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Field hockey: Team suffers disappointing defeat to Leigh HS

Field hockey: Team suffers disappointing defeat to Leigh HS

Anjini Venugopal

September 16, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

For the first time this season, MVHS varsity field hockey suffered their first loss at home on Sept. 8 against Leigh HS. Going into the game, MVHS players expected Leigh to be a difficult opponent, having lost 0-1 against them last year. “They are actually really strong and their hits [are] really...

Field hockey: MVHS defeats Branham HS in a shutout

Field hockey: MVHS defeats Branham HS in a shutout

Anjini Venugopal

September 7, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS

Last season, the varsity field hockey team played against Branham HS in a disappointing game that resulted in a 2-1 loss. This time, however, their strong passes and offensive strategies resulted in an impressive 6-0 shutout. MVHS maintained possession for most of the first half and started its lead...

Field hockey: Team starts season off with win against Live Oak HS

Field hockey: Team starts season off with win against Live Oak HS

Anjini Venugopal

August 29, 2016


Filed under Field Hockey

It was only the second week of school when the field hockey team had its first match against Live Oak HS. “We’ve got the fever. We’re hot. Ooh, we can’t be stopped!” the players chanted three times before making their way onto the field. Last season, with the game ending in a tie, Thursday,...

Field hockey: MVHS Varsity players encourage team bonding, and how they plan to use it on the field

Field hockey: MVHS Varsity players encourage team bonding, and how they plan to use it on the field

Emma Lam

August 25, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS, Sports

Additional reporting by Shar Rahman [dropcap]S[/dropcap]chool may have started on Aug. 15, but field hockey players at MVHS showed up to campus much earlier for the sake of their sport. Varsity coach Denise Eachus held a summer camp open to anyone interested in field hockey, and many members ...

Field Hockey coaches Bonnie Belshe and Denise Eachus win Double-Goal Coach Award

Field Hockey coaches Bonnie Belshe and Denise Eachus win Double-Goal Coach Award

Shriya Deshpande

April 11, 2016


Filed under Field Hockey, SPORTS, Sports

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or field hockey coach Bonnie Belshe, the love for the hockey stick and ball all started as a young girl. Having played many sports, she saw firsthand how different coaches could teach different skills. She knew how much work went into developing a skill in any of the sports. M...

Field hockey senior Amelia de Leon wins “Goalie of the Year”

Field hockey senior Amelia de Leon wins “Goalie of the Year”

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

December 18, 2015


Filed under Field Hockey, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t her second-to-last rhythmic gymnastics practice in her freshman year, current senior Amelia de Leon twisted her ankle. After about eight years of gymnastics, a twisted ankle wasn’t how she wanted to end the sport. But about a week later at MVHS field hockey tryouts, it was that...

Field hockey: Team falls short to Saratoga High School on senior night

Field hockey: Team falls short to Saratoga High School on senior night

Karen Ma

November 5, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]leachers on the upper field filled up quickly with supportive parents, anxious classmates and restless photographers. On Oct. 29 at 6:30 PM, one of the most anticipated field hockey nights of the season was about to begin: senior night, the team’s last home game of the season, t...

Field hockey: MVHS suffers overtime loss to rival Cupertino High School

Field hockey: MVHS suffers overtime loss to rival Cupertino High School

Nanda Nayak

October 23, 2015


Filed under Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

CORRECTION 10/26: An earlier version of this article incorrectly described junior Kristina Wang's second goal, which was a result of a corner shot. [dropcap]T[/dropcap]ied for third place in the league against rivals Cupertino High School, the field hockey team knew that it was an important game. ...

Workout Playlist: Field hockey team playlist inspires players before games

Workout Playlist: Field hockey team playlist inspires players before games

Nanda Nayak

October 22, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Sports

photo by Malini Ramaiyer “For CCS, my sophomore year, we had a dance party to our workout playlist, to increase the hype before our CCS Playoff game,” senior Jaya Kumari said, “and we ended up winning that by a lot.” Every year, the field hockey team compiles a new playlist, and all the p...

Field hockey: MVHS secures 1-0 win against Homestead HS

Field hockey: MVHS secures 1-0 win against Homestead HS

Karen Ma

October 4, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

Updated Oct. 5: A previous version of the story that appeared on Oct. 4 included incorrect pronouns. A reference to the team's gender has been removed. [dropcap]O[/dropcap]nce the clock begins counting down, the ball is passed and dribbled among the MVHS players along with shouts of encouragement....

Field hockey: Team wins 1-0 against Los Altos HS in second league game

Field hockey: Team wins 1-0 against Los Altos HS in second league game

Malini Ramaiyer

September 28, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS

Photos by Justin Kim. [dropcap]F[/dropcap]or the first 18 minutes of the 30 minute half, the score was tied at zero. The temperature was high along with the players’ lethargy. Possession went back and forth. Often, when the Matadors entered the scoring circle, they crowded the ball and pressure preve...

Field hockey: Season kicks off with 14th annual Parent Play Day

Field hockey: Season kicks off with 14th annual Parent Play Day

Karen Ma

September 7, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Multimedia, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Under 20 Minutes, Video

At 10 a.m., players clad in cleats and shin guards trickled onto the lower field, their parents tagging close behind. After ten minutes of players gathering equipment, varsity coach Denise Eachus assembled parents and players next to the bleachers, signaling the start of field hockey’s 14th annual...