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Volleyball muscles past opponents

Volleyball muscles past opponents
La Verne setter Kendal Kraiss and middle blocker Catie Logan block UC Santa Cruz outside hitter Bryce Meyer’s attempt to return the ball. The Leopards salted the Banana Slugs on Saturday, winning all three games. / photo by Warren Bessant Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer The volleyball team had a very successful weekend at the Leopard Invitational, winning all four of their matches to bring their overall... 

LV earns chances, claws for finishes

LV earns chances, claws for finishes
Above Whittier junior midfielder Kirsten Davis (No. 22), La Verne sophomore forward Marisella Macias attempts to head the ball off a goal kick in an effort to gain possession. Macias is backed by freshman forward Krystal Gutierrez, who is guarded by Whittier sophomore forward Ashlin Steele (No. 7). Whittier freshman defender Dana Bergstrom (No. 12), enters the fray to be ready for the ball. The Poets... 

Leopards to lean on experience for success

Daniel Hargis Sports Editor The women’s soccer team looks to turn over a new leaf for the 2011 season, featuring nine returners who saw the pitch as freshman, allowing the Leopards to start where they left off a year ago. The Leopards have started the season with a 2-1-2 record and believe they are on track for greater success than last fall. “We’re starting off in a better place,” junior defenseman... 

Men’s soccer team opens year with high hopes

Christian Orozco Staff Writer The men’s soccer team is looking to be a contender for the conference title this year following a heartbreaking end to last year’s season when the team missed the playoffs by one game. The loss of an All-American and a few all-conference players has some fans worried, but the team does not seem to be deterred by the loss. “Of course it is going to affect us,” men’s... 

Leos erased from SCIAC softball tourney

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor The softball team’s long and difficult Southern California Intercolleg­iate Athletic Confer­ence season came to an end this weekend for the Leopards, going 1-2 with losses to Redlands and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and a win over Whittier. La Verne got off to quick starts in each game, but only managed to hold on for one win in three tries. “We didn’t get timely... 

Women’s tennis gets aced by Bulldogs

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer La Verne suffered a pair of losses over the weekend against Redlands and Whittier. The Bulldogs dominated the Leo­pards at the Claremont Club on Friday, 9-0, and the Poets continued dominance on Saturday, winning 7-2. The Leopards are a young team with a roster that boasts six freshman, one sophomore and two juniors, but they feel confident that they will grow together... 

Leopards softball writes off Poets, splits with CMS

Leopards softball writes off Poets, splits with CMS
In the first game of a doubleheader against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Athena first baseman Olivia Jacobs was safe after La Verne third baseman Candice Nunez overthrew the ball to Raven Freret at first base in the top of the fourth inning. Nunez earned an error for the play and Jacobs advanced to second. The Leopards fell to the Athenas, 2-1, in the first game, but won 3-0 in the second. / photo by Allison... 

Poets run out of ink against Leopards

Poets run out of ink against Leopards
After an unsuccessful attempt to steal second base, La Verne senior utility player Jason Muñoz safely returns to first base despite the best attempts of Whittier first baseman Austin Strauss. The Leopards overtook the Poets in a 5-0 victory on a cold, rainy day at Ben Hines Field. La Verne takes the field again against Pomona-Pitzer at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Alumni Baseball Field. / photo by Warren Bessant Krista... 

La Verne baseball looks to take back SCIAC

La Verne baseball looks to take back SCIAC
Senior pitcher Mark Larini winds up against Redlands batters in the second game of a doubleheader against the Bulldogs. The Leopards earned a doubleheader split, losing the home game 3-2 and beating Redlands on their home turf 8-4. La Verne continues SCIAC action this Friday in a three-game series against Whittier. Friday’s home game begins at 2:30 p.m. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Elsie Ramos Sports... 

Leos clobber Poets for 1st football win since ’08

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The ninth time is a charm. Coming off one of their most heartbreaking losses of the season, the Leopards came out with full force. In the final game of the season, La Verne traveled to Whittier and dismantled the Poets, 49-23. With the victory La Verne snaps a 19-game losing streak and marks the team’s first win since Nov. 1, 2008. Since the arrival of head coach Andy... 
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