The Northridge men's volleyball team recorded its biggest win so far this season, upsetting fifth-ranked Cal State Long Beach, 15-11, 9-15, 15-7, 15-11, at Long Beach last Wednesday.
Northridge had big leads in all three games it won. Long Beach had soundly defeated CSUN in an earlier tournament.
Three days after the big win, however, the Matadors fell to San Diego State, 15-3, 15-11, 9-15, 15-11. As a result, Northridge moved up only one spot, to 12th, in this week's Tachikara Coaches Poll. Long Beach fell to eighth. San Diego State is No. 13.
CSUN Coach John Price said he thought the Matadors would crack the Top 10 after beating Long Beach, but he stopped short of calling the Matadors a threat to any of the best teams in the country.
"It's one thing to win one time against a good team," Price said. "We have to do it throughout the year. We're really young and inconsistent. We have to prove it more than just once."
Sweet revenge: The Northridge men's swim team had not lost a dual meet to a Division II opponent in 17 years before Cal State Bakersfield defeated the Matadors last season at Bakersfield. Last Saturday, Northridge gained a measure of revenge, defeating the defending national champion, 108-103, in a meet at CSUN. The Matadors are 7-1 this season and ranked second in the nation.
CSUN's women's team is 10-0 after defeating Loyola Marymount, 134-25, on Sunday.
Wayne Tyni shot a 145 for 36 holes to lead the Northridge golf team to a first-place finish in the 18-team Pacific Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at Western Hills Country Club in Fullerton. Tyni tied for second and Tony Chieffo of CSUN placed fourth at 146.