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

CSUN players Jared Moore, Kyle Stevenson, Charlie Condron miss a spike by USC. Photo credit: Jonathan Andrade / Daily Sundial
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,...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

Matt Stork celebrates after his team's victory over the Gauchos Wednesday night at the Matadome. Stork had a game-high 20 kills. Photo Credit: Misael Virgen / Daily Sundial
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...

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

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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...

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

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Alonso Tacanga February 11, 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...

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

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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...

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

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Alonso Tacanga January 20, 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...

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

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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...

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...

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