Gulls head into NCAA opening weekend soaring in national polls

Gulls head into NCAA opening weekend soaring in national polls

SALISBURY, MD. - After a successful weekend upending top-seeded the York College of Pennsylvania in the Capital Athletic Conference championship, 7-2, the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team sits at No. 16 in the Lacrosse Magazine and remains in the No. 9 spot in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll, the organizations announced this week.

Against the York (Pa.), junior midfielder Allison Hynson tallied two goals in the Gulls' 7-2 win over the Spartans Saturday, April 29 afternoon. Junior attacker Krissy Murphy notched a lone goal and two assists to help secure the Gulls' trip to the NCAA tournament.

The top five teams remained the same in the Lacrosse Magazine rankings as William Smith College (16-1) and Washington and Lee University (14-1) remain in the top two spots, respectively. The College of New Jersey (13-1) at number three, while both Brockport College (12-1) and Gettysburg College (13-2) also remain in the fourth and fifth spots, respectively. From the CAC, after York (Pa.) lost to Salisbury they drop five spots into the No. 11 slot and remains the only other CAC team remaining in the top 20.

The top five teams in the IWLCA poll tell a different story compared to the Lacrosse Magazine rankings as the top two teams remain unchanged over the weekend. TCNJ and Washington & Lee remain in the top two spots, respectively. Colby College (15-3) moves up two from the No. 5 spot into third while Messiah College (12-2) and Franklin & Marshall College (16-4) rounds out the top five. From the CAC, No. 11 York (Pa.) and No. 15 University of Mary Washington remain in the top 20 along with Salisbury.

The Sea Gulls return to action today, as they travel to Hamilton College to take on the Female Lions from Regis Colege in the first round of the NCAA tournament. That game is set to begin at 1 p.m.

To view the full IWLCA poll, click here.

To view the Lacrosse Magazine rankings, click here.

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