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Men’s soccer wins conference opener in tense affair

Men’s soccer wins conference opener in tense affair

Alexander Nino

October 14, 2019

The Matadors shook off their recent struggles to win their conference opener against the league-leading CSU Fullerton Titans 1-0 on Oct. 9. The win snapped a three-game home losing streak for the Matadors.“It was a typical Big West game,” said Davila. “It’s hard to get victories...

Matadors struggle as men’s soccer heads into league play

Matadors struggle as men’s soccer heads into league play

Mano Baghjajian

October 8, 2019

Men’s soccer suffered their third consecutive home loss this past Saturday against the Santa Clara Broncos. After a scoreless half, mistakes on the end of the Matadors gave Santa Clara the opportunity to score and win the game 2-0. “They scored, we didn’t,” head coac...

Women’s volleyball lose in four sets to Long Beach State

Women’s volleyball lose in four sets to Long Beach State

Alfonso Henry

October 8, 2019

The women's volleyball team battled the Long Beach State 49ers in their second home match of the season before going down 3-1 Saturday night in a Big West Conference match at the Matadome. The Matadors won the first set 25-21 before losing three straight at 20-25, 20-25 and 22-25."They played better th...

Behind the Scenes of a Medical Redshirt

Behind the Scenes of a Medical Redshirt

Alexander Nino

October 3, 2019

Devastating injuries happen on all levels of sports throughout the world, and fans have unconsciously constructed certain expectations of recovery when an athlete goes down. Whether it is a severely broken bone or a ruptured tendon, it makes little difference since audiences have seen countless athletes su...

Matadors of the Month

Bryanna Winner

October 2, 2019

Daniel TrejoJunior, SoccerTrejo is in a seven-way tie for ninth in goals for Division I with seven goals. He is also in a tie for second in the Big West for goals and is in sole possession of second in points with 18. Trejo leads in shots in the Big West with 35. On Sept. 16, Trejo was named the Bi...

Women’s soccer drops second consecutive home match against Denver

Karma Singh

October 2, 2019

The women’s soccer team (6-3-3) concluded their final non-conference game of the season with a loss against the University of Denver Pioneers 1-0 on Sunday, recording their second straight loss at Matador Soccer Field. The Matadors, who were coming off a 1-0 loss against Pepperdine on Thursday,...

California Dunks on the NCAA, Passes Fair Pay to Play Act

California Dunks on the NCAA, Passes Fair Pay to Play Act

Andres Soto

October 2, 2019

Donnie Edwards was an All-American linebacker at UCLA in 1995 when a bag of groceries was anonymously dropped off at the door of his apartment. Edwards, who had no money and no food, took the bag inside. This would be fine under normal circumstances, but in the eyes of the NCAA, Edwards had taken ad...

Women’s volleyball drops home opener

Women’s volleyball drops home opener

Mano Baghjajian

October 1, 2019

The women’s volleyball team lost their home opener this past Saturday in a close four-set match against the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine. Hawaii won the first set 25-17, but the remaining three sets were very close, with each one being decided by only two points.“This was a tough a...

Sports Calendar 10/2 – 10/8

Bryanna Winner

October 1, 2019

Women's SoccerThursday 10/3at University of Hawaii at 10 p.m.Sunday 10/6at UC Riverside at 7 p.m.The women's soccer team starts conference play on the road against the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine and the UC Riverside Highlanders. The Matadors finished their preseason 6-3-3. They have three shuto...

Men’s soccer drops third consecutive game 2-0 against LMU

Men’s soccer drops third consecutive game 2-0 against LMU

Alexander Nino

September 24, 2019

Men’s soccer suffered their third defeat in as many contests on Sunday night, falling 2-0 to the Loyola Marymount University Lions.After a hot start, CSUN (4-3-1) hoped to gain back lost momentum against an LMU squad (5-1-1) that had allowed two goals through their first five games.The stingy Lions def...

Women’s soccer defeats San Diego in their second home win

Women’s soccer defeats San Diego in their second home win

Karma Singh

September 23, 2019

The women’s soccer team (5-1-2) concluded their four-game homestand with a 1-0 victory against the San Diego Toreros on Sunday, remaining undefeated at home this season at Matador Soccer Field. The Matadors, who were coming off a double overtime draw on Friday, were able to capitalize in the se...

Matadors of the Week 9/18

Andres Soto

September 21, 2019

Daniel TrejoJunior, SoccerBig time players make big time plays in big time games, and that’s exactly what Trejo did last week against two Pac-12 opponents in No. 8 Washington and No. 13 UCLA. Trejo scored one goal and had one assist in the 3-1 upset over the Huskies on Thursday. He then built on his strong p...

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