Delaware Men's Lacrosse Earns Votes in USILA Top 20 Poll; Head to Albany for First Road Game Saturday
March 2, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
BALTIMORE, Md. -- The University of Delaware men’s lacrosse squad, which went 1-1 last week with a loss to nationally-ranked Johns Hopkins and an overtime victory over Bellarmine, received votes in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coaches Poll announced earlier this week.
The Blue Hens (4-1), who lead all NCAA Division I teams with four victories, dropped out of the poll after being ranked No. 16 entering last week. Delaware was first among seven teams also earning votes in this week’s coaches poll, joining Rutgers, Bucknell, Georgetown, Bryant, Towson, and Harvard.
Delaware, which fell to then No. 9 Johns Hopkins 18-5 before defeating Bellarmine 12-11 in overtime last week, will try to run its win streak to two games this Saturday when the Hens take to the road for the first time this season. The Hens will take on host Albany March 5 at 3 p.m. in Albany, N.Y. Delaware posted a convincing 16-9 victory over the Great Danes last season.
Virginia (3-0) and Syracuse (2-0) tied for No. 1 atop the rankings with 175 points with Virginia earning five first place votes and Syracuse four. The teams will face each other this Friday, March 4, at 6 p.m. in Syracuse.
Maryland (2-0) was at No. 3 followed by Notre Dame (2-0), Hofstra (3-0), Cornell (1-0), Stony Brook (0-1), Johns Hopkins (3-0), Massachusetts (3-0), Princeton (0-1), and Loyola (2-0) in the Top 10. Ohio State (3-1) was at No. 12 followed by North Carolina (2-1), Penn (1-0), Duke (1-2), Drexel (1-1), Yale (1-0), Denver (1-1), Army (1-2), and Brown (1-0).
Five teams in the top 20 are on Delaware’s schedule this season, including No. 5 Hofstra, No. 7 Stony Brook, No. 8 Johns Hopkins, No. 9 Massachusetts, and No. 16 Drexel.
Syracuse took the top spot in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Top 20 poll with 260 total points and 13 first place votes and was followed by Virginia, Maryland, Notre Dame, Cornell, Hofstra, Stony Brook, John Hopkins, Massachusetts, and Princeton in the top 10. North Carolina was at No. 11 followed by Loyola, Denver, Ohio State, Yale, Pennsylvania, Bucknell, Drexel, Duke, and Army. Georgetown, Brown, Rutgers, Bryant, and Harvard also received votes.