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UCF spoils softball home opener

CSUN Softball team

Bryanna Winner, Sports Editor

March 10, 2020

After going 16-7 to begin the season, the CSUN softball team returned for their first home game of the season against No. 21 University of Central Florida on March 9. “The first pitch from the first inning was I think just all the jitters, all the rush, everybody was just excited to play,” said...

Women’s tennis continues their streak against Louisiana Tech

A CSUN Women's Tennis Player

Alex Behunin, Reporter

March 9, 2020

The women’s tennis team continued their three-dual win streak by defeating Louisiana Tech 4-1 on March 5. The dual was intense all afternoon, with many of the players screaming and jawing off at each other. The Matadors started off with the doubles point. Junior Ekatarina Repina and sophomore Jacquie...

Women’s tennis match cancelled due to Coronavirus fears

A CSUN Women's Tennis Player

Bryanna Winner, Sports Editor

March 7, 2020

Prior to their 4-1 win over Louisiana Tech on March 5, the women’s tennis team found out that one of their upcoming matches had been canceled. Abilene Christian University out of Abilene, Texas sent an email to head coach Gary Victor informing him that the Wildcats would be canceling their M...

Matadors fall to Bruins in first of back to back match-ups

CSUn Men's volleyball game

Mano Baghjajian, Reporter

March 3, 2020

The cross-town rivals battled at the Matadome on Friday night, with the stands filled by UCLA and CSUN fans. The noise from both sides of the floor filled up to the top of the Matadome, adding to the intense atmosphere of the match. “I just love having people here and watching us play,” freshman...

Women’s water polo split in first home games

A CSUN Women's Water polo athlete

I'Yonna Applon-Kettles, Reporter

March 3, 2020

For the first day of the regular season, the women’s water polo team had a doubleheader against UC San Diego and Long Island University on Feb. 29. The Matadors began their day with a Big West match-up against UC San Diego, the first for the Tritons. Even though it was UCSD’s first Big West...

When the Storm Came

A football game

Andres Soto, Assistant Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

CSUN today is known as a diverse campus with some of the largest ethnic studies programs in the country, but it is a far cry from what the campus looked like 52 years ago. Black students accounted for less than 1% of the student body in 1968, even though the campus experienced an increase in Black students...

Matadors complete sweep of Vanguard for second straight victory

CSUN Men's Volleyball Game

Mano Baghjajian, Reporter

February 24, 2020

The never-ending third set. The score went back-and-forth between the two teams for what seemed like an eternity. The set had reached set point so many times that the announcers had gotten tired of announcing it to the crowd. Coming into this match with a 3-9 record, everyone knew this was a must-win...

Women’s tennis falls to the University of New Mexico 4-3 in a close dual

A CSUN Women's Tennis Player

Alex Behunin, Reporter

February 24, 2020

The women’s tennis team snaps their two dual winning streak by falling to the University of New Mexico 4-3 on Feb. 20. The Matadors were missing two of their best players, junior Ekatarina Repina and sophomore Jacquie Tan, who were out with the flu. Being down those two players, the Matadors were forced...

Sierra Canyon advances to next round of CIF behind Amari Bailey

three male basketball players in white uniforms

Andres Soto, Assistant Sports Editor

February 24, 2020

Amari Bailey may have led Sierra Canyon in scoring in a blowout playoff win over St. Anthony with NBA star DeMar DeRozan in attendance, but he was far from satisfied with his team’s performance at the Matadome on Tuesday night. “We came out slow,” Bailey said. “We haven’t met the end goal...

CSUN grinds out win vs. WSU to sweep the homestand

CSUN Baseball game

Alexander Nino, Reporter

February 24, 2020

On a beautiful 75 degree Monday afternoon in Southern California, one of the ugliest go-ahead plays imaginable broke out at Matador Field. With the score knotted up at one apiece in the bottom of the fifth, CSUN junior third baseman Jose Ruiz stepped up to the plate with runners on second and third...

Matadors end losing streak with victory against UC Merced in straight sets

CSUN Men's Volleyball game

Mano Baghjajian, Reporter

February 24, 2020

The Matadors were desperate for a win after returning from a weekend road trip to Missouri. Coming into the season ranked No. 13, the team has become more familiar with defeat than victory as they have lost eight out of their last nine games before their match on Friday. The Matadors defeated the...

Women’s basketball drops fifth straight game

A CSUN Women's Basketball player

Alfonso Henry, Reporter

February 19, 2020

The Matadors lost their fifth game in a row in Big West action as the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos defeated CSUN 65-55 at the Matadome on Feb. 15. UCSB bumped their record up to 10-14 as CSUN fell to 9-15 on the season. “To stop this losing streak, we treat it just like if we are on a five game winning...

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