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Shying away from the big stage: After advancing to the NCAA Semifinal for the first time in 17 years, CSUN falls to Penn State 3-0

Victor Corona

May 9, 2010

The Matadors best season in school history came to an end Thursday night at Maples Pavilion with Penn State sweeping CSUN (30-21, 30-23, 30-28) in the NCAA National Semifinal. CSUN (23-10) made it to the four-team national tournament for the first time since 1993, while Penn State were in for...

Lion knockout in three: CSUN falls to Penn State in the NCAA Semifinal in straight sets

Lion knockout in three: CSUN falls to Penn State in the NCAA Semifinal in straight sets

Victor Corona

May 6, 2010

The Matadors first appearance in the NCAA National Semifinal in 17 years ended in three sets as Penn State dominated the Matadors 30-21, 30-23, 30-28 Thursday night at Maples Pavilion. “We just knew what to expect from each one of their hitters,” Penn State All-American Max Lipsitz said. "I...

Quest for championship down to two

Victor Corona

May 5, 2010

No. 2 seed Matadors (23-9) journey for a national title is down to two wins. Up first for CSUN is a semifinal match against No. 3 seed Penn State (23-7) Thursday night at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto, Calif. “We are so excited to be here, some of us have been training four, five years for this one moment...

Northridge loses to Stanford in MPSF title game but receives No. 2 seed in NCAA National Tournament

Victor Corona

May 2, 2010

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- A dreadful first set by the Matadors set the tone for the rest of the match, as Stanford overpowered CSUN 3-0 (24-30, 28-30, 17-30) to win the MPSF Championship on Saturday night at Maples Pavilion. With the loss to Stanford, the Matadors lost the automatic bid to nationals...

Matador Meltdown: CSUN loses MPSF championship, as Stanford dominates in 3 sets

Victor Corona

May 1, 2010

Palo Alto, California--In their first MPSF Tournament final appearance in 17 years the Matadors were blown away 3-0 (24-30, 28-30, 17-30) by the Cardinal Saturday night at Maples Pavilion. “Great atmosphere here (Maples Pavilion), the crowd is relentless and we kind of let them get to us a little bit which is out of our character,...

Matadors survive five-set thriller over BYU, advance to MPSF final

Matadors survive five-set thriller over BYU, advance to MPSF final

Victor Corona

April 29, 2010

PALO ALTO, Calif.-- After dropping a heartbreaking third set in which they where up by as many as six, the Matadors rallied to defeat BYU 3-2 (26-30, 30-25, 28-30, 30-16, 15-12) Thursday night at Maples Pavilion to advance to the MPSF Tournament final on Saturday night. Senior Theo Edwards...

CSUN men’s volleyball: Familiar foe, BYU, stands in the way

Victor Corona

April 28, 2010

After a hard fought MPSF Tournament quarterfinal win over No. 6 seed USC last Saturday at the Matadome, the third-seeded Matadors are in Palo Alto, Calif. tonight for a 5 p.m. semifinal match against second seed BYU. Both teams are familiar with each other having just split a pair of matches the final weekend of the regular seaso...

CSUN defeats USC in four sets to advance to MPSF Tournament semifinal

Victor Corona

April 25, 2010

The third-seeded Matadors overcame a seven-point deficit in the third set to advance to the semifinals of the MPSF Tournament after a tough 3-1 (30-17, 31-33, 33-31, 30-26) quarterfinal victory over No. 6 seed USC Saturday night at the Matadome. “That was a heartbreaker,” USC head coach Bill Fe...

Matadors quest for a national championship starts Saturday versus Trojans in MPSF quarterfinal matchup

Victor Corona

April 21, 2010

After a crazy Saturday night in which UCLA and Pepperdine were upset, the Matadors escaped from Smith Fieldhouse with a five set win over BYU that earned CSUN the third seed in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament. “Everyone was fired up because we did not want to lose to BYU and have to...

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