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Boys water polo: Reffing a divergent game

Boys water polo: Reffing a divergent game

Rana Aghababazadeh

October 17, 2017


Filed under Boys Water Polo, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wo games. That’s how many games the MVHS boys water polo team has won this season. And those two almost turned into three in the Matadors’ game on Oct.16 against Harker HS. The game was close for the first three quarters with MVHS playing catch-up every time HHS got ahead. But a...

Girls water polo: Team defeats Santa Clara HS 10-7

Girls water polo: Team defeats Santa Clara HS 10-7

Sunjin Chang

October 11, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS

Having lost their previous game against Santa Clara HS with a score of 5-9, MVHS had a fighting mindset as they started the game. Before the game started, the team gathered as the captains encouraged them to try their best this game. “Guys, we can’t let what happened last time affect how we play...

Boys water polo: Team loses to Los Gatos HS 6-10

Boys water polo: Team loses to Los Gatos HS 6-10

Roshan Fernandez

October 11, 2017


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, SPORTS

[su_dropcap]T[/su_dropcap]he sun was setting on the horizon, casting golden rays that bounced off the MVHS swimming pool as the boys water polo team prepared to play Los Gatos HS in one of their last home games of the season. After losing to LGHS earlier in Sept. by a score of 7-14, the boys anticipated...

MVHS girls water polo wins game against Lynbrook High School 11-7

MVHS girls water polo wins game against Lynbrook High School 11-7

Maggie McCormick

October 5, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the buzzer goes off,  the MVHS girls varsity water polo team does their team cheer and jumps into the pool. The game goes by quickly, with constant back and forth between MVHS and Lynbrook HS, neither one backing down from the challenge. With more screams and cheers from the LHS...

Football: Team overcomes past loss to defeat Lynbrook HS 45-14

Football: Team overcomes past loss to defeat Lynbrook HS 45-14

Sannidhi Menon

October 5, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

Additional reporting by Anjini Venugopal The last time the MVHS football team faced Lynbrook HS, they came away with a 0-35 loss. But this season on Sept. 22, the Matadors destroyed the Lynbrook HS defense and reversed their previous record with the rival school. “We got revenge for last year,” ...

Girls golf: Team loses tight game against Lynbrook HS

Girls golf: Team loses tight game against Lynbrook HS

Roshan Fernandez

September 30, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Golf, SPORTS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ilence spreads throughout the course and the only sounds are the whispers of onlookers and the squeaking of wheels from carts and bags making their way across the manicured grass. Streaks of lavender, cream, white and dark blue can be seen in the distance making their way across the...

Boys water polo: Team’s loss to Homestead HS marks halfway point of season

Boys water polo: Team’s loss to Homestead HS marks halfway point of season

Aanchal Garg

September 28, 2017


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

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he bleachers were filled with parents from both sides, anxious to secure the win for their respective teams. The cheers and mumbles from the crowd added to the competitive environment, one that would only escalate as the game went on. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the MVHS boys water po...

Field hockey: Suffers first loss of the season against Los Altos HS 0-2

Field hockey: Suffers first loss of the season against Los Altos HS 0-2

Sunjin Chang

September 27, 2017


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

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Sept. 22, MVHS took their first defeat of the season as they played Los Altos HS. At the start of the game, they played with great enthusiasm, and encouraging words and cheers could be heard from the sidelines. From across the field, one could hear, “In! Get to position! Get low...

Girls water polo: Team wins against Milpitas HS 13-2

Girls water polo: Team wins against Milpitas HS 13-2

Aanchal Garg

September 26, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, Girls Water Polo, Girls water polo, SPORTS, Water Polo

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Tuesday Sept. 19, the MVHS girls water polo team shouted their customary ‘1-2-3 Lady Mats!’ cheer, creating an echo that rang around the pool. MVHS played against Milpitas HS in the team’s second home game of the season. Senior Neha Mylvaganan has been playing against MHS fo...

Girls volleyball: Team loses all sets against Los Altos HS

Girls volleyball: Team loses all sets against Los Altos HS

Roshan Fernandez

September 26, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

Additional reporting by Gauri Kaushik. [dropcap]E[/dropcap]ach time the Los Altos HS team scored a point, the players on the LAHS team bench sprang up out of their seats in unison and repeated one of various team cheers. “How high is the net? Too high,” the players yelled in response. Throughout the game...

Girls volleyball: Team loses to Los Gatos HS 3-2

Girls volleyball: Team loses to Los Gatos HS 3-2

Sannidhi Menon

September 24, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Game Reviews, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he MVHS girls volleyball team walked into the gym on Sept. 14, hoping to beat the team that they had lost to for the past 20 years. The only time MVHS ever won against opponent Los Gatos HS was in the 2016-2017 season, and the team wanted to continue their previous success. Eve...

Boys water polo: Team loses to Gunn HS 4-19

Boys water polo: Team loses to Gunn HS 4-19

Emma Lam

September 21, 2017


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, SPORTS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Tuesday, Sept. 19, the MVHS boys water polo team had their second home game, this time against Gunn High School. While parents filled the bleachers ready to cheer on their kids, players from both teams dove into the pool and warmed up for the match. As the boys water polo’s part...