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Men’s Soccer: Senior defenders solidifying backline

Jonathan Andrade

October 16, 2012

Defense wins championships. A moniker that any team, in any sport, can live by and be successful. So far this season, the Matadors’ men’s soccer team has proven that a solid backline can indeed guide a team to success. The trio of senior defenders, including Joe Franco, Armando Gutierre...

Women’s Soccer: CSUN falls to CSF, 1-0, in first minute of overtime

Women’s Soccer: CSUN falls to CSF, 1-0, in first minute of overtime

Jonathan Andrade

October 5, 2012

CSUN’s Cynthia Jacobo played as her usual stellar self for a majority of Friday’s match but a blast that dribbled through Jacobo’s legs in extra time ended any Matador (4-4-4, 1-1-0 Big West) hopes of a win with a 1-0 loss to Cal State Fullerton (5-7-0, 2-1-0). Extra time didn’t last long...

Rebels tame Matadors in second half

Rebels tame Matadors in second half

Jonathan Andrade

September 9, 2012

CSUN kept up with UNLV early Friday afternoon, but crumbled in the second half and extended its losing streak to three games in the 3-1 loss. Two second-half goals were enough to put away a CSUN (2-3-0), which has struggled to finish on numerous chances so far this season. The loss also concludes...

CSUN can’t stop Baylor free kicks in first loss of season

Jonathan Andrade

August 24, 2012

CSUN women’s soccer team headed into Friday night’s home match undefeated but wasn’t ready for the pair of free kicks No. 24 Baylor put into the net and fell to the Bears, 2-1. Baylor spotted CSUN an early own goal but capitalized on two set pieces to hand CSUN its first loss of the young season. “They’re a tough team to play against,” said head coach Keith West. “We lost our...

Baseball: Muren, Keel head team with offseason accolades

Jonathan Andrade

June 19, 2012

CSUN might not have had the season they wanted as a team but junior pitcher Alex Muren and freshman ace Jerry Keel have had nothing but good news this offseason. Muren was drafted in the 12th round by the Minnesota Twins with the 370th overall pick in this season’s MLB draft. Last season Muren pitched hi...

Matadors devoured by lowly Tigers, swept in season finale

Jonathan Andrade

May 28, 2012

Northridge (23-30, 10-14) headed into the weekend preparing to face the worst team in the Big West but you wouldn’t have known it after Pacific (16-40, 6-18) completed the three-game sweep Sunday, 6-1. The Tigers had only won three conference games all season but manhandled the CSUN offense en route to winning its first conference s...

CSUN commits costly errors, falls to UC Davis

CSUN commits costly errors, falls to UC Davis

Jonathan Andrade

May 18, 2012

Northridge has had a knack of getting on the scoreboard early at Matador Field but Friday was an exception. The Matadors (22-25, 9-10 Big West) allowed UC Davis (23-28, 9-10) to build up a nine-run lead through the first four innings en route to a 9-5 conference loss. CSUN waited until it was plenty behind to even tally its first hit of the day ...

Baseball: CSUN starts home stretch vs. UCI

Baseball: CSUN starts home stretch vs. UCI

Jonathan Andrade

May 9, 2012

CSUN only came away with six Big West Conference wins in head coach Matt Curtis’ inaugural season last year. This year, with nine conference games remaining, the Matadors (20-23, 7-8 Big West) have already passed their 2011 mark and are in the mix to make a move for double figures in the win column. “We have to go in trying to win every series if not every...

Celebrate the end of finals at Crazy Harry’s Bar

Celebrate the end of finals at Crazy Harry’s Bar

Jonathan Andrade

May 9, 2012

Friendly service, tasty food and ample amounts of beers on tap make Crazy Harry’s the one-stop spot for any student looking to have a good time on a tight student’s budget. Crazy Harry’s opened up in the closing months of 2011 but have already set up a vibe between their walls, formerly those o...

Baseball: Matadors take first two games against Riverside; look for first sweep of the season

Baseball: Matadors take first two games against Riverside; look for first sweep of the season

Jonathan Andrade

May 6, 2012

CSUN looked to have the advantage heading into the series over UC Riverside and quickly showed its dominance taking the first two games of the weekend for the series win, beginning with a 8-7 victory in 10 innings. The offense provided the runs while the pitching managed to stave off a Highlander comeback in the first meeting then shut down UCR’s lineup in Saturday’s matchup in a 7-3 win. On Saturday, CSUN’s Jerry Keel turned in ...

Baseball: Matadors like their chances against UC Riverside

Baseball: Matadors like their chances against UC Riverside

Jonathan Andrade

May 2, 2012

The Matadors have to like their chances heading into a series against a team that’s ranked lower than they are in the Big West Conference. Northridge (18-22, 5-7 Big West) has already faced the top four ranked teams in the conference and will next face the seventh-ranked UC Riverside (14-24, 4-8) this weekend at Cunningham Stadium. The Matadors have avoided sweeps against all the top teams so far this season ...

Baseball: CSUN making push in Big West race

Baseball: CSUN making push in Big West race

Jonathan Andrade

May 1, 2012

Since conference play started, the Matador offense has kept up with what the best the Big West Conference has to offer. After a series win over then-ranked Cal Poly and only needing one big inning to take the series from Long Beach State, CSUN is in the hunt for post-season play. Last season, the Matadors (18-22, 5-7 Big West) only mustered up a 6-18 conference record in head coach M...

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