Matadors Top Alumni 25-21, 30-28, 25-27, 25-17 in Annual Battle

Nov. 8, 2010

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Junior Matt Stork knocked down a team-high 13 kills as the 2011 Matadors topped the Northridge Alumni, 25-21, 30-28, 25-27, 25-17 in the annual exhibition match Saturday at The Matadome.

Stork hit .550 with 13 kills and two errors in 20 swings for the Matadors while senior Tanner Nua and sophomore John Baker each added eight kills. Freshman middle Grag Faulkner chipped in six kills while hitting .667.

The Matadors took on an Alumni squad made up of former All-Americans Chuck English, Nils Nielsen, Jacek Ratajczak, Bob Samuelson, Eric Vance and Eckhard Walter.

Alumni participating in the annual match included, Billy Allen (2001-04), Matt Bellante (2005-06), Ryan Denihan (1998-99, 2001-02), Chuck English (1984-86), Mike Gaudino (2007-10), Cary Hanson (2003-06), Ali'i Keohohou (2007-10), Pat Lufrano (1997-00), Tom Melville (1986-87), Junior Mosones (1997-00), Nile Nielsen (2002-05), Jacek Ratajczak (2007-10), Tony Rusen (1988-89), Bob Samuelson (1988-89), Brian Waite (2003-06), Kyle Waite (2006-07), Eric Vance (2006-09) and Eckhard Walter (1999-02).

The match was followed by a reception in the Cal State Northridge athletic conference room adjacent to The Matadome.


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