When Navy’s Sam Jones told the academy’s website that his three-goal, two-assist performance in the team’s 12-11 upset of then-No. 12 Colgate Saturday was a welcome sight after being mired in a slump of sorts, the sophomore attackman wasn’t necessarily talking about goals and assists.
“It’s not really about points to me,” the Annapolis native and Severna Park graduate said Tuesday. “You can play a perfectly good game and come away zero-and-zero. I felt like I was turning the ball over way too much there in the middle of the season. I just felt like I wasn’t playing like me. It happens to everybody, and that’s the fun part. Everybody has streaks where they’re not playing as well as they’d like, and that’s the fun part about being an athlete. You get to go back out there and try to figure it out. When it happens in more than one game, it gets really, really frustrating, but it’s all fun. It’s all part of the game.”