May 20, 2000
Princeton post-game quotes
Princeton Head Coach Bill Tierney
"(Maryland) was an awesome looking team in the pre-game. They were a big, strong, physical team. The team was tight, tough on defense and we knew it wasn't going to be an easy match."
"We don't normally play Maryland in the regular season, and when we do, it's in a huge environment like this. Our kids know going in it will be a good, tough game, and we've been fortunate to do well against Maryland."
"You get so excited about the ball going in the net. You know you aren't going to get too many opportunities to make goals, and to have goals taken away, the kids get angry, but it gets them going, trying to get the ball back and reclaim the taken goal." Princeton #30 Matt Streibel
"We stayed aggressive offensively, which allowed us to get more choices in the short midfield. That gave us a lot of opportunities to open up and get to the net." Princeton #24 Scott Farrell
"Having a two-week bye allowed our coaches to scout out Maryland. We knew what we were up against, but in the end we were able to get things done." Princeton #13 Trevor Tierney
"As we went into the locker room at the half, we could hear them talking, trying to figure out what we were doing. They were frustrated, but I think they got an idea and were able to score in the second half. They put a scare into us, coming back like that, because Maryland is such a good offensive team."
Maryland post-game quotes
Maryland Coach Dick Edell
"I have had more talented teams in the last 17 years, but I do not think I have had a team that does as much with what they have as these guys do. They gave it all they had, even in the fourth quarter. The sense of urgency just was not there until it was too late. I was frustrated with the way we started the game. For us, we had some wonderful opportunities to score and it did not happen."
"After halftime, we gave up two goals right away even after we had talked about needing to come out strong in the second half."
"We choose to play the game with a lot of emotion. That is the type of player we have and that is the way that we coach."
Maryland #37 Jeff Shirk
"You have to expect emotions to run high in a close game when the guys want to win so badly."
"We wanted this for "Big Man" [Edell]. He has been like a father-figure and that means a lot coming from me."
"We made a run at it in the fourth and we played as hard as we could."