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Stinson killing it for the Matadors

Stinson killing it for the Matadors

Stinson leads the Matadors by racking up the kills

When Cieana Stinson started her freshman year of high school she wanted to be a cheerleader but thanks to a very persuasive coach, this Big West Player of the Week awardee turned to volleyball and never looked back. Stinson, who is now in her junior year of college, has made an impact on the Matadors’ […]

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Women’s Volleyball: Matadors finish Nike Invitational with another sweep

The Matadors (7-2) will be returning to California with a win-loss ratio of 2-1 after sweeping Arkansas-Little Rock in their final match of the Nike Invitational this morning. The Matadors dominated in their match against the UALR Trojans, ending each set with significant leads. Casey Hinger started off the opening set with a kill that […]

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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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