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Men’s squad prepares for season opener

Men’s squad prepares for season opener
Members of the University of La Verne men’s soccer celebrated Labor Day early in the afternoon before heading over to the new stadium for evening practice. After playing two games in New York and flying back the previous morning, the team was back on the field to practice before the first home game of the season, against Pacific University. The Leopards defeated Pacific 3-1. The Leopards will host... 

Ortmayer Stadium to get new look

Ortmayer Stadium to get new look
Construction on the football field moves along with the input of the cooling system. Pipes buried beneath the field cool the artificial turf when it gets too hot. On Tuesday, the contractor Byrom-Davey worked to cover the piles of dirt and rock with tarps to protect them from rain and mud. / photo by Zachary Horton Christian Orozco Sports Editor The $4 million project of refurbishing Ortmayer Stadium... 

Bulldogs maul LV on senior night

Bulldogs maul LV on senior night
The men’s soccer team went head-to-head with Redlands on Saturday. During the second half Bulldog sophomore defender Richie Marquez strikes a header with freshman midfielder Nico Johnson (No. 5) as his backup. Leopard sophomore forward Abdullah Alharshan is involved in the play, trying to stop Marquez. The Leopards were shut out by the visiting Bulldogs 3-0, who won the regular season Southern California... 

LV thrashes Beavers’ dam on road

LV thrashes Beavers’ dam on road
On Saturday senior defender Brandon Friedel attempted to shield the ball from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps midfielder Rodrigo Bravo Beneitez at Claremont McKenna College. La Verne made its only goal in the first half of the game, and ended up gored by the Stags 8-1. / photo by Candice Salazar Julian Burrell Associate Editor The La Verne men’s soccer team ventured into enemy territory and managed a shutout... 

Men’s soccer drops 3-1 decision to CLU

Daniel Hargis Sports Editor Despite a late goal, it was too little too late as men’s soccer fell to the visiting Cal Lutheran Kingsmen by a 3-1 score Wednesday at Damien High School. After a scoreless first half, it took the Kingsmen under five minutes to find their first tally, by way of freshman midfielder Tyler Pascoe. “We didn’t prepare ourselves for this game and we didn’t find the ball,”... 

Norwegian newcomer makes headway

Norwegian newcomer makes headway
A native of Stavanger, Norway, freshman midfielder Boye Christiansen made the decision to attend the University of La Verne because he said he wanted to try something new. Being part of the men’s soccer team has helped him make friends and adjust to his new life in a foreign country, but he said that the style of soccer is different than in Norway. Christiansen scored his first goal of the season... 

Leos clip Sagehens’ wings

Christian Orozco Staff Writer With balloons and posters in the stands, Leopard fans brought their clappers and noise makers to cheer on the men’s soccer team to a 1-0 overtime win against Pomona-Pitzer on Wednesday at Damien High School. The surprising fireworks during the national anthem set the mood for the Leopards and their fans. “This is all really impressive,” sophomore biology major Peter... 

Leos, Stags finish on level terms

Julian Burrel Assistant Editor The men’s soccer team had to settle for a 2-2 tie against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, despite heated back-and-forth competition from both sides. The Leopards had recently fallen into an losing streak following its victory in the season opener against the University of Dallas. For the next three games, Pomona-Pitzer, Occidental and Cal Lutheran consistently denied the Leopards... 

Men’s soccer suffers defeat on late goals

Men's soccer suffers defeat on late goals
Ten minutes into the first half, La Verne sophomore midfielder Victor Serrano goes head to head with Pomona-Pitzer freshman midfielder Arash Mahboubi for control of the ball. The Leopards lost to the Sagehens at Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday, 2-0. Both goals were scored in the last 14 minutes of the match. The Leopards now carry a SCIAC record of 0-3. / photo by Danielle Navarro  Read More →

Squads find homes, await new fields

Squads find homes, await new fields
The women’s soccer team will hold practices this semester at Lutheran High School on Fruit Street, just north of Foothill Boulevard. Practices are held Monday through Thursday afternoons. Head coach Wendy Zwissler said the Lutheran High field is a great place to practice. / photo by Candice Salazar Grace Casale Staff Writer Bulldozed baseball, soccer and football fields will eventually give way to... 
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