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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: Matadors hit extremelly well in non-conference home match, get easy win over rival Cardinals

Matt Stork, 11, celebrates with Charlie Condron, 1, in the midst of CSUN’s 3-0 win against Ball State Wednesday night. The Matadors got their first home sweep of the season.  Photo Credit: Misael Virgen / Daily Sundial

Alonso Tacanga

March 8, 2012

Three consecutive CSUN mistakes in the third set of Wednesday night’s match-up between the Matadors and Ball State were threatening to make the night longer than it needed to be. Ahead 2-0, CSUN had allowed the Cardinals to draw within 17-16, the closest it had been in the latter instances of any of the frames. “Errors happen. It ...

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 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: 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 hold off Cal Baptist with dominating fifth set

CSUN opposite Julius Hoefer (12) and Matt Stork (11) had a combined 32 kills in the Matadors' win against Cal Baptist Friday night. Photo Credit: Kat Russell / Daily Sundial

Jonathan Andrade

January 28, 2012

The saying “it isn’t over until it’s over” never rang more true for CSUN’s non-conference victory over Cal Baptist Friday night at the Matadome. The Matadors (3-5, 1-3 MPSF) won a five-set nail-biter 25-15, 25-20, 19-25, 23-25, 15-3 after they nearly gave away a match in which they were up 2-0 to the ...

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


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...

Matadors split two matches with No.2 BYU

Jay Guillory

March 20, 2011

The Matador men’s volleyball team (6-16, 4-11 MPSF) split against the No. 2 BYU Cougars (14-7, 10-6 MPSF) by taking the first match in straight sets Friday, but lost the second match Saturday. The Cougars bounced back to beat CSUN in a dominating win 25-17, 25-16, 25-19. After CSUN’s good performance the night before, it was clear the...

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