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Women’s Volleyball: CSUN ends season with three consecutive straight-set wins; misses NCAA tourney

Women's Volleyball: CSUN ends season with three consecutive straight-set wins; misses NCAA tourney

Andrew Clark

November 28, 2012

The Matadors (21-10, 12-6 in Big West) fell short of a Big West title this year, but made progressive strides as the season wore on. “The team’s development is a highlight for me,” head coach Jeff Stork said.  “We were running a couple of new systems that we saw the team buy into and s...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors drop Gauchos in four sets

Andrew Clark

November 4, 2012

The Matadors avenged being swept earlier this season by the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos by defeating their northern rivals in four sets at the Matadome. Junior outside hitter Mahina Haina and freshman hitter Cieana Stinson led CSUN with 13 kills each.  Haina added a service ace and Stinson pitched in with two blocks. “We were all clicking really well, we were on the...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors prepare to face last season’s Big West champions

Andrew Clark

September 26, 2012

CSUN (11-4, 2-1) comes into this Big West contest against the 49ers (7-6, 2-0) on a two-game win streak after consecutive victories on the road against Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside. It took two Matador comebacks to go above .500 in conference after opening with a loss against Hawai’i. ...

Women’s Volleyball: CSUN cruise by Titans, Highlanders

Andrew Clark

September 24, 2012

The CSUN women’s volleyball team recovered after the narrow loss to Hawai’i last week by defeating Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside. The Matadors dominated the match against the Titans of Fullerton, winning in four sets.  The win was CSUN’s third-straight against CSUF. Junior outside hitter Mahina Haina led the Matadors with 14 kills while sophomore middle bl...

Women’s Volleyball: CSUN falls to Hawai’i in fifth frame

Women's Volleyball: CSUN falls to Hawai'i in fifth frame

Andrew Clark

September 19, 2012

After four sets of seesaw volleyball, it all came down to inches.  CSUN junior setter Sydney Gedryn tried to surprise the Hawai’i defenders and dump the ball over the net in order to even the game at 18 in the deciding fifth set. The ball sailed over the net but dropped just outside the sideline,...

Women’s Volleyball: Matadors sweep Rice Invitational

Women's Volleyball: Matadors sweep Rice Invitational

Andrew Clark

September 16, 2012

The CSUN women’s volleyball team went into the Lone Star State and came back with some hardware. The team won the Rice Invitational without losing a single set, beating three teams by a combined score of 9-0. Junior opposite hitter Britney Graff was named tournament MVP while junior setter Syd...

Matadors earn Labor Day victory on new Matadome floor

Andrew Clark

September 4, 2012

CSUN women’s volleyball team defeated Idaho (2-5) in four sets 28-26, 25-17, 21-25, 25-20 in their first game in the newly refurbished Matadome. Junior outside hitter Mahina Haina led the Matadors (4-2) with 19 kills while junior opposite hitter Natalie Allen added 17 kills, three service ac...

Matadors hope to improve and make NCAA tournament

Andrew Clark

August 26, 2012

  If coaches’ polls are points of pride for teams, then consider the Matadors eager to shake up the Big West Conference. After last season, CSUN (16-13, 9-7 Big West) is projected to finish third in the preseason coaches’ poll, behind league newcomer Hawai’i and Long Beach State....

W-Vball: CSUN coach looking for ‘extra hitter’ as Matadors visit Cal Poly

CSUN coach Jeff Stork is looking for more kills from more Matadors. Photo Credit: Simon Gambaryan / Daily Sundial

Alonso Tacanga

October 12, 2011

Despite a 3-0 Saturday setback at UC Davis that has the Matadors (8-9, 2-3 Big West) on a two-game losing streak, CSUN head coach Jeff Stork had some weekend kudos to hand out upon his return to Northridge, particularly to star opposite hitter Mahina Haina. “She had two kills in the first set, seven in the second, eight in the third,...

W-Vball: CSUN looks to finish non-conference season with home win vs. BYU

The Matadors (6-5) will look to close the non-conference part of their schedule Saturday against BYU. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Alonso Tacanga

September 14, 2011

CSUN head coach Jeff Stork saw three teams during the Matadors’ 3-0 Monday loss at No. 6 UCLA: the Bruins, the Matadors and … the Matadors again. One CSUN team played up to the level of UCLA, and even beyond. The other didn’t look good enough to make the Bruins’ practice squad. “Consistency is always something we’re trying to achieve,” Stork s...

W-Vball: Matadors hope to start new winning streak at UNLV Invitational

Casey Hinger (1) Sydney Gedryn (18) Setter , during Tuesday's game against USC. Photo Credit: Tessie Navarro / Visual Editor

Julian Reyes

September 7, 2011

Coming off a hard-fought loss to No. 9 USC, the CSUN women’s volleyball team will look to rebound at the UNLV tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Matadors will get back on the road and look to repeat last week’s success, when they swept the Sacramento State Invitational and outside hitter Mahina Haina was n...

Matadors split final homestand of the year

Kerstin Gupilan

November 15, 2009

In its final two home matches of the regular season, the Northridge women’s volleyball team pulled off a stunning five-set upset over dominating Long Beach only to drop three straight sets to Cal State Fullerton the very next night. With the mixed results, the Matadors record now stands at 8-20 overall and 4-10 i...

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