No. 2 Loyola jumped out to a 5-0 lead after one quarter Thursday and never looked back, defeating visiting No. 6 Thousand Oaks 16-3 in a rainy nonleague matchup. It was the ninth time in 10 victories that the Cubs (10-3) held their opponent to fewer than eight goals and the seventh time the opponent scored five or fewer.
For the Lancers (4-5), Thursday marked their third loss in a row and second in two days. They lost Wednesday to Amador Valley of Pleasanton in Northern California, the No. 6-rated team in the North Coast Section according to LaxPower. Three of TO’s other losses have come against No. 1 Palos Verdes, No. 2 Loyola and No. 4 Harvard Westlake. The Lancers play at No. 9 Newbury Park on Friday.
Thursday, five different players scored in the first quarter to stake the Cubs to the 5-0 lead, and 11 players overall scored goals. Senior Sean Smith (3g, 1a), junior Emmett Reilly (2g, 3a) and junior Jonathan Partamian (2g, 2a) led Loyola offensively. Other scorers included Garrett Smith (2g, 1a), Aidan Hesse (1g, 1a), Henry Hasenberg (1g), Ryder Mora (1g), Wes Priestly (1g), Kaiser Fry (1g), Henry Bartlett (1g) and Dominick Trageser (1g).
Loyola has four Mission League games remaining, along with nonleague games at Torrey Pines in San Diego (April 23) and at J Serra Catholic (April 26).
Thousand Oaks, which 2-0 in the Marmonte League, still faces two games against No. 3 Westlake, two against No. 9 Newbury, one at No. 5 Agoura and one at home against No. 13 Oaks Christian. The Lancers beat the Chargers at home, 5-3, and the Lions on the road, 8-5, in their first meetings.