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Water polo looks to make splash

Water polo looks to make splash
After a week of conditioning in the harsh summer sun, graduate assistant Emerson Gant helps head coach Alex La prepare the water polo team for the first game of the year, which place at the UCLA Invitational Tournament, where they played the national champions USC Trojans. The Leopards were slain by the Trojans, 23-3. / photo by Zachary Horton Taylor Perez-Graham Staff Writer After ending last season... 

Leopards prep for SCIAC tourney with win over Caltech

Leopards prep for SCIAC tourney with win over Caltech
Without a clear shot at the goal, senior Brianna DiCarlo looks to pass to an open teammate against Caltech at Las Flores Park on Saturday. The Leopards drowned the Beavers, 12-5. / photo by Katherine Careaga Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer The Leopards beat the Caltech Beavers in their final regular season match with a score of 12-5 Saturday at Las Flores Park. Before the game began, Brittany Orduno,... 

ULV gets drowned out by determined Tigers

ULV gets drowned out by determined Tigers
Freshman driver Kelsey Broyles passes the ball during the women's water polo team’s 15-6 loss to Occidental on Saturday at the La Verne Aquatics Center. She also scored a goal in the game. / photo by Debora Escobar Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer The Leopards suffered a 15-6 loss against the Occidental Tigers Saturday at Las Flores Park. In the first quarter, Occidental made their first five goals... 

Water polo scores late goal in win

Water polo scores late goal in win
Senior La Verne two-meter swimmer Erika Vargas tries to score on Whittier goalie Anahisa Aguirre at Las Flores Park Saturday. The Leopards clawed the Poets, 9-8, to score their eighth victory of the season and their first conference win. / photo by Warren Bessant Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer The Leopards offense sets up with the score at 8-8 when freshman driver Kelsey Broyles on a powerful drive... 

Injured Leopards do not have enough to win

Valerie Dominguez Staff Writer The women’s water polo team continued its season with another loss against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in Wednesday’s game at Las Flores Park. CMS beat La Verne 8-3, dropping the Leopards to an overall record of 7-16, as well as extending their Southern Cali­fornia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record to 0-2. The Leopards started strong in the first quarter with... 

Leos start off season in cold water

Leos start off season in cold water
Junior Alex Gudeneau fakes her Claremont Mudd-Scripps opponent for a shot on goal, coming off a two-goal game just an hour before in the women’s water polo game against Concordia Saturday at Las Flores Park. The Leopards suffered two losses in the season opener, with a heartbreaking 14-12 finish against the Athenas. The Leopards begin their season with a record of 0-2. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Daniel... 

Leopards look to make a splash in SCIAC

Leopards look to make a splash in SCIAC
During their final week of practice before the first preseason games, head coach Alex La and assistant coach Cody Bell call the women’s water polo team together to discuss the plays. The team will open its season with two back-to-back games Saturday at Las Flores Park in La Verne against Concordia, at 9 a.m. and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 11:30 a.m. / photo by Katherine Careaga Christian Orozco Sports... 

Leopards swim to sixth in SCIAC

Leopards swim to sixth in SCIAC
In La Verne’s final game of the SCIAC championship tournament, senior utility Kyle Thorsness explodes out of the water to shoot over his defender, junior utility player Cameron Rehm of Whittier. Thorsness, a senior who transferred from Orange Coast College, played his last championship tournament and last game at Las Flores Park. He scored three goals in each game and became the first La Verne player... 

Poets too clever on LV senior day

Poets too clever on LV senior day
During the third quarter against Whittier, junior utility Arturo Villalpando moves the ball away from opponent John Adams, attacker. On Saturday the Whittier Poets wrote off the Leopards in a close game with a final score of 10-9 at Las Flores Park. The game against the Poets served as senior day for the Leopards, who will graduate three seniors this year. Later in the day, La Verne faced off with... 

Leopards fight with Stags in close water polo loss

Christian Orozco Staff Writer The men’s water polo almost pulled off the upset on Wednesday against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, but fell short, losing to the Stags 12-9. The Stags are currently tied for the top spot in the Southern California Intercollegiate Conference with a record of 5-1. “They are one of the best in our conference and it was great to see that we can go out and compete with one of... 
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