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Baseball: Rhode Island drops CSUN in seventh

Alonso Tacanga

March 13, 2012

A two-out two-run single in the top of the seventh inning was the difference as Rhode Island had the last laugh in a back-and-forth game Tuesday afternoon at Matador Field. Ram Milan Adams played the role of hero as his single defeated CSUN, 5-4, in the first game of a two-game home series against...

Women’s water polo: CSUN hosts Bucknell, Occidental

Alonso Tacanga

March 12, 2012

Following a 4-11 start to their season, the Matadors put it together at the Posada Royale Invitational March 2-3 and won four consecutive games to rise their national ranking to 13th, according to the latest CWPA rankings. CSUN (8-11), which hosts Bucknell and Occidental today, outscored its rivals...

Baseball: CSUN evens series with Hoosiers with 12-5 romping

Baseball: CSUN evens series with Hoosiers with 12-5 romping

Alonso Tacanga

March 10, 2012

Following a 7-3 Friday loss in which the Matadors gave up seven consecutive unanswered runs, CSUN head coach Matt Curtis had a lengthy chat with his team, particularly about defensive mistakes. The Matadors had only one error on the day, but also recorded six wild pitches, making their comeback attempt an all-afternoon uphill battle they eventually lost. “We had a pretty big talk...

Men’s volleyball: Stork, Matadors make quick work of another visiting MIVA team

Men’s volleyball: Stork, Matadors make quick work of another visiting MIVA team

Alonso Tacanga

March 9, 2012

Once again, it was outside hitter Matt Stork leading the charge for the Matadors, who ­– once again – swept (25-18, 25-18, 25-20) a Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) rival. Two days after putting up 16 kills in a sweep of Ball State at home, Stork’s 20 kills were by far the ...

Men’s volleyball: Matadors hit extremelly well in non-conference home match, get easy win over rival Cardinals

Men’s volleyball: Matadors hit extremelly well in non-conference home match, get easy win over rival Cardinals

Alonso Tacanga

March 7, 2012

Three consecutive CSUN mistakes in the third set of Wednesday night’s match-up between the Matadors and Ball State were threatening to make the night longer than it needed to be. Ahead 2-0, CSUN had allowed the Cardinals to draw within 17-16, the closest it had been in the latter instances of any of the frames. “Errors happen. It ...

Men’s volleyball – Ball’ing: Matadors face Ball State tonight

Men’s volleyball – Ball’ing: Matadors face Ball State tonight

Alonso Tacanga

March 6, 2012

Owners of their first winning streak of the season following a home win against UC Santa Barbara last Wednesday, the Matadors had the misfortune of running into the top team in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation – and No. 1 team in the nation – Friday. Not even the usual edge of playing at...

Baseball: CSUN travels to San Diego for Invitational

Baseball: CSUN travels to San Diego for Invitational

Alonso Tacanga

February 29, 2012

Coming off a Monday 18-6 loss against Washington in which their pitching gave up 17 hits, the Matadors (5-3) look to bounce back with a third consecutive winning outing to start the season at the Aztec Invitational this weekend. The Matadors will play four times and against three rivals, starting...

Men’s volleyball: Stork’s third-set performance propels Matadors to 3-2 win over UCSB

Men’s volleyball: Stork’s third-set performance propels Matadors to 3-2 win over UCSB

Alonso Tacanga

February 29, 2012

Down early in what turned out to be the most crucial set of the Matadors’ 3-2 win (21-25, 25-21, 30-28, 25-20, 15-9) over UC Santa Barbara Wednesday night, CSUN outside hitter Matt Stork saw the ball come at his feet at incredible speed for what was an almost-guaranteed UCSB kill. There was no time to dive for it, so Stork digged it up with a kick. “If I had to give a gameball tonight,...

Softball: Matadors win first of year, drop four more

Alonso Tacanga

February 28, 2012

The Matadors continue to rack up loss after loss, but at least they got the winless monkey off their back during their time at the NFCA Cathedral Classic over the weekend. CSUN (1-14) entered the competition with an 0-10 record and lost the first two games of the Classic Thursday before finally earning...

Men’s basketball: Matadors experience season déjà vu in overtime loss at UC Irvine

Men’s basketball: Matadors experience season déjà vu in overtime loss at UC Irvine

Alonso Tacanga

February 26, 2012

IRVINE – To say the 16th season of head coach Bobby Braswell’s career at CSUN has been a struggle would be putting it lightly. Already ineligible to play in the Big West Conference Tournament to start the year, Braswell’s Matadors have taken enough tumbles through 2011-12 to ensure the coach will finish with ...

Softball: Matadors aim for first win at NFCA Cathedral City Classic

Alonso Tacanga

February 23, 2012

Following an exhibition contest against USSSA Pride, a team from the Pro Fastpitch league, at Matador Diamond Tuesday, the Matadors will regroup once again and attempt to get their first win of the season at this weekend’s NFCA Cathedral City Classic. The Matadors begin the weekend with a doubleheader...

Men’s basketball: Matadors don’t give themselves chance in last-gasp play, lose to UCR on Senior Night

Men’s basketball: Matadors don’t give themselves chance in last-gasp play, lose to UCR on Senior Night

Alonso Tacanga

February 23, 2012

Down two points with 4.3 seconds to go Wednesday night, CSUN head coach Bobby Braswell drew up a play for guard Josh Greene to be the hero who would send his senior teammates off with a win in their last home game of their careers. Greene, who coming into the game had scored 20 or more points in f...

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