PERRY, N.Y. – The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association released its latest Division III coaches poll on Monday and Salisbury University moved up one spot to No. 7 in the nation following its win over Washington College this past weekend.
The Sea Gulls topped Eastern Shore rival Washington College in a thrilling overtime contest, 7-6 on March 17 to claim their fifth straight Charles B. Clark Cup. It is just the second time in the 52-game series history that a game had gone to overtime with the last time coming back on May 1, 1999, with the Gulls claiming that one as well 16-15 in Chestertown, Maryland. With the win the maroon and gold pushed their winning streak to three for an overall record of 6-2.
Salisbury accumulated 275 points in the poll to move up one spot, coming in just 10 points below No. 6 Amherst College.
Rochester Institute of Technology remains atop the Division III lacrosse world holding strong at No. 1 earning 419 points while accounting for 21 of the 22 first-place votes. York College of Pennsylvania moved up two spots to No. 2 while gathering 387 points. Cabrini University (368) came in at No. 3 this week while Tufts University (355) moved up three spot to No. 4 as well as picking up one first-place vote. Gettysburg College (299) rounded out the top five falling two spots from last week.
The Sea Gulls and Spartans are joined in the poll by CAC opponent Christopher Newport University (94), which came in at No. 18.
Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, March 24 when it travels to York (Pa.) to open CAC play. Face-off between the Sea Gulls and Spartans is scheduled for 1 p.m.