April 8, 2000
Head Coach Dick Edell:
On beating Navy:
"There is no question about the fact that we played hard this afternoon. We really busted it hard. We are really getting good winning these one-goal games. I really admire the way my kids played and competed in this game. Navy played hard too. I think after the Army game this is the most important game for the kids at Navy.
On Brian Zeller:
"He has really struggled a lot, he even switched his number back to No. 10, the number he has worn for years. It worked early as he got us off with that first goal. That was important."
On the final minutes of the game:
"You can't duplicate what happens in the final two minutes in a practice no matter how hard you try. We have to get out there and react. The two teams understand what this game means the final minutes show that."
On Pat McGinnis:
"Once again, Pat McGinnis was a wonderful goalie. He's had eight solid performances and only Towson was a subpar performance. It's one of those feel-good stories and he has come up big. He's going to carry us as far as we can go this season."
Senior Defensive Midfielder Jeff Shirk:
"Winning the one-goal games are very big. It builds character and this is what you want. A win is a win and we'll take it. Mickey Jarboe is a great goalie but we really busted it. We didn't do that last week against Virginia. I think this was the most complete game we have played this season. Pat McGinnis was solid again. And, on face-offs Ryan Moran and Brian Carroll really came through."
Freshman Attacker Mike Mollot:
"I got the defenseman hung up twice on the end both on the assist (to Matt Urlock to tie the game at 5-5) and the goal to win it. I cam around the cage and had a good idea of what to with it. I want to try and get everyone high off the crease, it allows me to work behind.
"I thought we played an exceptional game. We played hard for 60 minutes. Pat McGinnis came up big in the cage again. Also, our man-down did a great job killing the penalties."
Junior Goalie Pat McGinnis:
"Navy got off a lot of quality shots. I had to really buckle down. I tried to cut down as many angles as possible to stop their chances. I didn't have to face as many shots as I usually do which made it different. I had to be in good defensive position everytime because they didn't take as many shots. I think I allowed only one goal from outside five yards, the fifth goal. I tried to stay in position and that helped. The defense also did a great job in front of me.