By Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information
Responding to scores – that seems to be Tech's forte.
"We've had some ups-and-downs," Springthorpe said, "but we have been able to respond. Against ETSU, we were down a goal, and it was the same thing (Friday). We were down a goal and we responded. That's a quality you want your team to have. You don't give up. You continue to fight. We had that fighter's mentality in the final 20, 25 minutes."
Then Tech played defense by maintaining offensive possession, keeping the ball away from the Gamecocks in the waning moments.
"Some of it is definitely defending your half," Springthorpe said, "but we tried to transition forward and keep the ball a little higher up the field. It worked for us. You get a lead and you fall back into a shell and try to defend and defend and don't allow them over the top. Our team responded pretty well with that."
The Golden Eagles return to action on Sunday as they host Belmont in another OVC tilt. First touch is set for 7 p.m.