Ironside’s Coach Talks About The GOAT Game

Ultiworld spoke briefly with Josh McCarthy, Boston Ironside’s coach, earlier today by email. Here’s what he had to say about the game against GOAT.

Ultiworld: Did you think the observer made the right call to nullify Jeff Lindquist’s score?

McCarthy: Well, I am biased, but I thought he made the right call.  I’m sure all of Goat disagrees (and probably think that it was a close call that shouldn’t go against them in that situation).  I had a great view of it.  I mean, if we don’t call that foul, so be it, we didn’t deserve to win at that point given how we were playing in the 2nd half, but it was very clear that Linq put up his arm to shield Jack after I thought Jack established the better position on the disc.

I was surprised that Linq came down with it, actually, given how Jack had established himself, and immediately thought the contact was an offensive foul.  I was glad that Jack called it, kept his composure, and frankly both observers agreed in practically no time (as I recall).  From their perspective it was an easy call to make – even though it took a ton of guts.

Ultiworld: What was causing you trouble early in the second half?

We played a little too casual to start the second half, and after two easy breaks, Goat had all the momentum.  We need to do a better job maintaining our focus in situations like that.  Goat did convert 5 for 5, though 2 were big “breaks” for them (in the sense that things just went their way — the Inian [Moorthy] catch (I’d like to see the replay to see how [George] Stubbs lost control of the disc) and the [Alex] Kapinos mac).  Regardless it was a good gut-check win for us – and confirms the depth of the nationals field.

While some may seed Goat as low as 16 – the reality is that they are probably no higher than 13 in any scenario and they will be a really strong 4 seed given the talent on their squad.

  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email ( or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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