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Women's Lacrosse Keeps Top Spot Despite Loss
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 03/07/2000

March 7, 2000

College Park, Md.- - The Maryland women's lacrosse team retained its No. 1 ranking in the International Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association Poll despite a 14-13 overtime loss to North Carolina on Sunday. The game was the first the Terps had lost in two years, since dropping a 12-10 decision to the Tar Heels in the 1998 ACC Tournament.

Maryand and Duke stayed in the one and two spots in this week's poll, with James Madison moving up to third after its 13-5 defeat of North Carolina. Virginia and North Carolina retained their positions at No. 4 and No. 5 to round out the first five. All four ACC teams are ranked in the top five. Maryland plays 14 of the Top 20 teams, and also faces Temple this season, who is receiving votes in this week's poll.

The Terps travel to unranked Towson Tuesday afternoon. The defending national champions, Maryland defeated Towson 21-2 last season.

2000 IWLCA Poll
Schools	           Record  Points    LW
1.  MARYLAND 	    1-1	    135 (5)   1
2.  Duke	    2-1	    127       2
3.  James Madison   1-0	    125 (2)   7
4.  Virginia 	    2-0     124       3
5.  North Carolina  2-1     116       5
6.  Dartmouth	    1-0     106       4
7.  Georgetown	    1-0     100       6
8.  Princeton	    1-0	     88       9
9.  Loyola          0-0      84       8
10. Penn State      0-0      79      10
11. Yale	    0-0      62      12
12. Boston Univ.    0-0      58      14
13. George Mason    1-0      56      13
14. Delaware        0-0      49      15
15. Rutgers  	    0-1      48      11
16. Syracuse	    0-1      34      16
17. Vanderbilt      0-1      28      18
18. William & Mary  0-0      26      17
19. Old Dominion    0-0	     16      19
20. Brown	    0-0       5      20
Receiving Votes: Temple (0-0)


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