April 14, 1997
Sixth Weekly Brine Poll Released
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The Brine Poll Committee has released the sixth week's rankings for the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse field for 1997. Rankings will be released weekly on Monday afternoons.
The April 14, 1997 Brine Poll is as follows (current records and last week's rankings in parentheses)
1. Maryland (11-0, 1) 2. Loyola (9-0, 2) 3. North Carolina (12-1, 3) 4. Virginia (10-3, 5) 5. William & Mary (8-3, 6) 6. Penn State (8-4, 9) 7. Temple (8-2, 4) 8. James Madison (8-4, 7) 9. Dartmouth (7-1, 10) 10. Princeton (5-5, 11) 11. Yale (8-1, 8) 12. Brown (4-4, 12) 13. Georgetown (6-5, 15) 14. Rutgers (7-2, nr) 15. Towson (5-4, nr)
Towson State and Rutgers both enter the polls for the first time this season while the Ivies shuffle around after key games this past week. Penn State's upset of Temple moves the Lions ahead of the Owls in this week's poll.
Games this week include second-ranked Loyola travelling to Charlottesville to face the fourth-ranked Cavaliers of Virginia. Virginia turns around to host third-ranked North Carolina on Saturday in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. Top-ranked Maryland plays Duke on Semifinal Saturday with the winners meeting on Championship Sunday. Other games this week include an Ivy matchup in Hanover as the Big Green host the Elis of Yale. Georgetown faces cross-beltway rival Maryland on Wednesday as well.
At the Colonial Athletic Association tournament this weekend, James Madison faces American and William and Mary plays Richmond in the lower half of the bracket, setting up a potential semifinal clash on Saturday.
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.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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