Mocs Place Sixth in Latest IWLCA Division II Poll
GRAND LAKE, Colo. - After suffering an upset loss at the hands of Lindenwood on Friday, Florida Southern (11-2) took a slight drop in the latest Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II poll, released on Monday.
The Moccasins ranked sixth in the Week 7 poll, receiving 135 votes to place themselves ahead of Indiana (Pa.) and behind Lindenwood. Florida Southern was previously ranked fifth with 152 points in last week's poll.
Once again, there was very little change among the top three teams in the country, right down to the same amount of points they received; all that changed was their records. LIU-Post (12-0) holds on to the top spot for the eighth week in a row, receiving 224 points and 210 first-place votes. Following the Pioneers are Adelphi (11-0) in second and Limestone (11-0), with the Panthers receiving 210 points and the remaining 15 first-place votes, and the Saints receiving 196 points.
Coming in at No. 4 is New Haven (10-0), having jumped up from sixth in last week's poll after wins over Le Moyne and Saint Anselm. Lindenwood (11-2) makes the biggest increase from No. 10 to No. 5 after going 3-0 against Rollins, the Moccasins, and Saint Leo.
FSC ranks sixth to start the middle portion of the latest IWLCA poll. The Mocs are followed by Indiana (Pa.) at No. 7, with an 8-2 record and 133 received points, while Lock Haven (7-2), Le Moyne (7-3), and Pfeiffer (10-2) round out the Top 10. The Lady Eagles, Dolphins, and Falcons received 129, 117 and 95 votes, respectively, in the newest poll.
Rollins (7-4), a future Sunshine State Conference foe for the Moccasins, ranks 11th with 47 points. Queens (N.C.) (9-4) received 45 points to follow the Tars at No. 12, while Mercyhurst (9-1) placed 13th with 42 points, West Chester (6-3) received 29 points to rank 14th, and Stonehill (6-4) finished the Top 15 with 26 received points. Bloomsburg, Saint Anselm and Dowling received votes to complete the Week 7 poll.
Florida Southern looks to bounce back from their loss to the Lions with a pair of games against future conference opponents. The Mocs travel west to face Saint Leo on Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m., before closing out the home portion of their schedule against Tampa on Saturday, April 12, at 3 p.m.