BALTIMORE - The Salisbury University men's lacrosse team moved up to No. 2 in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III coaches' poll and the Lacrosse Magazine rankings after closing out its regular season with two wins, the organizations announced on Monday.
The Sea Gulls defeated Capital Athletic Conference-foe Marymount (Va.) University, 15-3, on Wednesday, before taking down then-No. 2 Stevenson University, 11-9, on Saturday night.
In the coaches' poll, the Sea Gulls traded places with the Mustangs, moving up one spot with 379 points from last week, while Stevenson dropped to No. 3 with 342 points.
No. 1 Rochester Institute of Technology earned 400 points, with all 20 first-place votes, to keeps its place at the top of the poll, while No. 4 Denison University (319 points) and No. 5 Cabrini College (317 points) also kept hold of the same positions from last week to round out the first-five spots.
Salisbury jumped up from No. 4 to the second spot in the Lacrosse Magazine rankings, which saw more changes in the top five than the USILA poll.
RIT stayed at No. 1, as the Sea Gulls moved past No. 3 Denison, which also remained in the same position. No. 4 Washington College moved up from No. 5, as Stevenson dropped to the fifth spot from No. 2 after falling to the Sea Gulls.
Salisbury now looks forward to a CAC semifinal game this week, after earning a first-round bye in the tournament; the Gulls will host the winner of a contest between Frostburg State University and St. Mary's College of Maryland on Saturday. The game time is to be determined.