MEET THE PRESS: Matt Mott Monday Press Conference 10.14
Matt Mott met with members of the media Monday to talk about the Rebels.
Oct. 14, 2013
Ole Miss head coach Matthew Mott met with members of the media Monday to talk about the win over Vanderbilt last weekend and the Rebels' upcoming matches at LSU and at home against No. 13 South Carolina.
Opening Statement “We had a good weekend. We beat Vanderbilt on Friday night 1-0. We had a good goal by Mandy McCalla to go ahead. We had 30 shot to their five, and we had 18 corner kicks to their five. We played a really complete game. We didn’t get the goals that maybe we would have wanted to. We’re 4-2 now in the league, 10-3-1 overall. I’m very happy with where we are. We get a couple of days off. The girls were able to go to the Grove and to the football game. That was a good weekend for us.
We’re back to work tomorrow night to prepare for LSU and South Carolina. Right now, LSU is in first place in the conference by themselves. We play them Friday night at LSU. We return home Sunday afternoon for a big game against South Carolina, who is No. 2 in the conference. Those are two big games for us.
We’re sitting currently tied for fourth with Florida. We’re certainly happy with how we are playing. Our back line played fantastic on Friday night. Vanderbilt has three of the most dangerous frontrunners in the league. We were able to hold them to one shot on goal, five shots overall. I’m really happy with how we defended. We created a lot of chances. We’re certainly happy with the overall team performance and looking forward to Tuesday and two big games on the weekend.”
On Jessica Hiskey: “We put Jessica in charge of one of the conference’s best forwards. Cheyna Williams is in that league with Rafa (Souza). Jess was fantastic. She kind of shut her down for the night. She’s back and looks great. She’s moving very well. I’m very happy with her performance. She’s got six games in now. She’s back to where she was last year for us. We’re very happy with her performance.”
On the Upcoming Weekend Against LSU and South Carolina: “LSU has a very dynamic front group. They have a couple of forward freshmen. Summer Clarke is leading league in goals in SEC games right now. She’s very, very dangerous. Emma Fletcher is another one for them. She plays out of attacking mid. She’s also very dangerous. They’re very, very good in goal. It will be tough down there. They haven’t lost a conference game yet. They’re 5-0-1. It will be a big challenge for us. South Carolina is 13-1-1 overall. Their only loss is to Georgia in league play. Both teams are playing at high levels. We need to be prepared and on our game, certainly.”
On Not Finishing More Shots Against Vanderbilt: “We had a lot of them right at their goalkeeper. Typically, we’ve been able to find corners. We hit five posts on the night. We were hitting the woodwork all over the place. It had a little bit to do with our finishing. They had numbers back in the box. You have to beat a defender and beat the goalkeeper. We didn’t find the corners as much as we would have liked to. Overall, I’m happy with the chances. We had really, really close chances. Sometimes they go in, sometimes they don’t. Unfortunately they didn’t. In previous years, there’s a chance we tie or lose that game. With the character of our group, they weren’t losing that game. Mandy (McCalla) did a great job finishing the goal. It was a great win for us.”
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