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Towson Reveals 2018 Schedule

With plenty of incoming transfers, the Tigers look to try and repeat last year’s successful run to Championship Weekend.

NCAA Lacrosse: Men's Championship Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Towson Tigers are our 10th Division I team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the first from the CAA. The Tigers reached Championship Weekend for the first time since 2001 before losing to Ohio State by a goal in the semifinals. Although the team lost many impact players from last year’s squad, Towson has brought in a number of transfers, including Timmy Monahan from Maryland.

Here’s the entire 2018 schedule:

Towson’s 2018 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes Last Year's Meeting(s)
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes Last Year's Meeting(s)
2/10 Towson Johns Hopkins 13-8 W
2/17 Mount St. Mary's Towson 13-5 W
2/24 Georgetown Towson 11-10 W
2/28 Towson Loyola 11-7 L
3/3 UMBC Towson 8-6 W
3/10 Towson Ohio State 6-3 L, 11-10 L
3/17 Duke Towson First meeting since 2013 (12-4 L); 7-2 overall record
3/24 Towson Denver 12-11 L
3/31 Towson Hofstra CAA 10-8 W
4/7 Drexel Towson CAA 8-7 W, 8-4 W
4/14 Towson UMass CAA 11-8 W, 9-4 W
4/21 Delaware Towson CAA 10-6 W
4/28 Fairfield Towson CAA 9-8 L

One addition is the St. Patrick’s Day home game against Duke, who should be a national champion contender. Having Ohio State, Duke, and Denver right before CAA play will definitely test this Tiger team.

Let’s check out some notable games on this schedule:

Best Non Conference Game: @ Ohio State

The Tigers had an 8-3 lead with 11:46 left in the third quarter. It felt like it would be an all-Maryland final on Memorial Day. But the Buckeyes scored eight of the game’s final 10 goals on two separate four-goal runs to prevail. The rainy regular season meeting in Maryland was sloppy, but it was still competitive. Since the two teams have met on a regular basis beginning in 2015, all but one of those games have been decided by a goal.

Best Conference Game: @ Hofstra

Usually, Towson and Hofstra have been the two top teams in the CAA. But they never get to play each other in the CAA championship game. Hofstra should’ve been there if they didn’t give up a bad goal at the buzzer against UMass in the conference semifinals. Towson won last year’s meeting by two goals, but expect the Pride to maybe steal a win at Shuart this year.

Under The Radar Game: vs. Delaware

New blood at head coach and a young team, especially at attack. The Tigers won last year’s battle by four goals, but if Ben DeLuca can get his system going by their meeting in late-April, this could be a tough game for the Tigers to win.

Possible Upset: vs. Duke

Imagine if Towson beats the Blue Devils? Would the Blue Devils actually be national champion contenders? Would Towson be legit? So many questions would be asked. Some people aren’t expecting the Tigers to replicate their performance from last year, but a win against Duke might change the minds of people throughout the lacrosse world.