The Sundial

Matadors win two straight to split first road series

Ignacio Marquez

March 7, 2011

Coach Matt Curtis said there is always a chance to bounce back and respond when a team beats you soundly. “It’s a great opportunity to answer back. We play 56 games and until you get to the end of the season, there’s always another opportunity to answer back,” Curtis said. That chance came quickl...

CSUN baseball prepares for first road series of the season in Texas

Ignacio Marquez

March 2, 2011

The Matador youngsters displayed what they can do given the right development and timely growth. Sophomore catcher Marty Bowen, who was playing designated hitter and freshman outfielder Miles Williams, provided the pop in the last game of a rain-filled weekend series against Valparaiso at Matador Field. ...

CSUN baseball: Matadors take first series of season

Ignacio Marquez

February 28, 2011

Coach Matt Curtis said one cannot hang on a loss for too long because the team has to get back out to the field and play another game. “The first game was disappointing, but that’s the nice part about these double-headers is you don’t have to dwell on it overnight, you got to come right back out, you got to put it to bed and look forward to th...

Matadors win series opener 13-4 over Valparaiso Crusaders

Ignacio Marquez

February 27, 2011

The rain was not enough to keep the Matadors from pouring in run after run and defeating Valparaiso 13-4 in the continuation of Friday’s game that was suspended due to high precipitation at Matador Field. CSUN pitcher Ryan Juarez said it’s frustrating, but cited the team’s preparation as the reason for not letting the weather become a distraction. “It is hard to deal with...

Men’s volleyball loses to USC

Ignacio Marquez

February 23, 2011

For a set or so, the Matadors seem like the team that dominated the USC Trojans for 17 straight games prior to the 2011 season.           The Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball team held its own against the No. 1 team in the nation, keeping games close and not doing the things that doomed it earlier in the...

CSUN Baseball: Matadors serious at home against Valparaiso

Ignacio Marquez

February 23, 2011

Playing against every team with a serious attitude was a lesson learned. The Cal State Northridge baseball team got a lesson over the weekend against Seattle University on not taking certain teams lightly. “You never play a team and just sit there and think, ‘We swept them last year and we’re going to sweep them this year again.’ You never underestimate a team; alw...

CSUN baseball splits in home opener

Ignacio Marquez

February 21, 2011

The Matadors’ start in the 2011 season earned mixed results. The Cal State Northridge baseball team split a four-game weekend series with Seattle University that included a double-header Saturday at Matador Field. Sunday Despite two superb performances by catcher Steven Keller and third baseman Tommy Simis, the Matadors were not able to come back from a 4...

CSUN Baseball: A big offense earns Matadors a split in double-header

Ignacio Marquez

February 19, 2011

With runs in the first four innings, the Matadors bounced back from a humiliating 9-0 loss to Seattle University in a rain-filled second game of a double-header Saturday at Matador Field. The Cal State Northridge baseball team (2-1, 0-0 Big West) recorded five runs in the first inning and never looked back. Matador infielder Josh Goossen-Brown homered to left field after ...

CSUN baseball begins 2011 season

Ignacio Marquez

February 17, 2011

A new head coach, new faces and a new approach to the game defines the Matadors as they enter the 2011 season. The Cal State Northridge baseball team will begin play Friday in a four-game weekend series against the Seattle University Redhawks at Matador Field. First-year head coach Matt Curtis...

CSUN baseball starts a new era

Ignacio Marquez

February 15, 2011

A new tradition is underway at Matador Field. The Cal State Northridge baseball team is in the process of rebuilding a program that was marked by seven consecutive losing seasons after winning the 2002 Big West Championship. Even after recording its first winning season since 2002 at 29-27 in 2010, the program made a change at head coach, bringing in Matt Curtis,...

Men’s volleyball wins at home over Long Beach State in five sets

Ignacio Marquez

February 13, 2011

A 111-minute match, 11 more errors, 11 less blocks, 11 more total attack attempts and an abysmal .178 hitting percentage and the Matadors still won. The Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball finally attained that elusive first home victory of the 2011 season, defeating second-ranked Long Beach State in a conference matchup 25-11, 25-16, 25-21,...

Matador men’s volleyball seeks first win at home

Ignacio Marquez

February 9, 2011

With almost half the season completed, the Matadors are closer to recording one of their worse seasons over the last decade, a complete turnaround uncharacteristic of their usual winning ways. The Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball team is on a six-match losing streak, not having won since playing Pepperdine on the road on Jan. 15. The Matadors (2...

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