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Sagehens fly, Leopards slip in SCIAC water polo opener

Sagehens fly, Leopards slip in SCIAC water polo opener
Junior driver Daniel Hargis blasts a ball past Pomona-Pitzer utility player Dylan O’Connell for a goal in the third quarter Wednesday. The Leopards were caged by the Sagehens, 12-7. / photo by Hunter Cole Taylor Perez-Graham Staff Writer The men’s water polo team opened conference play with a 12-7 loss Wednesday afternoon against the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens at Haldeman Pool in Pomona. The loss... 

La Verne tries to stay above water

La Verne tries to stay above water
Senior two-meter Shane Hurter turns Claremont-Mudd-Scripps defender McClatchy Ruskin to score a left-handed goal Saturday at the Inland Empire Tournament at the La Verne Aquatic Center. ULV hosted the tournament and faced tough opponents, including Long Beach State, UC Irvine and Concordia. The Leopards lost to CMS, 10-5, with Hurter scoring three goals in the tournament. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Christian... 

Water polo looks to make splash

Water polo looks to make splash
After a week of conditioning in the harsh summer sun, graduate assistant Emerson Gant helps head coach Alex La prepare the water polo team for the first game of the year, which place at the UCLA Invitational Tournament, where they played the national champions USC Trojans. The Leopards were slain by the Trojans, 23-3. / photo by Zachary Horton Taylor Perez-Graham Staff Writer After ending last season... 

Leopards swim to sixth in SCIAC

Leopards swim to sixth in SCIAC
In La Verne’s final game of the SCIAC championship tournament, senior utility Kyle Thorsness explodes out of the water to shoot over his defender, junior utility player Cameron Rehm of Whittier. Thorsness, a senior who transferred from Orange Coast College, played his last championship tournament and last game at Las Flores Park. He scored three goals in each game and became the first La Verne player... 

Poets too clever on LV senior day

Poets too clever on LV senior day
During the third quarter against Whittier, junior utility Arturo Villalpando moves the ball away from opponent John Adams, attacker. On Saturday the Whittier Poets wrote off the Leopards in a close game with a final score of 10-9 at Las Flores Park. The game against the Poets served as senior day for the Leopards, who will graduate three seniors this year. Later in the day, La Verne faced off with... 

Leopards fight with Stags in close water polo loss

Christian Orozco Staff Writer The men’s water polo almost pulled off the upset on Wednesday against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, but fell short, losing to the Stags 12-9. The Stags are currently tied for the top spot in the Southern California Intercollegiate Conference with a record of 5-1. “They are one of the best in our conference and it was great to see that we can go out and compete with one of... 

Slow start dooms water polo in Hens’ house

Christian Orozco Staff Writer The men’s water polo team fell short of a victory on Wednesday on the road against Pomona-Pitzer with a 17-8 loss. The Sagehens were able to get out to an early start against the Leopards and never looked back. “The beginning is always important,” head coach Alex La said. “If you look at all the games we have won it was because we came out strong.” This was La... 

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... 

Leos earn two wins at tournament

Leos earn two wins at tournament
La Verne junior utility player Arturo Villalpando treads up for a shot on goal, pushing aside his defender, Jonathon Stark of Connecticut College. The Leopards beat the visiting Camels 11-7, giving them one of their two wins during the annual Claremont Convergence Tourna­ment at Las Flores Park. La Verne earned its other victory against Penn State Behrend. / photo by Mitchell Aleman  Read More →

Water polo splashes into season

Water polo splashes into season
Weak-side driver Jon Jarvis treads up and around his defender to make the shot on goal, contributing to the 9-7 Leopard victory against Occidental during the Inland Empire Invitational at Las Flores Park on Saturday. / photo by Mitch Aleman Grace Casale Staff Writer After ending last season with a record of 7-24 overall and 3-7 in their conference, the men’s water polo team has high hopes on making... 
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