The Sundial

Matadors go up against America’s No. 1

Victor Corona

February 24, 2009

After a dominant 5-0 homestand, the No. 4 Matadors (11-2, 7-2 MPSF) travel to Malibu for a midweek match-up against the No. 1 team in the nation. Pepperdine moved to the top spot this week after beating No. 9 UCLA and No. 2 UC Irvine. The previous No.1, Penn State, lost its first game of the season on...

Nobody’s perfect

Victor Corona

February 22, 2009

It's not everyday that career nights from two players get overshadowed, but when a streak of 19 won sets and five consecutive sweeps comes to an end, that's likely going to happen. Career nights from freshman setter Matt Stork (81 assists) and sophomore opposite hitter Tanner Nua (22 kills) were a si...

Home sweet home

Victor Corona

February 15, 2009

Most freshman players don't get to contribute too much during their first season at the collegiate level. That hasn't been the case for freshman setter Matt Stork, who has started every game for the Matadors in 2009. Not only has Stork been there at the beginning of every game, but he is also the engin...

Get to know … #14, All-American Eric Vance!

Victor Corona

February 12, 2009

Full Name: Eric Robert Vance Date of birth:' September 18, 1986 Place of birth: Camarillo, California Height: 6'4' Weight: 190 lbs Experience: 3 years Class: Senior' ' ' ' ' ' Position: Outside hitter' ' ' Major: Economics ' ' ' Averages:' 5.46 kills, 6.27 points per set,' 1.89 digs FAVORITES Food - Lasagna ...

Matadors hope to continue home-cooking

Victor Corona

February 12, 2009

Wins over two top-15 teams last week has the No. 4 Matadors back on track this week as they prepare to face non-conference opponent Cal Baptist at the Matadome Friday. The Lancers, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division team from Riverside, comes into the match as the top-ranked te...

Sweeping back up

Victor Corona

February 8, 2009

Going into this past weekend's matches against No. 7 Long Beach State and No. 15 UC San Diego having lost two consecutive matches in Hawaii, some of the Matador players felt they needed to prove they were still an elite team. The No. 4 Matadors not only proved they're an elite team, they also made a st...

No. 4 Matadors open five-game homestand

Victor Corona

February 5, 2009

After losing two straight games in Hawaii last week and dropping two spots in the national rankings. The No. 4 Matadors get set to open a five-game homestand this weekend with matches against No. 7 Long Beach State on Friday and No. 15 UC San Diego on Saturday. 'We just need to focus on getting back to p...

Unbeaten no more: CSUN loses two

Victor Corona

February 1, 2009

Hawaii came into their weekend series against CSUN losers of six straight and nine of their last 10 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation matches, including the first four this year. All that changed when they swept the No. 2 team in the country, the previously-undefeated Matadors (6-2, 3-2 MPSF), in back-t...

Are you an NBA All-Star?

Victor Corona

January 28, 2009

Last week, as the starters for the NBA All-Star game were announced, it became more apparent that the game has become a popularity contest. After having players like Bruce Bowen of the Spurs and Yi Jianlian of the Nets almost selected by the fans to start, it's clear that the whole process needs som...

Honolulu not always a pleasant trip

Victor Corona

January 28, 2009

The Matadors take their No. 2 national ranking to Hawaii, a place where they have lost their last five matches. Cal State Northridge visits No.12 Hawaii for back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday. The Stan Sheriff Center, home arena of the Warriors, has not been a very pleasant place to play at f...

No. 2 Matadors sweep Gauchos, remain perfect

Victor Corona

January 25, 2009

The No. 2 ranked Matadors continued their dominating play Friday night sweeping No. 10 UC Santa Barbara, 3-0, in their home opener. The win gave CSUN their first 6-0 start in school history. 'We're playing good volleyball, serving well, siding out well,' CSUN Head Coach Jeff Campbell said. 'We're tr...

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