Gulls make biggest jump in nation in latest rankings

Gulls make biggest jump in nation in latest rankings

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury University women's lacrosse team advanced in the Lacrosse Magazine and the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association rankings after a 2-0 week, the organizations announced Monday.

The Sea Gulls (7-2, 3-0 CAC) took down then-No. 1 Franklin & Marshall College, 8-7, on March 25, with a late game winner by junior Megan Wallenhorst and two big saves by freshman goalkeeper Gianna Falcone. On Saturday, Salisbury had another impressive win over the University of Mary Washington, 16-3, seeing Wallenhorst tally a career-high six goals and senior Kara O'Rourke a career-high six assists.

Salisbury jumped four spots in both polls this week coming in at No. 5 for Lacrosse Magazine and No. 6 for IWLCA, receiving 297 points and one first-place vote. With the Gulls knocking off the Diplomats from No. 1, Trinity (Conn.) College takes over the top spot in both polls, earning eight first-place tallies in IWLCA's poll.

Joining Salisbury from the Capital Athletic Conference in Lacrosse Magazine's ranking is York College of Pennsylvania, which went from No. 14 last week to No. 17, and St. Mary's College of Maryland, who jumped a spot to No. 19 this week. In the IWLCA poll, the Spartans are ranked No. 15 and the Seahawks are still receiving votes.

The Sea Gulls will head to Wesley College on Wednesday, April 1 for their next contest. The game will start at 4 p.m.

To view the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, click here.

To view the IWLCA poll, click here.

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