Sea Gulls continue top-20 run in national polls

Sea Gulls continue top-20 run in national polls

SALISBURY, Md. – Following a difficult 0-2 week falling to Capital Athletic Conference rival the York College of Pennsylvannia and No. 1 The College of New Jersey Saturday afternoon, the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team moved to the No. 20 spot in the Lacrosse Magazine and dropped two spots to No. 13 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll, the organizations announced this week.

Against York (Pa.), senior midfielder Gabbi Nieves notched two goals while junior attacker Krissy Murphy recorded a goal and an assist in the Gulls 10-6 loss to the Spartans on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. After a top-10 battle midweek, Salisbury then headed home to host top-ranked TCNJ and after a hard fought physical contest the Gulls fell to the Lions 6-3. Sophomore attacker Lindsey Wagner collected a goal and an assist for her efforts while Nieves and Courtney Fegan tallied lone goals in the contest.

In the Lacrosse Magazine rankings, William Smith College (12-1) is this week's top-ranked team in the country, followed closely by Washington & Lee University (10-1) who remains in the No. 2 spot. Middlebury College (10-2) and The College of New Jersey (9-1) sit in the third and fourth spots respectively. After a loss to Middlebury, Trinity College drops four spots to round out the top five. From the CAC, York (Pa.) remains in the No. 8 spot in the country and the only other CAC opponent left in the top 20.

The top three teams in the IWLCA poll are similar to the Lacrosse Magazine rankings with TCNJ remaining in the top spot, followed closely by Washington & Lee and Gettysburg College (11-2) in the second and third spots respectively. Middlebury climbs one spot into No. 4 while York (Pa.) jumps two spots from number seven to round out the top five. In the CAC, York (Pa.) sits at No. 5 while the University of Mary Washington is tied for the No. 14 spot and remains the only two opponents in the top 20.

The Sea Gulls return home for the second round of the CAC playoffs this Saturday, Aprill 22, as they host the University of Mary Washington. That game time is to be announced.

To view the full IWLCA poll, click here.

To view the Lacrosse Magazine rankings, click here.

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