No. 2 Syracuse usually has one alpha male who is better than anyone else on the field. Or the Orange just wear teams down with a seemingly endless number of midfielders.
But neither is the case this year. Syracuse’s biggest strength is that it simply won’t quit. The Orange have played in 11 one-goal games in 2017 and won nine of them. It would seem that those odds will eventually catch up to Syracuse (13-2).
“They compete. They are always in the fight,” said Towson coach Shawn Nadelen, whose No. 11-seeded Tigers (11-4) play the Orange in an NCAA quarterfinal Sunday at the University of Delaware. “They have done that all season. They stay in the...