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Leopards squish the Banana Slugs

Leopards squish the Banana Slugs
Freshman forward Jessica Hernandez collides with UC Santa Cruz senior defender Alexis Dracker, while attempting to gain possession of the ball in the first half of Saturday’s match at Ortmayer Stadium. The Leopards squished the Slugs, 1-0./ photo by Kaung Myat Tun Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor The women’s soccer team defeated UC Santa Cruz, 1-0, Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium to wrap up non-conference... 

LV soccer seeks championship goal

LV soccer seeks championship goal
The women’s soccer team practices on a hot afternoon Sept. 5. Freshman forward Jessica Hernandez stretches with teammates in preparation for their game against Cal State San Bernardino Thursday./ photo by Kaung Myat Tun Kat Simonelli News Editor The women’s soccer team has high hopes for this season, with a goal of making into the conference championship at the end of the fall tournament. The... 

Women’s soccer sends scoreless Eagles home

Women's soccer sends scoreless Eagles home
Sophomore forward Alexa Smith cuts between sophomore midfielder Jackie Elzakhem and junior forward Tara Tarazoff from Benedictine to steal the ball in the first half of the Leopards’ 2-0 victory Sunday at Ortmayer Stadium. La Verne sent the Eagles back to Lisle, Illinois, without a goal. Junior midfielders Kelsey Varner and senior JJ Weaver led the team to win with their goals. / photo by Megan... 

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... 
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