The Lion's Roar

Teaching passion

Head Coach Ayla Guzzardo interacts with players during a basketball game.

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019

Talent, enthusiasm and dedication carried Ayla Guzzardo from the middle school courts of her childhood to become the head coach of women’s basketball. Guzzardo was enrolled in several sports as a child, but she found her niche in basketball after she developed skill in the sport. “It just took...

Lady Lions play to fight cancer

Jaclyn Scholvin, senior guard on the women's basketball team, dribbles the ball down the court in the University Center. Scholvin scored nine points in the game though the team lost 61-58.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2019

In the first "Play4Kay" game at the university since 2015, the Lady Lions basketball team fell to the University of New Orleans Privateers 58-61. Ayla Guzzardo, head coach for women's basketball, discussed what went wrong in the match. "We held on for most of the third and fourth quarter, but could...

Colonels prevail on Lion territory

Morgan Carrier, sophomore guard and forward, shoots a free throw during the second half. Carrier scored 15 points during the game, two of which were from free throws.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2019

After ending regulation time in a 60-60 tie, the Lady Lions fell to Nicholls State University in overtime with a final score of 73-66. The Lady Lions finished ahead of Nicholls after the first three quarters. Between the fourth quarter and overtime however, Nicholls put up 29 points, which outweighed...

Lady Lions lose win streak at home

Tyler Morrison, a junior guard, dribbles the ball down the court against Xavier University of Louisiana.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

The Lady Lions basketball team lost its second home game of the season 59-47 against Xavier University of Louisiana. The loss ended the Lady Lions' four game win streak on Nov. 30 in the University Center. Head Coach Ayla Guzzardo shared her thoughts on the loss. "We couldn't put the ball in...

Lions prepare for the 2019 spring season

Although the tennis team started their season this September, they will continue competition in 2019 along with several other sport teams. The tennis team's first match of the spring semester will be against Tulane University on Jan. 27.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 20, 2018

As fall season sports end, some teams look towards spring competition and a shot at championships. Baseball will begin its season against Louisiana Tech University on Feb. 15-17. The team follows a 37-22 record last season. Men’s and women’s basketball both began competing in November and will...