By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)
It’s Monday, which means it is time for a brand new New England D3 Men’s Lacrosse Top 10 Poll.
Tufts University secured the top spot with a convincing win last Saturday over Wesleyan University, thanks to a strong second quarter that helped the hosts push ahead for good. Danny Murphy highlighted his team’s win over the Cardinals with two goals and five assists.
The Jumbos have yet to lose a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) clash this season – they face some tough challenges over the next few weeks, including Amherst College, Bates College, Bowdoin College and Middlebury College. All four teams appeared on this week’s poll with the Panthers reappearing on our Top 10 for the first time in weeks.
Bowdoin made one of the biggest leaps in the poll, jumping up three spots to the fourth position, while Connecticut College rounded out the top five in the fifth position. Bates also moved up a few spots as well, checking-in seventh overall after securing the ninth position one week ago.
Finally, Coast Guard Academy remains the top team in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), while Western New England (Commonwealth Coast Conference) held onto the 10th position for the second-straight week with a hard-fought 7-5 win over Endicott College.
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Men’s Lacrosse Top 10 | Monday, April 9th, 2018
|1. Tufts University||9-0, 6-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 2|
|2. Wesleyan University||9-2, 5-1 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 3|
|3. Amherst College||9-2, 5-1 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 1|
|4. Bowdoin College||8-2, 4-2 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 7|
|5. Conn. College||8-3, 4-3 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 4|
|6. Coast Guard Academy||8-2, 3-0 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 5|
|7. Bates College||7-5, 3-4 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 9|
|8. Middlebury College||5-5, 3-4 NESCAC||Last Week: NR|
|9. Williams College||4-6, 3-3 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 8|
|10. Western New England||7-5, 4-0 CCC||Last Week: No. 10|
ON THE RISE: Babson College (5-5, 2-0 NEWMAC), Clark University (6-4, 1-1 NEWMAC), Keene State (5-4, 2-0 LEC), MIT (6-4, 2-1 NEWMAC), Springfield College (6-4, 1-1 NEWMAC) and UMass Dartmouth (6-5, 1-1 LEC)