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Turning point for Washington College men’s lacrosse was overtime loss at 2017 NCAA champion Salisbury

Turning point for Washington College men’s lacrosse was overtime loss at 2017 NCAA champion Salisbury

Jeff Shirk is the first to admit that he should not dwell on one game. But the coach of the Washington College men’s lacrosse program can’t help pointing to the team’s 7-6 overtime loss at 2017 NCAA Division III champion Salisbury on March 17 as a watershed moment for the Shoremen.

“In the back of my mind, if we were able to finish that and win that game, would that have helped with the mentality?” Shirk asked rhetorically. “You can never go back, and no one will be able to tell me for certain if it would have or would not have, but that’s just one of the moments where I walked off that field, and it wasn’t, ‘Hey, good job, guys. That was a close game,’ and you feel...

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