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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... 

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... 

Men's basketball tops Poets, 79-71

Freshman guard Jake Veith of La Verne takes on Whittier’s Karlo Galvez in a 79-71 victory for the Leopards on Feb. 10. The Leopards have since dropped back-to-back games. La Verne will be back in action at 7:30 on Saturday when they take on conference foe Caltech. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher  Read More →

Men's basketball tops Poets with big second half

Trevor Woodland sets the tone with 19 points. Elsie Ramos Staff Writer The men’s basketball team improved to 7-14 after defeating the Whittier Poets, 79-71, on Wednesday night. This comes after having dropped three of the last four games. The Leopards started off stiff, going scoreless the first four minutes of the game and giving up four turnovers in three minutes, but they pushed through and took... 
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