Gulls move up in latest rankings after 6-4 victory over Eagles

Gulls move up in latest rankings after 6-4 victory over Eagles

SALISBURY, Md. – Earning a victory in the Capital Athletic Conference semifinals against the University of Mary Washington, the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team moved up in the latest rankings, coming in at No. 8 for the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association and No. 9 for Lacrosse Magazine, the organizations announced Monday afternoon.

The Sea Gulls (13-3) advanced past the Eagles on Saturday on a 6-4 decision, paced by an offensive effort by senior Bethany Baer with three goals and senior Kara O'Rourke with three assists. The victory moves SU to the CAC championship game for the 13th-straight season for a rematch of the past three title matchups against York College of Pennsylvania.

Coming in at No. 9 last week in the IWLCA poll, the Gulls moved up another spot receiving 249 points. The women made a one-spot jump for Lacrosse Magazine, as well.

Joining Salisbury from the CAC in this week's rankings is York, landing at No. 13 in IWLCA and No. 16 in Lacrosse Magazine, after advancing past St. Mary's College of Maryland, 11-6, in the other league semifinal match.

The top-three spots are occupied by the same teams in both polls, as Trinity (Conn.) College sits atop with a 15-1 record. The State University of New York at Cortland comes in at No. 2, with just one loss for the season suffered at the hands of the Sea Gulls. Rounding out the top three is Middlebury College with a 13-2 tally.

Salisbury will prepare this week for the CAC title game on Saturday, May 2 at Sea Gull Stadium against the Spartans. The winner of the contest will earn the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA tournament. First draw is set for 3:30 p.m.

To view the IWLCA poll, click here.

To view the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, click here.

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