Postgame Quotes: Maryland 16, Army 12
May 15, 2004
Maryland head coach Dave Cottle opening statement:
"I thought we pressed out and made them run by us a bit and with that came some unassisted goals, but it created a tempo which was going to be up and down and be a high-scoring game. That was kind of what we wanted to create, but there goalie played an outstanding game."
Senior Drew Virk on his big day winning face-offs:
Sophomore Joe Walters on the big win:
Senior Paul Gillette the on the fourth quarter:
Army head coach Jack Emmer:
"I think that it was pretty obvious to all that were at the game that we hung in there pretty good for the longest time and made it an even game, going to the fourth quarter, which was what we wanted. For some reason, we just couldn't win a face-off in the fourth quarter. They were getting a jump on us at the whistle. No. 6 (Drew Virk) and No. 2 (Thomas Alford) were doing a good job. We were winning 60-70 percent going to the fourth quarter. They won 11-of-15 in the fourth quarter. That's pretty unusual for that to turn around like that. That was the difference, the reason why Maryland outshot us in the fourth like that. The few times we had it in the fourth, we needed to pull it out and keep the ball. We didn't show the poise to do that, which was unfortunate. But Maryland is very quick, I think they have a great team. I wish we performed better in those circumstances."