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The Frantz Athletic Court stands were packed with Leopard supporters Friday night as the women’s volleyball team opened its Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schedule with a 3-1 win Friday night against Pomona-Pitzer.
Saturday was a big night for Leopard volleyball as it faced off with the visiting Whittier Poets in senior Mika Chan’s final home game at La Verne. The Leopards fell in a sweep, 25-13, 28-26 and 25-23.
The Leopards fell short 3-1 in a point-for-point match against the Occidental Tigers Tuesday. The team played hard and had its moments, but broke under pressure resulting in a Tigers victory of 25-21, 21-25, 25-21 and 25-19.
The La Verne Leopards crushed the Caltech Beavers Wednesday at Frantz Athletic Court in a quick three-set sweep, 25-4, 25-12 and 25-14.
The volleyball team had a very successful weekend at the Leopard Invitational, winning all four of their matches to bring their overall record to 14-7.
As of Tuesday, the Leopard volleyball team holds a current stance of 4-2 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and last Saturday they defeated the Redlands Bulldogs in a hard-hitting three-set sweep, 25-23, 25-16 and 25-17.
The volleyball team high-fived and enjoyed themselves on their way to another win with a triumph over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday at Ted Ducey Gymnasium on the Claremont McKenna College campus.
After coming out to a quick start, the volleyball team dropped its home opener for the 2011 season to the Chapman Panthers 3-1 at Frantz Athletic Court.
The women’s volleyball team is looking for a comeback season under new head coach Jenna Panatier.
After losing to Cal Lutheran in the SCIAC championship tournament at the end of 2010, the athletics department thought that a coaching change would give the women’s volleyball team that extra push it needed to get back to the top of the conference.