| @TowsonTigers Top 10 Moments: What a Comeback
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 06/28/2012

TOWSON, Md. - The 2011-12 school year was one filled with memories and highlights for Tiger athletics. The Top 10 Moments from 2011-12 contains some individual highlights in addition to those involving the teams. Make sure to check back each Tuesday and Thursday to see what moments made it.

Babe Ruth once said, “You just can’t beat the person that never gives up.” On Mar. 31 in Hempstead, N.Y. the Tiger men’s lacrosse team refused to be the team that gave up and was beaten.

Towson pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in program history with a 10-9 double overtime win at Hofstra to provide the No. 5 moment on the Top 10 Moments from 2011-12 countdown.

Looking to extend its three-game win streak, Towson traveled to No. 20 Hofstra that March night. The Tigers found themselves trailing 9-3 with 11:27 to play in the fourth quarter against the Pride.

Three Tiger goals in 3:09 made it a 9-6 game with 8:28 to play. The Tiger offense continued to find success as Matt Lamon pulled the visitors to within one, 9-8, with 2:03 showing on the clock.

With just two seconds remaining in regulation, Thomas DeNapoli scored his third goal of the game, which tied the contest at 9-9. DeNapoli’s goal sent the game into overtime.

Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the first overtime session. In the second overtime, the Tigers were given a big opportunity as Hofstra was called for two penalties, an illegal cross-check and an unsportsmanlike conduct. That gave the Tigers a man-advantage for two minutes. After the Tigers missed their first two shots, Justin Mabus connected on an eight-yard blast from the right side with 38 seconds left in the extra session. Mabus’ goal, which was assisted by Lamon, gave the Tigers a win in a game in which they trailed by six goals.

After the game, Towson coach Shawn Nadelen said, ““This team never gives up. Even though we were down by six goals, we just kept playing hard. We got some momentum and we kept winning faceoffs. The closer we got, the more excited we became.”

Check back on July 2 for the No. 4 moment from the countdown.


The Top 10 Moments From 2011-12
June 7 - Honorable Mention Selections
June 12 - No. 10 - Lingmai's No-Hitter
June 14 - No. 9 - Men's Basketball Losing Streak Ends
June 19 - No. 8 - Baseball sweeps James Madison
June 21 - No. 7 - Women's Lacrosse Plays Man-Down to Win CAA Title
June 26 - No. 6. - Football Plays Before Sell-Out Crowd for FCS Playoff Game
June 28 - No. 5 - Men's Lacrosse Pulls Off 10-9 Double Overtime win at Hofstra

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