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Leos, Stags finish on level terms

Julian Burrel Assistant Editor The men’s soccer team had to settle for a 2-2 tie against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, despite heated back-and-forth competition from both sides. The Leopards had recently fallen into an losing streak following its victory in the season opener against the University of Dallas. For the next three games, Pomona-Pitzer, Occidental and Cal Lutheran consistently denied the Leopards... 

LV chased away by Sagehens, 4-0

LV chased away by Sagehens, 4-0
La Verne freshman Jamie Weaver outmaneuvers Pomona-Pitzer freshman Haley Barrows for control of the ball during Saturday’s women’s soccer game at Dick Larson Field at Damien High School. The Leopards fell prey to the Sagehens, 4-0. / photo by Warren Bessant Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer The women’s soccer team hosted Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday night and came out with a 4-0 loss. The Sagehens controlled... 

Men’s soccer suffers defeat on late goals

Men's soccer suffers defeat on late goals
Ten minutes into the first half, La Verne sophomore midfielder Victor Serrano goes head to head with Pomona-Pitzer freshman midfielder Arash Mahboubi for control of the ball. The Leopards lost to the Sagehens at Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday, 2-0. Both goals were scored in the last 14 minutes of the match. The Leopards now carry a SCIAC record of 0-3. / photo by Danielle Navarro  Read More →

Leos written off by Whittier in home opener

Christian Orozco Staff Writer An exciting second half led to a Whittier comeback, resulting in a 2-1 final score as the men’s soccer team fell to the visiting Poets in overtime on Sept. 14 at Damien High School. The Leopard’s controlled the pace of the pace of the first half and came out strong. “We need to learn how to maintain leads and we can’t sit back and enjoy a lead for 90 minutes,”... 

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... 

Men’s soccer team opens year with high hopes

Christian Orozco Staff Writer The men’s soccer team is looking to be a contender for the conference title this year following a heartbreaking end to last year’s season when the team missed the playoffs by one game. The loss of an All-American and a few all-conference players has some fans worried, but the team does not seem to be deterred by the loss. “Of course it is going to affect us,” men’s... 

Athletics could lose facilities with new campus construction

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor With the addition of a new parking lot and new state of the dormitories come consequences for some of the athletes and the athletic fields at the University of La Verne. The new dorms will be built where the former tennis courts, now parking lot F, are located at the corner of Second and D streets and a new parking structure will take the place of what is now Ben Hines Field,... 

All-Decade honor for soccer captain Angel de Alba

All-Decade honor for soccer captain Angel de Alba
Senior Angel de Alba will graduate in the spring with a degree in business administration. De Alba served as the men’s soccer team’s captain and middle-defender; he hopes he can somehow implement soccer into his future career as he moves forward with his life. / photo by Christopher Guzman Elsie Ramos Sports Editor When he first started playing at the age of seven, soccer was not something Angel... 

Leopards fall one win short of men’s soccer playoffs

Leopards fall one win short of men's soccer playoffs
La Verne senior Nahavi Mendoza goes up for a header against Pomona-Pitzer’s Alec Larson. On Saturday the Leopards dropped the game to the Sagehens. With the loss the Leopards missed the playoffs by one game and end their season with an overall record of 6-10-1. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Many hopes and dreams were crushed when the men’s soccer team fell to the... 

Leopards are looking playoff bound

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor In what was one of the most important games for the Leopards this season, the men’s soccer team played flat and not up to its full potential, but it was able to edge out Caltech, 1-0, on Wednesday at Ben Hines Field. Needing to win their last two games to make it into the Southern California Intercolleg­iate Athletic Conference postseason tournament, the men were expected... 
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