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Gomez drops 31 as CSUN notches first win against Fresno State

CSUN Men's Basketball Player

Alexander Nino

December 3, 2019

The CSUN men’s basketball team squeezed out their first win of the year, escaping the Fresno State Bulldogs 73-72 in a dramatic affair on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Both squads went into the game seeking a reversal of fortune, as the Matadors (1-7) were riding a seven-game losing streak to begin ...

CSUN tops UC Irvine to advance to Big West Semifinals

CSUN Men's Soccer team post-game huddle up

Alexander Nino

November 9, 2019

CSUN men's soccer knocked off third seeded UC Irvine in the first leg of the Big West tournament in a chippy affair at Anteater Stadium. The Matadors extended their winning streak against the Anteaters to six games while punching their ticket to the tournament semifinals for the second time in the p...

Women’s soccer tops Long Beach State in final regular season home game

CSUN Women's Soccer game

Alexander Nino

November 4, 2019

The women’s soccer team defeated the defending Big West Champion Long Beach State 49ers 1-0 on a windy Halloween night.The Matadors (11-5-3,5-2-0) were winless in their last seven contests against Long Beach (4-12-0, 2-5-0), with their last victory over the 49ers coming in 2013.“I think Long Beach...

Men’s soccer plays to a scoreless draw against UCSB in emotional Senior Night

A CSUN Men's Soccer player trying to get pass a defender

Alexander Nino

October 28, 2019

The men’s soccer team played to a scoreless tie on Senior Night against the nationally-ranked UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. The draw secured a valuable point for the Matadors (6-7-3, 1-3-2), who became the first team this season to shut out the Gauchos (10-3-4, 3-1-2).Head coach Terry Davila expressed...

Women’s volleyball captures second conference win against UC Irvine

SUN Women's Volleyball team in the huddle up cheering each other

Alexander Nino

October 23, 2019

The CSUN women’s volleyball team started a brief two-game conference home stand with a win in five sets over the UC Irvine Anteaters, winning the sets 25-17, 22-25, 25-18, 23-25 and 15-11 on Oct. 18.The victory evened up the all-time record between the two squads at 29 wins and 29 losses, while als...

Men’s soccer wins conference opener in tense affair

A CSUN Men's Soccer player in black jersey

Alexander Nino

October 14, 2019

The Matadors shook off their recent struggles to win their conference opener against the league-leading CSU Fullerton Titans 1-0 on Oct. 9. The win snapped a three-game home losing streak for the Matadors.“It was a typical Big West game,” said Davila. “It’s hard to get victories...

Behind the Scenes of a Medical Redshirt

A CSUN Men's Soccer player at a ball possession

Alexander Nino

October 3, 2019

Devastating injuries happen on all levels of sports throughout the world, and fans have unconsciously constructed certain expectations of recovery when an athlete goes down. Whether it is a severely broken bone or a ruptured tendon, it makes little difference since audiences have seen countless athletes su...

Men’s soccer drops third consecutive game 2-0 against LMU

Two Men's soccer players battling for a ball possession

Alexander Nino

September 24, 2019

Men’s soccer suffered their third defeat in as many contests on Sunday night, falling 2-0 to the Loyola Marymount University Lions.After a hot start, CSUN (4-3-1) hoped to gain back lost momentum against an LMU squad (5-1-1) that had allowed two goals through their first five games.The stingy Lions def...

CSUN’s comeback bid against UCLA falls short in first loss of the year

A CSUN Soccer player is about to kick the ball

Alexander Nino

September 18, 2019

The men's soccer team suffered its first loss of the season Sunday night in a high-scoring 4-2 affair against the UCLA Bruins. Junior forwards Milan Iloski for UCLA and Daniel Trejo for CSUN both recorded braces, but the advantage in opportunities for the Bruins proved to be the difference. "I...

Men’s soccer makes statement Thursday against No. 8 Washington

Three Soccer players battling for a ball possession

Alexander Nino

September 16, 2019

Senior forward Johnny Rodriguez recorded a brace and junior forward Daniel Trejo scored in his fourth consecutive game as the Matadors shocked the no. 8 ranked Washington Huskies 3-1 on Thursday at Matador Soccer Field. The two star forwards sliced through a Washington defense that had allowed one goal ...

Men’s soccer cruises by San Francisco ahead of Thursday’s big test

A CSUN Men's Soccer player is about to kick the ball

Alexander Nino

September 10, 2019

The Matadors cruised to a 6-0 win against the University of San Francisco Dons on Sunday, marking their first home victory of the year.Led by a brace from junior midfielder Kris Fourcand, the Matadors (3-0-1) ran through a young Dons (0-3) squad that featured four true freshman in their starting 11."I'm h...

Eventful Home Opener results in disappointing draw for men’s soccer

A CSUN Men's Soccer player is about to kick the ball during the game

Alexander Nino

September 9, 2019

The Matadors drew their home opener 2-2 against the Utah Valley Wolverines in a back-and-forth affair decided by a matter of inches. After a strong showing at the Wolstein Classic in Ohio, the Matadors strolled into their home opener with all kinds of momentum against the Wolverines. But a misplaced...

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