SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University men's lacrosse team downed York College of Pennsylvania in a Capital Athletic Conference semifinal match for its lone victory of the week, helping it maintain the No. 8 spot in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's coaches' poll and No. 10 in the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, the organizations announced Monday afternoon.
The Sea Gulls (14-4) cruised to a 16-4 final against the Spartans this past week, led by sophomore Nathan Blondino with a career-high six goals and senior Mike Kane with four goals and an assist. Salisbury now advances to the CAC championship against Frostburg State University, which advanced past the University of Mary Washington, 7-6, in the other league semifinal match. SU defeated the Bobcats earlier in the season in overtime, 8-7.
In the USILA poll, the Gulls held strong at No. 8 with 225 points, while remaining at No. 10 in Lacrosse Magazine. Salisbury is joined by the Bobcats in the both rankings to represent the CAC. At No. 20 last week for the USILA, Frostburg moved to No. 19, while making its way back into the top 20 for Lacrosse Magazine with a No. 19 ranking.
The top-three squads in both rankings remain untouched this week, as Rochester Institute of Technology holds down the top spot with 360 points and all 18 first-place votes in USILA's poll. Gettysburg College and Ohio Wesleyan University follow behind the Tigers to round out the top three.
The men will now await the Bobcats on Saturday, May 2 for the CAC title game at Sea Gull Stadium. The winner of the contest will earn the conference's automatic bid into the national tournament. The game is slated to begin at 12 p.m.
To view the USILA poll, click here.
To view the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, click here.