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Get to know … #4 Hayley Gurriell

Get to know … #4 Hayley Gurriell

Full name: Hayley Beth Gurriell Date of Birth: June 18th, 1992 Place of Birth: San Diego, CA Height: 5’4” Position: Attacker Year: Sophomore Major: Sociology FAVORITES Food: Pizza and chocolate Singer: Chris Brown Movie: Drumline Song: “Tell Me It’s Real” – K-Ci & JoJo Athlete: Stephan Hicks, CSUN baller LIFE One hurdle in life: Being […]

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Water Polo: After rough start to year, CSUN ends 2012 with third place in Big West Tournament

Water Polo: After rough start to year, CSUN ends 2012 with third place in Big West Tournament

Every team’s journey is different. One path could lead them to a title while another could turn out to be a restructuring process. For CSUN head coach Dr. Marcelo Leonardi and his squad, it was a little bit of both. Though his team finished this season 19-20, the Matadors played tough opponents in the Big […]

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Water Polo: Ferreira hits game-winning goal against UCSB, CSUN wins third place in Big West Tournament

Water Polo: Ferreira hits game-winning goal against UCSB, CSUN wins third place in Big West Tournament

After a tough loss against UC Irvine the previous day, the Matadors (19-20) bounced back and grabbed third place in the Big West Conference Tournament with a 6-5 win over UC Santa Barbara Sunday afternoon and Schaal Aquatics Center. It was a goal by center Kelcie Ferreira with 3:45 left in the game that put […]

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Water Polo: Matadors outplayed by Irvine in semi-finals

Water Polo: Matadors outplayed by Irvine in semi-finals

They came back and got the double-overtime win against Long Beach State the previous day to continue through the tournament, but the Matadors’ hopes at the Big West Conference Tournament title ended Saturday afternoon as they went down to top-seeded UC Irvine 8-3 at Schaal Aquatics Center. “To be the champion, you have to beat […]

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Water Polo: Matadors open Big West Tournament with double-overtime win against Long Beach

Water Polo: Matadors open Big West Tournament with double-overtime win against Long Beach

It came down to 6-on-5 power plays Friday afternoon at Schaal Aquatics Center as the Matadors capitalized on those opportunities and took the opening round of the Big West Conference Tournament against Long Beach State in a 7-5 double-overtime win. With 1:38 left to play in the second overtime period, center Marisa Young scored to […]

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Water Polo: CSUN faces LBSU at Davis, seeks out Big West Tournament title

Water Polo: CSUN faces LBSU at Davis, seeks out Big West Tournament title

After ending the season strong with two wins and big performances from their offense Sunday, the Matadors (17-19, 1-4 Big West) head to UC Davis for the Big West Conference Tournament and face Long Beach State (11-16, 1-4) in the first round Friday. CSUN scored a total of 43 goals against Cal State San Bernardino […]

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Water Polo: Matadors’ offense held in check at UCSB

Water Polo: Matadors’ offense held in check at UCSB

A CSUN attack that came into a Saturday matinee showdown against UC Santa Barbara averaging nearly 10 goals per game was held to less than a third of that in a 5-3 loss to the Gauchos at UCSB’s campus pool. It was the first time in six games that the Matadors (15-16, 1-2 Big West) […]

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Water polo: Matadors fall short in rally against UC Irvine in season opener

Though they were down 5-1 in the second quarter, the Matadors (14-15, 0-1 Big West) rallied back, but couldn’t secure the victory against UC Irvine (18-5, 1-0) as the Anteaters took the game 11-10 during both teams’ Big West Conference season opener Saturday afternoon at CSUN’s Campus Pool. CSUN was down four goals in the […]

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Water polo: Streaking: Matadors win sixth in a row

Water polo: Streaking: Matadors win sixth in a row

After cruising past Bucknell (10-12) earlier in the afternoon in a 14-4 victory, the Matadors (10-11) carried that win into the night as they steamrolled through Occidental (15-3) in a staggering 19-6 win Tuesday at Matador Pool. With the wins against the Bison and Tigers, CSUN extended its winning streak to six. “We were pushing. […]

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Women’s water polo: CSUN hosts Bucknell, Occidental

Following a 4-11 start to their season, the Matadors put it together at the Posada Royale Invitational March 2-3 and won four consecutive games to rise their national ranking to 13th, according to the latest CWPA rankings. CSUN (8-11), which hosts Bucknell and Occidental today, outscored its rivals 56-16 in the matches. It was certainly […]

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Water Polo: Matadors look ahead to next season

With a team that lost seven seniors and an All-American goaltender from last year’s year squad, this season was not supposed to be as successful, but the Matadors exceeded expectations and finsihed No. 2 in the Big West. Unfortunately that was short lived as No. 6 Long Beach State upset CSUN in the semifinals at […]

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No. 2 Matadors sink in semifinals against No. 6 Long Beach State

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – One penalty in the last period of play and one missed penalty shot in overtime made the difference in the semifinal game as CSUN failed to capitalize to make it to the Big West Championship game. With 1:32 left in regulation and the Matadors up by one, CSUN’s Sydney Sonoda got called […]

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