Women’s lacrosse moves up to 3/4 in national polls

Women’s lacrosse moves up to 3/4 in national polls

SALISBURY, Md. – After a 2-0 week that consisted of wins over then-ranked No. 2 Franklin & Marshall College and then-ranked No. 17 University of Mary Washington, the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team moved up to third place in the Lacrosse Magazine ranking and captured fourth place in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll, the organizations announced Monday.

The Sea Gulls are coming off another strong week, earning victories over Franklin & Marshall and Capital Athletic Conference opponent Mary Washington. Against Franklin & Marshall, sophomore Emma Wall scored a career-high five goals to lead Salisbury to a 12-10 victory on Wednesday, March 23. The Sea Gulls kept their strong play going into Saturday, March 26, taking down Mary Washington, 12-8, led by five different players that scored two goals in the game.

In the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, the State University of New York at Cortland remains the top-ranked team in the country, while Middlebury College moved up a spot to No. 2 in Division III. Salisbury sits at the third spot in the country, and the College of New Jersey and Gettysburg College round out the top five. From the CAC, York College of Pennsylvania moved up a spot to No. 7, while Christopher Newport University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, and Mary Washington round out the remaining three spots of the top 20.

The top two teams in the IWLCA poll are identical to the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, but TCNJ sits at No. 3, while Salisbury is at the No. 4 spot. Franklin & Marshall is the No. 5 team in the nation according to the coaches' poll, and York (Pa.), like the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, is at No. 7. The IWLCA poll also has Christopher Newport, St. Mary's (Md.), and Mary Washington in the final three spots of the top 20.

Salisbury will be at home on Wednesday, March 30, when it hosts Marymount (Va.) University in a CAC matchup. That game is set for 4 p.m.

To view the full IWLCA poll, click here.

To view the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, click here.

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