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Looking in from the outside

Victor Corona

March 29, 2009

Long trips have not been kind to the No. 2 Matadors as they split a pair of matches last weekend in the Bay area. Earlier this season, CSUN (20-4, 13-4 MPSF) lost back-to-back games in Hawaii to account for half of their total losses in 2009. On Friday, after a long bus drive to Maples Pavilion to play N...

Road stretch begins

Victor Corona

March 25, 2009

The No. 2 Matadors begin the final stretch of conference play on the road this weekend and travel to the Bay Area to face No. 6 Stanford on Friday and Pacific on Saturday. CSUN (19-3, 12-3 MPSF) plays five of its final seven regular-season games on the road. The Matadors are trying to win the Mountain ...

Matadors leave Royals hopeless

Victor Corona

March 22, 2009

The No. 2 Matadors concluded their seven-match homestand on Saturday by sweeping Hope International 3-0. The sweep was the 12th in 22 games this season for the Matadors (19-3) and served as preparation for an upcoming road stretch. 'It's nice and you always want to sweep, but it's something we even d...

Men’s volleyball dominate Highlanders after disappointing loss

Victor Corona

March 18, 2009

A bit of role reversal was going on Tuesday as the No. 2 Matadors swept past New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)3-0 in the first of three non-conference opponents for CSUN at the Matadome this week. After the Matador starters cruised to an easy 30-14 first set win, they spent the rest of the ma...

No one’s perfect

Victor Corona

March 14, 2009

' The No. 2 Anteaters came in to the Matadome on Friday and accomplished two things no other team had been able to do this season: win more than one set against the No. 1 Matadors set and leave Northridge with a win. UC Irvine's 3-2 win over CSUN moved the Anteaters a half a game ahead of the Matador...

Matadors sweat it, beat Bruins 3-1

Victor Corona

March 12, 2009

After winning the first set with ease, the No. 1 Matadors men's volleyball team (17-2, 12-2 MPSF) struggled over the next three, but ultimately beat No. 11 UCLA, 3-1, Wednesday night at the Matadome. 'We came out pumped for UCLA, but not like we should have,' CSUN sophomore Tanner Nua said. 'That is ...

No. 1 Matadors host Bruins

Victor Corona

March 10, 2009

The Matadors have reached the midway point of the season and they sit atop the national polls and holding a share of the conference lead with No. 2 UC Irvine. CSUN (16-3, 11-2 MPSF), which is in the midst of a season-high seven-game homestand, will turn its attention to No.11 UCLA Wednesday night. Th...

Northridge gets home look at its No. 1 team

Victor Corona

March 4, 2009

After moving into the top stop in the national rankings, the Matadors now look to defend their No. 1 rank against No. 8 BYU with a match tonight and another one Friday at the Matadome. 'We need to come out prepared like we did against Pepperdine and USC,' CSUN sophomore Tanner Nua said. 'We need to c...

Matadors are, officially, No. 1

Victor Corona

March 3, 2009

Road wins over two of the nation top teams last week have earned the Matadors the No. 1 spot in the latest national poll. The Matadors (13-2) jumped to the top ranking in the Bison/AVCA national poll released Monday after impressive road wins over then-No. 1 Pepperdine and No. 5 USC, earning 10 of a p...

‘We should be No. 1’

Victor Corona

March 1, 2009

The No. 4 Matadors finished off a great two-match road trip by sweeping No. 5 USC 3-0 on Saturday, making a case to become the new No. 1 when the latest national rankings are released Monday. 'Come Monday, we should be No. 1 in the rankings with most of the first place votes,' CSUN opposite hitter Ta...

Who’s No. 1 Now?

Victor Corona

February 26, 2009

The No. 4 Matadors knocked off No. 1 Pepperdine in a trilling five-set match. Sophomore Tanner Nua and senior Eric Vance combined on 46 kills to help the Matadors pull out a thrilling 3-2 win over No.1 Pepperdine. 'We just came out and played Northridge ball tonight,' said Vance. 'Which is what we...

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