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Favela stays hot in Matadors win over Utah Valley

Marissa Favela, left, tries to get possession of the ball from Christina Settles, right, of Pepperdine on Sept. 11. Photo credit: Sundial Alejandro Aranda Photo credit: Alejandro Aranda

Ethan Hanson

August 27, 2017

Marissa Favela found the ball at her feet late in the game while fighting scorching heat for the Matadors. When her team needed it the most, Favela ripped a shot past goalkeeper Sarah Davis two minutes into overtime for the game winning goal and giving CSUN the 2-1 victory over Utah Valley (1-3).Favela was mobbe...

CSUN battled San Diego to overtime draw

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Evelyn Hernandez

September 5, 2016

The CSUN Matadors women’s soccer team traveled down to Torero Stadium on Sunday night to face the University of San Diego Toreros, playing to a 0-0 draw after going to overtime. In the ninth minute, a shot by CSUN junior midfielder Ariana Tran was blocked by San Diego freshman goalie Amber Michel....

Matadors fall to UC Riverside, will miss postseason

Cynthia Sanchez #9 is only four goals away from becoming that Matadors all-time leading scorer. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

David Yapkowitz

October 31, 2015

There will be no postseason for the CSUN women’s soccer team. The Matadors dropped their second to last game of the season, 1-0, on Thursday night when they traveled to the University of California, Riverside. The game was must-win in order to keep their Big West Conference tournament hopes alive....

Matadors fall to Titans, now four spots behind first place

CSUN soccer player taking a break from a game as they prepare to continue to play.

David Yapkowitz

October 26, 2015

The CSUN women's soccer team could not muster any rhythm in their 1-0 loss at California State University, Fullerton on Sunday.The loss is the Matadors second in a row and it drops them to 10-7, 3-2 in Big West Conference play. The Cal State Fullerton Titans had been the best team in the conference to t...

The Road to Recovery: Sports Injuries

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Antione Bowman

June 2, 2015

22-year-old senior Rachel Webb, a member of the women’s soccer team at CSUN, was playing in a California Interscholastic Federation tournament semifinal game in March of 2011 the first time she tore her anterior crucial ligament in her left knee, when she was a captain in her senior year at Quartz...

Players reflect before Senior Night

Brittanie Sakajan, senior, forward. File Photo/The Sundial

Vincent Nguyen

October 29, 2014

With the season coming to a close, the CSUN Women's Soccer team will say goodbye to four players that have played an integral part of the team for the last few years. Midfielders Melissa Lopez and Hannah Wissler, forward Brittanie Sakajian and defender Leandra Walker will play their last home game Su...

Women’s Soccer: Matadors open Big West Conference play against UCSB

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Shaka Dixon

October 2, 2014

Bloodied but unbowed, CSUN Women’s Soccer (3-7-1) enter Big West Conference play confident of a top four finish and a resulting ticket into the Big West Conference Tournament. “We expected to do a lot better than we did in preseason, but overall, as a group, we did pretty well. We grew much m...

Women’s Soccer: Matadors fall 1-0 to LMU before conference play begins

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Trevor Talan

September 29, 2014

  CSUN women's soccer (3-7-1) suffered a 1-0 away loss against Loyola Marymount University on Sunday in their last non-conference matchup before Big West play begins this week. Despite the result, sophomore goalkeeper Jovani McCaskill put up a stellar performance for the evening, earning a ...

Women’s Soccer: Matadors slump to 1-0 defeat against Santa Clara

Matadors Kourtney Kutscher, center, tries to score as the Broncos midfielder Dani Weatherholt, left, races to the ball in the first half at the Matador Soccer Field on Friday, September 26, 2014 in Northridge, Calif. With the game resulting a 1-0 loss against the Santa Clara Broncos who proved to be a strong defensive team with a 5-4 record with no losses as the Matadors press on with several offensive plays despite the Broncos 5 saves the Matadors were unable to score. (Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins/The Sundial)

Trevor Talan

September 27, 2014

Despite a strong overall performance, CSUN women's soccer (3-6-1) took a 1-0 loss to Santa Clara (6-4-0) in Friday night's contest at Matador Soccer Field, in one of their last non- conference tune up matches before beginning Big West Conference play. "It seems like the last five games we haven't g...

Women’s Soccer: CSUN offense catches fire against Weber State

Senior Melissa Lopez (center) and junior Tabatha Dickson embrace after Lopez scores a goal for the Matadors with Dickson on the assist. The Matadors shut-out the Weber State Wildcats, 4-0, finishing their weekend at home on a high note. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp/The Sundial

Trevor Talan

September 22, 2014

  Cool heads and cooler climates proved favorable for the Matadors (3-5-1) as they shot back from Friday's loss with a big 4-0 win over Weber State Wildcats (3-6-0) at Matador Soccer Field. In their second of three games at home, CSUN proved that their a contender this season with four...

Women’s Soccer: Utah keeps CSUN scoreless

The Matadors were unable to secure their first win of the season against the Utah Utes.

Trevor Talan

September 1, 2014

The Matadors (0-2-1) posted a disappointing 2-0 loss to the Utah Utes (3-0-1), this past Sunday, for their third non-conference loss on the road. Goal-less through their first three games, The Matadors started the Utah game strong with senior forward Brittanie Sakajian rocketing off a shot at the c...

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...

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