Tuesday, Palos Verdes came from three goals down in the fourth quarter to beat host Loyola in overtime. Today, the Sea Kings came all the way back in the US Lacrosse/MaxLaxLA Coaches Poll, re-claiming the No. 1 spot they held in the preseason.
Palos Verdes (7-2) received 16 of 18 first-place votes in this week’s poll, with Loyola (8-3) receiving the other two. The Sea Kings were voted No. 1 in the preseason but fell all the way to No. 4 after an 0-2 start. Now with seven consecutive wins, they’re back on top.
Last season, Palos Verdes opened in the No. 1 spot only to have Loyola move in front in Week 2 and remain on top until PV posted a head-to-head win over the Cubs in late April. This year, Loyola also took over the top spot in Week 2 and surrendered it a few weeks later after a head-to-head loss to PV.
Harvard Westlake (6-2), Westlake (6-1) and Agoura (5-4) remain Nos. 3, 4 and 5 in the poll, with Thousand Oaks (4-3) holding steady at No. 6.
Chaminade (6-2) moves up one spot to No. 7, bumping Peninsula (6-2) down one. No. 9 Newbury Park (5-3) and No. 10 Sierra Canyon (5-1) round out the Top 10.
Oak Park (5-7), which beat Agoura and lost to Palos Verdes last week, moved up two spots to No. 11. Palisades (7-1) lost for the first time this season, falling 12-6 to Mira Costa, and dropped from No. 12 to No. 14.
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