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Geno Auriemma was disappointed to hear that the U.S. women's soccer team was knocked out of the Olympics, ending their run of gold medals.
He recalled a story talking with UConn's women's soccer coach Len Tsantiris after one of his losses.
"Our soccer coach up at Connecticut is a great soccer coach. Fabulous coach," Auriemma said. "We were talking and I said, 'how was the game? We dominated the game, coach. Totally dominated the whole game, 24 shots on goal. They have two. I said, 'what was the score?', he said we lost 1-0."
Auriemma started to chuckle while recalling the conversation.
"See I don't have to worry about that," he said. "We dominate a game that badly, we win by a lot."
Auriemma said he watched some of the women's game against Sweden before his team beat Canada 81-51 on Friday. He noticed the defensive style of play that the Swedes were using.
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"That's a crazy game," he said. "I saw the one stat about shots. It's a crazy game, unbelievable. God bless the coaches that coach that game, I don't know how they do it."
That said, it was the end result that mattered. While Hope Solo complained with the way that Sweden played, Auriemma had a different opinion.
"It's the Olympics.You don't get any medals for bravery," he quipped.