Navy’s 9-6 loss to archrival Army on Saturday means that the team’s season will end after Saturday’s home contest against No. 9 Johns Hopkins. And while that finality is disappointing, Midshipmen coach Rick Sowell said the team still has much to play for.
“It was a tough loss on Saturday. Emotionally, our guys spent a lot of energy, but we’ve got one more game,” Sowell said Tuesday. “Of course, I’m going to push the pride button and the this-is-the-seniors-last-game button. Hopefully, we’ll have enough gas in the tank on Saturday. … And I think we will. I’m quite sure our guys will be ready to play on Saturday. But we’ve got to deal with a pretty good opponent. They’re not happy, having lost two of their last three games. So they’re going to come down in a grouchy mood, and we have to be prepared mentally to compete and play at a high level.”