Salisbury continues run in both top 20 national polls

Salisbury continues run in both top 20 national polls

SALISBURY, Md. – Following another 2-0 week that consisted of wins over Capital Athletic Conference rival St. Mary's College of Maryland and Wesley College, the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team moved to No. 15 in the Lacrosse Magazine rankings and remains in the No. 13 spot in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll, the organizations announced this week.

Against Wesley College, freshman attacker Gianna Demato notched three goals and an assist to help lead Salisbury to a 18-2 victory on Wednesday, March 29. The Sea Gulls continued their strong play into Saturday's, April 1 contest, as a five goal flurry was enough to down the Seahwaks, 13-5. Sophomore Gabrielle Mongno sparked the Sea Gull offensive barrage scoring four goals while junior attacker Krissy Murphy tallied a goal and four assists to help Salisbury past their island rivals.

In the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, Washington & Lee (9-1) is this weeks top-ranked team in the country, followed closely by Franklin & Marshall College (8-1) as they moved up three spots to No. 2. Ithaca College (8-1) climbs three spots to sit at the third spot in the country, while Trinity College (9-1) and William Smith College (8-1) round out the top five. From the Capital Athletic Conference, the York College of Pennsylvania (8-2) drops down a spot to No. 10 and remain the only CAC opponent in the top 20 according to Lacrosse Magazine.

The top three teams in the IWLCA poll is quite different in comparision to the Lacrosse Magazine ranking as Franklin & Marshall in first place, followed closely by The College of New Jersey and Washington & Lee in the second and third spots respectively. Middlesbury College and Gettysburg College round out the top five in the fourth and fifth spots respectively. York moves up to No. 7 as the University of Mary Washington remains in the 16 spot and the only CAC opponents in the top 20.

Salisbury returns home this Saturday, April 8, as they host the Bobcats from Frostburg State University in a CAC matchup. That game is set for 12 p.m.

To view the full IWLCA poll, click here.

To view the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, click here.

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