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All-Decade honor for soccer captain Angel de Alba

All-Decade honor for soccer captain Angel de Alba
Senior Angel de Alba will graduate in the spring with a degree in business administration. De Alba served as the men’s soccer team’s captain and middle-defender; he hopes he can somehow implement soccer into his future career as he moves forward with his life. / photo by Christopher Guzman Elsie Ramos Sports Editor When he first started playing at the age of seven, soccer was not something Angel... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At the Buzzer Women’s Volleyball, Nov. 5 La Verne – 3 Occidental – 1 Women’s Volleyball, Nov. 6 La Verne – 0 Cal Lutheran – 3 Men’s Water Polo, Nov. 7 Air Force – 12 La Verne – 4 Schedule Saturday Men’s cross country @ NCAA West Regional, 11 a.m. Women’s cross country @ NCAA West Regional Championship, noon Football @ Whittier, 1 p.m. Tuesday Men’s basketball @ Chapman, 7... 

Leopards head to SCIAC volleyball tourney

Leopards head to SCIAC volleyball tourney
photo by Warren Bessant Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer Above, sophomore Catie Logan (No. 7) blocks a return in the first set of La Verne’s match with Caltech on Friday. The Leopards mauled the Beavers in straight sets for their fourth consecutive victory and their 16th overall win of the season. On Tuesday night La Verne clinched a playoff spot by winning its sixth in row against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps... 

Bulldogs drag down Leopards, 27-7

Bulldogs drag down Leopards, 27-7
Football team loses 18th in a row. La Verne’s junior wide receiver Allen Daniels gets dragged down just short of a first down Saturday by Redlands cornerback Tony Santini. The Leopards kept the losing steak alive against the Bulldogs, falling 27-7. The Leopards look to bounce back on Saturday’s Homecoming game against Pomona-Pitzer. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Nolasco Pesina Staff Writer In... 

Leopards fall one win short of men’s soccer playoffs

Leopards fall one win short of men's soccer playoffs
La Verne senior Nahavi Mendoza goes up for a header against Pomona-Pitzer’s Alec Larson. On Saturday the Leopards dropped the game to the Sagehens. With the loss the Leopards missed the playoffs by one game and end their season with an overall record of 6-10-1. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Many hopes and dreams were crushed when the men’s soccer team fell to the... 

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... 

Leopards outclaw Tigers in 5 sets

Leopards outclaw Tigers in 5 sets
Occidental defenders Aly Fritz and Logan Boyer-Hayse watch a spike from La Verne’s Catie Logan, No. 7, fall for a point during the first set of their match Tuesday. The teams battled back and forth but the Leopards finished off the Tigers in the fifth set, improving their record to 15-10. / photo by Christopher Guzman Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer In an electrifying five-set match, the... 

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... 

Leopards are looking playoff bound

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor In what was one of the most important games for the Leopards this season, the men’s soccer team played flat and not up to its full potential, but it was able to edge out Caltech, 1-0, on Wednesday at Ben Hines Field. Needing to win their last two games to make it into the Southern California Intercolleg­iate Athletic Conference postseason tournament, the men were expected... 

Top dogs dig in for new NBA season

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer With the NBA kicking off its 65th season on Tuesday, the time has come to assess what is new around the league, as well as who will make a push for championship contention. Unlike the NFL, where there is parity amongst its teams, the NBA hosts an annual slugfest between a handful of household known teams. The teams that jockey for postseason greatness are the usual suspects:... 
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