Oct. 12, 2011
Michigan Head Coach Greg Ryan
On the bench play ... "I was really pleased. We knew this would be a difficult day for us. It was great to see some people come off the bench and give us a boost. Jen Pace had the best chance for us on goal all day. Kim Siebert had one of her best games of the season."
On stopping Michigan State's offensive attack ... "A lot of shots, but they were mostly from distance and under pressure. Unfortunately, it's a game of mistakes, and we made a few today. Laura Heyboer is so opportunistic, but I thought our defense played great all day long. We were under pressure all day long, but I thought our defense, and Haley, played fantastic. It's hard to say that when we lost by two."
On what he told the team after the game ... "We knew we were shorthanded today, and we were playing without Nkem, our target player, and that's very hard to do. We're still trying to adjust to [Meghan] Toohey's loss in the midfield. We're going to put this one behind us. Every team has a bad day, and this was ours."