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Girls water polo: Team falls to Santa Clara HS in over time

Girls water polo: Team falls to Santa Clara HS in over time

Stephanie Lam

November 5, 2015


Filed under Girls Water Polo, SPORTS

1.2 seconds. That was the amount of time left in the fourth quarter of the game. The score was tied with Santa Clara High School and MVHS both at 12-12. MVHS called for a time-out, and huddled around coach Gigi Swan. All the team needed was one more point to win the game and claim victory on their s...

Photo Gallery :Girls water polo loses 15-8 in intense match against Cupertino High School

Photo Gallery :Girls water polo loses 15-8 in intense match against Cupertino High School

Stephanie Lam

October 26, 2015


Filed under Girls Water Polo, SPORTS

There was only one word to describe the MVHS game against Cupertino High School on Oct. 22: intense. In the pool, players were yelling for the ball, focused only on the goal ahead. On the deck, parents were cheering from the sidelines, shouting so loud that it rang in their  ears. Even the referee...

Girls water polo: Team loses 6-5 in a close match against Wilcox HS

Girls water polo: Team loses 6-5 in a close match against Wilcox HS

Stephanie Lam

October 11, 2015


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

On Oct. 6, girls water polo played a home game against Wilcox HS. Although it was a close match, the Matadors lost to WHS with a score of 6:5. In the first quarter, WHS proved to be fierce competitors as they scored their first goal of the game.  MVHS was only able to score in the last 50 seconds...

Game GIFs: Girls water polo secures close victory over Homestead HS 10-8

Game GIFs: Girls water polo secures close victory over Homestead HS 10-8

Stephanie Lam

October 4, 2015


Filed under Game Reviews, GIFs, Girls Water Polo, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS

Videos by Amanda Chan When the Homestead HS team moved down this year to the Lady Mats league, the girls expected a tough game from them. On Sept. 30, the girls water polo team played their second home game against Homestead High School. The girls were victorious over HHS, winning the game at a...

Girls Water Polo wins against HHS in the team’s first home game

Girls Water Polo wins against HHS in the team’s first home game

Stephanie Lam

September 28, 2015


Filed under Girls Water Polo, Sports

MVHS played its first home game against HHS on Sept 21. The team secured six goals within the first two quarters, and then scored two more in the last two quarters. A main contributor the team’s performance was the team’s strong defense. The defense not only blocked key HHS players from shooting,...

Deacon siblings share passion for water polo

Deacon siblings share passion for water polo

Amanda Chan

September 22, 2015


Filed under Best interactives, Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Water Polo

Senior Nicole Deacon and freshman Bill Deacon, both water polo players, share an especially close bond over their passion for the sport. Water polo has allowed the Deacon siblings to form a close connection and push each other to improve their skills. Both Bill and Nicole hope to bond even more as Nicole...

Girls water polo: Team looks forward to upcoming season with new coaches

Girls water polo: Team looks forward to upcoming season with new coaches

Amanda Chan

August 23, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, Multimedia, Sports, Video

Coming off a strong season last year, the girls water polo team underwent a number of changes, including a change in leadership with two new coaches. After losing several players to graduation, they hope that the new players will step up and lead the team. The Matadors hope to be competitive in their...

Water polo senior recognition

Water polo senior recognition

Malini Ramaiyer

October 26, 2014


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS

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Photo Gallery: Girls water polo defeated by the Harker School on senior recognition night

Photo Gallery: Girls water polo defeated by the Harker School on senior recognition night

Trisha Kholiya

October 26, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS

In the first five minutes, the Harker Eagles established their lead with three goals. Seniors Kylie Constant and Gayathri Ketavarapu scored goals for MVHS in the last two minutes of first period, but the Eagles remained in lead. During the second period, the Eagles kept possession of the ball. With strong...

Girls water polo: Matadors lose very close game against Fremont by one point

Girls water polo: Matadors lose very close game against Fremont by one point

Trisha Kholiya

October 13, 2014


Filed under Girls Water Polo, SPORTS, Uncategorized

Created with flickr slideshow.   The score was tied in the fourth period, with only seconds left in the game. The Matadors had scored the last goal, and both teams were struggling to score a final point, but ended up losing. Girls water polo faced Fremont High School in a close game on Oct. 7. Within the first minutes, the Matadors had already taken the lead, with a point scored by senior Samantha Quevedo. A few seconds later, FHS equalized, but Quevedo responded with a second ...

Player Profile: Sarah Tom

Player Profile: Sarah Tom

Elliot Ki

September 22, 2014


Filed under Girls Water Polo, Sports

Girls varsity water polo’s only underclassman describes her experience with the sport. Freshman Sarah Tom has been playing water polo since she was eight years old. She played at DACA until she turned 14 years old, which is the age at which DACA players have to stop due to the organization’s age ...

Girls Water Polo: Mats fall to Santa Clara 14-10

Girls Water Polo: Mats fall to Santa Clara 14-10

Elliot Ki

September 17, 2014


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

Bruins spoil home opener, take advantage of defensive errors. Despite the Matadors taking a lead 40 seconds into the game thanks to senior Scarlett Perry’s goal, whenever MVHS scored, Santa Clara responded with goals of their own to stave off any possible rally which resulted in a 14-10 season opening defeat. Santa Clara tied the game a couple ...