Women’s lacrosse ranked No. 7 in both national polls

Women’s lacrosse ranked No. 7 in both national polls

SALISBURY, Md. – After starting the 2016 season winning its first three games, including a 12-7 victory over then-ranked No. 7 Catholic University of America, the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team has moved up to No. 7 in the nation according to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association, and remains at the seventh spot in the Lacrosse Magazine poll, the organizations announced Monday.

The top-six teams remain the same in the IWLCA poll, with State University of New York at Cortland receiving all 20 first-place votes and 400 points for the top spot and Trinity (Conn.) College remaining at second place with 377 points. Franklin and Marshall College (358), Middlebury College (339), The College of New Jersey (312), and Gettysburg College (299) round out the top-six teams in the poll.

Joining Salisbury in the IWLCA top-20 poll from the Capital Athletic Conference are York College of Pennsylvania at No. 8, and the University of Mary Washington at No. 18.

The top-four teams in Lacrosse Magazine are identical to the IWLCA poll, but Gettysburg took the fifth spot and TCNJ sits at sixth in the ranking.

The Sea Gulls began their season on Saturday, February 20, with a 9-5 road win over Stevenson University before cruising past Roanoke College, 20-1, in their home opener on Tuesday, February 23.

On Saturday, Salisbury faced off in a top-10 battle against Catholic University of America at Sea Gull Stadium, and defeated the Cardinals, 12-7, led by four goals from senior Megan Wallenhorst and junior Gabbi Nieves.

The Sea Gulls will be back at home on Saturday, March 5, when they host Washington and Lee University at Sea Gull Stadium. That game is set for 1 p.m.

To view the full IWLCA poll, click here.

To view the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, click here.

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