Poets read Leopards like open book, 2-0

Sophomore midfielder Rebecca Lomas fights for the ball in Saturday's game against Whittier. The Leopards lost the match, 2-0. / photo by Peter Schupmann
Sophomore midfielder Rebecca Lomas fights for the ball in Saturday’s game against Whittier. The Leopards lost the match, 2-0. / photo by Peter Schupmann

by Meridith Zembal
Staff Writer

On a hot Saturday in Whittier, the Leopards once again lost to the Poets.

With almost a month between the two games, Whittier had improved in their play, giving the Leopards little room to be victorious.

In the Sept. 19 game, the Leopards were the sure dominators of the entire game.

The one goal scored was a fluke goal which won the game for the Whittier Poets.

La Verne had 29 shots, but failed to put one in the goal. By comparison, the Poets only have five shots on the La Verne goal.

But from that five, Erin Knutson’s one goal was enough to win it for the Poets.

Game two was drastically different.

During this match, the shots on goal were practically even for both teams.

The game took place Oct. 13 in the hot sun of Whittier.

There were some injured Leopards still fighting with injuries.

Erica Borbon, who was out with a knee injury, was welcomed back for the game.

Within the first two minutes of the game, the Poets shot out of the gates and managed to score early.

Candice Charlson had a crossover pass to Shanna Scott, who scored for Whittier.

The immediate lead gave Whittier the momentum and mindset to win for the rest of the game.

Early in the second half, the Poets’ Erin Harley scored making the score 2-0.

The La Verne defense took care the rest of the game and the score remained the score.

“The game was really frustrating,” said La Verne goalkeeper Kim Schrepfer. “They [Whittier] improved a lot since the first game.”

La Verne’s SCIAC record is now 5-4.

The women’s soccer team have two tough SCIAC matches coming up tomorrow.

The Leopards will play Claremont-Mudd-Scripps tomorrow, and Oct. 23, they will play against Redlands.

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