Leopards drop 2, prep for tourney
October 31, 1997
Freshman forward Max Gebhardt (#3) dribbles the ball across midfield
during the first half of Tuesday night's game against the Chapman Panthers.
The Leopards held the Panthers scoreless until the second half, when Chapman
began a scoring rampage of seven goals during the last 23 minutes of play
to win, 7-0.
After losing last Saturday to the visiting Occidental Tigers, 2-0, in
a contest that was more of a boxing match, the University of La Verne men's
soccer team traveled to Chapman and dropped another game, 7-0.
On Tuesday against the Panthers, the Leopards held Chapman without a
goal in the first half. But the Panthers scored seven times in a 23-minute
span in the second half to seal the win.
The first two goals for the Panthers came in the 61st and 62nd minutes
off the foot of sophomore Jeremy Elle.
"We hit a very hot streak," said Chapman head coach Eddie
Carrillo of his team's seven-goal streak. "La Verne was playing us
tough in the first half, but we broke through."
After two more goals later in the half, junior Aaron Poling scored twice
in the 80th minute, the first on a header on a rebound and the second was
from straight on. The Panthers added their seventh goal four minutes later.
The La Verne goalie, junior Jon Tunstall, played 80 minutes. He saved
14 of the 23 Chapman shots, but four shots found the back of the net.
Sophomore goalie Jon Castle played 10 minutes for ULV, giving up three
goals on seven Chapman shots.
On the other side of the field, the Panther goalie, junior Paul Gerdis,
recorded his ninth shutout of the season, blocking two of La Verne's five
"Paul has been a catalyst for our team. He always is intense and
takes his job seriously," said Carrillo. "He leads us to victory."
ULV's record fell to 2-12 overall after the loss at Chapman. The Panthers
improved to 12-5-1.
"We have been playing well all season," said Carrillo. "Our
team is looking forward to the playoffs, if we get that far."
On Saturday, the Leopards were involved in a scuffle with the Tigers
that overshadowed a great game. Occidental was on the winning end, 2-0.
La Verne's Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC)
record fell to 2-5.
Cal Lutheran is atop the SCIAC with 14 points (7-0). Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
is second with a conference record of 6-1. Pomona-Pitzer (5-2) is in third
and Occidental (3-3-1) is fourth. Redlands, ULV, Whittier and Caltech round
out the standings.
Cal Lu is the leader in overall goals with 59 scored. CMS is next with
54. Pomona-Pitzer has 31 on the season. La Verne ranks at the bottom of
the list with 10 scores. The Leopards also have given up 40 goals.
The Leopards will next play in the SCIAC tournament, beginning tomorrow.
The tournament is round-robin style between the top four teams and the bottom
four teams. ULV opens at Whittier (4-11 overall, 1-5-1 in SCIAC) tomorrow
at 1 p.m.