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CSUN Ends 2-Year Losing Streak Against UC San Diego in Volleyball

The Cal State Northridge men’s volleyball team scratched a 2-year itch Saturday as it defeated UC San Diego in a nonconference match, 15-8, 15-8, 12-15, 15-9.

The Matadors (2-0), who were the clear favorites in the past 2 meetings, according to Northridge Coach John Price, lost to the Tritons (0-4) both in San Diego and at home.

“In each case we just didn’t play with a lot of emotion,” Price said.

Northridge, led by Bob Samuelson, dominated the San Diego front line. Samuelson had 20 kills and teammate Raphael Tulino had 20.

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The Matadors stumbled in the third game and missed 8 serves. However the Matadors’ mistakes were few and far between. They had a .345 hitting percentage and, Price says, anything higher than .300 is “a great night.”


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