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Water Polo: Matadors fall 9-10 to Palo Alto in overtime

Water Polo: Matadors fall 9-10 to Palo Alto in overtime

Carissa Chan

September 22, 2011


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Game Reviews, SPORTS

It is the fourth and final period, and there are 45 seconds left in the game. The Matadors are up 9-8. All they have to do is hold Palo Alto and they will have a win. They are less than a minute away from victory. But leads are hard to hold on to. And this time, Palo Alto netted a goal in the last 4...

Water Polo: Matadors end tournament with a win and a loss

Water Polo: Matadors end tournament with a win and a loss

Carissa Chan

September 12, 2011


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Game Reviews, SPORTS

On Sept. 10, the final day of the annual John Schmitt tournament, the varsity boys water polo team played two more games, one against Mountain View and the other against Valley Christian. The Matadors picked up one loss and one win to bring their season record to 3-2. Game 1: Monta Vista (2-1) v...

Water Polo: Offense leads to 16-11 win against El Diamante

Water Polo: Offense leads to 16-11 win against El Diamante

Carissa Chan

September 10, 2011


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Game Reviews, SPORTS

After losing a game to Davis High School on Thursday, Sept. 8 and winning one against Gunn High School on the day after, the varsity boys water polo team picked up their second win of the season in the annual John Schmitt Memorial Tournament on Sept. 9, bringing their record to 2-1. The team advanced to the next level of the tou...

Water polo wins scrimmage 15-6 against Pioneer High School

Water polo wins scrimmage 15-6 against Pioneer High School

Carissa Chan

August 31, 2011


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Game Reviews, SPORTS

The varsity boys water polo team won in a scrimmage against Pioneer High School on Aug. 26, finishing with a final score of 15-6. Standout plays included performances by junior Brendan Duffy and senior Cameron Yates, who scored seven and five goals respectively, as well as by junior goalie Owen Har...

Boys water polo sets high expectations with new coach

Boys water polo sets high expectations with new coach

Carissa Chan

August 26, 2011


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, SPORTS

Most people spend their summers at the beach, or at friends' houses, or at a combination of the two. The players on the varsity boys water polo team spent the majority of theirs in a pool. The team has been practicing together for the entire summer under the instruction of new coach Ed Samuels, who...