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Women’s Volleyball: Matadors sweep Riverside for fourth win in a row

Women's Volleyball: Matadors sweep Riverside for fourth win in a row

Andrew Martinez

November 3, 2013

The 24th ranked Matadors (19-4, 9-1 Big West) rode their best hitting performance of the season to a sweep of UC Riverside (1-21, 0-10 Big West) 25-19, 25-19, 25-17 Saturday at the Matadome. Although the upperclassmen led the way with a combined 44 kills, several underclassmen had extended playin...

Women’s Volleyball: No. 24 CSUN routs Cal State Fullerton in three sets

Women’s Volleyball: No. 24 CSUN routs Cal State Fullerton in three sets

Andrew Martinez

November 1, 2013

In their first match after entering the top 25 for the first time since 1992, the 24th ranked Matadors (18-4, 8-1 Big West) put on a strong all-around performance in sweeping Cal State Fullerton (9-12, 2-7 Big West) 25-11, 25-16, 25-22 Thursday at the Matadome. The Titans only threatened the M...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors upset No. 8 Hawai’i in five set thriller

Women's Volleyball: Matadors upset No. 8 Hawai’i in five set thriller

Andrew Martinez

October 25, 2013

The Matadors (17-4, 7-1 Big West) scored their biggest victory in recent memory Thursday at the Matadome as they defeated No.  Hawai’i (16-3, 5-2 Big West) in five marathon sets, 30-32, 28-26, 25-25, 25-22, 15-10. With the victory, the Matadors solidified their spot atop the Big West Confere...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors bounce back with win over Cal Poly

Women's Volleyball: Matadors bounce back with win over Cal Poly

Andrew Martinez

October 20, 2013

The Matadors (16-4, 6-1 Big West) were able to put Friday’s surprising loss behind them and overcome an early deficit to defeat Cal Poly (8-11, 2-4 Big West) in five sets, 27-25, 26-28, 22-25, 25-18, 15-11. After a quiet night during Friday’s sweep at the hands of UC Santa Barbara, junior middle blo...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors defeat UCI in four sets, jump into first in Big West

Women's Volleyball: Matadors defeat UCI in four sets, jump into first in Big West

Andrew Martinez

October 13, 2013

The Matadors gained sole possession of first place in the Big West Saturday, as CSUN (15-3, 5-0 Big West) dropped UC Irvine (9-10, 0-5 Big West) in four sets, 19-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-16. With their first win against UCI since 2011, the Matadors have pulled ahead of Hawai’i in the conference stand...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors overcome sluggish start to defeat Long Beach State in four sets

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors overcome sluggish start to defeat Long Beach State in four sets

Andrew Martinez

October 11, 2013

Facing a motivated Long Beach State squad, the Matadors (13-3, 4-0 Big West) overcame early struggles and defeated the 49ers (8-9, 1-3 Big West) in four sets Thursday at the Matadome. 25-22, 15-25, 25-16, 25-19. CSUN survived strong play by the 49ers in the first two sets and pulled away with...

Women’s Volleyball: Balanced attack helps Matadors stay undefeated in Big West

Women's Volleyball: Balanced attack helps Matadors stay undefeated in Big West

Andrew Martinez

October 6, 2013

A balanced attack led the Matadors (13-3, 3-0 Big West) to another conference win on Saturday, sweeping Big West opponent Cal State Fullerton (8-7, 1-2 Big West) 25-23, 25-12, 26-24. Senior outside hitter Mahina Haina, junior middle blocker Casey Hinger, and sophomore middle blocker Cieana ...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors come back to drop Aggies in five sets

Women's Volleyball: Matadors come back to drop Aggies in five sets

Alex Vejar

September 29, 2013

The  Matadors (11-3) ran off three straight kills in the fifth and final set of their first Big West Conference game against the UC Davis Aggies (8-6), winning the match, 19-25, 26-24, 23-25, 25-18, 15-11. After watching their four-point lead dwindle to one late in the set, sophomore middle block...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors sweep Seattle in home opener

Women's Volleyball: Matadors sweep Seattle in home opener

Andrew Martinez

September 18, 2013

In their home opener Tuesday, the Matadors (8-2) took care of business and defeated the Seattle Redhawks (2-11) in three sets, 25-23, 25-18, 25-18. The Matadors were led by strong performances by senior outside hitter Mahina Haina, junior middle blocker Casey Hinger and sophomore middle blocke...

Women’s Volleyball struggles, but keeps pace with a win at Denver Invitational

Women’s Volleyball struggles, but keeps pace with a win at Denver Invitational

Andrew Martinez

September 15, 2013

The Matadors (7-2) left the Denver Invitational tournament with a win after suffering their first loss of the season against ranked opponents this past weekend. The Matadors closed out the tournament with a victory against the host Denver Pioneers (5-5) on Saturday in four sets, 25-18, 21-25, 28-26, 25-23.  Afte...

Women’s volleyball: Hinger named to U.S. Women’s National Senior roster

Women's volleyball: Hinger named to U.S. Women's National Senior roster

Melody Cherchian

September 5, 2013

Standing six feet and two inches tall, she never felt shorter in her life. For the first time, 47 of the best collegiate volleyball players towered over her on the court. Most people would let that intimidate them. But not her. She was inspired. In May 2013, CSUN junior middle blocker Casey ...

Women’s Volleyball: Sights set on deep playoff run

Andrew Martinez

September 1, 2013

The women’s volleyball team looks to build on their success in 2012 and make a push for the postseason this year behind an experienced core of returning starters and talented underclassmen. Despite improving their win total the past few seasons and having their best win total since 1996 with 21 wins last season, the Matadors missed the NCAA Tournament as they finished third ...

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