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Persson brings a winning attitude

Persson brings a winning attitude
Trevor Persson has been named the new men’s soccer coach, replacing Crescencio Gonzalez after 12 years as head coach. Persson, a graduate of La Verne’s master’s program in education, has previously coached at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State San Bernardino. He said he chose the position at La Verne because he saw the opportunity to transfer into a Division III school, and he believes this school... 

Soccer snubbed on LV senior night

Soccer snubbed on LV senior night
Freshman forward Saul Uribe dribbles the ball toward the goal and away from Cal Lutheran’s senior defender Jimmy Carter during the first half of Saturday’s game at Ortmayer Stadium. The Leopards lost their final game of the season, 2-1, in overtime. / photo by Sarah Golden Julian Mininsohn Sports Editor The men’s soccer team finished its 2013 season with a 2-1 overtime loss to Cal Lutheran on... 

Indoor soccer team unleashes Fury in Ontario

Indoor soccer team unleashes Fury in Ontario
Ontario Fury defender Jeffery Bader battles for the ball against Toros de Mexico forward Juan Castor in the first quarter of Saturday’s game. In the first preseason game of the team’s existence, the Fury won, 16-8. The team’s next game is at 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 against the Dallas Sidekicks. / photo by Stephanie Ball Julian Mininsohn Sports Editor The Citizens Business Bank Arena was packed with... 

Leopards take home senior night win

Leopards take home senior night win
With 29 minutes remaining in the second half, freshman forward Alexa Smith takes the ball across the field just before passing it to teammate Olga Saldivar who scored the winning goal. The Leopards outran the SCIAC leading Regals, 1-0, Saturday during the team’s senior night game. / photo by Uyen Bui Julian Burrell Staff Writer The women’s soccer team upset conference leader Cal Lutheran Saturday... 

Leopards’ win streak snapped by Poets

Leopards’ win streak snapped by Poets
Senior midfielder Ryan Estrada runs the ball down the field attempting to keep it from Whittier’s sophomore forward Pablo Gomez in the first half of the game. The Leopards lost the game to the Poets 2-1 in overtime. / photo by Stephanie Ball Julian Burrell Staff Writer After their third overtime finish in as many home games, the men’s soccer team lost at home Monday night against the Whittier Poets,... 

Soccer unable to pluck Sagehens

Soccer unable to pluck Sagehens
In the first half Saturday, junior midfielder Jaime Weaver drives down the field toward Pomona-Pitzer’s goal as Sagehens midfielder Allie Tao tries to steal the ball. The game ended with a 4-1 loss for La Verne. / photo by Stephanie Ball Kat Simonelli Assistant Editor The women’s soccer team lost 4-1 to Pomona-Pitzer Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium leaving the Leopards in fifth place in the Southern... 

La Verne clawed at home by Panthers, fall 3-1

Jolene Nacapuy Staff Writer The women’s soccer team lost 3-1 Wednesday night against the Chapman Panthers at Ortmayer Stadium putting La Verne 3-3 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Ath­letic Conference and 6-6 overall. La Verne gave up two second half goals toward the loss. “We worked hard and our effort and energy was good,” assistant coach Andy Plascencia said. “Defending the ball... 

Leopards maul Tigers, 3-1

Leopards maul Tigers, 3-1
In Wednesday’s game sophomore midfielder Ko Yajima guards the ball from Occidental forward Morgan Bennett-Smith and midfielder Matthew Riback. The Leopards defeated the Tigers 3-1, giving them an overall season record of 6-4 and a conference record of 4-4. The next home game is 7 p.m. Monday against Pomona-Pitzer. / photo by Jessica Harsen  Read More →

Leopards look Stag-nant, fall 3-0

Leopards look Stag-nant, fall 3-0
Senior defender Andrew Greenen drives toward the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps side in an effort to stop CMS player Alex Censullo from taking it to La Verne’s goal during the first half at Ortmayer Stadium Saturday. The Leopards lost to the Stags, 3-0. / photo by Celine Dehban Julian Burrell Staff Writer The men’s soccer team was shut out by Claremont Mudd-Scripps 3-0 Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium. It... 

Leopards, Athenas battle to draw

Leopards, Athenas battle to draw
Leopard junior midfielder Jaime Weaver tries to push past Claremont-Mudd-Scripps defender Laura Hayward for a last effort at a goal before the end of the second half. After going into double overtime, the teams remained in a scoreless tie. / photo by Jessica Harsen Julian Mininsohn Sports Editor The women’s soccer team tied Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 0-0 in an intense double overtime Southern California... 
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