El Estoque

Boys volleyball: Victory in three straight sets against Lynbrook on senior night

Boys volleyball: Victory in three straight sets against Lynbrook on senior night

Ashley Wu

May 12, 2012


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

With the crowd cheering in the background, the MVHS seniors stepped on to the floor for the last home game of the season. Key blocks and scrappy defense helped the varsity boys volleyball team (29-4) during their last home game of the season against Lynbrook High School on May 4, defeating them 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-21). According to senior Edward Wang, the crowd th...

Boys volleyball: Matadors lose CCS quarterfinals 3-1 against Homestead

Boys volleyball: Matadors lose CCS quarterfinals 3-1 against Homestead

Howard Lee

May 12, 2012


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

The crack of palm against ball echoed loudly in the gym, cutting through even the crowd’s chatter. With powerful hits like these, the Matadors hoped to defeat Homestead High School in a rematch, this time at the CCS quarterfinals on Thursday, May 10. Despite strong plays, the Matadors lost three se...

Boys volleyball: Defense key in 3-0 win over Harker

Boys volleyball: Defense key in 3-0 win over Harker

Patrick Xie

May 2, 2012


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21-4. One of the best records MVHS boys volleyball has seen in years. Since the beginning of the season, the Matadors have been winning games and that continued into the April 29 game against Harker, winning 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 26-24). Throughout the whole game, the Matador’s strong defense forced Harker to make mu...

Boys volleyball: Strong all-around play, win over Homestead

Boys volleyball: Strong all-around play, win over Homestead

Kevin Guo

April 8, 2012


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Homestead misses key player senior Ganesh Elie as MVHS cruises in straight sets 25-15, 25-20, 25-17. Sophomore Ryan Manley notched 16 kills, junior Derrick Chiu added nine, and senior Avery Hua blocked five shots. Video by Dickson Tsai. Music: "ccMixter.org" by [email protected], licensed under CC-...

Boys volleyball: Matadors lose to Spartans 1-3

Boys volleyball: Matadors lose to Spartans 1-3

Jacob Lui

March 29, 2012


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On March 28, the varsity boys volleyball team stepped up against the challenging team from Mountain View High School. But the Matadors were ready to present a formidable game against the reputable Spartans. “Coach wanted us to serve hard today. [And] against tougher teams, you have to go for...

Volleyball: Despite unforced errors, Matadors cruise over the Knights 3-0

Volleyball: Despite unforced errors, Matadors cruise over the Knights 3-0

Ashley Wu

March 24, 2012


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

The ball flew into the air as sophomore Kevin Szelong kicked it up high to sophomore Ryan Manley for the kill. It was an unusual but valid save in the middle of the third game in the varsity boys volleyball match against the King’s Academy on March 21. Szelong’s kick was part of a match with strong kills and solid passing that made up for inconsistent serves, allowing the ...