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CSUN softball opens with back-to-back victories

CSUN softball opens with back-to-back victories

Matthew Wojtasiak

February 14, 2016

The CSUN softball team kicked off the 2016 season with its first game in the 2016 Kajikawa Classic and a 3-2 victory over the Creighton Bluejays on Friday, Feb. 12 morning in Tempe, Arizona. The Bluejays started off the game quickly in the top of the first inning as they put together three hits on...

Softball: Zoe Conley added as alternate to USA Junior Women’s National Team

Softball: Zoe Conley added as alternate to USA Junior Women’s National Team

Kenneth Berry

June 9, 2015

CSUN freshman softball pitcher, Zoe Conley, was named an alternate for the USA Junior Women's National Team according to a press release by CSUN Athletics and USA Softball on Monday. The reigning 2015 Big West Freshman Pitcher of the Year and First Team National Fastpitch Coaches Association [NFCA]...

ICYMI: CSUN Softball Loses to UCLA 9-1 in Opening Game of NCAA Tournament

ICYMI: CSUN Softball Loses to UCLA 9-1 in Opening Game of NCAA Tournament

Sarah Goulding

May 16, 2015

After just five innings, the Matadors (41-16) fell to the No 7 Bruins (46-10). Though CSUN started the game on top, they were unable to stop the Bruin offense. With two outs and nobody on, catcher Katie Hooper hit a home run over the right center fence to score the first run of the game. “A...

CSUN Unravels in the Third Inning, Falls to UCLA 9-1

CSUN Unravels in the Third Inning, Falls to UCLA 9-1

Sarah Goulding

May 15, 2015

After just five innings, the Matadors (41-16) fell to the No 7 Bruins (46-10). Though CSUN started the game on top, they were unable to stop the Bruin offense. With two outs and nobody on, sophomore catcher Katie Hooper hit a home run over the right center fence to score the first run of the game. The...

Softball: CSUN will rematch No. 7 UCLA in NCAA Regionals first round

Softball: CSUN will rematch No. 7 UCLA in NCAA Regionals first round

Kenneth Berry

May 11, 2015

The Big West Conference Champion CSUN Matador Softball team (41-15, 16-5 in Big West) were announced as the opponent of the no. 7 UCLA Bruins (45-10, 19-5 Pac-12) on Sunday night in front of a raucous crowd at The Pub. "I feel like our hard work has paid off," CSUN softball head coach Tairia Flowers...

Softball: Despite first league loss, CSUN claims series win over Long Beach State

Softball: Despite first league loss, CSUN claims series win over Long Beach State

Sean Thomas

April 27, 2015

After 13 straight victories, the Matadors (39-11, 14-1) lost their first conference game of the season en route to taking a two out of three games series victory against the Long Beach State 49ers (22-29, 9-6) over the weekend. Coach Tairia Flower's crew handed the 49ers a 6-2 loss in the first game of S...

Softball: CSUN pitcher Zoe Conley’s stellar play has earned her a finalist spot for Freshman of the Year

Softball: CSUN pitcher Zoe Conley’s stellar play has earned her a finalist spot for Freshman of the Year

Kenneth Berry

April 17, 2015

With a 15-4 record, 1.48 ERA, 112 strikeouts, and a .200 batting average in 113.2 innings, freshman phenom Zoe Conley's pitching has her earned her spot as one of 25 finalists for the FCPA Freshman of the Year. The Berkeley, Calif. native has propelled CSUN to its first 9-0 start in conference play...

Senior Brianna Elder reflects on her journey, rounds the bases on a historic career

Senior Brianna Elder reflects on her journey, rounds the bases on a historic career

Sean Thomas

April 1, 2015

Shortly following the closing pitch of the last practice before the start of the 2015 Matadors softball season, Brianna Elder jogged out of the home dug out, onto the field, and into the flurry of high fives and congratulations congregating on the third base line. It was the end of the last inter...

Softball: CSUN starts Big West play with dominant wins against Cal Poly

Softball: CSUN starts Big West play with dominant wins against Cal Poly

Sean Thomas

March 30, 2015

The Matadors (27-10, 2-0) swept a pair of games against the Cal Poly Mustangs (17-19, 0-2) in Big West Conference action on Saturday, 3-0 and 3-1, to get the beginning of the conference season off on the right foot. CSUN allowed just five hits from Mustang batters through both of the games, as the...

Softball: Matadors rebound from loss to beat UConn 8-0 at the Louisville Slugger Invitational

Softball: Matadors rebound from loss to beat UConn 8-0 at the Louisville Slugger Invitational

Sean Thomas

March 22, 2015

The Matadors made up for a 3-2 loss to the Grand Canyon University Lopes (19-16) by beating the UConn Huskies (10-17) 8-0 to split day two of the Louisville Slugger Invitational in Stockton, CA. Senior pitcher Daphne Pofek started for the Matadors, throwing two and two-thirds innings before being...

Softball: CSUN continues its dominant play after winning doubleheader

Softball: CSUN continues its dominant play after winning doubleheader

Sean Thomas

March 21, 2015

The Matadors (23-8) went undefeated on the first day of the Louisville Slugger Classic after handing the University of Connecticut Huskies (8-16) a 7-1 loss, before shutting out the host University of the Pacific Tigers (9-22) 4-0. The Matador’s one-two punch of senior pitcher Brianna Elder and freshm...

Softball: CSUN finishes home tournament with 6-2 win over Colorado State

Softball: CSUN finishes home tournament with 6-2 win over Colorado State

Sean Thomas

March 16, 2015

The Matadors (21-8) wrapped up their weekend tournament hosting duties with a 6-2 victory over the visiting Colorado State University Rams (15-13) on a warm 90 degree plus Sunday afternoon. Following a near 30 minute game delay, CSUN marched senior pitcher Brianna Elder to the mound to counter Colorado...

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