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Women’s volleyball trying to find their identity

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Justin Vigil

August 29, 2018

After an up and down start, the Matadors will return to CSUN for their home opener Friday Aug. 31 against North Texas at 6 p.m.The team will also play Idaho in the Matadome Saturday night Sep. 1 followed by an away match Sunday Sep. 2 at Pepperdine.The Matadors enter the CSUN-Pepperdine Challenge follow...

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Justin Vigil

March 13, 2018

3/16 CSUN vs Notre DameCSUN enters the big dance facing off with No. 1 seed Notre Dame. The Matadors will face their toughest test of the season when visiting the (29-3) Fighting Irish. The Irish have disposed of almost all their opponents this year, winning 15 of their games by 20 points or more. Cha...

Matadors end losing streak, finish season with sweep

FILE PHOTO - CSUN finished their season by defeating UC San Diego in straight sets. (David J. Hawkins/The Sundial)

Lynn Rosado

April 11, 2016

The CSUN men’s volleyball team may have struggled this season, but the team ended it on a high note with a win against the University of California San Diego Tritons on Saturday night. In a quick and easy game, the Matadors beat the Tritons in three straight sets. CSUN not only outscored San...

ICYMI: CSUN falls to UC Irvine 0-3

CSUN was able to get an easy win against UC San Diego on Feb. 19, 2016. None of the three sets were closer than eight points. (File Photo / David Hawkins / The Sundial)

Peter Felsch

April 10, 2016

CSUN men’s volleyball fell in straight sets to UC Irvine in Thursday night's conference match. The 10th ranked Matadors came up short against the Anteaters and no longer control their destiny for a birth into the MPSF playoffs. The first set ended in a 25-17 loss behind Irvine's .632 hit percentage...

CSUN, Byers, cruise past UCSD in straight sets

CSUN was able to get an easy win against UC San Diego on Feb. 19, 2016. None of the three sets were closer than eight points. (File Photo / David Hawkins / The Sundial)

Matthew Wojtasiak

February 20, 2016

CSUN men's volleyball displayed a sharp all-around effort on its way to keeping the UC San Diego Tritons winless in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play Friday night. The victory also evened the Matadors' record in MPSF play at 5-5. The Matadors defeated the Tritons in three straight sets with...

The Matadors take down No. 11 UC Irvine in four sets at the Matadome

Both freshman setter Sam Porter (left) and freshman middle blocker Eric Chance (right) earn three blocks each and help the Matadors to win against UC Irvine Wednesday night at Matadome. (Kanako Miyazaki / The Sundial)

Kelsey Earl

February 18, 2016

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the CSUN men's volleyball team upset the No. 11 UC Irvine Anteaters in four sets. The first was close in the beginning, as the Matadors men's volleyball stayed tied with UC Irvine until a block from Josiah Byers gave CSUN the one-point advantage at 5-4. The block was followed...

CSUN defeats USC in five sets

After dropping their previous four games, the Matadors were able to bounce back against USC in five sets. (File Photo / David Hawkins / The Sundial)

Kelsey Earl

February 14, 2016

The No. 11 Matadors conquered USC at the Galen Center on Wednesday night. Freshman outside hitter Dimitar Kalchev scored the first point of the match for CSUN and would go on to make four kills in the first set. With a kill, junior outside hitter Jakub Ciesla gave CSUN the lead for the first time at...

Dimitar Kalchev makes multiple transitions at CSUN

Dimitar Kalchev awaits the serve in a a match against Stanford University on Feb. 6. (David J. Hawkins / The Sundial)

Matthew Wojtasiak

February 10, 2016

After growing up in Kardzhali, Bulgaria, over 6,000 miles away from the CSUN campus, Dimitar Kalchev's talent has taken him across the world. The 6-foot-4-inch outside hitter is already demonstrating his effectiveness on the CSUN men's volleyball team in his first year, and was integral to CSUN's...

The Matadors are taken down at home by No. 9 Pepperdine Waves

After mixed results the week before, CSUN managed to pull an upset against No. 11 UC Irvine on Wednesday Feb. 17, 2016. (File Photo / Patricia Perdomo / The Sundial)

Kelsey Earl

February 4, 2016

The game started out with Pepperdine and the Matadors scoring back to back in the first few minutes. The match was only tied for a short time before the Waves took over, scoring multiple points in a row making it 5-3. Sophomore middle back Josiah Byers kept the Matadors close with his score, leaving t...

Men’s volleyball setter named National Freshman of the Week

Men's Volleyball play against BYU in May  (File photo / The Sundial)

Michael Herrera

January 19, 2016

CSUN setter Sam Porter was chosen as the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Freshman of the Week for his help in leading his team through an undefeated start for the season. The announcement was made on Monday after Porter led a four-game victory against USC on Friday with 52 assists. Porter also...

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Volleyball phenom spearheads attack

Sarah Goulding

February 18, 2015

An offensive leader, consistent player and overall great player are just some of the words used to describe junior outside hitter Sam Holt. The Cincinnati native draws attention wherever he is playing. This made Holt’s decision to play for CSUN seem natural.Born to Angie and Kim Holt, he is one o...

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