University of Chicago is No. 19 in the Nike/USA Lacrosse Division III Women’s Top 20


University of Chicago is No. 19 in the Nike/USA Lacrosse Division III Women’s Top 20

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Lulu Hardy scored the game-winning goal in overtime for the University of Chicago.

Top-ranked Salisbury added a second victory against a Top 20 opponent, Gettysburg moved up the rankings picking up a pair of wins in ranked competition and the Division III women’s lacrosse season is heating up early.

Defending national champion Sea Gulls claim the top of the standings to start the season with a 3-0 start that this week included a narrow win over former No. 3 Washington & Lee. Gettysburg entered the top five by beating No. 8 Messiah on Wednesday and No. 12 Denison on Saturday.

New England Small College Athletic Conference teams return to competition starting this week as the spring season kicks into full gear.

NIKE/USA LACROSSE
DIVISION III WOMEN’S TOP 20

February 28, 2022

W/L

Previous

following

1

Salisbury

3-0

1

3/1 against Rowan

2

Tufts

0-0

2

3/5 to Colby

3

Washington and Lee

2-1

3

3/6 vs. No. 4 Gettysburg

4

Gettysburg

3-0

9

3/6 at No. 3 Washington and Lee

5

franklin marshall

1-1

4

3/2 to No. 11 Messiah

6

Middlebury

0-0

5

3/5 against Bowdoin

7

St. John Fisher

0-0

6

3/5 to Stevenson

8

William Smith

1-0

7

3/5 against SUNY Geneseo

9

Ithaca

0-0

ten

3/2 at No. 12 SUNY Cortland

ten

TCNJ

0-0

11

3/1 in Scranton

11

Messiah

2-1

8

3/2 vs. No. 5 Franklin & Marshall

12

SUNY Cortland

0-0

13

3/2 against Ithaca No. 9

13

Brockport

0-0

14

3/2 v Rochester

14

york

0-0

15

3/2 in Washington, Md.

15

Denison

1-1

12

3/5 against No. 13 Brockport

16

Catholic

1-1

16

3/6 against Kenyon

17

Christopher Newport

2-0

18

3/5 against Kean

18

wesleyan

0-0

17

3/5 at Bates

19

University of Chicago

1-0

NR

3/1 against Wartburg

20

Colby

0-0

19

3/5 against tufts n° 2

Also considered (in alphabetical order): Amherst (0-0), Bowdoin (0-0), FDU-Florham (1-0), SUNY Geneseo (0-0), Mary Washington (0-1), Meredith (0- 0), Roanoke (1-0)


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

HOT

Gettysburg (+4)

The Bullets took a 7-2 halftime lead against Messiah and cruised to a 17-7 win on Wednesday with Jordan Basso leading the attack with five goals and one assist. They continued their momentum on Saturday with a 14-7 win over last year’s NCAA semifinalist Denison. Katie Fullowan scored five goals and added four draw checks to lead Gettysburg, while Basso added four goals to take it to nine scores for the week.

Shannon Twill made 13 saves in goal against Messiah and only needed five to preserve the win over Denison.

Salisbury (no change)

The Sea Gulls edged out then-No. 3 Washington & Lee 7-6 on Saturday in a game that showed both teams are legitimate contenders this season.

Lily Cavallaro scored the game-winning goal with nine minutes left after the Generals rallied from a 6-4 deficit to tie the game early in the fourth quarter. The Salisbury defense closed out strong to hold the lead, and goaltender Mary Claire Hisle finished with seven saves.

Erin Scannell led the offense with a game-high five points on three goals and two assists, and she’s now recorded hat tricks in all three games this season. Cavallaro added four points on two goals and two assists.

DO NOT

Messiah (-3)

The midweek 10-goal loss to Gettysburg sent the Falcons down the standings, though they rebounded with a 20-9 victory over Randolph-Macon on Saturday.

Messiah fell behind Gettysburg early and despite a better second half, the Falcons couldn’t slow down the Bullets offense enough to make a comeback. It was a different story against Randolph-Macon, as the Falcons scored nine goals in the first 18 minutes and added eight in the third quarter to seal the win. Hope Flack led the attack with six goals, Rachel Delate added four goals and two assists and Amanda Wadsworth had one goal and three assists.

Dennis (-3)

Denison’s seven-goal loss to Gettysburg cost him three places in the standings. Casey McTague scored twice in the first quarter to help the Big Reds take a 3-2 lead, but Gettysburg outscored them 5-1 in the second period to hold a halftime advantage and never lose momentum.

Denison meets number 13 SUNY Brockport on Saturday.

IN

University of Chicago (#19)

Lulu Hardy scored the game-winner four minutes into extra time to lift Chicago to an 8-7 win over Bates in their season opener, and that was enough to send the Maroons down the standings after a tournament berth. NCAA last year.

Chicago took a 6-3 lead in the third quarter, but Bates held the Maroons to one goal in the final 29 minutes of regulation time and made a comeback. The Bobcats scored the final two goals in the fourth to send the game into overtime.

Lally Johnson gave Hardy the ball to set up the winner and maintain an unbeaten streak at home since Chicago’s first season in 2019. Hardy and Ali Sheehy finished with three goals apiece to pace the offense, and Rachel Keefe finished with six saves in goal. .

OUTSIDE

Montclair State (#20)

The Red Hawks retired after opening with a 13-10 loss to Haverford College.

Graduate student Rhiannon Brown scored four goals, but it wasn’t enough as Haverford broke a tie at 9 in the fourth quarter with four straight goals for the game’s biggest lead. Montclair scored the final goal with 29 seconds left.

Monclair returns to play Wednesday against FDU-Fordham.

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