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Water polo struggles against Cal Lutheran, 11-5

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer La Verne struggled to find its momentum with many lost opportunities from shots on goal to counter attacks on both ends as it fell short to Cal Lutheran Wednesday at Las Flores Park, 11-5. “We couldn’t adjust. I never doubt the girls’ efforts, their hearts are in the right place, but confusion out there led to counter attacks,” head coach Alex La said. La Verne... 

La Verne falls by tip of a paw to Pomona-Pitzer

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor A misdirected field block into the goal with 43 seconds remaining sunk the hearts of La Verne faithful as the women’s water polo team fell to Pomona-Pitzer, 13-12, Wednesday at Las Flores Park. In the closest game in the two clubs’ history, La Verne scared the defending Southern Cali­fornia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champions on a day that the sun... 

Mark Wilson means business in the pool

Mark Wilson means business in the pool
Water polo player Mark Wilson is not only competitive in the water but also in the classroom. Wilson comes from Santa Rosa and is a business administration major with a concentration in marketing. Wilson has been swimming for six years. He was one of three seniors honored in November for their hard work during the 2010 water polo season. He also participated in the swimming and diving championships,... 

Leopards hope for a winning spring

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer With the new semester around the corner, students are curious to see what is in store for the 2011 spring sports season. Seven of ULV’s athletic programs will begin regular season play – meaning a fresh opportunity for success in each respective program. All sports ranging from softball, baseball and golf – to women’s tennis, water polo and track and field will... 

Tigers drown Leopards, 13-7

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Occidental took full advantage of an injury depleted La Verne team when they beat the Leopards, 13-7, on Wednesday at the La Verne Aquatic Center. La Verne lost its two goalies, senior Alan Navarez and freshman Joseph Lamson, and its main guard, senior Mark Wilson, to injuries earlier in the week. Without its goalies and one of its starters, the Leopards needed to play a near... 

Water polo sinks in SCIAC play

Water polo sinks in SCIAC play
La Verne junior Kyle Thorsness breaks through the Vanguard defense to score for the Leopards on Saturday. The Leopards fell to the Lions, 15-13, despite a late fourth quarter comeback. The loss dropped the Leopards’ record to 5-16 overall and 1-2 in conference play. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Poor refereeing and missed opportunities led to back-to-back losses for... 

Lack of communication hurts LV

Lack of communication hurts LV
La Verne junior Emerson Grant looks back for help from his teammates while being defended by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps freshman John Holland on Saturday at the Inland Empire Classic at the La Verne Aquatics Center. The Leopards were drowned by the Stags, 14-2, and had a hard time in the rest of the tournament, with a record of 2-5. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer With little... 

Leopards trump Beavers in SCIAC water polo finale

Ashley Morgado Staff Writer To end its conference season with a triumph, the women’s water polo team beat the Caltech Beavers, 9-5, on Saturday afternoon at Las Flores Park. The last time these teams met, the Leopards easily swam over the Beavers, 13-4. However, this time around, the Beavers made the Leopards sweat for the win. “They were more prepared this time,” head water polo coach Alex La... 

Water polo drops two in conference

Water polo drops two in conference
Lauren Shepard, freshman goalkeeper for La Verne, successfully blocks a shot attempt in the fourth quarter as La Verne’s Elizabeth Roberts and Pomona-Pitzer’s Perri Hopkins fight for position. The Sagehens topped the Leopards, 17-4, on Saturday at Haldeman Pool in Claremont. On Saturday La Verne will be back in action at 11 a.m. in a home contest against Whittier. Pui Lok Choi Staff Writer The... 

Men’s water polo loses one, wins one

Men's water polo loses one, wins one
Freshman Matt Johnson contributes to Sunday’s victory over Caltech, making his pass over a host of defenders in the second half. The men’s water polo team split a doubleheader Sunday. After losing their first match to Air Force, La Verne beat Caltech, 17-7. / photo by Christopher Guzman  Read More →
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