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Men’s Soccer: Lev-Ari’s hat trick sends No. 25 Matadors to Big West Conference Final

Men’s Soccer: Lev-Ari’s hat trick sends No. 25 Matadors to Big West Conference Final

Andrew Martinez

November 16, 2013

Junior forward Sagi Lev-Ari stole the show Friday night as he recorded his second career hat trick in leading the No. 25 Matadors (15-5-1, 5-4-1 Big West) to a 3-2 victory over No. 10 UC Santa Barbara (12-5-3, 7-0-3 Big West) in the Big West men’s soccer tournament semifinal. In defeating the Big...

Men’s Soccer: Matadors dominate Mustangs 4-1 in first round of Big West Tournament

Men's Soccer: Matadors dominate Mustangs 4-1 in first round of Big West Tournament

Darko Debogovic

November 13, 2013

The Matadors kept their Big West Conference title hopes alive by securing a 4-1 victory over the Cal Poly Mustangs in the opening game of the Big West Conference Tournament on Tuesday at Matador Soccer Field. Junior forward Sagi Lev-Ari tallied his 12th goal of the season just 37 seconds in...

Men’s Soccer: Big West Tournament Round one preview

Kevin Kiani

November 11, 2013

Following a  2-1 loss to the No. 24 UC Irvine Anteaters (12-4-3, 7-2-1 BWC) on Saturday night, the No. 20 Matadors (13-5-1, 5-4-1 BWC) failed to secure the Big West South division title and will host the Cal Poly Mustangs (10-8-2, 3-5-2) Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Matadome. CSUN came out strong again...

Men’s Soccer: No. 20 CSUN clinches playoff berth with victory at Cal State Fullerton

Men’s Soccer: No. 20 CSUN clinches playoff berth with victory at Cal State Fullerton

Andrew Martinez

November 7, 2013

The No. 20 Matadors (13-4-1, 5-3-1) punched their ticket to the postseason Wednesday night, as they snapped a two-game losing streak and defeated Cal State Fullerton (6-10-1. 3-5-1) 1-0 at Titan Stadium. With the victory, the Matadors have locked up a spot in the Big West Tournament, and have a chanc...

Meet your athletes: Cynthia Tafoya

Meet your athletes: Cynthia Tafoya

Lucas Esposito

November 6, 2013

When Cynthia Tafoya, 20, enters the Matador Soccer Field, she is ready to protect her turf. The junior English major with a minor in Journalism defends the net for the Matadors and has been a lynchpin on defense. When on the field, Tafoya has adopted a certain tradition. "I just really try to make m...

Women’s Soccer: Matadors end season with 2-0 loss against Hawaii

Women's Soccer: Matadors end season with 2-0 loss against Hawaii

Kevin Kiani

November 3, 2013

The Matadors (6-12-1, 1-6-1) fell to the Rainbow Wahine of Hawaii (8-8-1, 3-4-1) 2-0 in the season finale for CSUN. Northridge conceded their first goal in the 31st minute to forward Tiana Fujimoto on an assist from Skye Shimabukuro. Opportunities were scarce for the Matadors as they only had two ...

Men’s Soccer: No.13 CSUN shutout 1-0 by UC Riverside on Senior Night

Men’s Soccer: No.13 CSUN shutout 1-0 by UC Riverside on Senior Night

Darko Debogovic

November 3, 2013

The Matadors’ (12-4-1, 4-3-1) Senior Night was spoiled by the UC Riverside Highlanders (8-6-3, 3-4-1) who took advantage of an early goal and never looked back. Riverside midfielder Juan Mendoza was able to capitalize on a sharp angle shot in the 12th minute of play, beating sophomore goalkeeper Ada...

Women’s Soccer: CSUN dropped by Irvine 2-1 in waning minutes

Women's Soccer: CSUN dropped by Irvine 2-1 in waning minutes

Brian Bernstein

October 27, 2013

The Matadors (6-11-1, 1-5-1 Big West) drop another conference game as they suffer a 2-1 loss to the UC Irvine Anteaters (10-6, 5-2 Big West) in a game that was decided in the last five minutes. After the Anteaters grabbed an early lead when Jenna Pellegrino knocked in a loose ball in front of t...

Men’s Soccer: No. 5 CSUN comes up short, falls to UC Irvine 1-0

Men’s Soccer: No. 5 CSUN comes up short, falls to UC Irvine 1-0

Darko Debogovic

October 26, 2013

The UC Irvine Anteaters (9-4-3, 4-2-1 Big West) snapped the Matadors’ (12-3-1, 4-2-1, Big West) three-game winning streak thanks to an early first half goal Saturday night at Matador Soccer Field. With the loss, Northridge and Irvine are tied for first place in the Big West South Division with thre...

Women’s Soccer: Matadors drop 49ers, secure first conference win

Women's Soccer: Matadors drop 49ers, secure first conference win

Brian Bernstein

October 26, 2013

CSUN (6-10, 1-4-1 Big West) ended a drought of over 370 scoreless minutes to defeat the Long Beach State 49ers (8-6-2, 2-2-2 Big West) 1-0 for their first conference win of the season. After three straight shutouts at the hands of Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis, the Matadors came out with...

Men’s Soccer: No. 5 CSUN salvages early lead, scorches Fullerton in overtime

Men’s Soccer: No. 5 CSUN salvages early lead, scorches Fullerton in overtime

Darko Debogovic

October 24, 2013

The Matadors (12-2-1, 4-1-1) cemented themselves atop the Big West South Division after defeating Cal State Fullerton (6-7-1, 3-2-1) 2-1 in the first minute of overtime, Wednesday night at Matador Soccer Field. Following a miscue from the Titan’s goalkeeper, sophomore midfielder David Turcios wa...

Men’s Soccer: No.6 CSUN battles UCR to scoreless draw

Men's Soccer: No.6 CSUN battles UCR to scoreless draw

Darko Debogovic

October 20, 2013

Following a 3-1 victory over Cal Poly last Sunday, the Matadors (11-2,1, 3-1-1 Big West) tied UC Riverside (6-5-3,1-3-1 Big West) 0-0 on Saturday, earning an important, divisional point on the road. The Matadors were 1-1 in overtime games entering tonight’s contest and managed to overpower River...

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