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Men’s Volleyball: CSUN swept by undefeated USC Trojans

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN swept by undefeated USC Trojans

Sarah Goulding

January 31, 2015

The No. 2 USC Trojans have yet to lose this season, and showed no mercy while playing the Matadors as the Trojans swept CSUN 16-25, 17-25, 17-25. CSUN (4-5, 2-3 MPSF) hit .224 to USC’s .543. The Trojans (7-0, 6-0 MPSF) racked up 44 kills, while the Matadors had only 27. Offensively the Trojans out-performed the Matador...

Matadors dismantle the Lancers on the road

Matadors dismantle the Lancers on the road

Sarah Goulding

January 29, 2015

  CSUN (4-4, 2-2 MPSF) set an MPSF 2015 season record with the longest set played in the season in the first set of the match against Cal. Baptist. The Matadors secured a 36-34 victory; more than ten points higher than a regular game. CSUN took the next game 25-19, lost the third set 25-19 an...

CSUN men’s volleyball digs for success

CSUN men’s volleyball digs for success

Sarah Goulding

January 28, 2015

After falling short in in just three sets to the No. 7 Long Beach State 49ers, the Matadors' plans for playoffs last season were completely annihilated. This season, however, CSUN has eyes only for playoffs. “Our team is better than it was last year, because we have more experience,” Head Coa...

Men’s Volleyball: Matadors can’t overcome the storm and get swept by the Waves

Men’s Volleyball: Matadors can’t overcome the storm and get swept by the Waves

Sarah Goulding

January 22, 2015

In their road-trip opener, the Matadors were swept by No. 6 Pepperdine 15-25, 22-25, 15-25. The highly ranked Waves (6-1, 2-1 MPSF) dominated the court with their defense and accumulated 16 enormous blocks. The Matadors (3-3, 1-1 MPSF) had two in all three matches. Junior outside hitter Sam Holt and so...

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN sweep second straight game in MPSF opener

Men’s Volleyball: CSUN sweep second straight game in MPSF opener

Sarah Goulding

January 17, 2015

The Matadors (3-2, 1-0 MPSF) swept UC San Diego (1-3, 0-1 MPSF) in their first MPSF game of the season 25-20, 25-13, 25-21. CSUN came in hot after sweeping George Mason just four days prior to the match and was hungry for another victory. “For us to win, we needed to focus on us not so much...

Men’s Volleyball: No. 2 BYU quiets late CSUN rally to win in four sets

Men’s Volleyball: No. 2 BYU quiets late CSUN rally to win in four sets

Andrew Martinez

March 9, 2014

  Despite a career-best night from sophomore outside hitter Sam Holt, the Matadors (6-11, 6-10 MPSF) dropped their seventh straight match to the No. 2 BYU Cougars (13-4, 13-2) in four sets, 22-25, 23-25, 28-26, 18-25 Saturday at the Matadome. Holt dominated the match with a career-high...

Men’s Volleyball: Matador drop first leg of SoCal road trip

Men’s Volleyball: Matador drop first leg of SoCal road trip

Kevin Linares

February 13, 2014

The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (7-3, 6-3 MPSF) proved to be too much for the Matadors (3-7, 3-6 MPSF) at Rob Gym Wednesday night, as they won the match in straight sets, 25-18, 25-19, 25-16.  The Gauchos extended CSUN’s losing streak to four matches. Cal State Northridge was led by junior middle blocke...

Men’s Volleyball: Lenore’s freshman season turning heads

Men’s Volleyball: Lenore’s freshman season turning heads

Brionna Lewis

February 5, 2014

  Early in the 2014 season the Matadors (3-4, 3-3 MPSF) have exceeded expectations in the nation’s toughest conference, nearly upsetting the No. 1 Pepperdine Waves (5-1, 5-1 MPSF) in a 3-2 loss and sweeping the No. 4 USC Trojans (5-3, 4-3) in an unexpected victory at the Matadome. A big rea...

Men’s Volleyball: Matadors’ win streak halted on road trip

Men’s Volleyball: Matadors’ win streak halted on road trip

Kevin Linares

February 2, 2014

After sweeping the No. 4 USC Trojans at the Matadome last Friday, the Matadors (3-4, 3-3 MPSF) rode their momentum into the weekend and split their road matches, defeating the Pacific Tigers (1-7, 0-5 MPSF) but falling to the Stanford Cardinal (4-3, 1-3 MPSF). CSUN was able to get their second win in ...

Men’s Volleyball: Matadors confident following strong homestand

Men’s Volleyball: Matadors confident following strong homestand

Negin Daneshfar

January 31, 2014

  Following a strong showing during their most recent homestand, the Matadors (2-3, 2-2 MPSF) will head into the bulk of their tough schedule with a renewed certainty. CSUN will be entering the Alex B. Spanos Center in Stockton on Friday to face the Pacific Tigers (1-6, 0-4 MPSF) on somew...

Matadors hope to defy expectations

Matadors hope to defy expectations

Andrew Martinez

January 21, 2014

  A Matador squad loaded with young but unproven talent will look to rise above expectations in the country's most competitive conference. In a coaches' poll, CSUN was picked to finish 10th in the 13-team Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), a conference which boasts four of the ...

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 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 ...

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