The Tigers defeat No. 2 Syracuse to reach NCAA Tournament Semifinals for the first time since 2001.
The Towson University men’s lacrosse team is heading to the NCAA Tournament Semifinals for the first time since 2001.
The Tigers punched their ticket to Championship Weekend by defeating No. 2 Syracuse, 10-7, in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals on Sunday at the University of Delaware. It was the Tigers’ first win over the Orange since 1973.
The win was TU’s 12th win of the season, which tied the 2015 team for the second-most wins in a season under head coach Shawn Nadelen.
It was a fast start that paced the Tigers, as they outscored the Orange, 6-0, in the first quarter. TU was then able to hold off a late Syracuse fourth-quarter charge to secure the victory.
The Tigers were led by senior Joe Seider, who scored four goals in the game. Seniors Mike Lynch and Matt Wylly added two goals each, while fellow senior Ryan Drenner had a career-high four assists in the game.
With the win, the Tigers advance to the NCAA Semifinals for the third time as a Division I program.
Towson will face No. 3 Ohio State this Saturday, May 27, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Opening faceoff will be at noon, and the game will be televised on ESPN2.
Tickets for championship weekend can be purchased at the Towson University Ticket Office, and all tickets will come with parking. The team hotel is the Renaissance Patriot place, and there will be a Friday night reception and Happy Hour.
To learn more about the tournament, please visit the Tigers' championship central page.
This story is one of several related to President Kim Schatzel's priorities for Towson University: Strategic Plan Alignment.