The women’s soccer team remains undefeated after beating Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2-1, Wednesday afternoon at Ortmayer Stadium in its first game of Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.
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Scholar-athlete Kyndall Taylor, who graduated from the University in January of this year, has shown her mettel both on and off the soccer field: Last month the American Kinesiology Association announced that Taylor was one of 40 winners in the U.S. and Canada to recived the association’s prestigious Undergraduate Scholar Award.
The “Kaepernick Effect” was felt everywhere in sports last year, after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem at a football game in August.
Sixteen girls from ages 13 to 19 gathered early Saturday morning at the Ortmayer Stadium to participate in the La Verne Futbol Academy’s winter soccer camp, led by University of La Verne women’s soccer coach Lauryn Pehanich.
After being unable to play in the past couple of years due to injuries, senior goalkeeper Heather Seman was looking forward to ending her senior year on a high note.
When reports emerged that Harvard University’s men’s soccer team had an annual tradition of ranking players from the women’s team by attractiveness, using sexually explicit and lewd terms to comment on their appearance, the standard punishment was expected: a gentle slap on the wrist, if that.
After a promising start during pre-season play, the women’s soccer team was never able to spark a wave of momentum to mount a push toward its playoff aspirations. Instead, the Leopards finished 3-15, with just seven goals scored.
The dismal 2016 season wrapped up with some more disappointment for the women’s soccer team after a 4-1 defeat to No. 21 Pomona-Pitzer on senior night Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium.
Despite a stronger second half and the ability to create chances, the Leopards were held scoreless in a 2-0 defeat against the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas Wednesday night at Ortmayer Stadium.
The goal drought and winless streak is finally over for the women’s soccer team as it defeated the Whittier Poets, 2-0, Wednesday night at Ortmayer Stadium.