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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: 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 dominate first set, drop next three in loss to No. 15 UC San Diego

Men’s volleyball: Matadors dominate first set, drop next three in loss to No. 15 UC San Diego

Jonathan Andrade

March 16, 2012

Northridge looked as if it was going to cruise to its second win of the season over the UC San Diego Tritons (6-16, 4-13) after hitting .500 in the opening set of Friday’s match. CSUN’s hitting dropped off considerably in the following sets as Northridge (8-13, 4-10 MPSF) dropped the next ...

Men’s volleyball: Stork, Matadors make quick work of another visiting MIVA team

Men’s volleyball: Stork, Matadors make quick work of another visiting MIVA team

Alonso Tacanga

March 9, 2012

Once again, it was outside hitter Matt Stork leading the charge for the Matadors, who ­– once again – swept (25-18, 25-18, 25-20) a Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) rival. Two days after putting up 16 kills in a sweep of Ball State at home, Stork’s 20 kills were by far the ...

Men’s volleyball: Stork’s third-set performance propels Matadors to 3-2 win over UCSB

Men’s volleyball: Stork’s third-set performance propels Matadors to 3-2 win over UCSB

Alonso Tacanga

February 29, 2012

Down early in what turned out to be the most crucial set of the Matadors’ 3-2 win (21-25, 25-21, 30-28, 25-20, 15-9) over UC Santa Barbara Wednesday night, CSUN outside hitter Matt Stork saw the ball come at his feet at incredible speed for what was an almost-guaranteed UCSB kill. There was no time to dive for it, so Stork digged it up with a kick. “If I had to give a gameball tonight,...

Men’s volleyball: Matadors look for first road win of season at UCSB tonight

Men’s volleyball: Matadors look for first road win of season at UCSB tonight

Jonathan Andrade

February 15, 2012

The Matadors (4-7, 2-5 MPSF) may have lost at home against Stanford, but there were many shining parts of their game  they can look forward to in coming matches. CSUN, which dropped its first home game against the Cardinal Saturday night, has yet to win on the road this season as it heads up the coast to visit UC San...

Men’s volleyball: No. 4 Cardinal outduel Matadors down the stretch

Men’s volleyball: No. 4 Cardinal outduel Matadors down the stretch

Alonso Tacanga

February 12, 2012

It's not exactly a secret that the Matadors have been a completely different team this season when playing at home in contrast to when playing on the road. Heading into Saturday’s matchup against No. 4 Stanford, CSUN was 3-0 at the Matadome, 1-6 anywhere else. That standard of home vigor remained a...

Men’s volleyball: Matadors’ poor passing gives them no chance at No. 3 UCLA

Men’s volleyball: Matadors’ poor passing gives them no chance at No. 3 UCLA

Alonso Tacanga

January 25, 2012

Westwood – Despite just having gotten swept emphatically by No. 3 UCLA, CSUN outside hitter Julius Hoefer showed a lot of conviction in expressing most of the credit for the Bruins’ victory Wednesday night belonged to the Matadors. “They (the Bruins) didn’t really beat us, we beat ourselves,” sai...

Men’s volleyball: CSUN overcomes deficits to get by LBSU in five

Men’s volleyball: CSUN overcomes deficits to get by LBSU in five

Alonso Tacanga

January 21, 2012

A mistake-filled first set gave the impression the Matadors would be in for a long night (or a very short one) against No. 8 Long Beach State Friday night at the Matadome. On its way to a 25-15 first-set loss, CSUN had practically given the frame away by recording eight serving errors. “Missing serv...

Men’s volleyball: CSUN’s early struggles prove too much against Trojan defense

Men’s volleyball: CSUN’s early struggles prove too much against Trojan defense

Jonathan Andrade

January 13, 2012

The Matadors headed into Friday night’s matchup as the underdog against No. 6 USC and quickly showed why as they were swept in straight sets at the Galen Center. CSUN (1-4, 0-2 MPSF) failed to keep up with their Mountain Pacific Sports Federation foes early in the match and nearly stole the f...

Men’s volleyball wins at home over Long Beach State in five sets

Ignacio Marquez

February 13, 2011

A 111-minute match, 11 more errors, 11 less blocks, 11 more total attack attempts and an abysmal .178 hitting percentage and the Matadors still won. The Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball finally attained that elusive first home victory of the 2011 season, defeating second-ranked Long Beach State in a conference matchup 25-11, 25-16, 25-21,...

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