Salisbury continues rise in national polls

Salisbury continues rise in national polls

SALISBURY, Md. – After another 2-0 week that consisted of wins over Capital Athletic Conference rival Christopher Newport University and Frostburg State University, the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team remained at No. 14 in the Lacrosse Magazine rankings and moved up to the No. 11 spot in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll, the organizations announced this week.

Against Christopher Newport, junior attacker Krissy Murphy notched four goals and an assist to help Salisbury to a 14-12 victory on Wednesday, April 5. The Sea Gulls continued their strong play into Saturday's, April 8 contest, as two seven goal runs were enough to declaw the Bobcats, 19-5. Senior midfielder Gabbi Nieves sparked the Sea Gull offense notching four goals while junior attacker Dana King tallied two goals and four assists to help lift Salisbury over conference foes.

In the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, Trinity College (10-1) is this week's top-ranked team in the country, followed closely by last week's No. 1-ranked Washington and Lee University (9-1), which dropped to No. 2. William Smith College (10-1) climbed two spots to sit at third in the country, while Middlebury College (9-2) and The College of New Jersey (7-1) rounded out the top five. From the Capital Athletic Conference, York College of Pennsylvania (8-2) climbed two spots to No. 8 and University of Mary Washington jumped back into the top 20 at No. 20. Aside from the Sea Gulls, the two remain the only other CAC opponents in the top 20.

The top three teams in the IWLCA poll are quite different in comparision to the Lacrosse Magazine ranking with TCNJ in first place, followed closely by Washington and Lee and Gettysburg College in the second and third spots respectively. Franklin & Marshall College and Middlebury College round out the top five in the fourth and fifth spots respectively. York remains at No. 7 and Mary Washington climbs back to No. 20.

Salisbury returns home this Saturday, April 15, as it hosts The College of New Jersey in a non-conference matchup. That game is set for 2 p.m.

To view the full IWLCA poll, click here.

To view the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, click here.

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