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No. 3 CSUN gets back to their winning ways in No Cal

Victor Corona

January 31, 2010

A week after getting destroyed by UCLA at home the No. 3 Matadors responded with a road sweep of No. 2 Stanford (3-2) and Pacific (3-0) on Friday and Saturday night setting up a potential one versus two showdown on Wednesday at the Matadome. In their match against the Cardinal (3-3, 3-3 MPSF) at Maples pavilion, Northridge (8-1...

No. 3 CSUN looks to rebound in the Bay Area

Victor Corona

January 27, 2010

The No. 3 Matadors hit the road this weekend and head to Northern California for back-to-back matches against No. 2 Stanford and Pacific Friday and Saturday night. The match against the Cardinal (3-1, 3-1 MPSF) will mark the second straight week the Matadors (6-1, 3-1 MPSF) face a top five team (UC...

No. 10 UCLA crushes No. 2 CSUN in three sets, giving them their first loss of the season

Victor Corona

January 25, 2010

The Matadors’ six-match unbeaten streak to start the season came to an end Friday night at the Matadome as No. 10 UCLA swept the No. 2 team in the country 30-21, 30-24, 30-21. The Bruins (3-4, 2-2 MPSF) did not just sweep the Matadors (6-1, 3-1 MPSF) they ran them out the floor and handed them one ...

CSUN upends defending champs

Victor Corona

January 21, 2010

A classic first set between two of the nations top teams set the tone as the No. 2 Matadors defeated No. 4 UC Irvine 3-1 in a thrilling match that went back and forth Wednesday at the Matadome. Leading the way for the Matadors were junior opposite hitter Tanner Nua and senior Theo Edwards, who both finished with 18 kills a-piece, while senior out...

CSUN gets their first test against UC Irvine

Victor Corona

January 20, 2010

The No. 2 Matadors get ready to host the defending national champions No. 4 UC Irvine at the Matadome, tonight. For the second consecutive year CSUN is off to a 5-0 record, last year they started 6-0 before losing two straight matches in Hawaii. “Its still early in the season,” senior midd...

Men’s volleyball proving doubters wrong early in the season

Victor Corona

January 17, 2010

Before the season started the Matadors were picked to finish eight in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) and ranked ninth in the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason poll. Five matches into the season, the Matadors are proving the preseason voters wrong as they continued their unblemished start Friday with an impr...

Home sweep home

Home sweep home

Victor Corona

January 14, 2010

The No. 2 Matadors opened conference play with a sweep over No.12 UC San Diego (30-24, 30-26, 30-28) Wednesday night at the Matadome. Three Matadors had double digit kills, senior outside hitter Theo Edwards led the way with 14 while junior opposite hitter Tanner Nua and senior Mike Gaudino finis...

Matadors win second straight Elephant Bar tournament

Matadors win second straight Elephant Bar tournament

Victor Corona

January 12, 2010

Fueled by a preseason poll as motivation the Matadors claimed their second consecutive Elephant Bar Tournament by defeating BYU 3-1 Friday in Santa Barbara. Pick to finish eight in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation many of the players said winning the tournament was motivation. The Matadors used a balanced attack in...

Valley dancers pick up on ‘Jerkin’ movement

Victor Corona

December 8, 2009

Victor Corona El Nuevo Sol Thirty years after hip-hop was born in the Bronx, N.Y., many of the people who were at the first block parties, heard their first rap or beat box, and saw their first breakdance did not imagine what it would become, or the places the genre would reach. Not to mentio...

CSUN to remember

Victor Corona

May 4, 2009

The men's volleyball season came to an end Thursday after the Matadors lost 3-1 to Pepperdine in the semifinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament. The loss brought a finish to a second consecutive superb season by the Matadors as the program continues its rise into elite status in...

Only one Wave to the championship

Victor Corona

April 29, 2009

It is rare when you get a championship-type match-up in the semifinals of a competition, but today's match of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament between the No. 2 Matadors men's volleyball team and No. 3 Pepperdine at the Bren Events Center in Irvine will have that type of feel to it. 'With ...

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