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Men’s volleyball remains focused after first home victory

Jay Guillory

February 17, 2011

The Matadors finally picked up their first home win of the season Friday after defeating third-ranked Long Beach State in an improbable five-set match. Northridge was on a six-match losing streak before facing the 49ers. Freshman middle blocker Greg Faulkner sealed the win with a hard kill down the...

Men’s volleyball wins at home over Long Beach State in five sets

Ignacio Marquez

February 13, 2011

A 111-minute match, 11 more errors, 11 less blocks, 11 more total attack attempts and an abysmal .178 hitting percentage and the Matadors still won. The Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball finally attained that elusive first home victory of the 2011 season, defeating second-ranked Long Beach State in a conference matchup 25-11, 25-16, 25-21,...

Matador men’s volleyball seeks first win at home

Ignacio Marquez

February 9, 2011

With almost half the season completed, the Matadors are closer to recording one of their worse seasons over the last decade, a complete turnaround uncharacteristic of their usual winning ways. The Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball team is on a six-match losing streak, not having won since playing Pepperdine on the road on Jan. 15. The Matadors (2...

Men’s volleyball can’t win in Penn State Tournament

Ignacio Marquez

February 6, 2011

A new game plan designed to jumpstart the offense and to improve the team’s defensive woes were not enough to generate a victory for the free-falling Matadors. The Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball team shifted and shuffled the starting lineup to create more scoring opportunities and better...

CSUN men’s volleyball heads to the east coast

Ignacio Marquez

February 2, 2011

Only nine games into the season, and Northridge are ranked near the end of its conference, riding a four-game losing streak and are being outplayed in most matches by tough opponents. The serving is not there. The hitting is not there. The blocking is not there. In spite of this, the Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball team is not looking into whom they are playing this week...

Men’s volleyball on a four-game losing streak

Ignacio Marquez

January 30, 2011

After playing an abysmal match in a straight-set loss against the Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 21, the No. 13 Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball team looked to rebound in back-to-back weekend matches at the Matadome. It didn’t happen that way. The Matadors lost in straight sets against the defending NCAA champion Stanford Cardinal on Friday and Pacific Tiger...

CSUN’s men’s volleyball plays back-to-back MPSF matches

Ignacio Marquez

January 26, 2011

Head coach Jeff Campbell has very specific goals he wants to accomplish this week as the Matadors prepare for back-to-back matches that start Friday at the Matadome. Campbell pounded the CSUN men’s volleyball team in practice, working on defense, defense and more defense. The blocking and serving...

CSUN Men’s Volleyball: Inexperienced players are reason for early season struggles

Ignacio Marquez

January 23, 2011

The Matador men’s volleyball team is in the process of rebuilding this season after reaching the national stage in the four-team NCAA Tournament. Posting one of the best seasons in school history, the team finished third in the nation after losing to Penn State in straight sets, falling two victories short of winning it all. The loss, coupled with the departure of five seniors, including All-American middle blockers Ke...

Recognition for a quiet leader

Victor Corona

March 2, 2010

Anyone who has attended a collegiate volleyball match might notice that there is a player with a different color jersey among the six players for each team. He is the libero, a position that is much like an offensive lineman in football, and who do all the hard work and virtually get no recogniti...

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