The nationally second-ranked Matadors host a game for the first time this year as No. 10 UC Santa Barbara visits The Matadome Friday night. CSUN (5-0) will look to continue its undefeated season.
After a big win last Friday over UC Irvine, the Matadors are poised to compete for a National Title, which means that every game counts.’ Currently they are 2-0 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
Earlier in the season the Matadors defeated the Gauchos in the Elephant Bar/UCSB Tournament.’ In that game, Senior All-American Eric Vance had 19 kills to go with four service aces.’ He was aided by Junior Mike Gaudino’s 15 kills as CSUN cruised to a 3-1 victory.
In order to win tonight, Vance and Gaudino will need to play the same way they did in that first game and they will also need help from freshman Matt Stork, who is the team’s leader in assists.’ Juniors Kevin McKniff and Jacek Ratajczak will need to play tall by the net and help the team by blocking shots.