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Leopards top nationally-ranked Athenas

Leopards top nationally-ranked Athenas
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sophomore outside hitter Shelbi Stein scores a kill past La Verne junior outside hitter Cassie Thompson and senior outside hitter Brittany Yaxley. Both teams kept each set close, battling to take the lead and seal the game. The Leopards defeated the No. 9 ranked Athenas, 3-2, Tuesday at Frantz Athletic Court. / photo by Noel Cabrera Alexandra de Leon Staff Writer The women’s... 

Rodriguez brings positivity to LV

Rodriguez brings positivity to LV
After 11 years coaching football, two-time cancer survivor Oscar Rodriguez is the new defensive coordinator for the La Verne football team. Rodriguez tells his players, “football is easy, life is hard.” Given the opportunity to work with higher division teams, after a second bout of cancer, he was drawn to La Verne for the people. / photo by Noel Cabrera Kaila Williams Staff Writer The alarm clock... 

Red card leads to Leopards’ downfall against Redlands

Kat Simonelli Sports Editor The men’s soccer team fell to Redlands, 4-1, Wednesday after a costly red card ejection in the first half. The loss gives the Leopards a 3-2 record in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Con­ference play and 6-2 overall. “We went down a man pretty early so our guys had to adapt and make some changes,” head coach Trevor Persson said. “Before that I didn’t... 

Poets kick past Leopards in overtime

Poets kick past Leopards in overtime
In the second half of the game, Whittier freshman forward Tess Peppis draws a foul, after pushing La Verne midfielder senior Cassidy Schweiger in a struggle for the ball Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium. The Leopards lost to the Whittier Poets, 1-0, in overtime. / photo by Sarah Vander Zon Autumn Simon Staff Writer Despite going into overtime and multiple saves from freshman goalkeeper Jasmine Valadez,... 

Women take SCIAC opener from Occidental, 2-1

Kat Simonelli Sports Editor Autumn Simon Staff Writer The women’s soccer team defeated the Occidental Tigers, 2-1, Wednesday in its first Southern California Intercol­legi­ate Athletic Conference match of the season. This puts the Leopards at 1-0 in SCIAC play and 3-1-1 overall. “The girls have been training really hard, coming to this game they knew they were going to have to defend very well... 

Trojans overpower Leopards in Inland Empire Classic

Trojans overpower Leopards in Inland Empire Classic
Struggling against a fourth quarter score of 21-2, La Verne sophomore driver Jared Hopley brings the ball forward with the assist of junior utility Jordan Bowers. USC Trojans sophomore drivers Mitch Embrey and Lazar Pasuljevic try to stop the duo. By a final score of 23-2, USC gave the Leopards a soaking at the first game of the day Sunday at the La Verne Aquatics Center. / photo by Terrence Lewis Jolene... 

Tigers maul Leopards’ win streak

Tigers maul Leopards’ win streak
La Verne junior midfielder Justin Funes fights to get the ball from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps junior midfielder Mehron Abdi. The Leopards brought down the Stags, 2-1, Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium. / photo by Sarah Vander Zon Alexandra De Leon Staff Writer The men’s soccer team’s winning streak was broken Wednesday, after a tough loss, 2-0, to the Occidental Tigers at Ortmayer Stadium. Occidental sophomore... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At the Buzzer Women’s Soccer, Sept. 16 La Verne – 2 Occidental – 1 Men’s Water Polo, Sept. 16 La Verne – 11 Citrus College – 7 Women’s Volleyball, Sept. 15 La Verne – 2 Cal Lutheran – 3 Schedule Friday Women’s volleyball vs. Whittier, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Men’s water polo vs. Alumni, 11 a.m. Football @ Whitworth, 1 p.m. Women’s soccer vs. Whittier, 7 p.m. Men’s soccer @ Chapman,... 

Leopards sweep Boxers in tourney

Leopards sweep Boxers in tourney
Struggling to catch up to Wisconsin-Stout’s lead in game four of the Pacific Coast Classic Tournament, juniors setter Tiffany Mancuso and middle blocker Kelsi Robinson, work closely together at the net. The Leopards won the match, 3-1. The team wrapped up the classic with a record of 3-1, after dropping the first game to Carthage. /  photo by Gabriel de Alba Lauren Harchut Staff Writer The women’s... 

La Verne kicks off season on right foot

La Verne kicks off season on right foot
La Verne junior midfielder Harim Coronado fends off junior St. Katherine defender David Lopez, charging in to make an attempt at a goal during the first half of Sunday’s game at Ortmayer Stadium. The Leopards doused the Firebirds, 10-0, with eight different players scoring goals. The Leopards will face Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 7 p.m. Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium. / photo by Ben Camacho Kat Simonelli... 
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