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Matadors beat USC to improve to 6-0

Matadors beat USC to improve to 6-0

Leni Maiai

January 16, 2016

With CSUN's Friday night win against the University of Southern California Trojans (0-3 overall, 0-1 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) the Matador Men’s Volleyball team extended its record to a perfect 6-0 (2-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation). This is a record unseen in CSUN men’s volleyball...

Matadors sweep Cal Baptist in MPSF opener

Matadors sweep Cal Baptist in MPSF opener

Matthew Wojtasiak

January 14, 2016

What started out as a closely contested game between undefeated opponents ended with a CSUN sweep over California Baptist University (3-1 overall, 0-1 MPSF). CSUN (5-0 overall, 1-0 MPSF) won three sets, 25-19, 25-16 and 25-23. "In the first set, we could tell that our serves weren't as intense and...

This Week in Matador Sports

This Week in Matador Sports

Julius Lasin

October 19, 2015

October 19Women's golf @ SCU Colby Invitational (Silver Creek Valley CC, All day)Men's golf @ Bill Cullum Invitational (Wood Ranch GC, All day)October 20Women's golf @ SCU Colby Invitational (Silver Creek Valley CC, All day)Men's golf @ Bill Cullum Invitational (Wood Ranch GC, All day)October 21Men'...

CSUN Athletics Gets the Navy SEAL Treatment

CSUN Athletics Gets the Navy SEAL Treatment

Leni Maiai

September 28, 2015

On a small island just off the coast of San Diego, William Hart tries to keep his mind off of his aching legs. Around him, some comrades have fallen to the ground, legs fractured and unable to continue. It is Wednesday morning, half way through “hell week,” but Hart can feel the end closing in....

Men’s volleyball: Inexperienced Matador offense falters in playoffs, falls in straight sets

Men’s volleyball: Inexperienced Matador offense falters in playoffs, falls in straight sets

Jonathan Andrade

April 21, 2012

CSUN couldn't find a rhythm on offense in its MPSF Tournament first-round match-up against No. 1 USC and saw its season come to an end as it fell in straight sets to the overpowering Trojan offense. Northridge, the tournament's eighth seed, only hit .012 against USC. CSUN’s offensive leaders sophomore Brandon Lebrock and freshman Julius Hoefer only combined to tal...

Men’s volleyball: No. 8 Matadors visit USC, seek upset of top-seeded Trojans in first round of MPSF Tournament

Men’s volleyball: No. 8 Matadors visit USC, seek upset of top-seeded Trojans in first round of MPSF Tournament

Jonathan Andrade

April 20, 2012

The No. 8 Matadors made it to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation playoffs, but won’t have an easy time trying to get by No. 1 USC in the first round Saturday night at the Galen Center. The Matadors (12-17, 9-6 MPSF) only clinched their playoff spot last Thursday, but the Trojans (21-4, 17-4) ...

Men’s volleyball: With playoff spot secured, CSUN ‘uninspired’ in loss to USC

Men’s volleyball: With playoff spot secured, CSUN ‘uninspired’ in loss to USC

Jonathan Andrade

April 15, 2012

USC spoiled the Matadors’ Senior Night with a straight-set sweep, solidifying both teams spots in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament. With the win, the Trojans wrapped up the first seed in the tournament and will face the eighth seed: the Matadors. The first-round game will be playe...

Men’s volleyball: Matadors dismiss troublesome Waves in four to earn MPSF playoff spot

Men’s volleyball: Matadors dismiss troublesome Waves in four to earn MPSF playoff spot

Alonso Tacanga

April 12, 2012

With an MPSF playoff spot all but locked up but with the pesky Waves not wanting to go down without a fight in the fourth set Thursday night at the Matadome, the CSUN bench began to get antsy. Pepperdine point after Pepperdine point, the Matador reserves restlessly cringed on the sidelines – ...

Men’s volleyball: Clinging to MPSF’s eighth seed, Matadors need victory to secure spot in playoffs

Men’s volleyball: Clinging to MPSF’s eighth seed, Matadors need victory to secure spot in playoffs

Jonathan Andrade

April 11, 2012

After dropping two of three games over the break, CSUN holds a slim lead for eighth place over UC San Diego with only two matches left in the regular season. Saturday the Matadors (11-15, 7-12 MPSF) dropped a five-set thriller at Stanford, nearly coming back from a two-set deficit but falling short in ...

Men’s volleyball: CSUN attempts a comeback at Stanford, but falls in five sets

Men’s volleyball: CSUN attempts a comeback at Stanford, but falls in five sets

Anthony Carpio

April 8, 2012

Though the Matadors fought a valiant battle against Pacific the previous night to get the win in five sets, they couldn’t do the same at Stanford (18-6, 15-5 MPSF) as they fell 3-2 (19-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 19-17) at Maples Pavilion Saturday night. CSUN (11-16, 7-13) still retains the eigh...

Men’s volleyball: Matadors pounded by No. 4 BYU

Men’s volleyball: Matadors pounded by No. 4 BYU

Alonso Tacanga

March 29, 2012

The Matadors' third winning streak of the season came to a violent halt Thursday night at BYU. Behind a dominant first set, the Cougars set the tone for the night and swept CSUN 25-10, 25-20, 25-20 at Smith Fieldhouse. CSUN (10-14, 6-11 MPSF) came into the night winner of two straight games and on a hot hitting streak that saw them hit a combined .341 during two ...

Men’s volleyball: BYU challenge: Matadors to face Cougars twice

Men’s volleyball: BYU challenge: Matadors to face Cougars twice

Jonathan Andrade

March 28, 2012

The Matadors hadn’t won back-to-back Mountain Pacific Sports Federation matches since late February before consecutive conference wins against Hawai’i last weekend put them in perfect position to earn a higher seed in the upcoming playoffs. Northridge (10-13, 6-10 MPSF) only has six games ...

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