SALISBURY, Md. – After notching a 2-0 week, including a neutral site victory over then-third-ranked Trinity (Conn.) College, the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team moved into the top five in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll and moved up to No. 6 in the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, the organizations announced Monday.
The Sea Gulls started their strong week on Tuesday, March 15, when they traveled to Clermont, Florida and defeated Trinity, 9-6, in a neutral site matchup. Junior Ariana Maxwell led Salisbury with a game-high five goals on the day.
The Gulls capped off their week on Saturday, March 19, when they cruised to an 18-0 win over Southern Virginia University.
Salisbury moves into the top five for the first time this season, capturing No. 5 in the nation in the IWLCA poll. The State University of New York at Cortland remains the No. 1 team in Division III, earning all 20 first-place votes and 400 points, while Franklin & Marshall College holds up the No. 2 spot with 380 points. Middlebury College moved up a spot to No. 3, and sitting behind it is The College of New Jersey, which jumped two spots to No. 4 in the nation.
In the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, SUNY Cortland is still the top team in the country, and Franklin & Marshall moved up one spot from last week to capture No. 2. Middlebury shifted to third in the nation and TCNJ moved up two places to take No. 4. Gettysburg College remained at No. 5 despite an overtime loss to TCNJ last week, while Salisbury moved up one spot to sixth in the nation.
Salisbury will be back in action on Wednesday, March 23, when they play host to No. 2 Franklin & Marshall in a top-five showdown at Sea Gull Stadium. That game is set for 4 p.m.
To view the full IWLCA poll, click here.
To view the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, click here.