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Krich completes turnaround year for football

Krich completes turnaround year for football
La Verne safety Arsian Erdinc takes down Whittier quarterback Kelly Maguire in the final minutes of the second quarter on Saturday. The Leopards beat the Poets in their final game of the season, with a score of 24-20. / photo by Danielle Navarro Kevin Parada Staff Writer The football team ended the 2011 season on Saturday on a high note by beating Whittier in a closely contested game, 24-20. With the... 

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 swept out of postseason

Leopards swept out of postseason
La Verne junior middle blocker Catie Logan returns the ball after blocking a shot by Whittier setter Alessandra Rios at Frantz Athletic Court on Saturday. The Poets defeated the Leopards 3-0, breaking Whittier’s two game losing streak. It was La Verne’s second loss to the Poets this season, both coming by way of a sweep. The game decided who would go to the SCIAC postseason tournament next week,... 

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... 
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