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Water polo sinks in SCIAC opener

Water polo sinks in SCIAC opener
La Verne freshman goalkeeper Hailey Westwood barely prevents a goal by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, which they quickly rebounded and scored. CMS continued to pounce on the Leopards throughout the game, ending the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener, 11-3, in the Athenas’ favor Saturday at La Verne Aquatics. / photo by Daniel Torres Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor The women’s... 

Water polo drowns in tournament

Water polo drowns in tournament
La Verne senior defenders Amber Tardif and Jacqueline Rojas protect their goal against Sonoma State in game two of the Claremont Convergence Tournament at Haldeman Pool Friday. The Leopards had the lead, 4-3, with 6:35 left in the second period. The Seawolves took the lead in the third period leading the game, 5-4, eventually winning, 12-7. / photo by Jerri White Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor The... 

Water polo submerged by Whittier

Water polo submerged by Whittier
Junior driver Matthew Vega makes a goal in the second quarter of the men’s water polo game Saturday. Vega scored two of the 10 goals made by La Verne. The Leopards were swamped by the Whittier Poets, 14-10, at the La Verne Aquatics Center. / photo by Sonora Hernandez Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor The men’s water polo team faced a tough loss to the Whittier Poets, 14-10, in its last home game of... 

Sagehens fly past sinking Leopards

Sagehens fly past sinking Leopards
La Verne junior driver Bryan Jimenez looks for an open teammate during a rush by Pomona-Pitzer defenders during the second quarter of Saturday’s game at Haldeman Pool. The Leopards fell early in the first as the strong Sagehens defense submerged the Leopards, 19-8, resulting in the fourth conference loss of the season for La Verne. / photo by Julian Mininsohn Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor The men’s... 

Leopards sink to Kingsmen

Leopards sink to Kingsmen
La Verne junior driver Bryan Jimenez attempts to score a goal past Cal Lutheran sophomore defender Camron Hauer Saturday at the La Verne Aquatics Center. The Leopards lost to the Kingsmen, 13-9. La Verne will face Chapman at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zee Allred Aquatics Center. / photo by Kaung Myat Tun  Read More →

Stags spoil SCIAC opener for Leos

Stags spoil SCIAC opener for Leos
Senior defender Sean Phillips attempts to get the ball past Claremont-Mudd-Scripps freshman attacker Peter Tilton in the fourth quarter, after La Verne staggered 12-4. The Leopards lost against the Stags in the first SCIAC game of the season Saturday./ photo by Mariela Patron Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor The men’s water polo team faced a tough loss in its first Southern California Intercol­legiate... 

Leopards outshine Golden Knights

Leopards outshine Golden Knights
La Verne senior driver Jonathon Jarvis throws the ball right past Penn State- Behrend’s junior goalkeeper Ty Elder. Jarvis had a match-high of five goals. The Leopards clawed the Lions, 19-6, in their first of four games in the Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament Saturday at the La Verne Aquatics Center. / photo by Emily Bieker Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor The men’s water polo team defeated Gannon,... 

Vega brothers are double trouble

Vega brothers are double trouble
Longboarding is one of many things brothers freshman Joshua Vega and junior Matthew Vega have in common. The brothers play offense as drivers for the men’s water polo team. Matthew says the two have become much closer in the last few years because of their shared interests and they work well together, complementing each other’s style. / photo by Helen Arase Annabel Secaida Staff Writer Colleagues,... 

Leopards win high-scoring battle against Sagehens

Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor The men’s water polo team defeated the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens 10-9 in Game two of the Inland Empire Tournament Saturday at the La Verne Aquatic Center. With two seconds left in the game, junior defender Phillip Clayman of Pomona-Pitzer attempted to shoot a final goal to tie the game, hoping to go into overtime, but the ball was saved by junior goalkeeper Christian Ortiz. “I’m... 

Rodriguez rises to head coach role

Rodriguez rises to head coach role
William Rodriguez is the new head coach for the men’s and women’s water polo teams. Before being hired, Rodriguez was an assistant coach at Pepperdine, where he helped the Waves earn a top-10 national ranking in 2006 and 2012, as the co-head coach. He also earned two national championships as the assistant coach for USC in 2010 and 2012. / photo by Julian Mininsohn Annabel Secaida Staff Writer Former... 
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