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NCAA.com | December 6, 2013

Cal State Northridge holds off comeback from Colorado State

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LOS ANGELES -- Cal State Northridge took down Colorado State in five sets on Thursday in the first round of NCAA tournament play.

Cal State Northridge won the first two sets and forced Colorado State into a hole. The Rams regrouped coming out of the locker room, however, winning the next two sets and forcing a fifth game. They held a 7-4 lead in the deciding frame, but a 5-0 CSU-N run put the Matadors on top.

The Rams led the Matadors in most categories including hitting (.328 to .248) and blocks (16 to 5). The Rams also had more digs and service aces, looking at the individual sets is what made the different.

CSU-N hit .438 and .351 in the first two sets, respectively.

Cal State Northridge is slated to play Southern California in the second round at 10 p.m. Friday.