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Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

During the CSUN mens volleyball game and senior night, the crowd stands up with one point left to win the set against UCSB on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the Premier America Credit Union Arena. In the crowd, a sign and cutout heads are held up for senior and outside hitter, Kyle Hobus, 7, too.

Matadors pull off senior-night victory over Gauchos

Ryan Romero, Sports Editor April 18, 2024

After losing the first game at Santa Barbara to the Gauchos three sets to one on Friday, the Matadors pulled off the victory Saturday night at home to give their graduating seniors a night to remember....

Infielder Kamau Neighbors, 19, batting as Andrew Gauna, 43, gets ready to come home from third base on Friday, April 12, 2024, against CSU Long Beach at the Matador Field in Northridge, Calif.

CSUN baseball sweeps doubleheader against Dirtbags

Kevin Khachatryan, Reporter April 17, 2024

After a disappointing blowout loss at home to California Baptist last week, CSUN (20-14, 8-4 Big West) bounced back with a vengeance, securing a dominating series win by sweeping a doubleheader against...

Yuliia Zhytelna lets out a scream after winning a point in her singles match on Friday, April 12 in Northridge, Calif.

Matadors defeat Beach in emotional match

Edward Segal, Editor-in-Chief April 14, 2024

Entering the match, Yuliia Zhytelna never wanted to be in the position to clinch. But she was. The Matadors (11-5, 5-1 Big West Conference) entered the match against Long Beach State (11-7, 5-3 Big...

Dorottya Telek plays defense against UC Santa Barbara on March 11, 2022, in Northridge, Calif.

Telek: A rising water polo superstar, proud of her Hungarian roots, and driven by a passion for victory

Kevin Khachatryan, Reporter April 12, 2024

In collegiate water polo, Dorottya Telek, a junior, has been creating ripples everywhere she plays. Her exceptional talent and unwavering determination have distinguished her as a critical player for CSUN’s...

As Hawaii continues to score against the Matadors Coach John Price calls a timeout to talk to the team on Oct. 27, 2023, at the Premier America Credit Union Arena in Northridge, Calif.

Aquiles Montoya named head coach of women’s volleyball

Ryan Romero, Sports Editor April 11, 2024

Athletics Director Shawn Chin-Farrell announced that Aquiles Montoya will be named the head coach of the women’s volleyball team. The decision comes after former head coach John Price retired following...

Senior and utility, Maria Sandghdar, screams as her team scores a point against University of California, Santa Barbara on April 5, 2024. Photo by Mackenzie Ferguson.

CSUN women’s water polo rallies for comeback win on Senior Day

Kevin Khachatryan, Reporter April 10, 2024

No. 25 CSUN Water Polo (17-14, 1-5 Big West) showcased their unwavering fight in a thrilling last minute of a game on a highly emotional Senior Day. Defender Anna Pal led the Matadors to a remarkable comeback...

The Matadors huddle after scoring a point against Long Beach State on Saturday, April 6 in Northridge, Calif.

CSUN men’s volleyball falls to top-ranked Long Beach State

Edward Segal, Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2024

In a historic season in which they knocked off the second, third, and fourth-ranked teams in the nation, CSUN men’s volleyball (11-14, 2-6 Big West Conference) was feeling it. Splitting the last two...

The Matadors hang out after beating Chaminade University and Westmont College in the doubleheader Tuesday, March 26 in Northridge, Calif.

Matadors reach 10 wins, recover from mentally draining Washington State match

Edward Segal, Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2024

The match against Washington State took a lot out of the Matadors. Head coach Gary Victor talked to them about their discipline after that loss, and the Matadors answered the call. Two days after the...

Attacker Tatiana Smeltzer, 6, throws the ball towards the goal while being defended against Cal State Long Beach on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the Matador Pool in Northridge, Calif.

Defense drowns CSUN, Matadors suffer fifth consecutive loss

Kevin Khachatryan, Reporter April 2, 2024

The No. 25 Matadors fell to No. 6 Long Beach at the Matador Pool on Saturday afternoon, CSUN’s second-to-last home game before starting their two-game road trip next week. The game began with a flurry...

CSUN Right-Handed Pitcher Ryan Halamicek, pitches the ball in his start against the UC Davis Aggies, Mar. 29, 2024, at Matador Field in Northridge, Calif.

Matadors clinch series win over UC Davis

Ryan Romero, Sports Editor April 2, 2024

After suffering defeat in the first game of the Friday doubleheader to the Aggies 4-5, CSUN (16-11, 6-3 Big West) bounced back and defeated UC Davis (14-12, 4-5 Big West) 11-2 to clinch the series win...

Outside Hitter Griffin Walters, 12, Middle Blocker Jano Tello, 16, and Opposite Jalen Phillips, 18, fight to push the ball over to the UC Irvine side at home in the Premier America Credit Union Arena in Northridge, Calif. on March 29, 2024.

Matadors upset ranked UC Irvine at home

Ryan Romero, Sports Editor April 2, 2024

For the first time since 2010, CSUN’s men’s volleyball defeated two top-three-ranked opponents in the same season. Just a week after the Matadors upset two-seed Hawaii in Honolulu, CSUN (11-12, 2-4...

File photo. Guard Dionte Bostick, 0, dribbles to the hoop, takes it up and gets fouled by a Cal Poly SLO defender, shooting guard Quentin Jones, 1, on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, at the Premier America Credit Union Arena in Northridge, Calif.

Matadors end Big West tournament with loss to Hawaii

Gabriel Duarte, Assistant Sports Editor March 26, 2024

It was a season to remember for the CSUN men’s basketball team, but eventually, all good things come to an end. The Matadors saw their season end Thursday night at the Dollar Loan Center, falling...

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