Towson’s 7-6 upset of then-No. 19
Towson is enjoying the run, but coach Shawn Nadelen said there's no room for getting too high with four more league contests on the regular-season schedule – beginning with Saturday's home game against reigning conference champion Masschusetts (5-5 overall and 0-2 in the CAA).
“I think we’re proud of getting a couple wins out of the CAA, but I think our guys understand that we haven’t done anything yet,” he said Wednesday afternoon. “There’s still a lot of lacrosse ahead of us, a lot of very, very tough opponents.
The Tigers' success is remarkable considering that they began the season with three consecutive losses. But Nadelen said he doesn't want the players to suddenly become content with their turnaround.
"We've seen the reversal go in the other way, too, after a nice win and coming back and losing in overtime or close games," he said. "We've had practices where they're great and high energy with high execution, and then we've had practices where they're not great and not mentally engaged or focused. Our battle continues to be the consistency. We've been a little more consistent in a positive way recently, and we're going to continue to focus on that."
Towson is aiming for its first 3-0 start in the conference since 2010, but a Minutemen squad that went undefeated in the regular season in 2012 stands in the way. Still, moving to 3-0 would be a critical achievement for the Tigers, Nadelen acknowledged.