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Water Polo: Matadors’ offense held in check at UCSB

Water Polo: Matadors’ offense held in check at UCSB

Alonso Tacanga

April 7, 2012

A CSUN attack that came into a Saturday matinee showdown against UC Santa Barbara averaging nearly 10 goals per game was held to less than a third of that in a 5-3 loss to the Gauchos at UCSB's campus pool. It was the first time in six games that the Matadors (15-16, 1-2 Big West) did not score 10 or ...

Water polo: Matadors fall short in rally against UC Irvine in season opener

Anthony Carpio

March 31, 2012

Though they were down 5-1 in the second quarter, the Matadors (14-15, 0-1 Big West) rallied back, but couldn’t secure the victory against UC Irvine (18-5, 1-0) as the Anteaters took the game 11-10 during both teams' Big West Conference season opener Saturday afternoon at CSUN's Campus Pool. CSUN...

Water polo: Streaking: Matadors win sixth in a row

Water polo: Streaking: Matadors win sixth in a row

Anthony Carpio

March 13, 2012

After cruising past Bucknell (10-12) earlier in the afternoon in a 14-4 victory, the Matadors (10-11) carried that win into the night as they steamrolled through Occidental (15-3) in a staggering 19-6 win Tuesday at Matador Pool. With the wins against the Bison and Tigers, CSUN extended its winning streak to six. “We were pushing. We r...

Women’s water polo: CSUN hosts Bucknell, Occidental

Alonso Tacanga

March 12, 2012

Following a 4-11 start to their season, the Matadors put it together at the Posada Royale Invitational March 2-3 and won four consecutive games to rise their national ranking to 13th, according to the latest CWPA rankings. CSUN (8-11), which hosts Bucknell and Occidental today, outscored its rivals...

Water Polo: Matadors look ahead to next season

Monique Muñiz

May 4, 2011

With a team that lost seven seniors and an All-American goaltender from last year’s year squad, this season was not supposed to be as successful, but the Matadors exceeded expectations and finsihed No. 2 in the Big West. Unfortunately that was short lived as No. 6 Long Beach State upset CSUN in the semifinals at the Big West Tournament in Santa Barbara, California. With the win within reach to ...

No. 2 Matadors sink in semifinals against No. 6 Long Beach State

Monique Muñiz

May 1, 2011

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - One penalty in the last period of play and one missed penalty shot in overtime made the difference in the semifinal game as CSUN failed to capitalize to make it to the Big West Championship game. With 1:32 left in regulation and the Matadors up by one, CSUN’s Sydney S...

Water Polo: No. 19 Long Beach State upsets No. 14 CSUN 11-8 in last conference game before tourney

Monique Muñiz

April 17, 2011

Long Beach, Calif. - Rebuilding last season's No. 1 defense has been rough for the Matadors and it came down to their last Big West Conference games that the defense needed to show up. That did not happen as the No. 14 CSUN water polo team lost its last Big West Conference match to No. 19 Long Beach ...

CSUN water polo can’t hold on to first place in Big West Conference after loss to UC Irvine

Monique Muñiz

April 16, 2011

Irvine, Calif. - The Matadors knew coming in to face No. 10 UC Irvine on the road was going to be tough game and the results proved it as CSUN lost time in the final minutes of play and fell 9-8. With the loss, the No. 14 Cal State Northridge water polo team dropped its sole first place in the Big West Conference standings. The Matadors are now in a tie for second place with UC Santa Barbara. They can s...

CSUN water polo: Matadors now 3-0 in Big West Conference after beating UC Santa Barbara

Monique Muñiz

April 10, 2011

The outcomes of the last home games for the four seniors at Matador Pool could not have been any sweeter as the Matadors won both games this weekend against Big West rival UC Santa Barbara and non-conference opponent Cal Baptist. “It’s sad to think this is my last home game and I will miss it, b...

Water polo: Matadors take down Tigers 11-9 for second Big West Conference win

Monique Muñiz

April 3, 2011

The third period was a struggle for the Matadors at the start of the season. There were mistake-filled third periods in which the other teams were capitalizing on opportunities and CSUN had no answer for. Well the last two Big West games for the Cal State Northridge water polo team depicted a different third period story in the game against UC Davis Saturday and Pac...

CSUN water polo: Matadors edge Aggies in first Big West Conference game

Monique Muñiz

April 2, 2011

Building confidence in a young CSUN team has been one of the main goals coming into Big West Play. For the No. 17 Matador water polo team, it showed just how confident they are in a 14-13 win over No. 15 UC Davis at Matador Pool. "I looked at Heidi (Pettinger) Sydney (Sonoda) and Whitney (Delgado) and as a coach you look at them and they looked confident, cool calm and collected," coach Marcelo Leonardi said. ...

CSUN water polo enter Big West play this weekend

Monique Muñiz

March 30, 2011

Coming off a two-week break, the CSUN water polo team will start Big West play starting this weekend when it will face the UC Davis Aggies and Pacific Tigers. Northridge (16 -11) is coming off two victories and players seem optimistic about going into conference play. “We feel really...

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