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CSUN water polo: Matadors now 3-0 in Big West Conference after beating UC Santa Barbara

Monique Muñiz

April 10, 2011

The outcomes of the last home games for the four seniors at Matador Pool could not have been any sweeter as the Matadors won both games this weekend against Big West rival UC Santa Barbara and non-conference opponent Cal Baptist. “It’s sad to think this is my last home game and I will miss it, b...

Water polo: Matadors take down Tigers 11-9 for second Big West Conference win

Monique Muñiz

April 3, 2011

The third period was a struggle for the Matadors at the start of the season. There were mistake-filled third periods in which the other teams were capitalizing on opportunities and CSUN had no answer for. Well the last two Big West games for the Cal State Northridge water polo team depicted a different third period story in the game against UC Davis Saturday and Pac...

CSUN water polo: Matadors edge Aggies in first Big West Conference game

Monique Muñiz

April 2, 2011

Building confidence in a young CSUN team has been one of the main goals coming into Big West Play. For the No. 17 Matador water polo team, it showed just how confident they are in a 14-13 win over No. 15 UC Davis at Matador Pool. "I looked at Heidi (Pettinger) Sydney (Sonoda) and Whitney (Delgado) and as a coach you look at them and they looked confident, cool calm and collected," coach Marcelo Leonardi said. ...

CSUN water polo enter Big West play this weekend

Monique Muñiz

March 30, 2011

Coming off a two-week break, the CSUN water polo team will start Big West play starting this weekend when it will face the UC Davis Aggies and Pacific Tigers. Northridge (16 -11) is coming off two victories and players seem optimistic about going into conference play. “We feel really...

Get to know: Nicole Concialdi

Monique Muñiz

March 28, 2011

Full Name: Nicole Marie Concialdi Date of Birth: May 26, 1989 Place of Birth: Chino Hills, California Height: 5’9” Position: Goalie Major: Liberal studies Stats: 124 saves and five penalty blocks in 17 games. FAVORITES Food: “Everything, but mostly desserts like chocolate cake....

Get to know: Sydney Sonoda

Monique Muñiz

March 21, 2011

Full name: Sydney Sonoda Date of Birth: July 20, 1989 Place of Birth: Murrieta, California Height: 5’6” Position: 2-Meter Offense Major: Sociology / Criminal Justice Stats: In 27 Games: 45 goals, 20 assists and 24 steals FAVORITES Food: Mexican food Music: Hip Hop / Rap and Country Movie: “Blindside,” “Taken” and “Despicable Me....

CSUN water polo: Matadors beat Bucknell and Marist at Matador pool

Monique Muñiz

March 16, 2011

Two games, two different styles of play, but same outcome for the Matadors as they defeated both Bucknell and Marist at Matador Pool Wednesday. The CSUN water polo team played its most physical game of the season so far. The Matadors were able to come out with the victory in their first game of ...

Water Polo: CSUN is back home for two games

Monique Muñiz

March 15, 2011

After 12 grueling road games away from home, CSUN will finally return to Matador Pool for seven games. To start off, the Matadors will face Bucknell University and Marist today. Two-meter Heidi Pettinger said it will be good to play games at home as opposed to just practice, due to the extended road sc...

Water polo: Matador goes 1-3 in San Diego in the Aztec Invitational

Monique Muñiz

March 14, 2011

  CSUN ended a subpar four-game weekend at the Aztec Invitational, going 1-3. The Matador water polo team could not get passed Hawaii, San Jose State and San Diego State and their lone win was against UC San Diego. CSUN vs. Hawaii The No. 16 Matadors faced the No. 4 Hawaii Rai...

CSUN water polo heads to the Aztec Invitational this weekend

Monique Muñiz

March 9, 2011

The Matadors will have another tough schedule this weekend as they head down to San Diego for the Aztec Invitational. The CSUN water polo team will face No. 4 Hawaii yet again, San Jose State, UC San Diego and San Diego State in the two-day tournament. Last time, Northridge faced Hawaii it stayed close by trailing only by one at...

CSUN water polo goes 4-0 at Cal Lutheran Invitational

Monique Muñiz

March 7, 2011

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Coming off a tough invitational last weekend where they went 1-3, the Matadors came out more focused and went 4-0 in the Cal Lutheran Invitational. Saturday Matchup In the first game, the Cal State Northridge water polo team faced the Concordia Eagles and came out w...

Water polo: Northridge heads to Cal Lutheran Invitational

Monique Muñiz

March 2, 2011

The Matadors are coming off a disappointing 1-3 series and now will try to bounced back in the Cal Lutheran Invitational held this weekend. The Cal State Northridge water polo team (9-8) will face four different conference opponents this week with the first being against Concordia, who they faced already. Then they will go up against Wagner, Cal State Monte...

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