The Sundial

CSUN women’s basketball starts season on ten-game losing streak, fall to Washington

Brandon Henson

December 9, 2010

A defensive season opener flashback plagued CSUN in its first ever meeting against Washington, as it fell for the tenth straight time to start the season. Similar to the season opening loss against Pepperdine, Northridge was flustered against the full court press, losing to Washington, 73-55, a...

Women’s basketball: Miners’ early three-pointers drop Matadors

Brandon Henson

December 5, 2010

An early three-point contest from the Miners proved they were too much for the Matadors as the team dropped their fifth double-digit and eight straight loss on the season in a 79-59 defeat. The Cal State Northridge women’s basketball (0-8) team’s defense could not hold up as UTEP (5-2) netted in 11 three pointers with seven coming in the first half ...

Women’s basketball: Lions’ fast start leave Matadors 0-7

Brandon Henson

December 1, 2010

The Matadors could not tame the Lions as the team was dealt its seventh straight loss of the season, falling 69-52 Wednesday night at the Matadome. CSUN (0-7) had difficulties finding the net, as plenty of opportunities would not fall its way and ultimately cost them the game against non-conference opponent Loyola Marymount University (4-3). The Lions jumped on a ...

Waves drown Matadors in season opener

Brandon Henson

November 18, 2010

Pepperdine’s full court pressure was too much for CSUN to handle, as it was defeated, 108-74, in its season opener at the Matadome Wednesday night. The Waves (2-1) stopped the Matadors (0-1) with a series of double teams and half court traps that ultimately left the team flustered with 26 turnovers, which turned into 33 points for Pepperdi...

Conejo looks to improve her game in upcoming season

Brandon Henson

November 15, 2010

Bridgette Conejo, a former soccer player, did not pick up a basketball until the age of 10. If not for sun damage to her face putting a stop to her soccer career, Conejo could have possibly been part of the CSUN women's soccer team that has been in the Big West semifinals the last two seasons. Instead, she opted to play basketball for the Matadors ...

New coach brings optimism for upcoming season

Brandon Henson

November 10, 2010

Coming off a season where the team was victorious in a mere four games the entire year, the CSUN women’s basketball team has restarted its program with both new and old faces and looks to turn over a new leaf this season. The media guide reveals the many changes that have surfaced around the Matador women’s basketball team, ...

Matadors women’s soccer falls to 49ers in Big West Tournament

Brandon Henson

November 7, 2010

Emotions soared at the George Allen Field when No. 3 seed CSUN failed to achieve victory Thursday afternoon in an upset against No. 2 seed Long Beach State. The Matadors were defeated, 2-1, in the Big West Tournament semifinal for the second consecutive year. The 49ers received goals from junior midfielder Shauna Gordon and senior forward Nikki Myers. Gordon struck the net first for the 49ers...

CSUN women’s soccer comes up short in Big West Tournament

Brandon Henson

November 4, 2010

Junior midfielder Shawna Gordon and senior forward Nikki Myers scored two goals for Long Beach State, which crushed Cal State Northridge’s chances of making it to the Big West Conference final. For the second consecutive season the Matadors lost in the semifinals of the conference tournament as the...

CSUN women’s soccer returns to postseason play

Brandon Henson

November 3, 2010

For the second consecutive year CSUN will have a shot at the Big West Tournament championship but need to get past Long Beach State first. The Matadors will face the 49ers on Thursday afternoon at George Allen Field in the conference semifinals. The playoff match against Long Beach State (12-5-2, 5-2-1 B...

Townley’s journey to breaking records

Brandon Henson

November 1, 2010

It’s hard to believe women’s soccer phenom Farryn Townley, CSUN’s all-time leading scorer with 22 career goals, did not have an interest in soccer when she first began the sport at the age of 10. In fact, the communications major loathed the fact she had to trade in her original sport for her cleats. “Honestly, my parents made me play because both of my brothers played for t...

CSUN women’s soccer clinches playoff spot with two goals

Brandon Henson

October 31, 2010

Two first-half goals sealed CSUN’s playoff berth as it cruised past Cal State Fullerton in a 2-0 victory at Matador Field in a Big West match Thursday night. Senior forward Farryn Townley and sophomore defender Katie Russ struck the net against the Titans and guaranteed the Matadors a spot in the Big West Tournament semifinals for the second consecutive year.  The Mata...

CSUN women’s soccer host Titans in critical Big West finale

Brandon Henson

October 27, 2010

Despite falling to third place in the Big West Conference after suffering a heartbreaking loss against Long Beach State on Sunday, CSUN remains in solid position to reach the postseason with one conference game remaining. The Matadors (10-8, 4-3 BWC) are fighting for a playoff berth, as they host sixth-place Cal State Fullerton (6-11, 3-3 BWC) in tonight’s Big West fin...

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