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CSUN shines in the Lone Star State

Alejandro Arpiza

September 22, 2009

The Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team is arguably the hottest team in the Far West region. Having gone into the Prego Italian Express Invitational in Dallas, Texas over the weekend, the Matadors wrapped up their second consecutive tournament crown after defeating host Southern Methodist University, 2-1. The wi...

Cameron Sims – Senior forward last week’s Big West Player of the Week

Alejandro Arpiza

September 22, 2009

At 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, the senior from Ontario, Calif., has the ideal size to be a physical forward for the Matadors – and last week he proved it in the Matador Invitational, scoring two game-winning goals and being named Big West Conference Player of the Week. Sims’ journey as a soccer player took a short stop at M...

Matadors get off to a good start in Dallas

Alejandro Arpiza

September 20, 2009

The Northridge men’s soccer team started its longest road stretch of the season Friday and will have an unheard of seven consecutive games away from Matador Field. The Matadors decided to make themselves at home in Texas over the weekend. CSUN went into the Prego Italian Express Invitational in Dallas dete...

CSUN out to prove So Cal is the best

Alejandro Arpiza

September 16, 2009

When a men’s soccer team from Southern California steps on the scene of an out-of-state tournament, the attention can soon be drawn towards them – and rightfully so. So Cal is arguably the cradle of the best soccer played from AYSO to high school and college. The talent pool and level of ...

Mayweather’s day of reckoning is coming when he returns to face Marquez

Alejandro Arpiza

September 16, 2009

There is nothing quite like shutting up the constant flapping of an open mouth in the sports world. And in the world of boxing, many have had their traps smacked shut — even wired shut. The sweet science has been a pit of judgment for countless fighters who disrespected their opponent and the sport, enraging hard-core fans in the p...

Big West goes 4-0 in Matador Invitational

Alejandro Arpiza

September 15, 2009

Senior Sunghyun Kim seems to always be involved in the Cal State Northridge’s men’s soccer squad’s (3-1-0) scoring in some form or another. The midfielder had a team-high nine assists a season ago, and already leads the Matadors with two in the early season. And Sunday he became the striker instead of the...

CSUN wins in day one of Matador Invitational

Alejandro Arpiza

September 13, 2009

The first leg of the Matador Invitational got underway on Friday, which featured two out-of-state schools and fellow Big West Conference member Cal State Fullerton. The two-day men’s soccer tournament concluded on Sunday, but Northridge found success as the host school right off the b...

CSUN welcomes three schools to compete in the Matador Challenge

Alejandro Arpiza

September 9, 2009

Having split its first two matches of the season, the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer squad is set to host a four-team tournament at Matador Field beginning Friday. The Matador Challenge will feature two out-of-state schools in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Fairleigh Dickinson (NJ) University, in additi...

Matadors defeat LMU 1-0, giving them their first victory of the season

Alejandro Arpiza

September 7, 2009

Sunday’s home-opener for the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team (1-1-0) had little room for ball finesse or picturesque passing. The match at Matador field was a ball-possession battle from the opening whistle. With the Matadors leading a three-on-two attack, senior midfielder Sunghyun Kim’s...

Can we get a restart?

Alejandro Arpiza

September 3, 2009

Last season the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team gave up a total of 23 goals on the year. Of those 23, 16 were scored in the second half. Despite shutting out six teams a year ago, the Matadors were clearly a team vulnerable to giving up goals in the second half of matches. In Tuesday night’s season-ope...

Can we get a restart?

Alejandro Arpiza

September 2, 2009

Last season the California State Northridge men’s soccer team gave up a total of 23 goals on the year. Of those 23, 16 were scored in the second half. Despite shutting out six teams a year ago, the Matadors were clearly a team vulnerable to giving up goals in the second half of matches. In Tuesday night’s season-opener at the University of S...

CSUN men’s soccer open the regular season against the university of San Diego

Alejandro Arpiza

August 31, 2009

After last year’s regular season finale, the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team doesn’t want to experience another punch-in-the-gut, sick feeling. In 2008, having endured a season in which injuries depleted head coach Terry Davila’s team depth, the Matadors went into their final game against...

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