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Visiting Athenas trump Leopards

Visiting Athenas trump Leopards
La Verne freshman midfielder Jamie Weaver holds off her defender, senior Rosa Ahn of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, during Saturday’s game at Damien High School. Weaver waits for the right opportunity to turn toward the goal. But the Leopards could not move past the Athenas, losing 2-0 in their last home contest of the year. / photo by Zachary Horton Daniel Hargis Sports Editor Signs and balloons decorated... 

Men’s soccer drops 3-1 decision to CLU

Daniel Hargis Sports Editor Despite a late goal, it was too little too late as men’s soccer fell to the visiting Cal Lutheran Kingsmen by a 3-1 score Wednesday at Damien High School. After a scoreless first half, it took the Kingsmen under five minutes to find their first tally, by way of freshman midfielder Tyler Pascoe. “We didn’t prepare ourselves for this game and we didn’t find the ball,”... 

LV earns chances, claws for finishes

LV earns chances, claws for finishes
Above Whittier junior midfielder Kirsten Davis (No. 22), La Verne sophomore forward Marisella Macias attempts to head the ball off a goal kick in an effort to gain possession. Macias is backed by freshman forward Krystal Gutierrez, who is guarded by Whittier sophomore forward Ashlin Steele (No. 7). Whittier freshman defender Dana Bergstrom (No. 12), enters the fray to be ready for the ball. The Poets... 

Leos earn two wins at tournament

Leos earn two wins at tournament
La Verne junior utility player Arturo Villalpando treads up for a shot on goal, pushing aside his defender, Jonathon Stark of Connecticut College. The Leopards beat the visiting Camels 11-7, giving them one of their two wins during the annual Claremont Convergence Tourna­ment at Las Flores Park. La Verne earned its other victory against Penn State Behrend. / photo by Mitchell Aleman  Read More →

Sukkah construction honors Jewish holiday

Daniel Hargis Sports Editor The University is embracing the Jewish holiday known as Sukkot, a seven-day holiday marked by the construction of a Sukkah in Sneaky Park. The production of the Sukkah – a temporary hut like the one used by the Jews when they lived as nomads for 40 years after being released from slavery – began Wednesday afternoon. This was just in time for the celebration of the... 

Leopards slip to visiting Redlands

Leopards slip to visiting Redlands
During the second half of the overtime period in the women’s soccer game against UC Santa Cruz on Sunday, sophomore midfielder Christine Camacho fights to keep possession against Santa Cruz’s freshman defender Amanda Cameron. Backing her up is junior defensive midfielder Kristina Roche. The Leopards had many opportunities to attack the Banana Slugs’ goal, but the game ended in a scoreless tie,... 

Commentary: Leagues need to act to stop violence

<i>Commentary</i>: Leagues need to act to stop violence
Daniel Hargis, Sports Editor Teams taunt one another during games, often through controversial extracurricular activities that result in more resentment between the teams and an act of retaliation that the governing body of the sport must address. No self-respecting team will go down without having the last laugh, taking action so that the opponent knows they will not get pushed around. The most recent... 

Leos clawed by Panthers in loss

Daniel Hargis Sports Editor After coming out to a quick start, the volleyball team dropped its home opener for the 2011 season to the Chapman Panthers 3-1 at Frantz Athletic Court. The Leopards jumped out to a 13-4 lead in the first set before allowing Chapman to battle back to a 20-19 until an attack error by Panther junior middle blocker Kate Ferrin sealed the first set victory at 25-21. “I think... 

Leopards to lean on experience for success

Daniel Hargis Sports Editor The women’s soccer team looks to turn over a new leaf for the 2011 season, featuring nine returners who saw the pitch as freshman, allowing the Leopards to start where they left off a year ago. The Leopards have started the season with a 2-1-2 record and believe they are on track for greater success than last fall. “We’re starting off in a better place,” junior defenseman... 

Krich tackles first head coach job

Krich tackles first head coach job
California weather wins back California native Chris Krich after coaching in the Midwest. Krich says he is happy to be away from the snow and is ready for his first season at the University. / photo by Cameron Barr   Daniel Hargis Sports Editor Chris Krich has returned to his native California to start a new era with the Leopard football program after spending 18 years away from home playing and... 
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