September 11, 2012

Sea Gulls tied for No. 2 in Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll

CHANDLER, Ariz. – After starting the season 5-0, the Salisbury University field hockey team has moved up the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches poll to No. 2 in the nation, tied with Middlebury College.

Salisbury has outscored its opponents, 30-3, and came back against then-No. 17 Christopher Newport University to score three goals in four minutes, winning 3-2, since the last poll.

The College of New Jersey remains in the top spot with 24 first-place votes while Salisbury and Middlebury claimed four and eight first-place votes, respectively. No. 4 Messiah College moved up a spot and claimed five first-place votes.

Rounding out the top five is Bowdoin College, which moved down three spots, after playing one game, and collected the final first-place vote.

The University of Mary Washington, a Capital Athletic Conference opponent, leapt into the poll to No. 12 after defeating two-ranked opponents in then-No. 7 Lynchburg College and then-No. 16 Lebanon Valley College.

Also on the schedule for the Sea Gulls is now No. 18 Elizabethtown College, which was unranked in the last poll.

Salisbury will travel to Anderson Field on Saturday, Sept. 15, to face off against the Eagles of Messiah College at 1 p.m.

To see the entire poll, click here.

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