The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

Midfielder Savannah Estrada looks to the sidelines, where in-game instruction from the assistant coaching staff is coming, during their game versus UCLA in Northridge, Calif., on Sept. 10, 2023.

CSUN women’s soccer battles UC Davis in scoreless draw at home

Luis Silva, Reporter September 27, 2023

Having lost 2-1 to the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors last Monday to open up their Big West campaign, the Matadors (0-9-2, 0-1-1 Big West) returned to their home turf at the Matador Soccer Field...

Jorge Solorzano, 7, squares off against the Las Vegas Rebels on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023 in Northridge, Calif. Solorzano scored a goal for the Matadors during the game.

Matadors score rapidly to win home opener

Michael Smithlin, Reporter September 13, 2023

After starting the season with one win and three draws on the road, the Matadors won their home opener with a 3-1 performance over the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Thursday. The Matadors got...

Matador forward Daisy Torres and Vandals defender Cassidy Elicker fight for possession of the ball during their match at the Matador Soccer Field in Northridge, Calif., on Sept. 7, 2023.

CSUN suffers loss at home to Idaho

Elijah Uche, Reporter September 12, 2023

The CSUN women’s soccer team’s hunt for their first win continues after they suffered a 5-1 loss to University of Idaho Thursday evening following a two-game road trip in Seattle. The Matadors...

CSUN mens soccer celebrates a goal by junior Jamar Ricketts during the 2022 Big West Men’s Soccer Championship quarterfinals against UC Davis on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Northridge, Calif.

Men’s soccer has unbeaten weekend against San Diego and UCLA

Gabriel Duarte and Ryan Romero September 11, 2023

With a record of 1-0-3, the Matadors are on a nice streak to begin their year, as they are unbeaten in their first four games coming off a win and a draw against UCLA and University of San Diego this past...

Guard Anaiyah Tuua, 21, and forward Tess Amundsen, 15, laugh and smile with teammates as they head to the locker room after beating CSU Bakersfield on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, at the Premier America Credit Union Arena in Northridge, Calif.

Women’s basketball announces fall schedule

Gabriel Duarte, Assistant Sports Editor September 7, 2023

The CSUN women’s basketball team dropped their schedule on Aug. 31 in anticipation of their 2023-24 season. The Matadors face off against two Power 5 teams, the first at University of Minnesota on...

Senior Taylor Orshoff, 1, defends against the Fresno State Bulldogs on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 in Northridge, Calif. CSUN won the game with a final score of 27-25.

Matadors dominate in home opener

Michael Smithlin, Contributor September 2, 2023

After losing their first three games of the season on the road, the CSUN women’s volleyball team won their first game of the season versus the Fresno State Bulldogs on Wednesday at Premier American Credit...

CSUN defender Dylan Gonzalez, 3, and forward David Diaz, 58, celebrate the formers go-ahead goal in the 73rd minute against the Saint Marys College Gaels on Sept. 21, 2022, at the Performance Soccer Field in Northridge, Calif.

Can last season’s momentum carry men’s soccer even further this year?

Gabriel Duarte, Assistant Sports Editor August 31, 2023

After a promising season last year, coach Terry Davila has his Matador team fit for action as they try to exceed expectations. Projected to finish third by the preseason Big West Coach’s poll, the Matadors...

Middle blocker Lauryn Anderson, 18, serves the ball for the UC San Diego Tritons to receive it on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at the Premier America Credit Union Arena in Northridge, Calif.

Women’s volleyball has its sights on Big West title this season

Ryan Romero, Sports editor August 31, 2023

After finishing 9-23 overall in the season and 4-16 in the Big West, the women's volleyball team finished the 2022 season with a lot to build upon. And with only two graduating seniors that year, the team...

Goalkeeper Taylor Thames jumps up to save the ball from going in the goal against UC San Diego on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, at the Performance Soccer Field in Northridge, Calif.

CSUN women’s soccer hopes to come back strong this fall

Gabriel Duarte, Assistant Sports Editor August 30, 2023

Despite the down year last season, the Matadors are looking forward to a new year and a fresh start as they are looking to make bigger strides in year 3 of the Christine Johnson era of CSUN women’s soccer. Season...

CSUN beach volleyball teammates Emily Sparks, 15, and Mikaela Maughan, 22, slap hands as they celebrate scoring against the University of San Francisco on March 31, 2023, at the CSUN Beach Volleyball Complex in Northridge, Calif.

Matador Spring Sports Recap

Maxwell Clark and Joseph Gonzalez May 30, 2023

Men’s basketball The CSUN men’s basketball team ended its season with just seven wins and went winless on the road this year. The team ended with 25 losses. The Matadors have not had more than...

CSUN mens basketball player talking with his coach

Opinion: Matador mediocrity – A never-ending story

Maxwell Clark, Staff Reporter May 3, 2023

Since the end of the men’s basketball season in early March, there have been resignations, transfers and even an arrest throughout CSUN’s roster. The team is coming off a turbulent year and has a long...

CSUN womens softball player

CSUN sports roundup: 04/12 – 04/25

Joseph Gonzalez, Reporter May 2, 2023

The 2023 season is just about over for most of CSUN’s sports programs. The semester was filled with highs and lows. Many teams exceeded expectations while some failed to live up to them. Softball The...

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