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Women’s Volleyball: CSUN sweeps UC Santa Barbara

Women’s Volleyball: CSUN sweeps UC Santa Barbara

Candice Criss

November 16, 2014

  On Friday night, the Matadors took to the Matadome to defeat the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos in a 3-set sweep. This win was a special one for the Matadors (15-8, 6-5 Big West), considering that their last game against the Gauchos (12-12, 7-6 Big West) resulted in a 3-0 loss for CSUN. S...

Women’s Volleyball: Hawaii’ gets revenge in 3-1 win over CSUN

Women’s Volleyball: Hawaii’ gets revenge in 3-1 win over CSUN

Candice Criss

November 9, 2014

After a four set match, the Matadors (14-8, 5-5) were issued a 3-1 loss against the Hawaii’ Rainbow Wahine (17-6, 9-3) on Saturday night. The Matadors came into the bout with the Rainbow Wahine off of a 3-1 loss to Long Beach State. CSUN traveled to Hawaii’ and were outhit .336-.176 by the same team that they swept in October. Junior outside hitter Cieana Stinson walked away with 14 kills while senior middle blocker Casey Hinger put up 12 kills and hit a team-high .391 at 23 swings. Right behind Stinson and Hinger was junior outside hitter Danetta Boykin with 10 kills and three service aces. Leading the team in digs was senior libero Kelcie Randazzo with 18 while freshman middle blocker Rachel Diaz executed four blocks. The host Rainbow Wahine won the first set at 16-25 following a set two win by the Matadors at 25-22. Set three was a close battle as the score were evenly matched 13 times throughout the set. It was not until the score was matched at 20-20, thanks to a kill by Hinger, that Hawaii’ was able to keep a lead. Hawaii’ ultimately won the third set at 23-25 and finished off the game entirely with a set four win at 18-25. The Matadors will be having their next game against UC Santa Barbara on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Matadome.

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors fall to league-leading 49ers in four sets

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors fall to league-leading 49ers in four sets

Candice Criss

November 2, 2014

Serving and passing is where the Matadors fell short during Saturday’s 1-3 loss against the Long Beach State 49ers. This loss for the Matadors (14-7, 5-4 Big West) allowed Long Beach to keep their No. 1 spot in the Big West conference with a win-loss record of 9-0  (19-4 overall). Jun...

Women’s Volleyball: CSUN finds hitting groove in win against UC Riverside

Women’s Volleyball: CSUN finds hitting groove in win against UC Riverside

Pete D. Camarillo

October 25, 2014

After consecutive losses to Big West opponents, CSUN (14-6,5-3) defeated the UC Riverside Highlanders (2-18, 0-8) in four sets (17-25, 29-27, 25-15, 25-14) and showcased their high powered attacking offense in the process. The last place Highlanders team gave CSUN some trouble through the first two s...

Women’s Volleyball: CSUN drops second consecutive game against UC Davis in fifth set

Women’s Volleyball: CSUN drops second consecutive game against UC Davis in fifth set

Candice Criss

October 25, 2014

  The Matadors suffered a five-set loss (25-18, 21-25, 25-19, 19-25, 15-12) to the UC Davis Aggies during their second home-game of the season on Friday. This match against the visiting Aggies (10-10, 5-2) is the Matadors’ (13-6, 4-3) second consecutive loss after coming off of a diffic...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors suffer a sweep at the hands of UCSB

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors suffer a sweep at the hands of UCSB

Candice Criss

October 19, 2014

Despite the hard effort and the close scores, the Matadors (13-5, 4-2) were not able to gain the victory in their matchup against the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (9-9, 4-3) on Saturday. This match resulted in a sweep (26-24, 25-20, 28-26) that ended the Matadors’ two-game winning streak. The fir...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors continue building momentum with win over Cal Poly

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors continue building momentum with win over Cal Poly

Candice Criss

October 18, 2014

The Matadors(13-4,4-1) traveled to San Louis Obispo for their match against the Cal Poly Mustangs (7-9, 2-4) on Friday that resulted in a second consecutive conference win for CSUN. Leading the team was senior Casey Hinger with 16 kills, a .484 hitting percentage and a career-high of 22 digs. Jun...

Women’s Volleyball: Home crowd and high powered offense edges CSUN over Hawaii

Women’s Volleyball: Home crowd and high powered offense edges CSUN over Hawaii

Candice Criss

October 12, 2014

The Matadome was filled with supporters while the Matadors swept No. 21 Hawaii on Friday, October 10 during their first home game of the season. The game resulted in a 25-17, 25-20, 25-21 victory that gave Hawaii their first conference loss of the season (4-1). The win not only impressed the ...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors defeat Hawaii for second time in program history

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors defeat Hawaii for second time in program history

Pete D. Camarillo

October 11, 2014

A crowded Matadome with a new Blacktop floor set the stage for a CSUN (12-4, 3-1) upset over the No. 21 Hawaii Rainbow Wahini (12-4,3-1) team in the Matadors' home opener. The Matadors entered the game 1-15 all-time against Hawaii, who they also shared the Big West Conference crown with las...

Matadors look to upset ranked Hawaii

Matadors look to upset ranked Hawaii

Alik Ourfalian

October 9, 2014

The Matadors will take on No. 24 Hawaii Rainbow Wahine on Friday in a Big West showdown at the Matadome. The Matadors lost their first conference match against the Long Beach State 49ers 3-1 on Saturday, making their Big West record 2-1. Middle blocker Casey Hinger believes a win against natio...

Women’s Volleyball: CSUN falls to Big West rival Long Beach

Women’s Volleyball: CSUN falls to Big West rival Long Beach

Candice Criss

October 5, 2014

After four sets, the Matadors took a 1-3 loss against the Long Beach State University 49ers on Saturday. Leading the team was outside hitter Cieana Stinson with 14 kills and a hitting percentage of .289 while middle blocker Casey Hinger completed 14 kills and eight digs. Outside hitter Danetta Boykin ad...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors open Big West Conference play with consecutive wins

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors open Big West Conference play with consecutive wins

Candice Criss

September 28, 2014

The Matadors opened Big West Conference play undefeated this weekend, with two victories including a five set bout with UC Irvine and a sweep of Cal State Fullerton.   Come from behind victory against University of California Irvine Anteaters   After being down two sets, the ...

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