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Weekend Recap in Matador Beach Volleyball

Weekend Recap in Matador Beach Volleyball

James Fike

April 4, 2016

Thursday vs Long Beach StateThe Matadors beach volleyball came up short against No. 7 Long Beach State on a windy Thursday afternoon. After shutting out Concordia, CSUN could only produce one win against Long Beach State. Head coach Jeff Stork said he thought the wind played a factor late in the match."I...

CSUN dispatches Mount Olive in straight sets

CSUN dispatches Mount Olive in straight sets

Matthew Wojtasiak

March 6, 2016

For the second straight night, the Matadors claimed a road victory, as they defeated the University of Mount Olive Trojans in straight sets. CSUN's strong play carried over from its tough win last night, as the team displayed a sharp, all around effort en route to cruising to a straight set victory...

Matadors men’s volleyball storms back to Shock Penn State

Matadors men’s volleyball storms back to Shock Penn State

Matthew Wojtasiak

March 5, 2016

CSUN stormed back after dropping the first set to defeat the No. 6 Penn State Nittany Lions in State College, Pennsylvania on Friday night. The Matadors have had a difficult time on the road leading up to this game, losing five of their six games including their last three overall. They showed...

CSUN, Byers, cruise past UCSD in straight sets

CSUN, Byers, cruise past UCSD in straight sets

Matthew Wojtasiak

February 20, 2016

CSUN men's volleyball displayed a sharp all-around effort on its way to keeping the UC San Diego Tritons winless in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play Friday night. The victory also evened the Matadors' record in MPSF play at 5-5. The Matadors defeated the Tritons in three straight sets with...

The Matadors take down No. 11 UC Irvine in four sets at the Matadome

The Matadors take down No. 11 UC Irvine in four sets at the Matadome

Kelsey Earl

February 18, 2016

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the CSUN men's volleyball team upset the No. 11 UC Irvine Anteaters in four sets. The first was close in the beginning, as the Matadors men's volleyball stayed tied with UC Irvine until a block from Josiah Byers gave CSUN the one-point advantage at 5-4. The block was followed...

CSUN defeats USC in five sets

CSUN defeats USC in five sets

Kelsey Earl

February 14, 2016

The No. 11 Matadors conquered USC at the Galen Center on Wednesday night. Freshman outside hitter Dimitar Kalchev scored the first point of the match for CSUN and would go on to make four kills in the first set. With a kill, junior outside hitter Jakub Ciesla gave CSUN the lead for the first time at...

Dimitar Kalchev makes multiple transitions at CSUN

Dimitar Kalchev makes multiple transitions at CSUN

Matthew Wojtasiak

February 10, 2016

After growing up in Kardzhali, Bulgaria, over 6,000 miles away from the CSUN campus, Dimitar Kalchev's talent has taken him across the world. The 6-foot-4-inch outside hitter is already demonstrating his effectiveness on the CSUN men's volleyball team in his first year, and was integral to CSUN's...

The Matadors are taken down at home by No. 9 Pepperdine Waves

The Matadors are taken down at home by No. 9 Pepperdine Waves

Kelsey Earl

February 4, 2016

The game started out with Pepperdine and the Matadors scoring back to back in the first few minutes. The match was only tied for a short time before the Waves took over, scoring multiple points in a row making it 5-3. Sophomore middle back Josiah Byers kept the Matadors close with his score, leaving t...

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