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Water polo scores late goal in win

Water polo scores late goal in win
Senior La Verne two-meter swimmer Erika Vargas tries to score on Whittier goalie Anahisa Aguirre at Las Flores Park Saturday. The Leopards clawed the Poets, 9-8, to score their eighth victory of the season and their first conference win. / photo by Warren Bessant Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer The Leopards offense sets up with the score at 8-8 when freshman driver Kelsey Broyles on a powerful drive... 

Injured Leopards do not have enough to win

Valerie Dominguez Staff Writer The women’s water polo team continued its season with another loss against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in Wednesday’s game at Las Flores Park. CMS beat La Verne 8-3, dropping the Leopards to an overall record of 7-16, as well as extending their Southern Cali­fornia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record to 0-2. The Leopards started strong in the first quarter with... 

Leos start off season in cold water

Leos start off season in cold water
Junior Alex Gudeneau fakes her Claremont Mudd-Scripps opponent for a shot on goal, coming off a two-goal game just an hour before in the women’s water polo game against Concordia Saturday at Las Flores Park. The Leopards suffered two losses in the season opener, with a heartbreaking 14-12 finish against the Athenas. The Leopards begin their season with a record of 0-2. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Daniel... 

Leopards look to make a splash in SCIAC

Leopards look to make a splash in SCIAC
During their final week of practice before the first preseason games, head coach Alex La and assistant coach Cody Bell call the women’s water polo team together to discuss the plays. The team will open its season with two back-to-back games Saturday at Las Flores Park in La Verne against Concordia, at 9 a.m. and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 11:30 a.m. / photo by Katherine Careaga Christian Orozco Sports... 

Water polo season ends on high water mark

Water polo season ends on high water mark
La Verne junior center Erika Vargas tries to advance the ball as the Leopards face off against Redlands in the SCIAC Championship tournament at Las Flores Park on Friday. The Leopards lost to the Bulldogs, 17-8, in the first round. / photo by Warren Bessant Cheryl Regan Staff Writer Although the Leopards lost the first two games of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship... 

Leopards lose grip in upstream battle

Leopards lose grip in upstream battle
La Verne freshman attacker Alexandra Escobar (No. 22) tries to score against Redlands goalie Julie Lupfer and field players Chandler Weeks and Joy Corona (No. 9) during the second quarter of the Senior Day game against the Bulldogs on Saturday. The Leopards lost the game, 13-5, at the La Verne Aquatic Center in Las Flores Park. La Verne will play Redlands again in the first round of the SCIAC tournament... 

La Verne drowns against Athenas

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor Sometimes trying too hard does not work out well, which proved true Wednesday as the Leopards fell to the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas by a score of 13-7 at CMS. La Verne jumped into the pool and out to a 2-0 lead less than five minutes into the game but the Athenas came roaring back with four unanswered goals to lead 4-2 at the end of the first quarter. “They... 

Water polo struggles against Cal Lutheran, 11-5

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer La Verne struggled to find its momentum with many lost opportunities from shots on goal to counter attacks on both ends as it fell short to Cal Lutheran Wednesday at Las Flores Park, 11-5. “We couldn’t adjust. I never doubt the girls’ efforts, their hearts are in the right place, but confusion out there led to counter attacks,” head coach Alex La said. La Verne... 

La Verne falls by tip of a paw to Pomona-Pitzer

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor A misdirected field block into the goal with 43 seconds remaining sunk the hearts of La Verne faithful as the women’s water polo team fell to Pomona-Pitzer, 13-12, Wednesday at Las Flores Park. In the closest game in the two clubs’ history, La Verne scared the defending Southern Cali­fornia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champions on a day that the sun... 

Leopards hope for a winning spring

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer With the new semester around the corner, students are curious to see what is in store for the 2011 spring sports season. Seven of ULV’s athletic programs will begin regular season play – meaning a fresh opportunity for success in each respective program. All sports ranging from softball, baseball and golf – to women’s tennis, water polo and track and field will... 
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