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Matadors rally in the eighth to beat Irvine’s Anteaters

Spencer O'Neil drives the baseball as the CSUN alumni observe from the opposing dugout in the 13-1 win at the Matador Field in Northridge, Calif., on Sunday January 25, 2015. Photo credit: Raul Martinez

Andrew Goodman

May 8, 2017

Kevin Reily hit a three-run home run that started a Matador rally in the eighth inning as CSUN came from a 5-1 deficit to defeat UC Irvine by a score of 6-5. The day got off to a rough start for Matadors' starting pitcher Tei Vanderford, as a two-run single from Anteater third baseman, Parker Coss,...

Matadors can’t hold late lead at Irvine

Smith prepares to hit the ball

Andrew Goodman

May 7, 2017

The Matadors held a two-run lead into the seventh inning, but a rough eighth inning gave up five runs to UC Irvine in an eventual 8-4 loss Saturday afternoon. After a quiet two plus innings, the Anteaters got on the board in the bottom of the third on two hits and a sacrifice fly to take a 1-0 lead. The...

CSUN softball powers past UC Santa Barbara

csun softball team celebrates after home run

Andrew Goodman

April 16, 2017

Jessica Alexander had a monster day at the plate with two home runs and three RBIs as the Matadors dominated the U.C. Santa Barbara Gauchos 6-1. The Gauchos had numerous scoring opportunities throughout the game, but produced their only run in the first inning when second baseman Sierra Altmeyer drove...

Matadors shutout in loss to Long Beach

CSUN Junior Alvaro Rubalcaba #24 up next to bat. Photo credit: Jesse Espinoza

Andrew Goodman

April 15, 2017

The Matadors allowed some early runs and never recovered as they produced just four hits and were shutout in a 4-0 loss to the Long Beach State 49ers Friday afternoon. CSUN mounted a rally in the second inning when back-to-back singles put runners on second and third with only one out. It was short...

Baseball and pace of play: does it really matter?

dodgers high-five each other

Andrew Goodman

April 10, 2017

In a recent article from, two major league baseball games were analyzed. One played in 1984 and one played in 2014. The games were identical in the number of hits, runs scored, number of pitches made and pitching changes. The games played in 2014 ran 35 minutes longer. Pace of play...

Softball sweeps doubleheader against Hawaii

#22 Daphne Pofek pictured

Andrew Goodman

April 9, 2017

Daphne Pofek tossed two brilliant games and Taylor Glover had a great day at the plate as the Matadors swept both games of the double header against the Rainbow Warriors by scores of 5-2 and 3-2 In the first game, CSUN got off to a fast start when Glover led off with a single and stole second. First...

Matadors can’t hold late lead, drop series to Aggies

Milam is tagged out just as he slides onto the base

Andrew Goodman

April 3, 2017

Kevin Riley launched a go-ahead two-run home run in the sixth-inning, but the Matador bullpen was not able to hold onto the lead as they dropped the third game of the series to the UC Davis Aggies by a score of 7-5. The Aggies grabbed an early advantage in the first inning when shortstop Jacob Thomas...

2017 NCAA Tournament: A Guide to the Madness

Brackets for the 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament. TNS 2017

Andrew Goodman

March 13, 2017

The calendar has turned to March, which means one of the most exciting weekends in sports is about to be upon us. Here is a guide to the "madness" that will unfold over the next-three weekends. East Region The east region features defending champion Villanova and Duke as the two top seeds. The Wi...

The Matadors suffer a fourth straight loss

CSUN's junior guard, Kendall Smith, going up for a shot at the game on Wednesday, February 15th. Photo Credit: Breaunne Pinckney/The Sundial

Andrew Goodman

March 3, 2017

The Matadors struggled over the past month and the hope was that the issues would be rectified against the 10-18 Cal Poly team. The problems, however, only intensified as CSUN let an early double-digit lead slip away and lost their fourth straight game Thursday night by a score of 76-70. The Matadors...

Matadors nine-game win streak is snapped

CSUN's Serafina Maulupe (right, 3) attempts to break through UCI's defenses. Photo credit: Em Pierce

Andrew Goodman

March 3, 2017

Serafina Maulupe scored 16 points and Channon Fluker added 15 of her own, but the Matadors saw their nine-game win streak snapped at the hands of the Long Beach State 49ers by a score of 63-60. CSUN began the game strong, using three-straight jumpers from Tessa Boagni to take a 13-5 lead with three...

Lakers begin a magical new era

Member of the opposing team steals the ball form Laker's player

Andrew Goodman

February 27, 2017

Just a few short months ago the Los Angeles Lakers had a record of 10-10 and the possibility of a playoff run was not out of the realm of possibility.Since starting the season on a positive note with 10 wins through their first 20 games, the Lakers are 9-31 in their past 40 and sit at the 14th spot in t...

Matador comeback falls short in loss to UC Irvine

CSUN's junior guard, Kendall Smith, going up for a shot at the game on Wednesday, February 15th. Photo Credit: Breaunne Pinckney/The Sundial

Andrew Goodman

February 26, 2017

Kendall Smith scored 24 points for the Matadors, but UC Irvine were able to withstand a late rally to pull out the victory by a score of 83-80. Irvine came out of the gates firing, using eight points from senior guard Luke Nelson to give them an early 10-4 lead in the opening minutes. The Matadors...

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