GRAND LAKE, Colo. – The final regular-season ranking has been released by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association, and the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team will enter the 2015 Division III NCAA Tournament as the No. 8 team in the country, the organization announced.
The Sea Gulls (14-3) earned the Capital Athletic Conference's automatic bid into the national tournament after battling to a 6-3 victory over York College of Pennsylvania last weekend to earn the program's 15th league title. Senior Bethany Baer paced the offense with five points off three goals and two assists, while freshman Gianna Falcone turned away eight shots in her 60 minutes tending the net.
Joining Salisbury in representation of the CAC are the Spartans, who earned an at-large bid into the big dance, landing at No. 12 this week with 166 points to go with their 13-5 record.
The top-two teams in the country remain the same as last week, seeing Trinity (Conn.) College hold down the No. 1 spot with 16 first-place votes. The State University of New York at Cortland comes in at No. 2, while Franklin & Marshall College made a four-spot jump to round out the top three.
The women now take the week to prepare for a second-round matchup against No. 13 Hamilton College on Sunday, May 10. First draw is set for 1 p.m., at Sea Gull Stadium.
To view the IWLCA poll, click here.