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Favela stays hot in Matadors win over Utah Valley

Favela stays hot in Matadors win over Utah Valley

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

CSUN battled San Diego to overtime draw

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

Matadors fall to UC Riverside, will miss postseason

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

Matadors fall to Titans, now four spots behind first place

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

The Road to Recovery: Sports Injuries

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

Players reflect before Senior Night

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women’s Soccer: Utah keeps CSUN scoreless

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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