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Norwegian newcomer makes headway

Norwegian newcomer makes headway
A native of Stavanger, Norway, freshman midfielder Boye Christiansen made the decision to attend the University of La Verne because he said he wanted to try something new. Being part of the men’s soccer team has helped him make friends and adjust to his new life in a foreign country, but he said that the style of soccer is different than in Norway. Christiansen scored his first goal of the season... 

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 clip Sagehens’ wings

Christian Orozco Staff Writer With balloons and posters in the stands, Leopard fans brought their clappers and noise makers to cheer on the men’s soccer team to a 1-0 overtime win against Pomona-Pitzer on Wednesday at Damien High School. The surprising fireworks during the national anthem set the mood for the Leopards and their fans. “This is all really impressive,” sophomore biology major Peter... 

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,... 

Leopards tripped up by Regals

Leopards tripped up by Regals
La Verne junior defender Sarah Ruden attempts to swipe the ball from Regal freshman forward Taylor Will against Cal Lutheran on Friday, Sept. 24 at Damien High School. The Leopards ended the game unable to score, falling 5-0 against the Regals. / photo by Andrew Vasquez  Read More →

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... 
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