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The student media organization of California State University Northridge

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The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

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The Valley Boys Sports Podcast: Episode 1

October 1, 2023
From upsetting nationally ranked teams on the road to dominant performances from standout players, CSUN’s athletics has given host Ryan Romero and Gabriel Duarte much to breakdown in the first episode of the Valley Boys sports podcast.
CSUN goalkeeper Hayden Mauldin goes up for one of several saves against UCLAs shots on goal during the first half of their game in Northridge, Calif., on Sept. 10, 2023.

Matador of the Week: Hayden Mauldin

Ryan Romero, Sports Editor September 29, 2023

CSUN women’s soccer goalkeeper Hayden Mauldin is Matador of the Week after her standout performances against UC Davis and CSU Fullerton. In 180 minutes of action versus the Aggies and Titans, Mauldin...

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...

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Women’s Soccer has Closed the Competitive Gap

Luis Silva, Reporter September 19, 2023

There is no longer a significant competitive gap in the sport of women’s soccer. There is a brighter future than we expected. The 2023 Women’s World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand has wrapped...

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...

Defender Pauline Gericke waits to enter the game against UCLA in Northridge, Calif., on Sept. 10, 2023.

CSUN women’s soccer falls to fourth-ranked UCLA despite brave defensive effort

Luis Silva, Reporter September 13, 2023

It was a packed Sunday afternoon at the Matador Soccer Field as hundreds of fans crowded the stadium wearing all red to support the women’s soccer team in their match against the defending champions...

CSUN mens basketball player with a ball

New coach, new optimism for CSUN men’s basketball

Gabriel Duarte, Assistant Sports Editor September 13, 2023

On Aug. 31, the CSUN men’s basketball team released their schedule for the 2023-24 season. It will be the first season under new head coach Andy Newman and staff as they look to right the ship after...

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. File photo by Kaitlyn Lavo.

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...

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