Redondo Edges Palos Verdes for No. 1 in Coaches Poll

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One week after moving into the top spot in the US Lacrosse/MaxLaxLA coaches poll following a Bay League win over then-No. 1 Redondo Union, Palos Verdes was knocked out of that top spot by the Cate Rams, enabling Redondo to re-claim the No. 1 ranking.

Cate beat Palos Verdes on Friday in a game in which the Sea Kings were missing at least two key players. But that victory pushed the Rams’ record to 6-0 on the season and, perhaps, reminded voters that Cate reached the LA playoff semifinals last season.

Redondo Union, meanwhile, beat Top 20 team Crescenta Valley and Beckman, a Top 10 team in Orange County.

Some voters clearly marked Palos Verdes down for the loss. The Sea Kings received 10 of 20 first-place votes this week, with Redondo Union receiving nine. The other first-place vote went to Cate, which moved up from No. 13 a week ago to No. 6 this week.

The 10 voters who did not rank Palos Verdes No. 1 were split on where the Sea Kings belonged. Five voters had them No. 2 and two had them No. 3, but other ballots listed them fourth, fifth and 11th.

Palos Verdes plays No. 4 Oak Park at home on Friday, giving them an opportunity to show their true identity against a Top 5 LA team.

Below are the results of the US Lacrosse/MaxLaxLA girls after Week 6 of the regular season, with 20 ballots submitted.

wdt_ID First name Last name Year Position High School League Coach Name
1 Katelyn Murphy 12 Midfield Santa Margarita Trinity Katie McHugh
2 Mia Doherty 12 Defense Santa Margarita Trinity Katie McHugh
3 Kennedy Ellison 12 Defense Santa Margarita Trinity Katie McHugh
4 Caylee Harrison 11 Midfield Santa Margarita Trinity Katie McHugh
5 Sara Oldham 11 Goalie Woodbridge Pacific Coast Grant Davis
6 Taylor Le 11 Attack Woodbridge Pacific Coast Grant Davis
7 Sofia David 12 Midfield Woodbridge Pacific Coast Grant Davis
8 Taylor Wedlock 11 Midfield Aliso Niguel South Coast Dave Elkins
9 Kendall Decker 12 Midfield Aliso Niguel South Coast Dave Elkins
10 Ashley You 10 Attack Aliso Niguel South Coast Dave Elkins
First name Last name Year Position High School League Coach Name

Also receiving Top 20 votes: El Segundo (6-3); Dos Pueblos (6-3); Valencia (5-6).

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Author: Jim Loftus

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