No. 17 Washington doesn’t have much time to sit and bemoan Saturday’s 13-11 loss to No. 13 and Centennial Conference rival Gettysburg as another league foe in Swarthmore will visit Roy E. Kirby Jr. Field in Chestertown Wednesday night and then the Shoreman will travel to meet Salisbury in another installment of their War on the Shore series.
Even so, coach Jeff Shirk said the players are taking the setback in stride.
“We talked to them a little bit [Sunday], and I think it was a little bit of disappointment because we felt like we really let one slip away,” Shirk said Monday. “But we got the guys in this morning for a lift and I think the mood is kind of upbeat and excited to get back on the field, excited that it’s a short week. We don’t have to wait a whole week to get back on the field. So it’s a pretty good group in that they haven’t really dwelled a whole lot – good or bad – throughout the season. It’s been, ‘Let’s focus on the next task at hand.’ So the mood is upbeat.”