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Don’t let your guard down against Aggies

Alejandro Arpiza

October 20, 2009

Today’s match for the Northridge (7-5-1, 2-2 Big West Conference) men’s soccer squad has the elements of a trap game if it isn’t careful. The Matadors are fresh off an impressive upset over then-No. 3 UC Santa Barbara, Sunday, and have a short turnaround time when a 5-10 UC Davis team comes to Ma...

Upset alert: CSUN beats No.3 UCSB

Alejandro Arpiza

October 20, 2009

For 90 emotionally and physically grueling minutes at Matador Field on Sunday, the Northridge men’s soccer squad proved it could play with (and defeat) the No. 3 team in the nation. Coming into the match the Matadors’ postseason hopes were in danger, as they found themselves next to last in the Bi...

CSUN men’s soccer gets a crucial victory against No. 3 UCSB

Alejandro Arpiza

October 19, 2009

For 90 emotionally and physically grueling minutes at Matador Field on Sunday, the Northridge men’s soccer squad proved it could play with (and defeat) the No. 3 team in the nation. Coming into the match the Matadors’ postseason hopes were in danger, as they found themselves next to last in the Big West Conference. But with senior Robert Pa...

CSUN needs to upset UCSB

Alejandro Arpiza

October 15, 2009

Just three games into Big West Conference play the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team is already faced with a potential must-win match, Sunday, at Matador Field. After defeating a lowly UC Riverside team, the Matadors suffered a frustrating overtime loss at Cal State Fullerton and followed it wi...

Irvine frustrates Northridge with a a heart-wrenching defeat

Alejandro Arpiza

October 12, 2009

Looking to erase any remaining sting from last year’s season-ending loss to UC Irvine at Matador Field, the Northridge men’s squad came into Saturday’s match against the Anteaters hoping to knock them to 0-3 in Big West Conference play. The results were not what the Matadors were after. The team took its w...

Matadors out for revenge against Irvine

Alejandro Arpiza

October 8, 2009

It has been so long since the Northridge men’s soccer squad has played a home game that senior Dylan Riley recently joked that his team can’t even remember what it’s like playing at Matador Field. “Just (a few days ago) we were walking by the game field and it’s almost like what is this place, we...

CSUN looks to get on track against Titans

Alejandro Arpiza

October 7, 2009

From the start of the season, Northridge men’s soccer Coach Terry Davila has said that his team’s No. 1 goal is to get to the postseason. He cares little about accolades and hype or his team’s national ranking – only a chance, as he says, “To get to the big dance,” the NCAA tournament. ...

Men’s soccer: Lobos of New Mexico shred past Matadors again with 2-0 loss on Saturday

Alejandro Arpiza

October 4, 2009

When a rivalry between two soccer programs starts to become as one sided as this, perhaps it no longer is a rivalry. Maybe it is simply a game that harbors some ill feelings from the team on the losing end – in this case the Cal State Northridge men’s squad. After being blanked, 2-0, by the ...

CSUN men’s soccer wants respect in New Mexico

Alejandro Arpiza

October 1, 2009

If the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer squad (6-2-1) wants to jump back into the top 25 nationally and be regarded with high respect in the NCAA field, Saturday’s match at New Mexico (5-3-0) versus the Lobos is exactly the sort of intersectional match that it needs to win. The Matadors fell...

CSUN men’s soccer looks to rebound in Big West opener against UCR

Alejandro Arpiza

September 29, 2009

Having gone win-less in the Matador Challenge over the weekend, the Northridge (5-2-1) men’s soccer squad was bounced from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America top 25. For a team that had won its previous two tournaments, the scoreless double-overtime tie and 2-1 loss was not the sort...

After cracking the NCAA polls, the Matadors went winless in the Big West Challenge over the weekend

Alejandro Arpiza

September 27, 2009

The 24th-ranked Northridge men’s soccer team (5-2-1) came into the Big West Challenge at Cal State Fullerton having won five in a row, good enough for championship trophies at its previous two tournaments. But after its most-recent games Friday and Sunday, it leaves Fullerton a disappointed...

No. 24 CSUN goes for a third title

Alejandro Arpiza

September 23, 2009

Ask Northridge men’s soccer coach Terry Davila about the level of soccer played in his team’s conference, and he will bluntly sum it up: “The Big West is a monster. It’s one of the best leagues in the nation.” With the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll released Tuesday, four teams from conference are ranked in the top 10...

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