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Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

Defender Pauline Gericke waits to enter the game against UCLA in Northridge, Calif., on Sept. 10, 2023.

CSUN women’s soccer falls to fourth-ranked UCLA despite brave defensive effort

Luis Silva, Reporter September 13, 2023

It was a packed Sunday afternoon at the Matador Soccer Field as hundreds of fans crowded the stadium wearing all red to support the women’s soccer team in their match against the defending champions...

Matador forward Daisy Torres and Vandals defender Cassidy Elicker fight for possession of the ball during their match at the Matador Soccer Field in Northridge, Calif., on Sept. 7, 2023.

CSUN suffers loss at home to Idaho

Elijah Uche, Reporter September 12, 2023

The CSUN women’s soccer team’s hunt for their first win continues after they suffered a 5-1 loss to University of Idaho Thursday evening following a two-game road trip in Seattle. The Matadors...

Goalkeeper Taylor Thames jumps up to save the ball from going in the goal against UC San Diego on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, at the Performance Soccer Field in Northridge, Calif.

CSUN women’s soccer hopes to come back strong this fall

Gabriel Duarte, Assistant Sports Editor August 30, 2023

Despite the down year last season, the Matadors are looking forward to a new year and a fresh start as they are looking to make bigger strides in year 3 of the Christine Johnson era of CSUN women’s soccer. Season...

CSUN athlete

The story of Taylor Thames: Paving the way for Black student athletes

Lyle Yoergler, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

Taylor Thames did not have a traditional start to life. She was born into foster care and placed into a home where she grew up as one of 11 children. Surrounded by many individuals looking to stand...

Csun womens soccer player

The sound of the game: Anessa Campos and her journey as a deaf Division I soccer player

Michael Dumansky, Reporter May 8, 2023

Every student-athlete at CSUN has their own routine. They wake up, go to class, practice and play their respective matches. Many of them go through their day with little to no problems. Redshirt sophomore...

CSUN womens soccer player trying to pass the ball

Women’s soccer dominates in season finale

Mark Armendariz-Gonzales, Reporter December 6, 2022

In a season with more lows than highs, CSUN women’s soccer was able to finish off in the best way possible. The Matadors (3-15-1, 1-8-1 Big West Conference) traveled to UC Riverside to faceoff against...

CSUN womens soccer team with their families

Women’s soccer pays tribute to veterans on Senior Day

Mark Armendariz-Gonzales, Reporter November 9, 2022

Coming into the final home game of the season, the Matadors women’s soccer team (2-15-1, 0-8-1 Big West Conference) was ready to do everything possible to get the win and break its five-game losing streak....

CSUN womens soccer player on a game

Matadors women’s soccer fights for Big West victory

Mark Armendariz-Gonzales, Reporter October 25, 2022

Coming off a defeat to the University of Hawaii, the CSUN women’s soccer team had a bye week, looking to reenergize before heading on the road for their next two games. The week-long rest could have...

CSUN womens soccer player kicking the ball

CSUN women’s soccer falls to Cal Poly at home

Mark Armendariz-Gonzales, Reporter October 6, 2022

After a strong defensive start, the Matadors gave into pressure and lost 3-0 to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in a stressful home game. All three goals came in the second half of the game. The Matadors have...

CSUN womens soccer player with the ball

CSUN women’s soccer fights for first Big West win, but falls short

Mark Armendariz-Gonzales, Reporter October 5, 2022

A 1-1 draw against UC Davis and a 2-0 loss to UC Santa Barbara kept CSUN women’s soccer winless in Big West Conference play, as the Matadors continued to struggle offensively. Losing three of four...

CSUN womens soccer playing trying to score a goal

Matador of the Week: Cindy Arteaga

Benjamin Miller, Reporter September 30, 2022

Cindy Arteaga is the Matador of the Week after a stunning performance on the pitch versus Portland State University on Sept. 18. Arteaga’s exceptional finishing ability gave the Matadors the push...

CSUN womens soccer playing talking before the game starts

CSUN women’s soccer falls to rival CSU Fullerton

Mark Armendariz-Gonzales, Reporter September 28, 2022

For CSUN women’s soccer, no rivalry in the Big West Conference has more history than the one with CSU Fullerton. So far, CSUN has been on the unlucky side of the coin. Of the last nine games against...

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