Oct. 27, 2013
Head coach Don Lucia:
On facing Boston College...
"It started off great for us obviously, scored four goals in the first period. Our defense did a very good job all weekend, really got involved offensively. Nice plays off the rush to score some goals. You get a 4-0 lead and you should feel pretty good, but we didn't feel safe until we got that fifth goal. I think the game was closer than the score, I think Adam made some real timely saves."
On game structure....
"It was a different type of game, it was the transition back and forth. There was a little more structure to it. I think for both teams. We got a little puck luck tonight. And our guys did a great job of supporting the rush, and got a few goals off of the rush."
On quality chances in the first period...
"I mean they went in. They probably had enough chances in the first, but Adam made a couple of saves. We had some good snipes. You know, Mikey Reilly had just a great shot. We had a great break out on Cammarata. I mean, the guys made plays."
On being a top ranked team...
"There are a lot of good teams right now, we won a couple games this weekend, and that's really all it means. We have to continue to work to get better. There are some areas of our game defensively that we have to get better. We have to stay healthy and keep moving forward."
Sophomore Defenseman Mike Reilly:
On the defensive corps playing without Jake Parenteau...
"It's a little bit different, you know, guys are in and out of the lineup. It's tough to lose a great player like that. He was definitely a big part of the first five games. You know we've got to adjust just a little bit, but Bischoff came in and played great for us. We can't ask anything more of him."
On the two quick goals...
"Basically the same, identical starts. Last time we kind of let off of the gas, and then they got three quick ones. We knew our team could score a bunch like that, so we had to keep our foot on the gas, and keep going. It felt great going into the second period like that."
On playing in front of Wilcox...
"He was on today, definitely. That's what he's there for. Every game we expect, and hold him to a standard like that. He was on today and made some great saves, and kept us in the game, obviously. He's the backbone of the game. We are definitely happy with how he played."
On facing Boston College...
"I think we are starting to build a little identity of a team. We had to face one of the fastest teams in the nation. We haven't really faced a team like that, I know it's early on, but it's a team we can probably face later on at the end of the year definitely."
On going to Notre Dame...
"I think it's good to regroup going into a team like Notre Dame. It's going to be hard against them, but I know that if we go into practice Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and focus we can get ready for Notre Dame."
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