BALTIMORE – The Salisbury University women's lacrosse team ranked No. 2 in both the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll and Lacrosse Magazine ranking this week, the organizations announced Monday.
The Sea Gulls (17-1) opened postseason play this past weekend, downing the Captains of Christopher Newport University, 21-4, in a semifinal game in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament. Senior Shannon Carta posted a career-high five goals and an assist for six points, while junior Kate Haker found the back of the net four times and added a helper for five points.
In the IWLCA poll, the State University of New York at Cortland remained atop the poll for the second-straight week with a 17-0 record and all 400 first-place points. Salisbury came in behind Cortland with 376 votes, while Trinity (Conn.) College made the jump to No. 3 this week after defeating now-No. 5 Amherst College, 7-4, for its first loss of the season. Coming in at No. 4 this week is The College of New Jersey with its only loss being suffered to Salisbury three weeks ago.
The top five looks similar in the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, as Cortland and Salisbury take the top-two spots. Rounding out the top five is TCNJ, Trinity and Amherst, respectively.
The women get set to host the CAC championship this Saturday, May 3, against York College of Pennsylvania. The Spartans are ranked 12th this week in the Lacrosse Magazine ranking and 13th in the IWLCA poll. The Sea Gulls have faced off against York in the past three CAC title games, winning all three to add to their 13 conference championships. The game is set to begin at 6 p.m., at Sea Gull Stadium.
To view the complete IWLCA poll, click here.
To view the complete Lacrosse Magazine ranking, click here.