Women's lacrosse moves up in latest rankings after 3-0 week

Women's lacrosse moves up in latest rankings after 3-0 week

SALISBURY, Md. – With a 3-0 week including a victory over then-No. 2 State University of New York at Cortland, the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team made an impressive jump in the latest rankings this week, Lacrosse Magazine and the Intercollege Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced Monday.

The Sea Gulls (5-2) started the week out with a 9-3 decision over the State University of New York at Brockport before traveling to Buena Vista, Virginia to put together a great team effort against Southern Virginia University for an 18-1 finish in Capital Athletic Conference play.

Making the trip back to Sea Gull Stadium on Sunday, Salisbury claimed redemption over its lone loss from last season over the Red Dragons, jumping out to an early six-goal lead to pull out a 13-11 victory. Senior Kate Haker and junior Megan Wallenhorst paced the offense in the game, both recording six points off four goals and two assists.

The Gulls made a four-spot jump to No. 10 this week in the IWLCA poll, receiving 212 points. SU made the same type of jump in Lacrosse Magazine's ranking, going from No. 13 to No. 9.

Salisbury is accompanied by three other CAC squads this week, as York College of Pennsylvania comes in at No. 14 in Lacrosse Magazine and No. 15 in IWLCA. The University of Mary Washington is garnering votes again this week in both polls, while St. Mary's College of Maryland breaks into the top 20 for Lacrosse Magazine with a No. 20 placement. The Seahawks are receiving votes in the IWLCA poll.

Franklin & Marshall College maintains the top spot in both polls with a perfect 7-0 record, while Trinity (Conn.) College comes in at No. 2.

The women will travel to Lancaster, Pennsylvania looking to knock the Diplomats off their unblemished record on Wednesday, March 25. First draw is set for 7 p.m., on Tylus Field.

To view complete Lacrosse Magazine ranking, click here.

To view complete IWLCA poll, click here.

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