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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... 

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... 

Whittier takes La Verne in men’s soccer, 3-1, with strong half

Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer An exciting second half led to a final score of 3-1 as the men’s soccer team fell to the visiting the Whittier Poets last Saturday at Ben Hines Field. Physical play was extremely high during the game with the Poets receiving 20 fouls and two yellow cards, while La Verne received 15 fouls and three yellow cards. Both defenses played well during the first half keeping... 

Tigers’ physical play not enough to stop Leos

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Coming off a 4-0 loss to Redlands on Oct. 9, the men’s soccer team came out with a desire to beat Occidental and it was apparent from its physical play they would not settle for anything less than a win. The Leopards took care of the Tigers, 4-0, on Wednesday at Ben Hines Field. From the start of the game it was obvious that La Verne was not only physically stronger but... 

ULV offense too much for Cal Lutheran

ULV offense too much for Cal Lutheran
The men’s soccer team beats the Kingsmen, 3-0. Mario Cisneros, junior forward for La Verne, confronts Robbie Spangler, a senior guard from Cal Lutheran, for possession of the ball during the first half of Saturday’s match. ULV went on to maul the Kingsmen, 3-0. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The men’s soccer team overwhelmed Cal Lutheran, 3-0, in a game that... 

La Verne earns double OT win

Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer After a long physical battle and two overtimes, La Verne’s men’s soccer team earned their first win of the season against the Occidental Tigers, 1-0. It was in the 114th minute when Nahavi Mendoza broke the 0-0 tie by scoring the game-winning goal to defeat the Tigers. Mendoza played very well for the Leopards throughout the entire game with a total of nine shots... 

Men drop 2nd in a row to Redlands

Men drop 2nd in a row to Redlands
La Verne freshman Jesus Bolanos takes the ball away from Redlands forward Cody Carlson during the first half of their match on Wednesday. The Leopards went on to drop the home opener to the Bulldogs, 3-2, giving La Verne their third loss of the season. / photo by Christopher Guzman Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer The La Verne Leopards took another tough hit as the men’s soccer team lost... 

Freshmen to boost men’s soccer

Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Coming off of a 4-15 record last year, the men’s soccer team is looking for a fresh start this season. Many players and fans from last year knew that the team’s defense was the achilles heel that led to their poor record. But the team hopes that will change with the return of all-SCIAC players Taylor Hart and Angel De Alba, two defenders who were unable to play... 
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Men's soccer gets 1-0 victory against Poets

Men's soccer gets 1-0 victory against Poets
The Leopards’ strong defense shuts out Whittier. La Verne defender Kevin Parada steals the ball from Whittier forward Srdan Jovanovic in 103-degree heat on Ben Hines Field during the first half Sept. 23. La Verne spellchecked the Poets, 1-0, with a goal made by forward Nahavi Mendoza with 19 minutes left in the second half. The Leopards play at home against the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen at 11 a.m.... 

Leopards gain confidence with their first win

Leopards gain confidence with their first win
La Verne builds on an early lead to top Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 4-1. La Verne forward Nahavi Mendoza steals the ball from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps player Frederick Doar during the second half of Saturday’s game at Ben Hines Field. Doar quickly recovered it. The Leopards went on to chase down the Stags and win the game, 4-1. The men, who are 2-1 in conference and 2-5 overall, play their next match... 
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