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Men’s volleyball: Inexperienced Matador offense falters in playoffs, falls in straight sets

Men’s volleyball: Inexperienced Matador offense falters in playoffs, falls in straight sets

CSUN couldn’t find a rhythm on offense in its MPSF Tournament first-round match-up against No. 1 USC and saw its season come to an end as it fell in straight sets to the overpowering Trojan offense. Northridge, the tournament’s eighth seed, only hit .012 against USC. CSUN’s offensive leaders sophomore Brandon Lebrock and freshman Julius […]

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Men’s volleyball: No. 8 Matadors visit USC, seek upset of top-seeded Trojans in first round of MPSF Tournament

Men’s volleyball: No. 8 Matadors visit USC, seek upset of top-seeded Trojans in first round of MPSF Tournament

The No. 8 Matadors made it to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation playoffs, but won’t have an easy time trying to get by No. 1 USC in the first round Saturday night at the Galen Center. The Matadors (12-17, 9-6 MPSF) only clinched their playoff spot last Thursday, but the Trojans (21-4, 17-4) have the […]

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Men’s volleyball: With playoff spot secured, CSUN ‘uninspired’ in loss to USC

Men’s volleyball: With playoff spot secured, CSUN ‘uninspired’ in loss to USC

USC spoiled the Matadors’ Senior Night with a straight-set sweep, solidifying both teams spots in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament. With the win, the Trojans wrapped up the first seed in the tournament and will face the eighth seed: the Matadors. The first-round game will be played at USC Saturday. “We’re going to have […]

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Men’s volleyball: Matadors dismiss troublesome Waves in four to earn MPSF playoff spot

Men’s volleyball: Matadors dismiss troublesome Waves in four to earn MPSF playoff spot

With an MPSF playoff spot all but locked up but with the pesky Waves not wanting to go down without a fight in the fourth set Thursday night at the Matadome, the CSUN bench began to get antsy. Pepperdine point after Pepperdine point, the Matador reserves restlessly cringed on the sidelines – more at the […]

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Men’s volleyball: Clinging to MPSF’s eighth seed, Matadors need victory to secure spot in playoffs

Men’s volleyball: Clinging to MPSF’s eighth seed, Matadors need victory to secure spot in playoffs

After dropping two of three games over the break, CSUN holds a slim lead for eighth place over UC San Diego with only two matches left in the regular season. Saturday the Matadors (11-15, 7-12 MPSF) dropped a five-set thriller at Stanford, nearly coming back from a two-set deficit but falling short in the fifth […]

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Men’s volleyball: CSUN attempts a comeback at Stanford, but falls in five sets

Men’s volleyball: CSUN attempts a comeback at Stanford, but falls in five sets

Though the Matadors fought a valiant battle against Pacific the previous night to get the win in five sets, they couldn’t do the same at Stanford (18-6, 15-5 MPSF) as they fell 3-2 (19-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 19-17) at Maples Pavilion Saturday night. CSUN (11-16, 7-13) still retains the eighth seed in the Mountain Pacific […]

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Men’s volleyball: Matadors pounded by No. 4 BYU

Men’s volleyball: Matadors pounded by No. 4 BYU

The Matadors’ third winning streak of the season came to a violent halt Thursday night at BYU. Behind a dominant first set, the Cougars set the tone for the night and swept CSUN 25-10, 25-20, 25-20 at Smith Fieldhouse. CSUN (10-14, 6-11 MPSF) came into the night winner of two straight games and on a […]

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Men’s volleyball: BYU challenge: Matadors to face Cougars twice

Men’s volleyball: BYU challenge: Matadors to face Cougars twice

The Matadors hadn’t won back-to-back Mountain Pacific Sports Federation matches since late February before consecutive conference wins against Hawai’i last weekend put them in perfect position to earn a higher seed in the upcoming playoffs. Northridge (10-13, 6-10 MPSF) only has six games remaining in the regular season. Four of them are on the road, […]

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Men’s volleyball: CSUN’s offense sweeps No. 12 Hawai’i in weekend showdown

Men’s volleyball: CSUN’s offense sweeps No. 12 Hawai’i in weekend showdown

No. 14 CSUN dominated No. 12 Hawai’i for the second night in a row, taking the match 3-1 after the Matadors’ offense managed to out hit the Warriors for the second consecutive night. Freshman opposite Julius Hoefer led all Matadors with 19 kills on .300 hitting while sophomore outside hitter Brandon Lebrock added 15 kills […]

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Men’s volleyball: Hoefer returns to starting line-up, CSUN dominates Hawai’i

Men’s volleyball: Hoefer returns to starting line-up, CSUN dominates Hawai’i

No. 14 CSUN opened up a key match against No. 12 Hawai’i (7-15, 4-13 MPSF) with hot hitting and impenetrable defense and maintained the efficient hitting throughout en route to a 3-1 (25-12, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21) win Friday night at the Matadome. Freshman opposite Julius Hoefer made his first start since his ankle injury earlier […]

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Men’s volleyball: Aloha: CSUN hosts Hawai’i in back-to-back

Men’s volleyball: Aloha: CSUN hosts Hawai’i in back-to-back

The Matadors have worked on hitting consistently and siding out all season long, so it’s no surprise that when they failed to do so in their last three matches, it easily turned into a three-game losing streak. Head coach Jeff Campbell has watched CSUN (8-13, 4-10 MPSF) hit below .300 in its last three home […]

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Men’s volleyball: Matadors dominate first set, drop next three in loss to No. 15 UC San Diego

Men’s volleyball: Matadors dominate first set, drop next three in loss to No. 15 UC San Diego

Northridge looked as if it was going to cruise to its second win of the season over the UC San Diego Tritons (6-16, 4-13) after hitting .500 in the opening set of Friday’s match. CSUN’s hitting dropped off considerably in the following sets as Northridge (8-13, 4-10 MPSF) dropped the next three frames and lost […]

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