Despite the loss, Racing Louisville is celebrating progress – WLKY Louisville

Posted: June 24, 2021 at 11:45 pm

Wednesday marked the third loss Racing Louisville FC suffered by the hands of the North Carolina Courage.Despite the loss, Racing head coach Christy Holly says this game was all about getting better and progressing."I think we had debuts tonight and for them to go out and perform like that and work within the system -- that's a world-class team, that's phenomenal," Holly said. "We're very proud of them and we think that's a very productive night."Only five starters from Sunday's game started on Wednesday -- six new starters. Part of the reason for this, Racing is having a stretch of playing three games in seven days."One, we're being efficient and managing the energy resources of (these) players," Holly said. "But also, where can we make sure that we're putting ourselves in a position where it's a very competitive game."Racing midfielder Lauren Milliet played against her former team. She said nights like Wednesday, the entire team is ready to go."We have reserves for a reason and everyone was ready to play and I think everyone has the same mentality," Milliet said.This was the third time Racing has played North Carolina this year -- the second of the regular season. In the second match-up between these two clubs, North Carolina won 5-0.Wednesday's match-up, the score was closer -- 2-0 -- but what's most important to the team, they say, is seeing the real-time improvements."North Carolina is a very good team. So I think the pressure we were able to put on them in the second half, the chances that we were able to create, those are really exciting," Milliet said. "I think there's definitely stuff that we can do that's avoidable. So, honestly, I look at that as a positive."Ultimately, Holly summarized the 2-0 loss this way, "we don't celebrate losses but, but we celebrate growth and progress."Racing is hoping to see some more progress on Saturday when the club will take on the Chicago Red Stars.

Wednesday marked the third loss Racing Louisville FC suffered by the hands of the North Carolina Courage.

Despite the loss, Racing head coach Christy Holly says this game was all about getting better and progressing.

"I think we had debuts tonight and for them to go out and perform like that and work within the system -- that's a world-class team, that's phenomenal," Holly said. "We're very proud of them and we think that's a very productive night."

Only five starters from Sunday's game started on Wednesday -- six new starters. Part of the reason for this, Racing is having a stretch of playing three games in seven days.

"One, we're being efficient and managing the energy resources of (these) players," Holly said. "But also, where can we make sure that we're putting ourselves in a position where it's a very competitive game."

Racing midfielder Lauren Milliet played against her former team. She said nights like Wednesday, the entire team is ready to go.

"We have reserves for a reason and everyone was ready to play and I think everyone has the same mentality," Milliet said.

This was the third time Racing has played North Carolina this year -- the second of the regular season. In the second match-up between these two clubs, North Carolina won 5-0.

Wednesday's match-up, the score was closer -- 2-0 -- but what's most important to the team, they say, is seeing the real-time improvements.

"North Carolina is a very good team. So I think the pressure we were able to put on them in the second half, the chances that we were able to create, those are really exciting," Milliet said. "I think there's definitely stuff that we can do that's avoidable. So, honestly, I look at that as a positive."

Ultimately, Holly summarized the 2-0 loss this way, "we don't celebrate losses but, but we celebrate growth and progress."

Racing is hoping to see some more progress on Saturday when the club will take on the Chicago Red Stars.

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