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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... 

Leopards, Athenas finish in a deadlock, 2-2

The women’s soccer team snaps its 4-game losing streak. Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer In a very physical game against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, the women’s soccer team managed to pull out of its six-game losing streak with a 2-2 tie in double overtime during Wednesday night’s match. The Athenas started the game off strongly in the first half, using their speed and ball handling skills... 

Women’s soccer losing streak reaches four games

Women's soccer losing streak reaches four games
Occidental midfielder Alex McHenry comes between La Verne freshman Ariel Loera and senior Ashley Vanga, as the Leopards try to move the ball from their defensive end. The final score was 1-0, giving the women’s soccer team its fourth loss for this season. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer Riding a three game losing streak into their 2010 home opener against Occidental, the La... 

La Verne earns double OT win

Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer After a long physical battle and two overtimes, La Verne’s men’s soccer team earned their first win of the season against the Occidental Tigers, 1-0. It was in the 114th minute when Nahavi Mendoza broke the 0-0 tie by scoring the game-winning goal to defeat the Tigers. Mendoza played very well for the Leopards throughout the entire game with a total of nine shots... 

Men drop 2nd in a row to Redlands

Men drop 2nd in a row to Redlands
La Verne freshman Jesus Bolanos takes the ball away from Redlands forward Cody Carlson during the first half of their match on Wednesday. The Leopards went on to drop the home opener to the Bulldogs, 3-2, giving La Verne their third loss of the season. / photo by Christopher Guzman Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer The La Verne Leopards took another tough hit as the men’s soccer team lost... 

Freshmen to boost men’s soccer

Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Coming off of a 4-15 record last year, the men’s soccer team is looking for a fresh start this season. Many players and fans from last year knew that the team’s defense was the achilles heel that led to their poor record. But the team hopes that will change with the return of all-SCIAC players Taylor Hart and Angel De Alba, two defenders who were unable to play... 
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