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Free agents yet to sign on the dotted line

Alejandro Arpiza

November 25, 2009

Nineteen days and counting, and not a single free agent signing has crossed the newswires. If you thought last season’s long and snail-like negotiations between Manny Ramirez and the Dodgers was means for hair-pulling and newspaper tearing, then prepare for an off-season filled with similar progr...

Rollercoaster season for the 2009 Matadors

Alejandro Arpiza

November 18, 2009

The Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team was shut out seven times this season. But Monday the Matadors were dealt their most crushing defeat, this time by the NCAA, as they were left out of the College Cup Tournament. With a record of 10-8-2, Northridge knew its tournament hopes hung by a thread. It finished fourth in the Big West Conference at 5-4-1...

CSUN men’s soccer out of the Big West Tournament, now awaits NCAA Tournament fate

Alejandro Arpiza

November 12, 2009

After losing to No. 4-ranked UC Santa Barbara, 1-0, Wednesday on the road in the semi-final round of the Big West Conference Tournament, the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team now finds itself at the mercy of the NCAA selection committee. At 10-8-2, the Matadors are on the fence of being awarded an a...

Rubber match in Big West Tourney

Alejandro Arpiza

November 9, 2009

The second annual Big West Conference Tournament gets underway Wednesday, featuring the top four men’s soccer teams. As the fourth-place team, Cal State Northridge (10-7-2, 5-4-1 BW) will face perennial powerhouse and regular season champ UC Santa Barbara, which ranked No. 3 in the nation last week. With an 8-1-1 conference record (14-3-2 overall), ...

CSUN crushes No. 20 UC Irvine 3-0 to clinch the fourth and final spot in the Big West Tournament

Alejandro Arpiza

November 8, 2009

At last count going into Saturday night’s season finale, there were about seven different tie-breaker scenarios that would determine which school would clinch the fourth and final spot in the Big West Conference’s men’s soccer tournament. In the end, there was no need for any hypothetical scenarios. Cal State Northridge (10-7-2, 5-4-1 BW) by...

Men’s soccer team staying alive

Alejandro Arpiza

November 5, 2009

The reward could be thrilling, but the down-turn could be painful. Wednesday at Matador Field, on Senior Day, the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team faced a Cal State Fullerton team that was fighting for the very same fourth -place finish to secure the final spot in the Big West Conference...

CSUN controlling their own destiny

Alejandro Arpiza

November 4, 2009

All season, CSUN’s men’s soccer coach Terry Davila has said his team’s top priority is getting to postseason play, and today, at Matador Field, they get the opportunity to take control of their own playoff fate. Although the postseason has not begun in the Big West Conference, Davila and his players h...

CSUN defeats UCR in a must-win situation

Alejandro Arpiza

November 2, 2009

After the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team’s lopsided 4-1 victory Saturday at Matador Field, CSUN coach Terry Davila and his players called their first game of this critical two-game homestand a do-or-die situation. The Matadors’ (8-7-2) third win in Big West Conference play now pulls th...

No. 4 UCSB puts a dagger in CSUN men’s soccer tournament hopes as they lose 2-0 at Harder Stadium

Alejandro Arpiza

October 29, 2009

After being shut out, 2-0, at No. 4 UC Santa Barbara Wednesday night, the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team now faces a critical two-game homestand starting Saturday. The loss keeps the Matadors tied for fifth place with UC Davis at seven points apiece, and with a mere three games remaining in Bi...

No. 4 UCSB looks to get even with Matadors

Alejandro Arpiza

October 28, 2009

Four should be the magic number on the minds of the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer squad going into tonight’s match at No. 4 UC Santa Barbara. The Matadors’ goal all season has been to finish among the top four in the Big West Conference to qualify for the four-team playoff. They have...

Mustangs defeat Matadors with hat trick

Alejandro Arpiza

October 26, 2009

Saturday’s defeat at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has put a major dent in the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team’s drive for a postseason berth. The 3-1 loss at the hands of the Mustangs now drops the Matadors (7-6-2, 2-3-1 Big West) into a tie with UC Davis for the fifth spot in the Big West Confe...

Defensive battle ends in tie

Alejandro Arpiza

October 22, 2009

Styles make matches, and the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer squad is a tough defending team that likes to set the tempo and attack on offense. UC Davis likes to sit back defensively and counter-attack. Both sides on Wednesday did not give, as they played to a 0-0 double overtime tie at Matador Field, the first draw ...

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