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Men’s volleyball: Matadors dismiss troublesome Waves in four to earn MPSF playoff spot

Men’s volleyball: Matadors dismiss troublesome Waves in four to earn MPSF playoff spot

Alonso Tacanga

April 12, 2012

With an MPSF playoff spot all but locked up but with the pesky Waves not wanting to go down without a fight in the fourth set Thursday night at the Matadome, the CSUN bench began to get antsy. Pepperdine point after Pepperdine point, the Matador reserves restlessly cringed on the sidelines – ...

Softball: CSUN looks for hot hitting to continue in SLO

Softball: CSUN looks for hot hitting to continue in SLO

Alonso Tacanga

April 11, 2012

A struggling offense for most of 2012, the Matadors broke out of a four-game slump that had seen them score only a single run in the stretch in the second game of a Sunday doubleheader. Facing New Mexico for the second time in the afternoon at Matador Diamond, CSUN put up 10 runs on a season-hi...

Softball: Matadors’ offense outdueled by powerful New Mexico

Softball: Matadors’ offense outdueled by powerful New Mexico

Alonso Tacanga

April 8, 2012

Having witnessed two teammates succumb before the powerful New Mexico bats, CSUN pitcher Brianna Elder tried just about everything to escape the same fate and – in the process – give her team a chance at a late rally during the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Lobos at Matador D...

Softball: Matadors done in by Aggie pitcher’s one-hitter, swept by UC Davis

Softball: Matadors done in by Aggie pitcher’s one-hitter, swept by UC Davis

Alonso Tacanga

April 7, 2012

After going through two extra-inning games in which they went scoreless through the first seven innings, the Aggies came out swinging during Saturday's series finale and led from start to end in a 3-0 win over CSUN at Matador Diamond. The Matadors (7-27, 2-4 Big West), who lost all momentum they'd gotten from a road ...

Water Polo: Matadors’ offense held in check at UCSB

Water Polo: Matadors’ offense held in check at UCSB

Alonso Tacanga

April 7, 2012

A CSUN attack that came into a Saturday matinee showdown against UC Santa Barbara averaging nearly 10 goals per game was held to less than a third of that in a 5-3 loss to the Gauchos at UCSB's campus pool. It was the first time in six games that the Matadors (15-16, 1-2 Big West) did not score 10 or ...

Softball: Extra innings not kind to Matadors as Aggies down them twice in doubleheader

Softball: Extra innings not kind to Matadors as Aggies down them twice in doubleheader

Alonso Tacanga

April 6, 2012

In a long afternoon of softball at Matador Diamond, the Matadors (7-23, 2-3 Big West) came up short twice in extra innings against UC Davis, assuring themselves a loss for the three-game series against Aggies this weekend. In what was already slated to be a lengthy Friday with a doubleheader against UCD s...

Baseball: Matadors’ offense quiet in all but one inning as LMU gets 10-6 win

Baseball: Matadors’ offense quiet in all but one inning as LMU gets 10-6 win

Alonso Tacanga

April 3, 2012

Home for the first time in more than two weeks, the Matadors gave their crowd one exciting sixth inning, but not much else in a 10-6 non-conference loss to Loyola Marymount Tuesday afternoon at Matador Field. It was ugly for CSUN from the very beginning and for most of the afternoon. Hosting a game for the first time since a ...

Softball: Matadors take Big West-opening series at Pacific

Softball: Matadors take Big West-opening series at Pacific

Alonso Tacanga

April 2, 2012

The Matadors (7-24, 2-1 Big West) led from wire to wire Monday afternoon at Bill Simoni Field and held off Pacific (21-13, 1-2) in the ninth inning to take a 5-4 win, claiming a Big West Conference-opening three-game road series 2-1. CSUN opened up the final game of the set with a three-run fi...

Baseball: Matadors’ big third inning leads the way in win at No. 13 Fullerton

Baseball: Matadors’ big third inning leads the way in win at No. 13 Fullerton

Alonso Tacanga

April 1, 2012

Miles William's two-run homer in the third inning was the highlight of the afternoon for the Matadors, who salvaged the last game of a three-game series at Cal State Fullerton Sunday and beat the Titans 5-1. Williams' home run was part of a four-run third for CSUN (12-15, 1-2 Big West), which dropped games Friday and Saturday at Goodwin Field before coming thro...

Men’s volleyball: Matadors pounded by No. 4 BYU

Men’s volleyball: Matadors pounded by No. 4 BYU

Alonso Tacanga

March 29, 2012

The Matadors' third winning streak of the season came to a violent halt Thursday night at BYU. Behind a dominant first set, the Cougars set the tone for the night and swept CSUN 25-10, 25-20, 25-20 at Smith Fieldhouse. CSUN (10-14, 6-11 MPSF) came into the night winner of two straight games and on a hot hitting streak that saw them hit a combined .341 during two ...

Softball: Matadors looking for momentum in doubleheader

Softball: Matadors looking for momentum in doubleheader

Alonso Tacanga

March 27, 2012

The last three weeks haven’t exactly spelled success for the Matadors. Losers of three of four home games during the weekend of March 9-11, CSUN hoped a three-game series at Matador Diamond against New Mexico the following weekend would bring in some much-needed wins as it prepares for the start of Big West C...

Baseball: Matadors drop series to Rams

Baseball: Matadors drop series to Rams

Alonso Tacanga

March 14, 2012

Rhode Island rode the comeback train once again to sweep a two-game series from the Matadors (8-9) at Matador Field. One day after making a late push to defeat CSUN 5-4, the Rams were back at it Wednesday afternoon, using an explosion of offense in the seventh and eighth innings to down the Matadors 10-8. CSUN led 4-3 u...

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