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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... 

Water polo’s senior day spoiled by Redlands

Water polo’s senior day spoiled by Redlands
Leopards junior driver Maddie Lovrensky tries to pass the ball to the center of the pool for a shot while Redlands’ Madison Andres defends Saturday at Las Flores Park. The Leopards held tough on the defensive side of the game, but could not pull together the offense to outscore the Bulldogs resulting in an 11-8 loss for La Verne. Lovrensky scored two goals in the losing effort. / photo by Hunter... 

Water polo suffers home loss

Water polo suffers home loss
Junior La Verne goalie Jacqueline Rojas tries to block a shot by University of Hawaii at Manoa sophomore Paula Chillida Esforzado that bounces off the crossbar Sunday. The Leopards struggled to find a footing against the Division I Rainbow Warriors, who are ranked No. 9 in the country, losing 19-4. Rojas had nine saves for the Leopards in the losing effort. / photo by Hunter Cole  Read More →

Leopards are no match for Athenas’ onslaught

Leopards are no match for Athenas’ onslaught
La Verne junior utility Amber Tardif loses her cap as she advances the ball toward the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps goal during the second quarter of the game at the Matt M. Axelrood Pool at CMS Saturday. The Leopards trailed most of the second half, and ultimately lost to the Athenas, 10-8. / photo by Helen Arase Julian Mininsohn Sports Editor The women’s water polo team suffered a 10-8 road loss to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps... 

La Verne swims past Macalester

La Verne swims past Macalester
La Verne sophomore attacker Justine Mojarro looks to give the ball to the center for a goal scoring opportunity Saturday against Macalester at Las Flores Park. The Leopards topped the Scots, 16-3. / photo by Hunter Cole Julian Mininsohn Sports Editor The women’s water polo team defeated Macalester, 13-6 Saturday at the La Verne Aquatic Center. The Leopards dominated the third quarter of the game. The... 

Sagehens spoil senior day for Leos

Sagehens spoil senior day for Leos
Sophomore attacker Bryan Jimenez swims the ball forward against Pomona-Pitzer Saturday at the La Verne Aquatic Center before he scores in the third quarter. Jimenez led the Leopard offense by scoring another three goals during the game, but the Leopards lost to the Sagehens, 14-11. La Verne will play Claremont-Mudd Scripps at the SCIAC tournament on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Chapman. / photo by Celine... 
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