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Leopards swept by Pomona-Pitzer

Leopards swept by Pomona-Pitzer
With La Verne and Pomona-Pitzer tied at 17 in the first set, Leopards’ senior outside hitter Ashlyn Cross makes the second of back-to-back kills past Sagehens junior outside hitter Stephanie Sun, senior middle hitter Emma Burdekin and sophomore setter Jessica Finn, to give La Verne a 19-17 lead. Both teams went back-and-forth in attempts to take the lead throughout each set, but the Sagehens prevailed... 

Volleyball extends win streak to 6

Volleyball extends win streak to 6
La Verne senior outside hitter Brittany Yaxley returns the ball against Chapman sophomore middle blocker Ali Robinson for a point to take an early lead in the third set of the match Saturday at Frantz Athletic Court. After losing a seven-point lead in the first set, the Leopards were able to dominate the Panthers in the next three sets, as they sealed the win, 3-1. With the win, La Verne managed to... 

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... 

Yaxley is a leader on and off court

Yaxley is a leader on and off court
Junior outside hitter Brittany Yaxley was named an All-American on both American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III Third Team and First Team All-SCIAC. Beside volleyball, Yaxley’s interests include reading Harry Potter books and photography. / photo by Kaung Myat Tun Hal Hargrave Staff Writer Despite competing in a sport where being tall is the norm, Brittany Yaxley does not let her petite... 

Leopards reach NCAA volleyball tourney

Hal Hargrave Staff Writer The women’s volleyball team’s season came to an abrupt end Friday with a loss to No. 21 Trinity Tigers, 3-0, in the first round of the NCAA West Regional Tournament at Gilbert Sports Arena. A matchup between two nationally recognized teams was a lopsided win for the Tigers that ended La Verne’s season and put the Leopards to 20-7 overall on the season. The Leopards kept... 

Volleyball gets NCAA regional bid

Hal Hargrave Staff Writer Although it was a tough weekend for the women’s volleyball team, things started looking up Monday after the team found out it received a regional bid to play No. 21 Trinity Texas in the NCAA Division III tournament. The last time La Verne met Trinity in 2012, the Leopards came out victorious, 3-2. La Verne will make its 25th NCAA Tournament appearance. The Leopards are... 

Regals sweep Leopards on senior night

Regals sweep Leopards on senior night
Junior outside hitter Brittany Yaxley smacks the ball past Cal Lutheran junior right side hitter Pua Mo’okini-Oliveira Thursday at Frantz Athletic Court. The crowed showed its Leopard pride by donning black shirts for the annual Blackout Senior Night, as the Regals blacked out the Leopards, 3-0. / photo by Michael Saakyan Hal Hargrave Staff Writer A lack of execution by the No. 24 nationally ranked... 

Volleyball earns national ranking

Volleyball earns national ranking
Freshman middle blocker Flynn Salas-Miller spikes the ball against the Caltech Beavers Friday at Frantz Athletic Court. The crowd waved pink poms poms for La Verne’s annual Cancer Awareness Day, while the Leopards dammed the Beavers, 3-0. / photo by Michael Saakyan Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer The volleyball team swept Caltech, 3-0, winning its 11th Southern California Intercol­legiate Athletic... 

LV clinches volleyball playoff berth

LV clinches volleyball playoff berth
La Verne junior outside hitter Brittany Yaxley tips the ball away from Redlands’ middle blockers junior Cierra Stevens and freshman Kiersten Langerud to get the point in the third set of the game Saturday at Frantz Athletic Court. The Leopards trounced the Bulldogs, 3-0./ photo by Amanda Duvall Annabel Secaida Staff Writer The women’s volleyball team dominated the Redland Bulldogs Saturday at... 

ULV dominates Leo Invite with sweep

ULV dominates Leo Invite with sweep
La Verne sophomore middle blocker Cassie Thompson and junior outside hitter Brittany Yaxley block the ball from Nazareth College senior outside hitter Kassandra Buseck. The Leopards defeated the Golden Flyers in three sets. / photo by Kaung Myat Tun The volleyball team went undefeated this week after sweeping Endicott College, Virginia Wesleyan and Nazareth College in the 2014 Leopard Invitational... 
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