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Sanchez lifts women’s soccer to their first conference victory

Matadors Cynthia Sanchez, middle, celebrates her first goal in the second half against the UC Irvine Anteaters on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 in Northridge, Calif. Sanchez has scored two goals in the second half of the game resulting a 2-0 victory over the Anteaters. Photo credit: David Hawkins

Julius Lasin

October 9, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Thanks to some second half heroics by sophomore forward Cynthia Sanchez, CSUN (8-5-1, 1-0-1) was able to snap their three-game winless streak by defeating the UC Irvine Anteaters (5-7-1, 1-1) by a score of 2-0. Early on, the Anteaters controlled possession and pace,...

Men’s soccer can’t get first conference win, leaves UC Davis with 1-1 draw

CSUN goalkeeper Adam Hobbs blocks opposing soccer ball.

Julius Lasin

October 9, 2015

After dropping their first two conference games last week, the CSUN men's soccer team (4-5-2, 0-2-1) avoided another loss, but still left winless in the Big West, after drawing with the UC Davis Aggies (5-6-1, 1-1-1), 1-1. In a game where their defense was under siege, it was actually the Matadors...

The week ahead in CSUN sports

Men's soccer plays a pair of conference games on the road this week. Photo credit: David Hawkins

Julius Lasin

October 5, 2015

October 5 Men's golf @ Cabo Del Sol Intercollegiate (Cabo San Lucas, all day) October 6 Men's golf @ Cabo Del Sol Intercollegiate (Cabo San Lucas, all day) October 8 Men's soccer @ UC Davis (UC Davis, 5 p.m.) Women's soccer vs. UC Irvine (Matador Soccer Field, 7 p.m.) October ...

The week ahead in CSUN sports

CSUN player (number 14) attempts to spike ball across net

Julius Lasin

September 30, 2015

October 1 Men's soccer vs. Cal Poly (Matador Soccer Field, 7 p.m.) October 2 Women's volleyball @ UC Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.) October 3 Women's volleyball @ Cal Poly (Cal Poly, 4 p.m.) Women's Tennis vs. All-American Qualification (Westwood, CA, all day) Men's soccer...

Around the world: The globalization of CSUN athletics

Illustration by Alyson Burton.

Julius Lasin

September 29, 2015

With CSUN located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley and roughly 25 miles away from Los Angeles, the majority of its students are homegrown, in-state products. In fact, 97 percent of the CSUN students are in-state students, according to College Board. However, when it comes to athletics, the...

Men’s soccer: Adam Hobbs wins Big West Defensive Player of the Week

Senior goalkeeper Adam Hobbs has allowed zero goals in three out of the last four games, including last weekend against the Toreros. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

Julius Lasin

September 28, 2015

For a second straight week, men's soccer has had a player named Big West Defensive Player of the Week after senior goalkeeper Adam Hobbs kept a clean sheet in a 1-0 victory against the University of San Diego Toreros. Against the Toreros, Hobbs had six saves, which tied his season-high for saves in ...

Holding back when you need to

Physical setbacks for Tera Bennett paved the way for breakthroughs off the field. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

Julius Lasin

September 23, 2015

By Tera BennettWinning and losing, those two words go through a student-athlete’s mind every time a new task or obstacle gets between us and our goal. As a competitive student-athlete, my goal of playing the sport that I loved was abruptly taken from me last fall. I dedicated myself to soccer for t...

Women’s soccer: Sanchez’s late-game heroics help her garner weekly honors

Sophomore forward Cynthia Sanchez has continued her onslaught on defenses this season by adding another two goals this weekend. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

Julius Lasin

September 22, 2015

For the second time this season, sophomore forward Cynthia Sanchez was named Big West Offensive Player of the Week.The honor came after Sanchez scored two goals and had an assist in a thrilling game against San Jose State on Sunday.The second of those two goals was also Sanchez's fourth game-winning goa...

Men’s soccer: A pair of Matadors garner offensive and defensive players of the week

Senior forward Carlos Gonzalez provided the offensive spark the Matadors desperately needed, helping him garner Big West Offensive Player of the Week. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

Julius Lasin

September 22, 2015

Strong offensive performances in a pair of wins last weekend helped seniors Carlos Gonzalez and Trevor Morley garner Big West Offensive and Defensive player of the Week honors. Gonzalez, who won the offensive award, was instrumental in breaking the Matadors out of their slump with the forward scoring a...

Harder, better, faster, stronger: How motion analysis is combating sports injuries

Raman Sharma, 21-year-old senior in kinesiology, jumps off a platform in a quick sensor detection test. (Daniel Velarde / The Sundial) Photo credit: Daniel Velarde

Julius Lasin

September 22, 2015

Inside of CSUN’s biomechanics lab, CSUN sports science and biokinesiology professor, Dr. Sean Flanagan, watches over his students as they utilize the Cortex Motion Analysis program to visualize a subject’s movement. “What technology has allowed us to basically do in the lab is go in, study and...

The week ahead in Matador sports

Women's soccer spearheads a light sports schedule this week. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

Julius Lasin

September 21, 2015

September 25Women's soccer @ University of San Diego (USD , 5 p.m.)Women's volleyball vs. UC Irvine (Matadome, 7 p.m.)Men's soccer @ University San Diego (USD, 7:30 p.m.)September 26Women's Golf at the Wyoming Girl Classic (The Classic Club - Palm Desert, CA, all day)Men's cross country at the Stanford...

The Week Ahead in CSUN Sports

Several Matador sports play this week, although none of them play at home. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

Julius Lasin

September 15, 2015

September 14Women's Golf at The Hobble Creek Classic (Springville, UT - Hobble Creek Country Club, all day)September 15Women's Golf at The Hobble Creek Classic (Springville, UT - Hobble Creek Country Club, all day)September 18Men's Soccer at Saint Mary's (Saint Mary's College, 4 p.m.)Women's Volleybal...

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