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M-Soccer: CSUN and UC Irvine unable to score in defensive battle

M-Soccer: CSUN and UC Irvine unable to score in defensive battle

Anthony Carpio

October 26, 2011

For only the third time this season, the CSUN men's soccer team was held scoreless and on two occasions it came at the hands of UC Irvine. After 110 minutes of gameplay, CSUN and No. 4 UCI could not find the back of the net and the match ended in a 0-0 tie Wednesday night at Matador Soccer Field. “I’m just happy we didn’t lose bec...

M-Soccer: CSUN thinking payback against No. 4 UCI

M-Soccer: CSUN thinking payback against No. 4 UCI

Anthony Carpio

October 25, 2011

After defeating UCLA for the first time at Drake Stadium Saturday night, CSUN (7-7-1, 3-3 Big West) is back home for a three-game homestand, starting with a rematch against UC Irvine Wednesday night. “Back to business,” Matador midfielder and co-captain Rafael Garcia said after Saturday’s match. “(Beating UCLA is a) huge confidence booster for us. It just lets...

M-Soccer: CSUN allows two goals in final four minutes for heart-breaking loss at UCR

M-Soccer: CSUN allows two goals in final four minutes for heart-breaking loss at UCR

Anthony Carpio

October 19, 2011

RIVERSIDE -- Thomas Ramos' go-ahead goal in the 86th minute convinced the Matadors the victory was theirs, but the final four minutes was all UC Riverside needed to stage an epic comeback. “I guess we thought the game was over,” Ramos said after CSUN fell apart against the Highlanders on ...

M-Soccer: CSUN travels to UCR for Big West match

M-Soccer: CSUN travels to UCR for Big West match

Anthony Carpio

October 18, 2011

Even though the CSUN men’s soccer team lost to UC Riverside last season for the first time ever in Big West Conference play, the Matadors (6-6-1, 3-2 Big West) aren’t thinking about avenging their defeat as they travel to UCR Soccer Stadium Wednesday night to take on the Highlanders (6-5-2, 1-3-1). “No one cares about what happened last ...

Notebook M-Soccer: Overtime troubles for Northridge

Notebook M-Soccer: Overtime troubles for Northridge

Gilberto Manzano

October 17, 2011

The CSUN men’s soccer team (6-6-1, 3-2 Big West) has gone into overtime four times this season and in every game the Matadors have come out winless. Redshirt junior defender Joe Franco has a simple explanation for that: “the curse of the overtime.” During CSUN’s 2-1 loss to UC Davis Saturday night in extra minutes, there were a few signs of the Matadors be...

M-Soccer: Lack of communication dooms CSUN in overtime loss to UC Davis

M-Soccer: Lack of communication dooms CSUN in overtime loss to UC Davis

Anthony Carpio

October 15, 2011

Miscommunications and turnovers cost CSUN an opportunity to move up in the Big West Conference standings as the Matadors lost to UC Davis 2-1 in overtime at Matador Soccer Field Saturday night. It was Aggie forward Matt Sheldon who took advantage of CSUN’s lack of communication, scoring two goals, including the game-winner in the 94th m...

M-Soccer: CSUN beats Cal Poly, back in first place

M-Soccer: CSUN beats Cal Poly, back in first place

Anthony Carpio

October 11, 2011

Bouncing back from a loss to UC Irvine on Saturday, the Matadors (6-5-1, 3-1 Big West) now find themselves tied for first place in the Big West Conference after a 2-0 victory over Cal Poly (5-5-2, 2-2) Tuesday night at Alex G. Spanos Stadium. “After the loss (to UC Irvine), all of us weren’t too happy, and we knew we had to come out and get th...

M-Soccer: CSUN eager to capitalize on scoring chances, faces Cal Poly

M-Soccer: CSUN eager to capitalize on scoring chances, faces Cal Poly

Anthony Carpio

October 11, 2011

Following a 2-0 loss to UC Irvine that dropped them from the top spot in the Big West Conference, the Matadors (5-5-1, 2-1 Big West) find themselves tied for second place with UC Davis and Cal Poly, team they face tonight. The Mustangs (5-4-2, 2-1) crushed UC Riverside, 5-0, Sunday afternoon. Cal P...

M-Soccer: Coin-flip goals determine CSUN’s fate against UCI

M-Soccer: Coin-flip goals determine CSUN’s fate against UCI

Anthony Carpio

October 8, 2011

Irvine --  In a first-place showdown, it all came down to saves. With both UC Irvine goals coming by way of deflections, CSUN (5-5-1, 2-1 Big West) had chances to prevent its 2-0 defeat to the Anteaters (11-2, 3-1) Saturday night, instead the Matadors dropped their first Big West Conference ...

M-Soccer: Matadors try to defend their first place at UC Irvine

M-Soccer: Matadors try to defend their first place at UC Irvine

Anthony Carpio

October 5, 2011

Currently riding a three-game winning streak, the Matadors are looking to stay on top of the Big West Conference as they face No. 7 UC Irvine at Anteater Stadium Saturday night. CSUN (5-4-1, 2-0 Big West)is tied for first place with UC Irvine (10-2, 2-1) in conference with six points each. CSUN got wins against UC Davis and Cal Stat...

M-Soccer Notebook: Garcia’s return a Big West success for Matadors

M-Soccer Notebook: Garcia’s return a Big West success for Matadors

Gilberto Manzano

October 4, 2011

With four games under his belt since returning from a left knee injury, redshirt senior midfielder Rafael Garcia said he’s “90 percent healthy,” but the CSUN men’s soccer team (5-4-1, 2-0 Big West) appears to be playing at full strength with its co-captain. “It’s hard coming off a month o...

M-Soccer: Freshmen lead Matadors to victory against Cal State Fullerton

M-Soccer: Freshmen lead Matadors to victory against Cal State Fullerton

Anthony Carpio

October 1, 2011

Terry Davila’s first-year players showed up to play Saturday night, leading CSUN to a Big West Conference victory, 3-0, over rival Cal State Fullerton at Matador Soccer Field. The freshmen trio of Yarden Azulay, Christian Gonzalez Diaz and Edwin Rivas scored all three goals for the Matadors (5-4-1, 2-0). “Any time anybody gets on the field, I don’t’ ca...

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