Photo Credit: Charlotte Rush
Director of Player Development Trevor Jewell talked about a challenging week for the Rush which, despite injury showed their ability to battle through adversity and earn a split with the Potomac Patriots on the road. Jewell also talked about some individual standouts for the Rush, and more.
First on playing the Patriots he said
“Potomac is a trap game for us. Every year they seem to sneak up and beat us. Historically they are a non playoff team, long travel, and with our injuries it was a recipe for disaster.
Last season they dropped a bunch of Premier players to Elite to try to be a playoff team and we prevailed. This season they seem to be stronger mixed with an unbalanced schedule out of division. The celebration we witnessed after their 3rd goal will be something used going forward.”
On the Elite group earning the split Jewell added “Elite earning the split, was great. They showed their compete and how resilient they actually are. There are great things to come from them if they continue to trust the process.
Hampton is a big rival, they are always tough to play at home. We need to be disciplined and stick to who we are to be successful. It will be a great series and we have a lot to prove after this past weekend. We will need guys at each level to step up and take on bigger roles if we want to get the necessary result.
There were some standouts for each team, as Jewell said “Elite: I thought Wilder Outman had another great weekend. He seems to be getting better each week and plays a style that we love as coaches. Drew Zang had a stellar day in net sunday and showed exactly what he can do making some huge saves to secure the win. Lucas Cooper was also a force and had a great weekend in all situations.
Premier: Our new addition Carson Galin was impressive in his debut, again Nick Anderson stood tall and did what he does. Rhett Evjen & Carter Schram both had decent weekends as well. This group needs to find consistent scoring every game. Sunday, 2 goals for is just simply unacceptable.”
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