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La Verne’s women’s water polo team lost to Cal Lutheran Wednesday at the La Verne Aquatics Center, 13-2, in their last Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season game.
Now the Leopards will head into the SCIAC championships with a ninth place record of 1-7 in SCIAC and 11-21 overall.
Even with a full La Verne home crowd cheering, the women’s water polo team could not come through against Occidental at the La Verne Aquatics Center in Las Flores Park Saturday, losing 4-2 on the Leopards’ senior day.
Sophomore swim team member Madeline Lovrensky had a record setting season, capturing the SCIAC title for the 100 and 200-yard backstroke for the second year in a row, giving her four individual conference titles. She has not been beaten in a SCIAC event in her two years at La Verne.
The women’s water polo team defeated Caltech 15-7 at Las Flores Park Friday. The game was the Leopards’ second game in the annual Claremont Convergence event.
The men’s water polo team saw its winning streak come to a halt Wednesday afternoon after suffering a 12-8 loss to Cal Lutheran in the final home game of the season at Las Flores Park.
The men’s water polo team lost to the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags 15-6 Saturday morning at the La Verne Aquatics Center. But La Verne fans cheered as the Leopards went on to beat Mt. San Antonio College, 17- 13, later that day.
The men’s water polo team opened conference play with a 12-7 loss Wednesday afternoon against the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens at Haldeman Pool in Pomona.
The men’s water polo team fell short of a victory Saturday in the Inland Empire Tournament at the La Verne Aquatic Center, losing to conference rivals Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 10-5.
After ending last season with a record of 6-28 overall and 3-7 in conference, the men’s water polo team has high hopes for making it into the top four in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for the 2012 season.
The Leopards beat the Caltech Beavers in their final regular season match with a score of 12-5 Saturday at Las Flores Park.