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Sand Volleyball: Casino, Dragovic go undefeated as CSUN notches first win of the season

Julie Haake rises up to try to deny the spike in the first loss of the sand volleyball in Matadors history versus UCLA by a score of 4-1 on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Raul Martinez/ Staff Photographe

Vincent Nguyen

March 8, 2015

With a 4-1 victory over Cal Poly at the CSU Bakersfield Student Recreation Center Barnes Beach Volleyball Complex, the CSUN Sand Volleyball team won their first game of the season against the Mustangs in the second match of the day. CSUN succumbed to a loss to the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners in Saturday's...

Women’s volleyball: Hinger named to U.S. Women’s National Senior roster

Women's volleyball: Hinger named to U.S. Women's National Senior roster

Melody Cherchian

September 5, 2013

Standing six feet and two inches tall, she never felt shorter in her life. For the first time, 47 of the best collegiate volleyball players towered over her on the court. Most people would let that intimidate them. But not her. She was inspired. In May 2013, CSUN junior middle blocker Casey ...

W-Vball: Matadors sweep in season finale against Air Force


Alonso Tacanga

November 25, 2011

The Matadors (16-13) wrapped up their best season in seven years with a non-conference sweep over visiting Air Force (3-27) Friday afternoon at the Matadome. CSUN, for the most part, made quick work of the Falcons in the first two sets before having to rally back in the third to get its sixth home sweep of the season. The Matadors were up 9-5 in the final...

W-Vball: Matadors end Big West season with perfect Senior Night against Mustangs


Alonso Tacanga

November 19, 2011

With the game already in the bag Saturday night, the Matadors’ focus shifted from “let’s get this over with” to “let’s have our seniors get this over with.” Ahead 24-19 in the third set of its last Big West Conference game of the year against Cal Poly and having had its prior two kill attempts blocked, CSUN took a timeout to set up a definitive senior-to-senior game-winner. Setter Sa...

W-Vball: Haina, Matadors survive night of errors, sweep Pacific


Alonso Tacanga

November 5, 2011

CSUN outside hitter Mahina Haina was having one miserable game and referee Rick Olmstead wasn’t helping her state of mind. With the Matadors leading 1-0 and ahead 26-25 in the second set of their Saturday night match-up against Pacific, CSUN setter Sydney Gedryn put down an apparent set-winning point to the opposite side's deep corner. Hain...

W-Vball: Matadors not surprised with obliteration of Aggies as they inch up in Big West standings


Alonso Tacanga

November 4, 2011

Following the Matadors’ 3-0 dismantling of 20-win Big West Conference rival UC Davis at the Matadome, CSUN head coach Jeff Stork was asked about the ease with which the his team repelled the Aggies Friday night. His response made it seem like the remarkable night was just another day at the office for CSUN (12-11, 6-5 Big West). “N...

W-Vball: Matadors avoid collapse with strong fifth set, beat pesky Highlanders


Alonso Tacanga

October 22, 2011

UC Riverside was coming off a tremendous comeback at UC Santa Barbara. Down 2-0, the last-place Highlanders had rallied spiritedly and taken down the second-best team in the Big West Conference record-wise, 3-2, on Oct. 15. Fast-forward to a week later, Saturday at the Matadome, and there were the Highlanders again falling behind 2-...

W-Vball: Despite being a freshman, Hinger isn’t afraid to show her competitive side

Freshman middle blocker Casey Hinger leads CSUN in blocks with 66. Photo Credit: Simon Gambaryan / Daily Sundial

Alonso Tacanga

October 17, 2011

Whether the Matadors need a clutch kill or a skilled vocalist for karaoke night, Casey Hinger is your go-to person, CSUN head coach Jeff Stork said. “She was the lead singer for her high school play,” Stork said of her freshman middle blocker. “That takes a confident person. All that stuff overflows in what she does on the volleyball court....

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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