May 15, 2005
Georgetown Head Coach Dave Urick
"We tell our guys any number of times during the year, if it was easy anybody could do it." "We beat a good Army team and we are looking forward to the next round."
"We break the game down into smaller segments and just want to win the game in those fifteen minutes; I think our guys responded to that."
"I think we laid to rest any concerns that we had about the face-off today. It was a pretty impressive effort."
"When you play a service academy, you know they're not going to quit-or else we're all in trouble."
Georgetown LSM Brodie Merrill
Re: matchup with Walker "We were on offense where we were getting five minutes worth of great possessions. When we were playing offense we were fresh; that certainly helps.
Georgetown Midfielder Andy Corno
Re: upcoming Maryland matchup "Every team that we've lost to, we turn around and say, 'I'd like to take on that team again.' We're blessed to have the opportunity for a little revenge. We've talked all year about our ultimate goal, which is winning the national championship. We're taking it one game at a time and one quarter at a time now."
U.S. Military Academy Head Coach Jack Emmer
"I was impressed with the Georgetown team; I think they've got a fine team. We did come into the game thinking that we were going to win the game. We take responsibility for not playing like we needed to play."
"At halftime, when it was 6 to 3, I thought we'd made a good come back in the second period; we were looking for some energy to come out of that halftime situation and into the third period."
"I felt very badly for John Walker in particular. John's been in a lot of pain lately and he's the last guy to give you an excuse. We needed his energy and his production to have a shot at winning this game."
"On the whole, we've been very proud of our guys-we won nine games in a row at one point, we got to be ranked fourth in the country. But we did not finish with the energy we needed to finish with. That's always a challenge at West Point."
Re: face-offs "The face-off was a big deal. We were hoping we could split with Corno. That didn't happen. Possession time was skewed in favor of the Hoyas. I think Corno had a big impact on Georgetown's success today."
Re: Looking ahead "I think we need to win a tournament game; we need to take that next step. It was one of our goals that we didn't accomplish this year. We've got to stay after it."