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Women’s Volleyball: CSUN tournament hopes dashed by Trojans

Women’s Volleyball: CSUN tournament hopes dashed by Trojans

The No. 7 USC Trojans (28-5) proved too much to handle for the Matadors (24-7) as they were swept in the second round of the NCAA Tournament 19-25, 18-25, 18-25 Friday night at the Galen Center. The Matadors, a top-20 team in the nation in hitting percentage, struggled as they only hit an uncharacteristic .144 […]

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Women’s Volleyball: Matadors soar to second round after defeating Colorado State

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors soar to second round after defeating Colorado State

The Matadors (24-6) advanced to the second round of the NCAA championship in five sets with a 3-2 win against the Colorado State Rams (28-2) Thursday night, 25-15, 25-21, 13-25, 18-25, 15-12. Up four in the fifth set and one kill away from their first victory in this year’s NCAA tournament, CSUN gave up two […]

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Women’s Volleyball: Big West Champs reach NCAA Tournament

Having completed their best season in recent memory, the Big West tri-champion Matadors have reached the NCAA Tournament, their first since 2004. The Matadors, who finished 41st in the final regular season NCAA rankings, received an at-large bid after tri-champion UC Santa Barbara received the Big West auto-bid by way of tiebreaker. Coach Jeff Stork’s […]

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Women’s Volleyball: CSUN claims share of Big West Title with five set victory at UC Davis

Women’s Volleyball:  CSUN claims share of Big West Title with five set victory at UC Davis

In their final and most pivotal match of the season, the Matadors (23-6, 13-3 Big West) rallied from the brink of defeat and defeated UC Davis (14-15, 6-10 Big West) in five sets to clinch a share of the Big West Title, 21-25, 25-9, 18-25, 27-25, 15-5. With a final conference record of 13-3, the […]

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Women’s Volleyball: No. 21 CSUN drops home finale to UCSB

Women’s Volleyball: No. 21 CSUN drops home finale to UCSB

The No. 21 Matadors (22-5, 12-2 Big West) were unable to extend their winning streak as UC Santa Barbara (15-9, 10-2 Big West) pulled away with the victory in the final match of the season at the Matadome Saturday,  25-18, 27-29, 25-20, 21-25, 15-12. A trio of Matadors combined for 47 kills, but CSUN only […]

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Women’s Volleyball: No. 21 CSUN uses efficient attack to sweep Cal Poly

Women’s Volleyball: No. 21 CSUN uses efficient attack to sweep Cal Poly

The No. 21 Matadors (22-4, 12-1 Big West) recorded another home sweep with an efficient defense and a solid hitting performance as they put away Cal Poly (10-14, 4-7 Big West) in three sets, 25-13, 25-15, 25-15 Thursday at the Matadome. Although the Matadors hit .351 for the match, defense was the key to victory, […]

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Women’s Volleyball: Matadors sweep Riverside for fourth win in a row

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors sweep Riverside for fourth win in a row

The 24th ranked Matadors (19-4, 9-1 Big West) rode their best hitting performance of the season to a sweep of UC Riverside (1-21, 0-10 Big West) 25-19, 25-19, 25-17 Saturday at the Matadome. Although the upperclassmen led the way with a combined 44 kills, several underclassmen had extended playing time as 13 Matadors saw the […]

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Women’s Volleyball: No. 24 CSUN routs Cal State Fullerton in three sets

Women’s Volleyball: No. 24 CSUN routs Cal State Fullerton in three sets

In their first match after entering the top 25 for the first time since 1992, the 24th ranked Matadors (18-4, 8-1 Big West) put on a strong all-around performance in sweeping Cal State Fullerton (9-12, 2-7 Big West) 25-11, 25-16, 25-22 Thursday at the Matadome. The Titans only threatened the Matadors in the third set, […]

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Women’s Volleyball: Matadors upset No. 8 Hawai’i in five set thriller

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors upset No. 8 Hawai’i in five set thriller

The Matadors (17-4, 7-1 Big West) scored their biggest victory in recent memory Thursday at the Matadome as they defeated No.  Hawai’i (16-3, 5-2 Big West) in five marathon sets, 30-32, 28-26, 25-25, 25-22, 15-10. With the victory, the Matadors solidified their spot atop the Big West Conference, pulling ahead of Hawai’i and UC Santa […]

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Women’s Volleyball: Matadors bounce back with win over Cal Poly

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors bounce back with win over Cal Poly

The Matadors (16-4, 6-1 Big West) were able to put Friday’s surprising loss behind them and overcome an early deficit to defeat Cal Poly (8-11, 2-4 Big West) in five sets, 27-25, 26-28, 22-25, 25-18, 15-11. After a quiet night during Friday’s sweep at the hands of UC Santa Barbara, junior middle blocker Casey Hinger […]

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Women’s Volleyball: Matadors defeat UCI in four sets, jump into first in Big West

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors defeat UCI in four sets, jump into first in Big West

The Matadors gained sole possession of first place in the Big West Saturday, as CSUN (15-3, 5-0 Big West) dropped UC Irvine (9-10, 0-5 Big West) in four sets, 19-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-16. With their first win against UCI since 2011, the Matadors have pulled ahead of Hawai’i in the conference standings, who lost to […]

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Women’s Volleyball: Matadors overcome sluggish start to defeat Long Beach State in four sets

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors overcome sluggish start to defeat Long Beach State in four sets

Facing a motivated Long Beach State squad, the Matadors (13-3, 4-0 Big West) overcame early struggles and defeated the 49ers (8-9, 1-3 Big West) in four sets Thursday at the Matadome. 25-22, 15-25, 25-16, 25-19. CSUN survived strong play by the 49ers in the first two sets and pulled away with the victory by winning […]

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