On Sunday, UWBadgers.com caught up with sophomore defender Lindsey Johnson. The Sussex, Wis., native, who was named to the 2009 Big Ten All-Freshman team, talked about the team's 1-0 loss against Cincinnati and highlighted some key improvements that the team will have to focus on heading into the Husky/Nike Invitational this weekend.
UWBadgers.com: What do you think the team took away from the 1-0 loss against Cincinnati?
Johnson: This game especially, we were playing as individuals. We weren't really playing as a team. I really think that we need to work on that and also, in this game especially, we always think that we are going to come back from a goal but that didn't happen today. It didn't happen in either cases this weekend, and we lost to both UCLA and Cincinnati 1-0. We just have to bring the right mentality and score right away when we face Portland on Friday.
UWBadgers.com: What does the team need to do in order to improve for your next game against Portland?
Johnson: I just think that we need to compete. We need to score when we have chances. We need to work on keeping the ball in our possession and not giving it away. We need to be quicker. I think that was the biggest problem today. We weren't playing quick.
UWBadgers.com: They Badgers were unable to score this weekend, what does the team need to work on in order to improve offensively?
Johnson: I would like to see someone score off of all of the chances we were having, even on corner kicks, flip-throws, all of those situations. We were given so many opportunities, and we need to start capitalizing on them.