Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/1/08
The Penn women’s team is so hot it can win even when it doesn’t play.
The red-hot Quakers learned Thursday that an error was made in counting ballots in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Poll released Tuesday. In that poll, Penn (13-1) was tied with Northwestern (15-1) for the No. 1 spot in the country in Division I – even though the Quakers had whipped the Wildcats, 11-7, on Sunday.
On Thursday the corrected version of the poll was released and Penn stood first with 391 points while three-time defending national champion Northwestern was second with 385. Penn has won 11 straight and is ranked first for the first time ever.
The Quakers, who won their second straight Ivy League crown, close their season Saturday (1 p.m.) in a city grudge match with Temple at Franklin Field. The Owls, who last week won the Atlantic 10 championship, received votes in this week’s poll but were not among the top 20 teams.