SALISBURY, Md. – After a 2-0 week that consisted of wins over Capital Athletic Conference rival the University of Mary Washington and non-conference Colby College, the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team moved up to No. 14 in the Lacrosse Magazine rankings and captured the No. 10 spot in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll, the organizations announced this week.
Against Mary Washington, sophomore attacker Lindsey Wagner scored a goal and tallied four assists to lead Salisbury to a 9-7 victory on Saturday, March 18. The Sea Gulls continued their strong play into Tuesday, March 21 contest, as they rallied back from a four goal deficit in the second half to take down the Mules, 6-5. Junior Alissa Talbert sparked the Sea Gull offensive barrage scoring a goal and assisting two others in the opening 15 minutes to help carry Salisbury over Colby extending their win streak to four.
In the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, Middlebury College (4-0) remains the top-ranked team in the country, followed closely by Gettysburg College (6-0) as they moved up two spots to No. 2. The College of New Jersey (3-0) remains at the third spot in the country, while the College of Brockport (4-0) and St. John Fisher College (3-0) round out the top five. From the Capital Athletic Conference, the York College of Pennsylvania (4-1) moved up a spot to No. 13 and Mary Washington moves down a spot to No. 18 after their loss to the Sea Gulls last Saturday. Mary Washington and York remain as the only CAC opponents in the top 20 according to Lacrosse Magazine.
The top three teams in the IWLCA poll are identical to the Lacrosse Magazine ranking except for a two way tie for fourth place between Franklin & Marshall College and Washington & Lee University with 320 points according to the coaches' poll. According to the IWLCA poll, York moves up a spot to No. 9, while Mary Washington remains in the No. 16 spot to round out the rest of the CAC teams in the top 20.
Salisbury returns home this Saturday, March 25, as they host the Knights from Southern Virginia in a CAC matchup. That game is set for 12 p.m.
To view the full IWLCA poll, click here.
To view the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, click here.