In my weekly visit with Matt Potter, the Cougar head soccer coach has this to say about the state of his program and college soccer across the country.
(on visiting Texas A&M last weekend)
"We found out a lot of things that can help us going forward. We had the challenge of the environment and that is life on the road. That is not an excuse. That being said, we saw again what we can potentially do, but it wasn't consistent enough so we ended up on the losing end of two very close matches."
(on Ariana Byrd's play)
"Ariana Byrd had a fantastic game and should be applauded for her effort considering the circumstances."
More from coach Potter after the jump.
(on preparing for BYU and Weber State)
"Environment is one factor in our process of picking the right players to put on the field. If you want to be an elite program, you have to be able to handle a tough environment and embrace it."
(on soccer across the country)
"The standard of women's soccer across the board has improved as more quality players come through the youth ranks. Our sport is a great ambassador for women's athletics. Maybe you are seeing more parity. For us, every team we play you can make a case for them being a conference or national contender."