Maryland women's lacrosse moved into the No. 4 spot in the nation this week after a dominating road win against No. 8 Syracuse.

The Terps won, 18-11, and bested the Orange in draw controls and shots during the matchup.

Maryland (5-1) was ranked No. 5 last week, a steep drop after being ranked No. 1 at the start of the season.

Stony Brook (5-0) has held that top position since Maryland's loss to North Carolina on Feb. 24.

The Terps did become the best scoring offense in the country with its display against Syracuse. The team was previously second to the Orange but took over the top spot with an average 17.5 goals per game after holding Syracuse to a season-low 11 conversions.

Maryland will look for a chance to move back up in the polls this Saturday as it begins conference play against Johns Hopkins. The Blue Jays (6-2) are unranked but received votes this week.