"Again just a young woman with an incredible amount of strength. If you watch her play and her journey in her life, to leave her home country at the age of 14 or 15 and travel all the way to Japan just to go to school to kind of better her life and her family's life, I think that speaks volumes to who she is as a person and the strength that she has," Boyle said. "So her battling this disease so courageously and very much a private person and not wanting to be front and center, but after while realizing how much a voice she can give to cancer, breast cancer, and awareness and early detection."
"We got off to a slow start, but we competed the rest of the game," said Virginia coach Joanne Boyle. "We keep finding ourselves in that situation, where we're in every game, but we're not finishing out games."