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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... 

Whittier takes La Verne in men’s soccer, 3-1, with strong half

Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer An exciting second half led to a final score of 3-1 as the men’s soccer team fell to the visiting the Whittier Poets last Saturday at Ben Hines Field. Physical play was extremely high during the game with the Poets receiving 20 fouls and two yellow cards, while La Verne received 15 fouls and three yellow cards. Both defenses played well during the first half keeping... 

Leopards’ effort not enough to get win

Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer The women’s soccer team was unable to pull out a victory against Cal Lutheran on Wednesday, falling 3-1. The match started out fairly even, both teams showed great hustle and determination. It was Rebekah Casas of the Regals who scored in the 43rd minute of the first half in, giving Cal Lutheran a 1-0 lead. The early goal seemed to have shaken up the Leopards’... 

Leopards shut out Mariners, 4-0

Leopards shut out Mariners, 4-0
Molly Zolman, who plays as a forward and a midfielder, scores the third goal in the first half of La Verne’s crushing 4-0 victory over Marymount. Zolman, a business administration major, has one of the highest goal averages on the team with an average of one goal for every two attempts this season. This gives the women their first win of the season. / photo by Warren Bessant Grady Lee Thomas Staff... 

Tigers’ physical play not enough to stop Leos

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Coming off a 4-0 loss to Redlands on Oct. 9, the men’s soccer team came out with a desire to beat Occidental and it was apparent from its physical play they would not settle for anything less than a win. The Leopards took care of the Tigers, 4-0, on Wednesday at Ben Hines Field. From the start of the game it was obvious that La Verne was not only physically stronger but... 

ULV offense too much for Cal Lutheran

ULV offense too much for Cal Lutheran
The men’s soccer team beats the Kingsmen, 3-0. Mario Cisneros, junior forward for La Verne, confronts Robbie Spangler, a senior guard from Cal Lutheran, for possession of the ball during the first half of Saturday’s match. ULV went on to maul the Kingsmen, 3-0. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The men’s soccer team overwhelmed Cal Lutheran, 3-0, in a game that... 
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