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Men’s Volleyball: CSUN takes down Cal Baptist 3-2

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN takes down Cal Baptist 3-2

Sarah Goulding

March 22, 2015

The Matadors (Matadors, now 8-13, 5-10 MPSF) add to their winning streak beating Cal Baptist 3-2 (25-17, 22-25, 25-22, 20-25, 15-7). After an upset the game before against then No. 7 USC, CSUN continued adding win number three to their streak. Having gone all five sets, victory did not come easy to the...

Men’s volleyball: CSUN topples USC 3-1

Men’s volleyball: CSUN topples USC 3-1

Sarah Goulding

March 19, 2015

The Matadors (7-13, 4-10 MPSF) conquered the No 7 USC Trojans (11-7, 9-6 MPSF) 3-1 in their first match back from a six game road trip. Lately, CSUN has faced nothing but adversity with multiple injuries, but that was nowhere to be found on the court tonight. “We’re coming together. Our spirit’s...

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN look to build on momentum against No. 5 USC

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN look to build on momentum against No. 5 USC

Sarah Goulding

March 17, 2015

The Matadors return home to face the No. 5 USC Trojans after a six-match road trip. Upon returning home, CSUN broke their eight-game losing streak with a victory over Harvard in Long Beach State’s Asics Tournament this past weekend. Seven of the eight losses the Matadors suffered were in MPSF play....

Men’s Volleyball: Win over Harvard snaps eight game losing streak

Men’s Volleyball: Win over Harvard snaps eight game losing streak

Sarah Goulding

March 16, 2015

Losing on Friday to No 15 Penn State (25-20, 25-21, 25-16) and defeating Harvard Saturday (25-18, 25-19, 21-25, 25-19), the Matadors broke their 8-0 losing streak at Long Beach State’s Asics Tournament. Still missing from the Matadors’ lineup is junior outside hitter Sam Holt. The offensive leader...

Men’s Volleyball: Losing streak continues after week-long break

Men’s Volleyball: Losing streak continues after week-long break

Sarah Goulding

March 4, 2015

In another four set match, the Matadors fell to the No 9 UCLA Bruins 25-16, 21-25, 22-25, and 23-25. CSUN (5-11, 3-9 MPSF) making it the sixth consecutive loss and the third in their six-game road trip. Though they fought hard, they were not triumphant against the Bruins (10-6, 6-6 MPSF). Set one...

Men’s Volleyball: Hawai’i dominates on-the-road CSUN

Men’s Volleyball: Hawai’i dominates on-the-road CSUN

Sarah Goulding

February 23, 2015

The Matadors started their road trip off with two losses to the University of Hawai'i. Both matches CSUN(5-10, 3-8 MPSF) fell 3-1 and were out-hit by the No. 7 Rainbow Warriors (11-3, 8-2 MPSF). In the first match, the Matadors fell 3-1 to the Rainbow Warriors. The first set was close, with Hawai’i...

Volleyball phenom spearheads attack

Volleyball phenom spearheads attack

Sarah Goulding

February 18, 2015

An offensive leader, consistent player and overall great player are just some of the words used to describe junior outside hitter Sam Holt. The Cincinnati native draws attention wherever he is playing. This made Holt’s decision to play for CSUN seem natural.Born to Angie and Kim Holt, he is one o...

Men’s Volleyball: Long Beach State stretches CSUN losing streak

Men’s Volleyball: Long Beach State stretches CSUN losing streak

Sarah Goulding

February 14, 2015

Serving proved to be the problem for both teams, but the Long Beach State 49ers (8-4, 5-4 MPSF) were able to make it work and swept CSUN (5-8, 3-6 MPSF) to come out victorious. “This was a tale of two matches. The first two games were very close, we could’ve won both those games and then game t...

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN unable to break No. 5 UC Irvine

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN unable to break No. 5 UC Irvine

Sarah Goulding

February 12, 2015

After upsetting the No. 5 UC Irvine Anteaters in the first set, the Matadors lost three in a row to lose 3-1 in the match (26-24, 17-25, 20-25, 8-26). The Anteaters (10-3, 5-2 MPSF) were coming off a 3-1 win over UCSD, while the Matadors (5-7, 3-5 MPSF) were coming off a 3-1 loss from the No. 9 UCLA...

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN can’t keep momentum, falls to UCLA

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN can’t keep momentum, falls to UCLA

Sarah Goulding

February 7, 2015

In just four sets, the No. 9 UCLA Bruins defeated the Matadors 17-25, 25-17, 18-25, 16-25. After Wednesday’s upset against UC Santa Barbara, the Matadors were proving to be one of the best, and overlooked, teams in the conference. The momentum the Matadors had gained from that UCSB match was missing...

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN wins epic shootout with the No. 8 UC Santa Barbara

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN wins epic shootout with the No. 8 UC Santa Barbara

Sarah Goulding

February 5, 2015

Victories come to those who earn them as the Matadors (5-5 overall, 3-3 in MPSF.) upset the No. 8 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 3-1 (25-16, 23-25, 25-17, 25-23). In just four sets, CSUN proved that rank means nothing. “Rankings; they don’t really matter so much,” Senior middle blocker Greg Faulkner...

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN swept by undefeated USC Trojans

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN swept by undefeated USC Trojans

Sarah Goulding

January 31, 2015

The No. 2 USC Trojans have yet to lose this season, and showed no mercy while playing the Matadors as the Trojans swept CSUN 16-25, 17-25, 17-25. CSUN (4-5, 2-3 MPSF) hit .224 to USC’s .543. The Trojans (7-0, 6-0 MPSF) racked up 44 kills, while the Matadors had only 27. Offensively the Trojans out-performed the Matador...

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