The Sundial

Matadors lock in on defense in Long Beach win

Matadors lock in on defense in Long Beach win

Bryanna Winner

February 22, 2019

The women's basketball team defeated Long Beach State in a wire-to-wire 60-45, holding the 49ers to 23.7 percent from the field, the eighth lowest that the Matadors have allowed in their D-I history. "For the most part, our focus on the defensive end was pretty good tonight," said head coach Jason Flo...

A week to remember for Channon Fluker

A week to remember for Channon Fluker

Tyler Wainfeld

February 22, 2019

Entering high school, Channon Fluker had never played organized basketball. She had no plans to even try out for the team at John Muir High School in Pasadena her freshman year until her older brother, Collin, got through to her and encouraged her to give it a shot. "It was just finally listening to my bro...

Matadors split opening series against Kansas State

Matadors split opening series against Kansas State

Tyler Wainfeld

February 19, 2019

After holding Kansas State to two runs in the win on Sunday, the Matadors gave up six runs in the ninth inning on Monday, dropping the series finale 11-5 to split the four-game series at Matador Field. Freshman Blake Sodersten got the start on the mound for the Matadors, going toe-to-toe with Kansas St...

Matadors of the Week

Matadors of the Week

Tyler Wainfeld

February 19, 2019

Channon FlukerSenior, BasketballThe two-time reigning Big West Player of the Year had herself quite a week. First, on Thursday, Fluker was named as one 10 finalists for the Lisa Leslie Award, given to the best center in women's college basketball each year. Then on Saturday, she scored 18 points, all of ...

Matadors experience deja vu in loss to Fullerton

Matadors experience deja vu in loss to Fullerton

Sean Hanafi

February 19, 2019

The men's basketball team experienced deja vu in their 78-71 home loss to Cal State Fullerton, the same score as the reverse game played at Fullerton on Jan. 30.It was back-and-forth for most of the game until about the 12-minute mark of the second half when freshman Lamine Diane scored to tie the g...

Baseball splits doubleheader against Kansas State

Baseball splits doubleheader against Kansas State

Tyler Wainfeld

February 17, 2019

The Matadors came back from their first game of a doubleheader, winning 10-8. They attempted to do the same in the second but came up short, losing to Kansas State 6-5 Saturday afternoon at Matador Field. In the first game, which started on Friday but was suspended due to rain in the bottom of the fo...

Fluker leads Matadors to victory

Fluker leads Matadors to victory

Tyler Wainfeld

February 16, 2019

Women's basketball beat Cal Poly 68-52 on the back of senior Channon Fluker’s 23 points and season-high 20 rebounds Thursday night at the Matadome. Fluker also recorded seven blocks in the game, falling just short of her second career triple-double, but still recording her 72nd career double-do...

Pepperdine sweeps season series against CSUN

Pepperdine sweeps season series against CSUN

Jairo Alvarado

February 15, 2019

Despite putting up a good fight, Pepperdine swept the Matadors in straight sets on Wednesday night at the Matadome.After losing the first game in Malibu back on Jan. 30, the Waves came in to the Matadome and outplayed the home team, coming away with a series sweep over the Matadors this season. The Waves...

Baseball team looks to improve on best season since 2002

Baseball team looks to improve on best season since 2002

Tyler Wainfeld

February 13, 2019

A year after finishing third in the Big West, their best finish since 2002, the baseball team wants to build on its success and compete for a Big West title this season. Despite losing five players that earned All-Conference honors for their play last year, including Johnny Bench award semifinalist Trevor Ca...

Star freshman has Matadors thinking National Championship

Star freshman has Matadors thinking National Championship

Jairo Alvarado

February 12, 2019

Redshirt freshman Taylor Ittner is setting up CSUN’s men’s volleyball team for a run at a national championship. Ittner, a setter, is considered one of the best freshmen in the Big West Conference, earning recognition for his high number of assists, ranking 21st in the nation with 9.06 per ...

Matadors of the Week

Matadors of the Week

Tyler Wainfeld

February 12, 2019

Megan StevensJunior, SoftballThough her team went just 1-4 over the weekend in Tempe, Arizona, Stevens played well herself, hitting .400 with a home run, three doubles, six RBIs and four runs scored. An honorable mention All-Big West conference player last year, the junior out of Rancho Cucamonga, Cal...

Men’s volleyball sweeps Cal Lutheran

Men’s volleyball sweeps Cal Lutheran

Kenneth Birkland

February 9, 2019

The men's volleyball team swept Cal Lutheran to move on to 7-5 on the year and No. 12 in the country.The clear and distinct difference between the two teams was the serving, with the Matadors having 11 service aces to the Knightsmen's two.Senior Dimitar Kalachev led the team in kills with 14 while ju...

The student media organization of California State University Northridge
Sports