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LV drowns Caltech in SCIAC opener, falls to Chapman and Redlands

LV drowns Caltech in SCIAC opener, falls to Chapman and Redlands
During a timeout in the third quarter Saturday, head coach Alex La lifts his team’s spirit for their game against Chapman at Las Flores Park. La coaches both the men’s and women’s water polo teams, and played for La Verne himself in 2001 and 2002. / photo by Cameron Barr Christian Orozco Staff Writer The men’s water polo team dominated Caltech, but fell short to Chapman on Saturday at Las Flores... 

Leopards dominate visiting Beavers in sweep

Alyssa Cole Staff Writer The La Verne Leopards crushed the Caltech Beavers Wednesday at Frantz Athletic Court in a quick three-set sweep, 25-4, 25-12 and 25-14. At the start of the match head coach Jenna Panatier switched things up, trying different starters and different rotations. “These kind of games we get to work on fun things,” Panatier said. Junior setter Arlette Scott started the serves... 

Tennis ends with success

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer The tennis season came to a tough close for La Verne as it finished with a 2-8 record in conference and 7-14 overall. The team had its closest match against Occidental on April 22, losing 5-4, but in the end was not able to find the momentum to seal the win. The Leopards’ biggest challenge was inexperience, with six freshmen and no seniors, the level of play from... 

Leos win last game at Ben Hines Field

Leos win last game at Ben Hines Field
Caltech left fielder Brendan Sheehan misses a fly ball hit by La Verne’s designated hitter Jason Munoz in the fourth inning of last Friday’s game at Ben Hines Field. Munoz earned a triple for the play and went on to score. The Leopards beat the Beavers, 13-3, in seven innings. / photo by Allison Lavelle Elsie Ramos Sports Editor The Leopards gave Ben Hines Field and their seniors a proper farewell... 

Water polo season ends on high water mark

Water polo season ends on high water mark
La Verne junior center Erika Vargas tries to advance the ball as the Leopards face off against Redlands in the SCIAC Championship tournament at Las Flores Park on Friday. The Leopards lost to the Bulldogs, 17-8, in the first round. / photo by Warren Bessant Cheryl Regan Staff Writer Although the Leopards lost the first two games of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship... 

Leopards claw Beavers’ dam

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer It was a short day on Friday, as the Leopards took on the 0-18 Caltech Beavers at Ben Hines Field, dominating 14-1 in a seven inning game. Starting pitcher senior Mark Larini got the win as he pitched five innings, holding Caltech to only four hits in the game. “I went out there and tried to throw strikes,” Larini said. “We did what we needed to do.” The Leopards were... 

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... 

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... 

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... 
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