This season, the Tigers (6-5 overall and 2-0 in the CAA), are 4-1 in contests decided by a single goal. They have beaten Mercer, Navy,
Coach Shawn Nadelen said the team's perseverance is a unique mixture of luck and resiliency.
"I think we're fortunate, and I think our guys believe in themselves, which allows us to come away with those wins," he said. "We have to execute to get those, and sometimes we've executed early in games and then had to hold on towards the end like we did against Hofstra. At times, we didn't execute early, and we had to dig in and execute at a really high level towards the end of games to be in a position to win. I think our guys know that each game is a grind, and we kind of end up going through the ebbs and flows of games because we really haven't put together an entire game yet. So our guys continue to focus on that and work hard towards that. There's no doubt that we're fortunate to win these games, and I've been on the other side where those one-goal games haven't gone our way. … So we're appreciative of that, but we also know that we've got to continue to work hard to improve."
Towson is just 2-4 in games decided by two goals or more. Although Nadelen said it "would be nice" to enjoy more comfortable margins of victory, he said he also understands that it's becoming more difficult to coast in college lacrosse.