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Men’s Volleyball’s stellar 2018 season: a year in review

CSUN mens volley ball team happily celebrate

Justin Vigil

April 25, 2018

Men's volleyball concluded their season in a frustrating loss to top ranked Long Beach State in the Big West Tournament semifinals. However the team's 2018 campaign was one to give fans and the athletic department some hope for the future. It was an incredible year for the program. To start, the team...

CSUN Women’s Volleyball loses in Five Sets to Cal Poly

Womens volleyball team about to hit the ball

Taylor Clayton

October 3, 2016

The CSUN women’s volleyball team was handed a tough loss to the Cal Poly Mustangs Saturday. The Mustangs won the match in five sets, 28-26, 27-29, 26-24, 14-25, 7-15. The turning point in the match came during the forth set, as CSUN was within 2 points of Cal Poly at 13-11 when the Mustangs went...

Women’s volleyball wins Big West opener

CSUN student (number 5) spikes the volleyball over the net away from two opponent blockers

Diego Marquez

September 23, 2016

The CSUN women's volleyball team traveled to UC Irvine for their Big West Conference opener on Thursday night and were able to win the match 3-2. After dropping the first two sets, the Matadors rallied back and forced a final fifth set. With the fourth set under way the Anteaters led 8-5 before...

CSUN rallies for thrilling senior night victory

The Matadors celebrate a Sept. 26 victory against UC Davis. They were able to do the same in the final home game of the year against UC Riverside on Friday. Photo credit: Alejandro Aranda

Sarah Goulding

November 21, 2015

Down two sets to none, in their final Black Top appearance of the season, the Matadors came from behind to beat UC Riverside in five sets, 23-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-12. “We’re a multi-faceted team, we have a lot of parts, we have depth in the positions and a lot of positions. We saw a ...

The week ahead in Matador sports

CSUN  (Raul Martinez/ The Sundial)

Julius Lasin

November 17, 2015

November 18 Men's basketball vs. Vanguard University (Matadome, 7 p.m.) November 20 Women’s volleyball vs. UC Riverside (Matadome, 7 p.m.) Women’s basketball @ Idaho (University of Idaho, 6 p.m.) November 21 Women’s volleyball @ Cal State Fullerton (Cal State Fullerton, 7:30 p.m...

CSUN falls to Hawaii in straight sets, loses fourth in a row

The loss to the first-place Rainbow Wahine is the Matadors' fourth consecutive. Photo credit: David Hawkins

Giovanni Garcia

November 8, 2015

After losing the previous three games on the road, CSUN (5-19, 4-8) came back home and had its losing streak extended to four as they got swept by the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine (22-1, 12-0) in three sets, 25-14, 25-17, 25-19, on Saturday, Nov. 7. From the get go, Hawaii's size was an obvious ...

W-Vball: Northridge begins last conference push with home games vs. UC Davis, Pacific


Alonso Tacanga

November 2, 2011

With only six league games left in the season, the Matadors are part of a clump of teams fighting behind Long Beach State to earn a bid in the NCAA Tournament. The 49ers (16-6, 10-2 Big West) are quite a bit ahead of everyone else in the conference, however. “It’s no secret that Long Beach is a really great team,” said CSUN middle blocker Case...

W-Vball: Despite loss to 49ers, Matadors get split weekend


Alonso Tacanga

October 29, 2011

CSUN had a golden opportunity to make its greedy weekend hopes a reality. Trailing 2-0 to Big West Conference leader Long Beach State Saturday night, the Matadors came out in the third set ready to give the 49ers and their Walter Pyramid fans a run for their money and got off to 10-5 lead. The advantage, the bigge...

W-Vball: Haina unable to save Matadors in Davis


Alonso Tacanga

October 8, 2011

Sets No. 2 and 3 of Saturday night's Big West Conference match between CSUN and UC Davis were very similar: the Matadors got behind early, then, carried by opposite hitter Mahina Haina, chopped at the Aggies' lead little by little until the game became a matter of wills into the 20's. Unfortunate...

W-Vball: Matadors seek to keep pace atop Big West, on the road at Pacific, Davis


Alonso Tacanga

October 5, 2011

When asked about the Matadors’ chances for their next game, Friday at Pacific, CSUN middle blocker Casey Hinger gave her usual self-assured forecast. “I have total confidence in our team’s ability to take down (Pacific),” Hinger said. The statement was no shocker. Confidence is one thing Hinger’s never ...

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