Le Moyne Moves Closer to Top in Nike/USL Division II Women's Top 20


Four second half goals by Bryanna Fazio helped to lead Le Moyne to a win over third ranked LIU Post.

There was no change among the two leaders in the Nike/US Lacrosse Division II Women’s Top 20 as No. 1 Adelphi and No. 2 Lindenwood were both idle this week and held their ground. The main movement came just below, with Le Moyne inching up one spot to No. 3 following a 10-6 season-opening road win against previously third-ranked LIU Post.  A busy week ahead includes every member of the Top 10 in action and four Top 20 teams – No. 11 West Chester, No. 13 Indiana (Pa.), No. 15 Bentley and No. 16 Lock Haven - that will be playing their season opening games.

March 6, 2017




1 Adelphi 2-0  1 3/8 at American International
2 Lindenwood 3-0  2 3/7 vs. No. 14 Regis
3 Le Moyne  1-0  4 3/9 vs. No. 12 Grand Valley State
4 NYIT 3-0  5 3/8 vs. Holy Family
5 Limestone 5-0  6 3/9 at No. 10 Rollins
6 Florida Southern 4-2  7 3/6 vs. Fort Lewis
7 Queens 3-1  8 3/8 vs. No. 15 Bentley
8 LIU Post 1-1  3 3/8 vs. Philadelphia
9 Mercyhurst 0-0  9 3/9 at W.V. Wesleyan
10 Rollins 4-2 11 3/9 vs. No. 5 Limestone
11 West Chester 0-0 10 3/6 vs. Holy Family
12 Grand Valley State 0-2 12 3/6 vs. No. 15 Bentley
13 Indiana (Pa.) 0-0 13 3/11 at Florida Tech
14 Regis (Colo.) 2-0 14 3/7 at No. 2 Lindenwood
15 Bentley 0-0 15 3/6 vs. No. 12 Grand Valley State
16 Lock Haven 0-0 16 3/7 vs. Chestnut Hill
17 Southern New Hampshire 1-0 18 3/13 at Reinhardt
18 New Haven 1-0 19 3/6 vs. Southern Conn.
19 Pace 0-1 20 3/10 vs. Queen's (N.Y.)
20 Stonehill 0-1 17 3/7 vs. Tusculum
Also considered: Florida Tech, Pfeiffer, Wingate

Nike/US Lacrosse Rankings
Division I Men | Division I Women
Division II Men | Division II Women
Division III Men | Division III Women


Le Moyne (+1)
The Dolphins rallied from a one goal halftime deficit to outscore LIU Post 7-2 in the second half and register the season-opening road victory. Sophomore Bryanna Fazio scored four of those second-half goals to lead Le Moyne, which returns to action against 12th-ranked Grand Valley State on Thursday in a neutral site match-up at US Lacrosse’s Tierney Field in Sparks, Maryland.

Rollins (+1)
Due to their busy early-season schedule, the Tars have moved up and down in the rankings more than any other team thus far in 2017. Following a 2-0 week that featured victories over Wheeling Jesuit and No. 17 Stonehill, Rollins is on the move again this week, climbing back into the Top 10.


LIU Post (-5)
A tough week for the Pioneers, who had their Wednesday game against Nyack cancelled due to inclement weather and lost to Le Moyne at home after being outplayed in the second half. LIU Post has a chance to rebound with a pair of non-conference games this week against Philadelphia and No. 20 Stonehill.





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