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CSUN women’s volleyball heads to Washington State

Kerstin Gupilan

September 9, 2009

After going 0-3 at the USF Asics/Coca-Cola Challenge last weekend, the Cal State Northridge women’s volleyball team (2-4) has hit a tournament lull.  But with the upcoming Nike Cougar Challenge in Pullman, Wash., the Matadors hope to improve not only on their record but also their game. “We learned...

A look into the 2009 NFL season’s future

Gilberto Manzano

September 8, 2009

It’s that time of year again when the freshmen at CSUN ask themselves: “I wonder when the first football game is and who they play,” only later to be disappointed to find out CSUN doesn’t have a football team. Cheer up! The NFL kicks off tomorrow and this could be the year your NFL team wins the Super Bowl (well, probably not). If you...

Matadors defeat LMU 1-0, giving them their first victory of the season

Alejandro Arpiza

September 7, 2009

Sunday’s home-opener for the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team (1-1-0) had little room for ball finesse or picturesque passing. The match at Matador field was a ball-possession battle from the opening whistle. With the Matadors leading a three-on-two attack, senior midfielder Sunghyun Kim’s...

CSUN women’s soccer squeeze a 1-0 victory against Vermont

Kendall Capps

September 7, 2009

Sunday afternoon the Cal State Northridge women’s soccer team (3-3) edged out the Vermont Catamounts 1-0, at Matador Field.  Right from the start the Matadors played with a lot of energy and intensity, controlling the majority of play.  CSUN had a few strong scoring chances early but were just...

Can October come sooner

Kendall Capps

September 6, 2009

It’s September and major league baseball is in its last month of the regular season. While most out-of-contention teams can’t wait for the offseason, some have hopes of a postseason berth. Usually around this time, everyone is talking about which team will win its division, but this s...

Matadors lose to Bluejays 2-1, giving them their second straight loss

Kendall Capps

September 5, 2009

This weekend the Cal State Northridge women’s soccer team (2-3) began a long stretch in which three of its next four games are on the road, all out of state.  Friday night, the Matadors traveled to Nebraska to take on the Bluejays of Creighton University, a team that has outscored its opponents 13-1...

Can we get a restart?

Alejandro Arpiza

September 3, 2009

Last season the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team gave up a total of 23 goals on the year. Of those 23, 16 were scored in the second half. Despite shutting out six teams a year ago, the Matadors were clearly a team vulnerable to giving up goals in the second half of matches. In Tuesday night’s season-ope...

Matadors head to the Bay for tournament

Kerstin Gupilan

September 3, 2009

After starting the season with a successful 2-1 record in Boise, Idaho, the women’s volleyball team will pack up their bags for the second straight weekend and head to the Bay Area to compete in their second tournament of the year. The University of San Francisco will host the Asics/Coca-Cola Chall...

Matadors play two teams for the first time ever

Kendall Capps

September 2, 2009

This weekend looks to be a tough one for the Cal State Northridge women’s soccer (2-2) team. They are traveling to Nebraska to play against Creighton on Friday and then return home to play the University of Vermont on Sunday. Any time you have to travel as far as the Matadors are this weekend, it...

Can we get a restart?

Alejandro Arpiza

September 2, 2009

Last season the California State Northridge men’s soccer team gave up a total of 23 goals on the year. Of those 23, 16 were scored in the second half. Despite shutting out six teams a year ago, the Matadors were clearly a team vulnerable to giving up goals in the second half of matches. In Tuesday night’s season-opener at the University of S...

Women’s Volleyball Tournament Preview

Kerstin Gupilan

September 2, 2009

After starting the season with a successful 2-1 record in Boise, Idaho, the women’s volleyball team will pack up their bags for the second straight weekend and head to the Bay Area to compete in their second tournament of the year. The University of San Francisco will host the Asics/Coca-Cola Challenge in ...

Great matches may lie ahead at the U.S. Open

Michael Johnson

September 1, 2009

Tennis returns to New York once again with the U.S. Open. While some of the tournament’s first round matches have already been played, don’t panic. You haven’t missed anything yet; the good matches will occur in the later rounds. On the men’s side, the question is whether anybody can defeat the No. 1-ranked player in the world, Roger Federer. On the women’s side...

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