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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... 

Mark Wilson means business in the pool

Mark Wilson means business in the pool
Water polo player Mark Wilson is not only competitive in the water but also in the classroom. Wilson comes from Santa Rosa and is a business administration major with a concentration in marketing. Wilson has been swimming for six years. He was one of three seniors honored in November for their hard work during the 2010 water polo season. He also participated in the swimming and diving championships,... 

Tigers drown Leopards, 13-7

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Occidental took full advantage of an injury depleted La Verne team when they beat the Leopards, 13-7, on Wednesday at the La Verne Aquatic Center. La Verne lost its two goalies, senior Alan Navarez and freshman Joseph Lamson, and its main guard, senior Mark Wilson, to injuries earlier in the week. Without its goalies and one of its starters, the Leopards needed to play a near... 

Water polo sinks in SCIAC play

Water polo sinks in SCIAC play
La Verne junior Kyle Thorsness breaks through the Vanguard defense to score for the Leopards on Saturday. The Leopards fell to the Lions, 15-13, despite a late fourth quarter comeback. The loss dropped the Leopards’ record to 5-16 overall and 1-2 in conference play. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Poor refereeing and missed opportunities led to back-to-back losses for... 

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... 

Men’s water polo loses one, wins one

Men's water polo loses one, wins one
Freshman Matt Johnson contributes to Sunday’s victory over Caltech, making his pass over a host of defenders in the second half. The men’s water polo team split a doubleheader Sunday. After losing their first match to Air Force, La Verne beat Caltech, 17-7. / photo by Christopher Guzman  Read More →

Bulldogs take a bite out of the Leopards

Bulldogs take a bite out of the Leopards
La Verne drops its conference opener to Redlands, 19-8. La Verne driver Anthony Rivera sets up a pass for the goal as Alex Dow, driver for Redlands, attempts the block. The Bulldogs mauled the Leopards, 19-8, Saturday at the La Verne Aquatics Center in ULV’s conference opener. / photo by Stephanie Arellanes Kevin Garrity News Editor The men’s water polo team was outmatched against Redlands in... 
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