Busy weekend for CSUN athletes and teams

Daily Sundial

Another busy weekend was scheduled for CSUN’s athletes, as most sports were scheduled to play. So far, most teams have been somewhat successful, and were all looking to continue their recent string of good play.

The women’s basketball team was scheduled to play Thursday in San Luis Obispo versus Cal Poly and then again on Saturday in Santa Barbara, against the top team in the Big West Conference, UCSB.

The women put their seven-game winning streak on the line as they tried to inch closer to the top of the conference. Entering the weekend contests, the Matadors were 14-7 overall and 9-4 in the Big West. UCSB stood at 13-8, 10-2 in the conference.

The women’s tennis team was also scheduled to play UCSB this weekend, in a match at Northridge. The women were 2-3 heading into the match against undefeated Santa Barbara.

On Friday, the baseball team was scheduled to open a series on the road against conference rival UC Riverside.

The Matadors started off strong by not losing until their fourth game, but have since lost four straight.

They’ll look to rebound against Riverside, who at 5-5 has played well, despite being defeated by UCLA 17-0 two weeks ago. The Matadors played UCLA close before losing 5-4 and 7-1 last week.

The Matadors volleyball team, ranked eighth in the nation, has had one of the nation’s toughest schedules, and after losing to seventh- ranked UCSB last weekend, fell to 6-7. On Wednesday they were scheduled to play fourth-ranked Long Beach State on the road and follow that up with a match Friday, against UC San Diego.

The men’s basketball team was scheduled to play Wednesday against Cal Poly at home before traveling to Connecticut to play Fairfield. Heading into the two contests, the Matadors were 13-10 overall including 10-4 in conference play.

The Matadors are looking to secure the second seed in the conference, which would assure them the number two seed and a first round bye in the conference tournament. Guard Joseph Frazier was also scheduled to make his return to the team after being suspended Dec. 30.

The women’s softball team was scheduled to try getting its season restarted after having been rained out in Arizona last weekend. Weather permitting, they were scheduled to play three games at home against Southern Utah.

The softball team, expected to have a great season, won four of its first five games to start the season.

Last, but not least, the track ‘ field team was scheduled to be in action this weekend as well. The team has competed in a few tournaments this season and has held their own against tough competition.

Assuming weather does not disrupt the weekend action, CSUN team’s will play 11 games in 5 days, starting Wednesday.