Dominant Adelphi Stays at Top in Nike/US Lacrosse Division II Women's Top 20

Last year's national runner-up Adelphi has steamrolled through its first 10 opponents in 2017.


Two more dominating wins pushed Adelphi’s record to 10-0 on the year and kept the Panthers at No. 1 in the Nike/US Lacrosse Division II Women's Top 20 again this week. Freshman Kole Pollock had four goals and two assists in AU’s 19-10 win over No. 15 Pace, while 10 different Panthers scored in a 19-1 rout over Merrimack. Adelphi faces its stiffest three-game stretch ahead, with games against No. 14 New Haven, No. 5 LIU Post and No. 3 Le Moyne in the next 10 days.

With losses by No. 13 Regis, No. 14 New Haven and No. 15 Mercy in the past week, No. 2 Lindenwood (14-0) and No. 3 Le Moyne (10-0) join Adelphi as the only other remaining undefeated teams. Lindenwood puts its unblemished mark on the line Saturday with a visit to No. 7 Limestone in one of the marquee match-ups of the week.

 
April 10, 2017

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1 Adelphi 10-0  1 4/12 at No. 11 New Haven
2 Lindenwood 14-0  2 4/15 at No. 7 Limestone
3 Le Moyne 10-0  3 4/12 vs. St. Michael’s
4 Florida Southern 14-2  4 4/11 vs. No. 6 Rollins
5 LIU Post 8-1  5 4/12 vs. Queen’s (N.Y.)
6 Rollins 11-2  6 4/11 at No. 4 Florida Southern
7 Limestone 12-1  7 4/11 at Converse
8 Queen's 10-2  8 4/12 at Mt. Olive
9 NYIT 11-1 9 4/14 at Roberts Wesleyan
10 Florida Tech 9-2 13 4/11 vs. St. Leo
11 Mercyhurst 8-2 14 4/15 at No. 20 East Stroudsburg
12 West Chester 8-2 16 4/12 at Lock Haven
13 Regis 9-1 10 4/12 vs. Concordia-St. Paul
14 New Haven 8-1 11 4/12 at No. 1 Adelphi
15 Mercy 10-1 12 4/10 at Philadelphia
16 Pace 8-2 15 4/12 at Southern Conn.
17 Wingate 10-2 17 4/12 at Savannah Art & Design
18 Molloy 8-3 18 4/13 vs. Bridgeport
19 Slippery Rock 9-2 20 4/12 at Indiana (Pa.)
20 East Stroudsburg 9-2 NR 4/15 vs. Gannon
Also considered: Bridgeport, Colorado Mesa





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Division II Men | Division II Women
Division III Men | Division III Women

HOT

West Chester (+4)

The Golden Rams enjoyed a 3-0 week, with conference wins over Bloomsburg, Gannon and No. 19 Slippery Rock. WCU rallied from an early 5-1 deficit in its 10-8 win against the Rock, with senior Ashely Pyle recording a team-high three goals to pace the Rams. West Chester is one of four teams in a logjam at the top of the PSAC standings, all with one loss each.

Florida Tech (+3)

These Panthers moved into the top 10 after handing No. 13 Regis its first loss of the year, 15-13. Tech rallied from a six-goal halftime deficit by outscoring Regis 9-1 in the second half. Sara Grenier led the way with a season-high six goals in the victory.

Mercyhurst (+3)

The Lakers extended their winning streak to six games with three PSAC victories last week. Mercyhurst beat Edinboro, Shippensburg and Millersville, all at home, to improve to 8-2 overall. Carly Zimmerman had five goals and two assists to lead the way against Millersville.

NOT

Regis (-3)

After eight wins to start the year, Regis suffered its first loss of the year, 15-13, at No. 10 Florida Tech to fall from the ranks of the unbeaten. The Rangers rebounded one day later with an 18-12 victory at St. Leo to cap their two-game swing through Florida.

New Haven (-3)

Similar to Regis, New Haven also suffered its first loss of the year during the past week, falling 14-11 against No. 3 Le Moyne in a NE-10 match-up. Senior Caitlin O’Brien finished with three goals for the Chargers, including the 100th marker of her career. New Haven has a chance to move its way back up the poll when it hosts No. 1 Adelphi on Wednesday.

NEW

East Stroudsburg

The Warriors have won four straight games to move into the Top 20. ESU is one of four teams currently at the top of the PSAC standings. East Stroudsburg hosts No. 11 Mercyhurst in a key conference showdown Saturday.

OUT

Bloomsburg

The Huskies have lost two of their last three games, including a 9-8 loss at IUP Saturday. Bloomsburg is in the midst of a stretch of 12 straight PSAC games.

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