Loyola Holds On to No. 1 in Close

The Loyola Cubs received 18 of 31 first-place votes in the US Lacrosse/MaxLaxLA this week, narrowly holding on to the No. 1 spot over Palos Verdes, which received the other 13 first-place votes.

Palos Verdes last week beat both Foothill and St. Margaret’s, the top two teams in Orange County. Both of those teams previously had beaten Loyola. However, the coaches voting in the poll still acknowledge Loyola’s head-to-head, overtime win over Palos Verdes on March 10.

The only other change in the Top 10 saw move up from No. 11 to No. 10, one spot ahead of Mira Costa, after the Dolphins beat the Mustangs last week. San Marcos moved from No. 15 to No. 13, and Valencia moved up from No. 20 to No. 19.

Below are the results of the US Lacrosse/MaxLaxLA boys coaches poll after Week 7 of the regular season — the week ending April 14 — with 31 ballots submitted.

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Also receiving votes: Redondo Union (8-5); St. Francis (6-7); El Segundo (4-7).

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