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W-Vball: Changes to starting lineup not enough for CSUN against Long Beach State

Junior Monica McFarland (3) made the switch to libero on Friday night as the Matadors fell to the 49ers in four sets. Photo Credit: Simon Gambaryan/ Daily Sundial

Julian Reyes

September 30, 2011

The Cal State Northridge women’s volleyball team made changes to its starting lineup Friday night, hoping it would bring in its first home victory of the season and a 2-0 start in Big West Conference play, but Long Beach State didn’t allow it. The Matadors (7-7, 1-1) fell to 0-3 at the Matadome and dropped to fifth place in the league standings after l...

W-Vball: CSUN looks for more Big West wins at home

Sam Kaul (15), Natalie Allen (9) and the rest of the Matadors will try to improve their Big West record to 2-0. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro/ Visual Editor

Julian Reyes

September 28, 2011

The CSUN women’s volleyball team hopes to continue its winning formula in Big West Conference play as it prepares for its conference home opener against Long Beach State Friday night. The Matadors (7-6, Big West 1-0) started their Big West Conference schedule on the right note after beating ...

Weekly Column: Kershaw clear choice for NL CY Young

Los Angeles Dodgers left hander Clayton Kershaw delivers a pitch against the Atlanta Braves during 1st-inning action at Turner Field on Sept. 4. Courtesy of MCT

Julian Reyes

September 28, 2011

The Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is leading Major League Baseball’s biggest names in pitching in nearly every statistical category and pretty much locked up the National League Cy Young award after winning the NL Triple Crown. He was far ahead of anyone else in strikeouts in the N...

W-Vball: Matadors winners in Big-West opener at Riverside

Mahina Haina (10) records a team-high 13 kills in CSUN's win over UC Riverside in Big West play Saturday night. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro/ Visual Editor.

Julian Reyes

September 24, 2011

Behind Mahina Haina’s team-high 13 kills, the Cal State Northridge women’s volleyball team opened its Big West Conference season with a straight-set victory (27-25, 25-16, 25-20) over UC Riverside on Saturday night at the UCR Recreation Center. A match-up between teams projected to finish in the bottom of the league standings by the Big W...

W-Vball: Confident Matadors open Big West play at UC Riverside

Matador fans cheer on CSUN's No. 4 Mariah Counts during her serve against the BYU Cougars on Saturday. Simon Gambaryan / Daily Sundial

Julian Reyes

September 21, 2011

The Cal State Northridge women’s volleyball team will put its respectable 6-6 non-conference record behind as it starts Big West Conference play Saturday night at UC Riverside. The Big West is arguably the second toughest conference in the west coast, behind the  Pac-12. Having battled teams from that league as part of their non-conference schedul...

W-Vball: BYU overpowers Matadors in non-conference finale


Julian Reyes

September 17, 2011

BYU and its impressive 10-3 record entered the Matadome Saturday afternoon on the back end of a six-game road trip along with a heartbreaking defeat the prior night at Cal State Fullerton. All signs pointed towards a weary Cougar team and a solid opportunity for the well-rested Cal State Northridge women’s volleyball team, which hadn’t played since Monday night, to come...

W-Vball: Matadors win two out of three at UNLV Invitational

Julian Reyes

September 10, 2011

The Matadors played for keeps in Sin City. With a well-balanced attack, the CSUN women’s volleyball team was able to defeat UNLV in five sets in the final match of the UNLV tournament. Sophomore Mahina Haina and freshman Casey Hinger led the team with 15 kills each. Redshirt sophomore Britney Graff ...

W-Vball: CSUN opens UNLV Invitational with yet another win against Big Sky

Julian Reyes

September 9, 2011

If the Matadors ever had to go back to the Big Sky Conference, they shouldn't mind it too much, seeing how they have gone 3-0 against opponents from that conference in the early part of the season. The Cal State Northridge women's volleyball team (5-3) got off to a good start in the UNLV Invitational by ...

W-Vball: Matadors hope to start new winning streak at UNLV Invitational

Casey Hinger (1) Sydney Gedryn (18) Setter , during Tuesday's game against USC. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Julian Reyes

September 7, 2011

Coming off a hard-fought loss to No. 9 USC, the CSUN women’s volleyball team will look to rebound at the UNLV tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Matadors will get back on the road and look to repeat last week’s success, when they swept the Sacramento State Invitational and outside hitter Mahina Haina was n...

W-Vball: No. 9 USC snaps home-opening Matadors’ winning streak

W-Vball: No. 9 USC snaps home-opening Matadors' winning streak

Julian Reyes

September 6, 2011

The USC Trojans out-matched and out-classed the Cal State Northridge women’s volleyball team, sweeping them 3-0 in the Matadors’ Tuesday-night home debut, and showing that while CSUN (4-3) is an improved team, it’s not ready to keep up with the likes of No. 9 Southern California yet. Mahina Haina, “The Flying Hawaiian,” fresh off being named Big ...

W-Vball: Matadors sweep Sac State Invitational

W-Vball: Matadors sweep Sac State Invitational

Julian Reyes

September 3, 2011

“The Flying Hawaiian,” Mahina Haina, has embraced the closer role for the Cal State Northridge women’s volleyball team well and she showed it again this past weekend as she continued to raise her season kill count and led the Matadors (4-2) to three victories in the Sacramento State Invitational. Along with fello...

W-Vball: Matadors like their chances at Sacramento State

The Matadors, pictured here during one of their matches at the Utah Classic last weekend, will look to come out winners at Sacramento State. Courtesy of Julian Gomez/Daily Utah Chronicle.

Julian Reyes

August 31, 2011

Last weekend’s trip to the Utah Classic showed that a good team can take the Cal State Northridge women’s volleyball team out of rhythm. This weekend, the Matadors (1-2) will try to rebound as they travel north to the state capitol for the Sacramento State Invitational. Northridge’s second tournament of...

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