Mustangs Climb Two Spots to No. 3 in Latest USILA Division III Coaches' Poll
PERRY, N.Y. - After a thrilling 12-11 overtime defeat of then No. 8 ranked Lynchburg Saturday night, the Stevenson men's lacrosse team moved up two spots to No. 3 in the latest USILA Division III Coaches Poll released on Monday. It marks the 64th consecutive week that the Mustangs have been ranked.
The Hornets rose one spot to No. 7 after going 1-1 last week and defeating No. 9 Washington & Lee in overtime on March 27.
Cortland is the consensus No. 1 team in the country, garnering all 15 first place votes by virtue of their 12-11 double overtime victory over No. 3 RIT last Wednesday and a 15-12 defeat of No. 18 Plattsburgh. It was the Red Dragons' second consecutive game that went to double overtime.
Dickinson remains at No. 2, 26 points ahead of Stevenson, after surviving scares from three unranked teams in their last four games, defeating each of them by only one goal.
The No. 3 Mustangs received 256 points, two points clear of No. 4 Tufts and five points clear of No. 5 RIT.
Along with No. 4 Tufts, No. 5 RIT and No. 7 Lynchburg, other opponents in this week's poll include No. 6 Salisbury, while Western New England, Widener, Hampden-Sydney, Roanoke and Nazareth are receiving votes this week.
Stevenson renews its annual rivalry with No. 6 Salisbury Wednesday night at Sea Gull Stadium with opening face-off at 7:00 p.m. In this, the 15th matchup between the two schools, Stevenson enters ranked higher than Salisbury for the seventh time and is 2-4 in those contests. Also, it will mark only the second time in the series that neither team is ranked No. 1.