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Water Polo: After rough start to year, CSUN ends 2012 with third place in Big West Tournament

CSUN head coach Dr. Marcelo Leonardi talks to his team during a game. Leonardi and his team finished the season winning third place in the Big West Conference Tournament Sunday afternoon. Courtesy of CSUN Athletics.

Anthony Carpio

April 30, 2012

Every team’s journey is different. One path could lead them to a title while another could turn out to be a restructuring process. For CSUN head coach Dr. Marcelo Leonardi and his squad, it was a little bit of both. Though his team finished this season 19-20, the Matadors played tough opponents in the Big West Conference to win third place in this year’s tournament. “This has been by far one of the most enjoyable years...

Water Polo: Ferreira hits game-winning goal against UCSB, CSUN wins third place in Big West Tournament

CSUN attacker Melissa Doll goes for a goal in a game. Doll put the Matadors on the scoreboard first as they took third place in the Big West Conference Tournament in a 6-5 victory over UC Santa Barbara Sunday afternoon. Courtesy of CSUN Athletics.

Anthony Carpio

April 29, 2012

After a tough loss against UC Irvine the previous day, the Matadors (19-20) bounced back and grabbed third place in the Big West Conference Tournament with a 6-5 win over UC Santa Barbara Sunday afternoon and Schaal Aquatics Center. It was a goal by center Kelcie Ferreira with 3:45 left in the ...

Water Polo: Matadors open Big West Tournament with double-overtime win against Long Beach

CSUN center Marisa Young goes on an attack in one of her games. Young finished the day with two goals as the Matadors get the 7-5 double-overtime win over Long Beach State in the opening round of the Big West Conference Tournament. Photo Courtesy of CSUN Athletics.

Anthony Carpio

April 27, 2012

It came down to 6-on-5 power plays Friday afternoon at Schaal Aquatics Center as the Matadors capitalized on those opportunities and took the opening round of the Big West Conference Tournament against Long Beach State in a 7-5 double-overtime win. With 1:38 left to play in the second overtime per...

Water polo: Streaking: Matadors win sixth in a row

CSUN attacker Melissa Doll, left, tries to get by Occidental utility player Katya Soot Tuesday night. After defeating Bucknell 14-4, the Matadors also beat Occidental 19-6. Photo Credit: Tessie Narvarro / Multimedia Editor

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...

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...

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