of supporters on hand to watch the Eagles at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

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“Haley would have come back with a broken leg. She’s that tough.”

— Schalmont girls’ basketball coach Jeff Van Hoesen, on March 19, regarding the return to the lineup of senior Haley Burchhardt after missing several minutes following an ankle injury. Burchhardt helped Schalmont to a Class B state semifinal win that day, and Schalmont won its first-ever state championship the next day.

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“Watching the tape is like watching a horror movie for a football coach.”

— UAlbany football head coach Greg Gattuso, on March 22, discussing his early scouting work for his team’s 2022 season opener against Baylor of the Big 12 Conference, which will almost certainly be the program’s first-ever game against a ranked opponent from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision.

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Saint Peter’s basketball: Gritty. We play defense. Always play defense, and … nobody’s scared. Everybody just goes out there and plays their hardest, and see what happens in the end. Make the game ugly. Teams don’t like playing us. Kentucky was probably shocked the way we came out and defended them. I think a lot of teams can’t get adjusted to that Jersey City basketball. We’re going to punch you in the throat every play, every possession. Make it hard.”

— Albany Patroons point guard Trevis Wyche on March 30, describing his alma mater, which reached the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament.

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