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Fall Preview: CSUN’s soccer and women’s volleyball programs look to build on last season’s progress in 2012

CSUN’s women’s volleyball team aims for first after winning third in conference in 2011. Photo credit: Mariela Molina / Photo Editor

Anthony Carpio

May 11, 2012

Women’s Volleyball CSUN head coach Jeff Stork and his women’s volleyball team ended the 2011 season with the third-place spot in the Big West Conference. After finishing the year with an overall record of 16-13 and 9-7 in the Big West, Stork is looking to build on what he said was a great ...

CSUN hunger striker gets checked by medical staff

Raiza Arias, 18, double-major in theater and anthropology, gives her information to an officer after collapsing on Monday. Arias is one of the CSUN students who is currently on a hunger strike. Photo credit: Mariela Molina / Photo Editor

Anthony Carpio

May 7, 2012

A welfare check was performed on one of the CSUN hunger strikers outside Sierra Tower Monday afternoon. Freshman theatre and anthropology major Raiza Arias looked fatigued and lightheaded after six days of striking as Agustin Garibay, Matador Involvement Center coordinator, passed by and suspe...

Water Polo: After rough start to year, CSUN ends 2012 with third place in Big West Tournament

CSUN head coach Dr. Marcelo Leonardi talks to his team during a game. Leonardi and his team finished the season winning third place in the Big West Conference Tournament Sunday afternoon. Courtesy of CSUN Athletics.

Anthony Carpio

April 30, 2012

Every team’s journey is different. One path could lead them to a title while another could turn out to be a restructuring process. For CSUN head coach Dr. Marcelo Leonardi and his squad, it was a little bit of both. Though his team finished this season 19-20, the Matadors played tough opponents in the Big West Conference to win third place in this year’s tournament. “This has been by far one of the most enjoyable years...

Water Polo: Ferreira hits game-winning goal against UCSB, CSUN wins third place in Big West Tournament

CSUN attacker Melissa Doll goes for a goal in a game. Doll put the Matadors on the scoreboard first as they took third place in the Big West Conference Tournament in a 6-5 victory over UC Santa Barbara Sunday afternoon. Courtesy of CSUN Athletics.

Anthony Carpio

April 29, 2012

After a tough loss against UC Irvine the previous day, the Matadors (19-20) bounced back and grabbed third place in the Big West Conference Tournament with a 6-5 win over UC Santa Barbara Sunday afternoon and Schaal Aquatics Center. It was a goal by center Kelcie Ferreira with 3:45 left in the ...

Water Polo: Matadors outplayed by Irvine in semi-finals

CSUN goalkeeper Dana Harvery protects her net during a game. Harvey only tallied four saves in the Matadors' loss to UC Irvine in the semi-finals of the Big West Conference Tournament Saturday afternoon.Courtesy of CSUN CSUN Athletics.

Anthony Carpio

April 28, 2012

They came back and got the double-overtime win against Long Beach State the previous day to continue through the tournament, but the Matadors’ hopes at the Big West Conference Tournament title ended Saturday afternoon as they went down to top-seeded UC Irvine 8-3 at Schaal Aquatics Center. “To be ...

Water Polo: Matadors open Big West Tournament with double-overtime win against Long Beach

CSUN center Marisa Young goes on an attack in one of her games. Young finished the day with two goals as the Matadors get the 7-5 double-overtime win over Long Beach State in the opening round of the Big West Conference Tournament. Photo Courtesy of CSUN Athletics.

Anthony Carpio

April 27, 2012

It came down to 6-on-5 power plays Friday afternoon at Schaal Aquatics Center as the Matadors capitalized on those opportunities and took the opening round of the Big West Conference Tournament against Long Beach State in a 7-5 double-overtime win. With 1:38 left to play in the second overtime per...

Water Polo: CSUN faces LBSU at Davis, seeks out Big West Tournament title

CSUN utility player Jenny Jamison looks for a goal in a game. Jamison and the Matadors head to UC Davis on Friday to face Long Beach State in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament. Photo courtesy of CSUN Athletics

Anthony Carpio

April 25, 2012

After ending the season strong with two wins and big performances from their offense Sunday, the Matadors (17-19, 1-4 Big West) head to UC Davis for the Big West Conference Tournament and face Long Beach State (11-16, 1-4) in the first round Friday. CSUN scored a total of 43 goals against Cal Sta...

CSUN Earth Day Orange Pick 2012

Anthony Carpio

April 23, 2012

CSUN's Institution for Sustainability, along with Food Forward, hosted the Earth Day Orange Pick Sunday at the orange grove on campus. Starbucks and LGBT organization Gay For Good sponsored the event, as well as brought along its employees to help with the pick. All of the oranges picked on Sunday went...

Softball: Pagano’s grand slam snaps CSUN’s five-game skid at SLO

CSUN pitcher Mia Pagano winds up for a pitch against USSSA. Pagano carried the Matadors to a victory against Cal Poly with a grand slam and stellar pitching Saturday afternoon.

Anthony Carpio

April 14, 2012

It is rare to see a pitcher both win a game on the mound and on the offensive-end as well, but luckily for CSUN (8-29, 3-4 Big West) this happened in its favor. Junior pitcher Mia Pagano and her grand slam in the third inning carried the Matadors to a 4-0 win against Cal Poly Saturday afternoon at Bob Janssen Field. This win snaps Northrid...

Men’s volleyball: CSUN attempts a comeback at Stanford, but falls in five sets

CSUN libero Charlie Condron (1) eyes the ball as teammate Julius Hoefer (12) tries to come up with a dig against Hawai'i on March 23. The Matadors came back against Stanford to send the game to five sets, but their efforts came up short. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Multimedia Editor

Anthony Carpio

April 8, 2012

Though the Matadors fought a valiant battle against Pacific the previous night to get the win in five sets, they couldn’t do the same at Stanford (18-6, 15-5 MPSF) as they fell 3-2 (19-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 19-17) at Maples Pavilion Saturday night. CSUN (11-16, 7-13) still retains the eigh...

Water polo: Matadors fall short in rally against UC Irvine in season opener

Anthony Carpio

March 31, 2012

Though they were down 5-1 in the second quarter, the Matadors (14-15, 0-1 Big West) rallied back, but couldn’t secure the victory against UC Irvine (18-5, 1-0) as the Anteaters took the game 11-10 during both teams' Big West Conference season opener Saturday afternoon at CSUN's Campus Pool. CSUN...

Women’s basketball: Powerhouse: Turnaround year sets standard for future

CSUN’s starting lineup takes the court in its game against USD Friday night. The Matadors will bring most of their core back for the 2012-13 season. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Anthony Carpio

March 19, 2012

Heart: the word used by Matador guard Ashlee Guay to describe the will and determination the team had as it faced the University of San Diego Friday night at Jenny Craig Pavilion. While the Matadors lost 60-58, they almost came all the way back from a 13-point second half deficit, showing tenacity and persistence...

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