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Matadors lose perfect record in loss to UCSB

Matadors lose perfect record in loss to UCSB

Matthew Wojtasiak

January 28, 2016

After the team's best start in men's volleyball history, the Matadors (7-1, 2-1 MPSF) received the first loss of the season and in MPSF play on the road at the hands of the University of California Santa Barbara Gauchos (8-2, 4-1 MPSF).CSUN struggled in the first set, hitting -.211 as a team, compare...

A goodbye to the men’s volleyball seniors

A goodbye to the men’s volleyball seniors

Sarah Goulding

May 15, 2015

With the 2015 season in the books, three Matadors are also closing this chapter in their volleyball career. Seniors Travis Magorien, Kyle Stevenson and Greg Faulkner all leave CSUN this year, but not without first leaving their mark. “It’s sad seeing them go, being with someone for that long,"...

Men’s Volleyball: Season concludes in loss to No. 11 Long Beach State

Men’s Volleyball: Season concludes in loss to No. 11 Long Beach State

Sarah Goulding

April 19, 2015

In their season finale, the Matadors fell to No. 11 Long Beach State (25-20, 25-27, 18-25, 25-18, 14-16). Going all five sets, the Matadors tried to end their season on a high since this was three of the Matadors’ farewell match – the last one of their CSUN career. They did start off strong, bu...

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN gets swept 3-0 in highly contested rematch with No. 6 BYU

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN gets swept 3-0 in highly contested rematch with No. 6 BYU

Sarah Goulding

April 12, 2015

In their final home game of the season, the Matadors fell to No 6 BYU 26-24, 25-23, 25-22. After being swept the previous night, CSUN came out looking for revenge. In each set it looked as if they would do so, but each time BYU prevailed and were victorious. “I feel like as a coach and as a team,...

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN swept by BYU in three straight sets

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN swept by BYU in three straight sets

Sarah Goulding

April 11, 2015

The Matadors fell to the No. 6 BYU Cougars three sets to none (28-26, 25-21, 25-15). After the intensity of the first set ended in a loss, CSUN was unable to consistently return to that level of play. Both teams started off equal in hitting, kills, errors and attacks but by the second set the Cougars...

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN gets back on track with 3-1 win over UCSD

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN gets back on track with 3-1 win over UCSD

Sarah Goulding

April 4, 2015

Ending their short losing streak, the Matadors beat UCSD 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-15) Friday. CSUN dominated the court with four players reaching double double figures. The victory is vital for the Matadors as the season winds down and the MPSF tournament is within sight. The Matadors lost the first ...

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN takes down Cal Baptist 3-2

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN takes down Cal Baptist 3-2

Sarah Goulding

March 22, 2015

The Matadors (Matadors, now 8-13, 5-10 MPSF) add to their winning streak beating Cal Baptist 3-2 (25-17, 22-25, 25-22, 20-25, 15-7). After an upset the game before against then No. 7 USC, CSUN continued adding win number three to their streak. Having gone all five sets, victory did not come easy to the...

Men’s Volleyball: Win over Harvard snaps eight game losing streak

Men’s Volleyball: Win over Harvard snaps eight game losing streak

Sarah Goulding

March 16, 2015

Losing on Friday to No 15 Penn State (25-20, 25-21, 25-16) and defeating Harvard Saturday (25-18, 25-19, 21-25, 25-19), the Matadors broke their 8-0 losing streak at Long Beach State’s Asics Tournament. Still missing from the Matadors’ lineup is junior outside hitter Sam Holt. The offensive leader...

Men’s Volleyball: Long Beach State stretches CSUN losing streak

Men’s Volleyball: Long Beach State stretches CSUN losing streak

Sarah Goulding

February 14, 2015

Serving proved to be the problem for both teams, but the Long Beach State 49ers (8-4, 5-4 MPSF) were able to make it work and swept CSUN (5-8, 3-6 MPSF) to come out victorious. “This was a tale of two matches. The first two games were very close, we could’ve won both those games and then game t...

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN unable to break No. 5 UC Irvine

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN unable to break No. 5 UC Irvine

Sarah Goulding

February 12, 2015

After upsetting the No. 5 UC Irvine Anteaters in the first set, the Matadors lost three in a row to lose 3-1 in the match (26-24, 17-25, 20-25, 8-26). The Anteaters (10-3, 5-2 MPSF) were coming off a 3-1 win over UCSD, while the Matadors (5-7, 3-5 MPSF) were coming off a 3-1 loss from the No. 9 UCLA...

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN can’t keep momentum, falls to UCLA

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN can’t keep momentum, falls to UCLA

Sarah Goulding

February 7, 2015

In just four sets, the No. 9 UCLA Bruins defeated the Matadors 17-25, 25-17, 18-25, 16-25. After Wednesday’s upset against UC Santa Barbara, the Matadors were proving to be one of the best, and overlooked, teams in the conference. The momentum the Matadors had gained from that UCSB match was missing...

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN wins epic shootout with the No. 8 UC Santa Barbara

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN wins epic shootout with the No. 8 UC Santa Barbara

Sarah Goulding

February 5, 2015

Victories come to those who earn them as the Matadors (5-5 overall, 3-3 in MPSF.) upset the No. 8 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 3-1 (25-16, 23-25, 25-17, 25-23). In just four sets, CSUN proved that rank means nothing. “Rankings; they don’t really matter so much,” Senior middle blocker Greg Faulkner...

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