Head Coach Ryan Martin
On overall team performance:
"It was a slow start to the match and disappointing to concede early and on a restart but incredibly proud of the response of the group incredible mentality and desire to get back into the game. Any time you play on the road against the defending champion and can push until the end like that just makes me really excited about the group and where we can go from here."
"It’s massive to the growth of the players. We are looking to put the young guys in tough situations where they have to make decisions and continue to grow. It’s important to really stress that they don’t take plays off and have consistency throughout the match. It’s important to see how they perform under a tough situation like against defending champions on a tough surface with a great crowd. It’s important to make sure training is competitive and the best players earn their right to play regardless of age."
Captain Kyle Murphy
Overall thoughts on team performance:
"Thought we started off a bit slow and had to work ourselves back into the game. Second half we responded very well and had control of the game. Unfortunate to not get the result but the team fought hard all night."
Improvements leading into next Saturday's match:
"We will evaluate the game, watch the film and make some corrections. Looking forward to being back at Audi in front of our home fans."
Goalkeeper Colin Miller
Thoughts on team performance:
"As a team we had a slow start and were on our heals for most of the first half. The second half we played with more confidence and fought back against Louisville for spells of the half. I think we proved to ourselves that we can play with any team in the league if we stick together and play our game. It’s disappointing to lose the game but there are positives to take away to help us grown together as a team."
"I am humbled and proud to represent the club. The circumstances weren’t ideal but as a goalkeeper you just always have to be ready no mater what. It was a great atmosphere to play in tonight, and after the first 5 minutes I was able to settle in and find an opportunity to impose my will on the game. I trusted all of my training and preparation heading into the game, and was able to enjoy the night."