October 23, 2012

Sea Gulls climb to No. 17 in nation, highest ranking in program history

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Salisbury University volleyball team has again reached a new high, as the American Volleyball Coaches Association released its latest top 25 poll on Tuesday and the Sea Gulls climbed to No. 17, the highest ranking in program history.

Salisbury picked up three wins this past week, including two against Capital Athletic Conference opponents, clinching a first-round bye in the upcoming CAC tournament. The Sea Gulls topped Wesley College, Frostburg State University and Carnegie Mellon University, all by 3-0 scores, to improve to 28-2 overall.

Salisbury received 217 points in this week's poll, 31 behind No. 16 the State University of New York at Cortland, which the Sea Gulls will play on Friday, Oct. 26, at the CNU Invitational.

Washington University of St. Louis remains the top-ranked team in the nation, with 587 points and 18 first-place votes, followed by Calvin College (555 points), which jumped two spots to No. 2. Wittenberg College (546 points, six first-place votes) held at No. 3 while Christopher Newport University (515) and Hope College (513) round out the top five.  

Salisbury returns to the court on Wednesday, Oct. 24, hosting Marymount (Va.) University in each team's CAC regular-season finale; the winner of the match will be the top seed in next week's CAC tournament.

To see the entire AVCA poll, click here.

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