Mar. 25, 1997

Virginia is No. 2 in Latest Brine Women's Lacrosse Poll

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The Brine Poll Committee has released the third week's rankings for the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse field for 1997. Rankings will be released weekly on Monday afternoons.

The March 23, 1997 Brine Poll is as follows (current records and last week's rankings in parentheses)

 1. Maryland        (5-0, 1)
 2. Virginia        (5-1, 2)
 3. Loyola          (3-0, 3)
 4. James Madison   (4-1, 4)
 5. William & Mary  (3-0, 6)
 6. Penn State      (2-4, 5)
 7. Temple          (3-1, 9)
 8. Princeton       (1-3, 8)
 9. Old Dominion    (3-3, 10)
10. Yale            (3-0, 11)
11. Dartmouth       (2-0, 13)
12. Georgetown      (2-4, 7)
13. North Carolina  (6-1, 12)
14. Harvard         (3-1, 14)
15. Brown           (2-1, nr)

William & Mary's 9-8 defeat of Penn State helped the Tribe switch places in the poll with the Nittany Lions. Loyola defeated James Madison 8-6 at Curley Field to secure the third spot in the polls for the Greyhounds. Brown's 7-6 win over Georgetown moved the Bears back into the rankings at 15.

Games this week include Virginia traveling to William & Mary on Wednesday, March 26. Other top-15 teams involved in action this week are James Madison vs. Old Dominion on Thursday, March 27. Saturday is a day of conference challenges as Virginia travels to North Carolina in the ACC, the Ivies see Dartmouth welcoming Princeton, and the Colonial Athletic Association has Loyola hosting William & Mary.

This poll and other information about the NCAA women's lacrosse season is accessible through the fax-on-demand system. Call (910) 854-5859; document number is 82966. The weekly schedule for games is document 82964; results of the previous week is 82965. A full listing of available documents for the lacrosse field can be found on document 82969.