March 26, 2001

W&L MEN'S LACROSSE CLIMBS INTO FIRST PLACE TIE WITH MIDDLEBURY

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team has moved from No. 2 to a tie for first-place with defending national champion Middlebury in the latest USILA Division III poll released on Monday afternoon.

The Generals received four first place votes, while Middlebury (3-0) claimed six first-place selections.

The No. 1 ranking is the Generals' first since the 1999 season and second overall. The first time was during the 1987 season, W&L's first at the Division III level since moving from Division I.

W&L is 6-0 overall, 1-0 in the ODAC after posting a 19-5 win over Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday. The Generals will take on 15th-ranked Roanoke on Wednesday in Salem, Va. Faceoff is set for 4:00 pm.

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