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Stinson killing it for the Matadors

Stinson killing it for the Matadors

Candice Criss

September 24, 2014

When Cieana Stinson started her freshman year of high school she wanted to be a cheerleader but thanks to a very persuasive coach, this Big West Player of the Week awardee turned to volleyball and never looked back. Stinson, who is now in her junior year of college, has made an impact on the Mat...

Women’s Volleyball: USD Invitational Recap

Pete D. Camarillo

September 22, 2014

CSUN's (9-3) weekend travels to the Jenny Craig Pavilion  were not spoiled by Saturday's dominating loss at the hands of the No. 1 ranked Stanford Cardinals (12-0),  because the Matadors finished the USD Invitational with two wins and one loss. Entering their final match of the weekend tour...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors finish Nike Invitational with another sweep

Candice Criss

September 13, 2014

The Matadors (7-2) will be returning to California with a win-loss ratio of 2-1 after sweeping Arkansas-Little Rock in their final match of the Nike Invitational this morning. The Matadors dominated in their match against the UALR Trojans, ending each set with significant leads. Casey Hinger started...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors rebound in Nike Invitational with defeat of Portland St.

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors rebound in Nike Invitational with defeat of Portland St.

Candice Criss

September 12, 2014

Thursday night was a success as the Matadors (6-2) swept Portland State (1-6) during their second game of the Nike Invitational. The Matadors came out victorious against the Portland State Vikings by winning three back-to-back sets. This win brings the Matadors to 6-2. Sam Kaul led the tea...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors drop a close loss in Nike Invitational

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors drop a close loss in Nike Invitational

Candice Criss

September 11, 2014

Last night, the Matadors completed their first game of the Nike Invitational against the host Oklahoma Sooners (5-2). The opening game of the Invitational resulted in the Matadors’ second loss of the season, despite the valiant effort headed into the fifth and final set. Casey Hinger’s kill ...

Women’s Volleyball: No. 23 Arizona ends Matadors’ hot-streak

Women’s Volleyball: No. 23 Arizona ends Matadors’ hot-streak

Candice Criss

September 8, 2014

Over the weekend, the Matadors participated in the Arizona Invitational in which they were issued their first loss of the season. They started off strong by winning their first two matches against Loyola of Chicago Wolf (2-2) and Alabama State University Hornets (2-4) but could not keep the momen...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors chase title encore

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors chase title encore

Candice Criss

September 4, 2014

With their first-ever Big West Conference Championship and an a 2013 NCAA tournament appearance under their belts, the Matadors are determined to build on the last season’s success as they have already received a top-five ranking in the 2014 Big West Preseason Coaches Poll. Head coach Jeff Stork is ...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors leave Vegas undefeated

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors leave Vegas undefeated

Candice Criss

September 1, 2014

  Lead by a barrage of kills from junior outside hitter Cienna Stinson, the Matadors (3-0) began their season with three victories before taking home the UNLV Invitational Championship. Over the weekend, the Matadors left the invitational with an undefeated record after beating the UNLV Re...

Men’s Volleyball: No. 2 BYU quiets late CSUN rally to win in four sets

Men’s Volleyball: No. 2 BYU quiets late CSUN rally to win in four sets

Andrew Martinez

March 9, 2014

  Despite a career-best night from sophomore outside hitter Sam Holt, the Matadors (6-11, 6-10 MPSF) dropped their seventh straight match to the No. 2 BYU Cougars (13-4, 13-2) in four sets, 22-25, 23-25, 28-26, 18-25 Saturday at the Matadome. Holt dominated the match with a career-high...

Men’s Volleyball: Matador drop first leg of SoCal road trip

Men’s Volleyball: Matador drop first leg of SoCal road trip

Kevin Linares

February 13, 2014

The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (7-3, 6-3 MPSF) proved to be too much for the Matadors (3-7, 3-6 MPSF) at Rob Gym Wednesday night, as they won the match in straight sets, 25-18, 25-19, 25-16.  The Gauchos extended CSUN’s losing streak to four matches. Cal State Northridge was led by junior middle blocke...

Men’s Volleyball: Lenore’s freshman season turning heads

Men’s Volleyball: Lenore’s freshman season turning heads

Brionna Lewis

February 5, 2014

  Early in the 2014 season the Matadors (3-4, 3-3 MPSF) have exceeded expectations in the nation’s toughest conference, nearly upsetting the No. 1 Pepperdine Waves (5-1, 5-1 MPSF) in a 3-2 loss and sweeping the No. 4 USC Trojans (5-3, 4-3) in an unexpected victory at the Matadome. A big rea...

Men’s Volleyball: Matadors’ win streak halted on road trip

Men’s Volleyball: Matadors’ win streak halted on road trip

Kevin Linares

February 2, 2014

After sweeping the No. 4 USC Trojans at the Matadome last Friday, the Matadors (3-4, 3-3 MPSF) rode their momentum into the weekend and split their road matches, defeating the Pacific Tigers (1-7, 0-5 MPSF) but falling to the Stanford Cardinal (4-3, 1-3 MPSF). CSUN was able to get their second win in ...

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