Women close book on Poets, 3-2

Campus Times
October 9, 1998

photo by Michael P. Bailey

Slowing her step, freshman forward Noelle Hughes positions herself to pass the ball, while Staci Henders of Whittier College attempts to defend the play. The Leopards defeated the Poets, 3-2. On Saturday, La Verne scored eight times at Occidental and defeated the Tigers, 8-0. ULV is 6-4 overall and 4-2 in SCIAC play.

by Matt Durant
Staff Writer

The inexperienced University of La Verne women's soccer team is getting better.

Wednesday night the team came out and beat the lady Poets of Whittier 3-2 in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.

"We are getting better each time we come out to play," said head coach Wendy Zwissler, whose team is composed of 12 freshman and sophomores, and only two upper classmen. "This isn't that bad for as young as we are."

La Verne's scoring was led by freshman Heather Cooper at the 17:49 mark. She got an assist from freshman Erica Borbon. La Verne came right back and scored in the 19th minute on a Borbon shot with an assist from freshman Heather Cooper. Zwissler was happy with freshman sweeper Nancy Santana's performance Wednesday.

Whittier got on the scoreboard with a goal from Megan Boisineau in the 23rd minute. Still in the first half, La Verne came back and scored on a header from junior Deanna Kodana at 28:57 in the first half. The scoring was closed out by Whittier's Kelly Kaitanjian with 39:00 minutes left in the game.

"A win is a win," coach Zwissler replied after the game. "We are young and need to get used to playing with each other and we need to grow as a team and as players."

ULV travels to Orange tonight and plays Chapman at 7.