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Previewing Towson’s 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule

Towson nearly has the same opponents as last year, with just one switch.

Rob Maloof

The Towson Tigers are the 36th team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the fifth team from the CAA. Towson finished 11-5 overall in 2019 and 4-1 in CAA play. The Tigers won the CAA Championship over Drexel and were the sixth seed in the NCAA Tournament. However, Towson was eliminated by Maryland in overtime in the first round.

Here’s their entire 2020 schedule:

Towson’s 2020 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/8 Towson Johns Hopkins
2/15 Mount St. Mary's Towson
2/21 Cornell Towson
2/26 Towson Loyola
3/3 Towson UMBC First meeting since 2018
3/7 Georgetown Towson
3/14 Duke Towson
3/21 Towson Denver
3/28 Towson Hofstra CAA
4/4 Fairfield Towson CAA
4/11 Towson UMass CAA
4/18 Delaware Towson CAA
4/25 Drexel Towson CAA

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Towson’s Opponents 2019 Average Win Percentage & RPI

Avg. overall win pct. Avg. nonconference win pct. Avg. conference win pct. Avg. overall RPI Avg. nonconference RPI Avg. conference RPI
Avg. overall win pct. Avg. nonconference win pct. Avg. conference win pct. Avg. overall RPI Avg. nonconference RPI Avg. conference RPI
.577 .623 .503 24.69 17.75 35.8

Circle These Dates

  • 2/8 at Johns Hopkins: The season-opener heads back to Homewood Field in 2020. Towson took wins in 2017 and 2019 and ended up having great seasons. The Tigers lost in 2018 with plenty of their senior contributors gone from the previous season, which is similar to this year. Brendan Sunday and Alex Woodall were huge difference makers, but both of those players have graduated.
  • 2/21 vs. Cornell: Towson lost last year’s meeting in Charlotte as Cornell racked up nine straight goals in the first half. At the time, it was a meeting of the top two teams in the nation. Cornell still has a potent offense in Jeff Teat and John Piatelli. The Tiger defense that includes Koby Smith will need to find a way to contain the Big Red.
  • 2/26 at Loyola: As they usually do, Towson tests themselves with a very tough nonconference schedule. One of their annual games is a midweek matchup with the Greyhounds, who also made the NCAA Tournament a year ago. But similar to Towson, Loyola will have some massive changes to their team from 2019 with Pat Spencer, Jacob Stover, and Chase Scanlan not around.
  • 3/21 at Denver: Each of these meetings since the 2016 NCAA Tournament have been decided by one goal. But Towson hasn’t won the last three matchups with the Pioneers, including last year. The Tigers led by two entering the fourth quarter, but Denver scored all three goals in the final frame to take a one-goal victory.
  • 4/11 at UMass: There’s no clear-cut favorite to win the CAA this year. It could be Towson, but it could also be UMass after they won the conference tournament in 2018 and the regular season title last season. UMass returns most of their scoring, but the defense takes a hit with the losses of Sean Sconone and Isaac Paparo.