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

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

Alonso Tacanga

March 7, 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

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: No. 4 Cardinal outduel Matadors down the stretch

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

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 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

Men’s volleyball: Matadors hold off Cal Baptist with dominating fifth set

Jonathan Andrade

January 27, 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

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 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 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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