Even with a six-goal lead at the half, Towson goalie Matt Hoy wasn’t about to ease up or allow his teammates to take time off.
He was paranoid. No. 2-seeded Syracuse had earned nine of its 13 wins by one goal and was the comeback team of 2017 men's college lacrosse season.
“Guys were yelling at each that they don’t hand out trophies at halftime,” Hoy said. “I was paranoid at the half and trying to keep the defense mentally engaged. We couldn’t let up because they could hit the switch at any time and make that run.”
Syracuse never did and the Tigers prevailed, 10-7, in an NCAA Division I quarterfinal Sunday, earning their first appearance in the national semifinals...