Mother Nature wins again

Daily Sundial

Mother Nature was at her very strongest again this past weekend, and the Matadors athletic teams felt her fury.

11 games, matches or tournaments were scheduled over the weekend, but only five games actually ended up being played.

The women’s tennis team, which was beaten by UC Irvine on Tuesday, had their match against UC Santa Barbara canceled on Thursday. On Friday, the men’s volleyball team was able to play and snapped out of a funk by clobbering winless UC San Diego.

The victory moved the eighth-ranked Matadors closer to the .500 mark, at 7-8. They now head to the road for a tough contest against second-ranked Pepperdine followed by a rematch with USC, who they beat earlier in the season 3-1.

The men’s baseball team also was scheduled to play on Friday, against UC Riverside but the rain would just not stop. More rain came down on Saturday, canceling the game, but Sunday the clouds did break long enough to get a game in and allow CSUN to get a victory.

Also on Saturday and Sunday, the women’s softball team had its games against Southern Utah cancelled, because of the rain. The track and field meet at CSUN was canceled as well.

However, the men and women’s basketball team’s were both in action with both having opposite results. The men’s team was victorious in the Bracket Buster, while the women’s team, minus star forward Ofa Tulikihihifo, had their eight-game winning streak snapped by first place UC Santa Barbara.

Next weekend, barring weather problems, even more action is scheduled, as almost all of CSUN’s teams are scheduled to play.