El Estoque

Softball: Matadors win first league game in shutout

Softball: Matadors win first league game in shutout

Alina Abidi

March 20, 2015


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

The third Palo Alto High School ball flew over the fence and onto Fort Baker Drive. "Fore!" a parent said, yelling into the street. Other fans chuckled before refocusing on sophomore Danielle Koontz, ready to see if she could keep the Matadors' shutout alive. In their first league game of the s...

Softball: Matadors lose 13-6 after six-run fifth inning

Softball: Matadors lose 13-6 after six-run fifth inning

Pranav Iyer

March 17, 2015


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

  The Matadors and the Branham Bruins had a combined record of 14-2 coming into their matchup on Thursday Mar. 12. It was a battle of Goliaths and it sure did seem like one, with both teams blowing heavy punches throughout the game. The first blow was delivered by the Bruins. After having al...

Softball: MVHS defeats Aragon High School 11-6

Softball: MVHS defeats Aragon High School 11-6

Alina Abidi

March 12, 2015


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

In softball's Tuesday game against Piedmont Hills High School, the Matadors were shut out in a 1-0 loss. A day later, on March. 12, they had already scored five runs in the first inning against Aragon High School. MVHS has four back-to-back games this week and the girls look forward to getting...

Softball: Matadors end the season with a 0-4 loss

Softball: Matadors end the season with a 0-4 loss

Joyce Varma

May 18, 2014


Filed under Game Reviews, Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

MVHS loses their senior night game to Los Altos High School due to a defensive focus. Read More »...

Liveblog: Softball vs Saratoga High School

Alina Abidi

May 7, 2014


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Matadors lose to Saratoga Falcons. Read More »

Softball: Second inning home run not enough to win senior night

Karen Feng

May 11, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

After many seniors graduated and players transferred following the 2011-2012 season, the softball team rebuilt this year to finish its season 3-9. Having been defeated 1-5 in a previous away game against Los Gatos High School on April 2, the Matadors kept their last game of the season on May 9 against...

Girls Softball: Twelve inning marathon results in MVHS defeat

Girls Softball: Twelve inning marathon results in MVHS defeat

Steven Lim

May 1, 2013


Filed under Game Reviews, Main slider, Multimedia, Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

In a 12-inning home game against Santa Clara High School, the Matadors blew a three run lead heading into the seventh inning and lost 6-7. They had previously routed the Bruins 13-2 on March 21. The Matadors’ offense performed well against the SCHS defense in the early stages of the game as they scored four runs by the end of the fourth inning, gaining a 4-1 lead. The team kept the Bruins’ pitcher on her toes as they registered hit after hit, stretching the number of at-bat...

Girls softball: Weak offense in first league game leads to no-hitter

Girls softball: Weak offense in first league game leads to no-hitter

Karen Feng

March 13, 2013


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Varsity softball team struggles to unite and continues five-game losing streak Read More »...

Girls softball: Initial gap in score leads to loss for Matadors

Girls softball: Initial gap in score leads to loss for Matadors

Angela Liu

May 4, 2012


Filed under Game Reviews, Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Despite defeating Los Gatos High School at their April 28 game, the varsity softball home game against the Wildcats ended in defeat on May 1. After a brief lead during the start of the game, the score tipped out of the girls’ favor and did not come back. “There was a lack of focus. Maybe [we were] overconfident, potentially,” head coach Ray Teixeira said. A combination of hard hits and tough defense from LGHS made it ...

Girls softball: Strong defense holds off Mustangs 4-2

Girls softball: Strong defense holds off Mustangs 4-2

Nona Penner

April 29, 2012


Filed under Game Reviews, Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

On April 26, the Matadors played against the Mustangs, the second-highest ranked team in the De Anza softball league and won 4-2. Carrying over strong defense from their April 24 game against Palo Alto High School, the Matadors made quick work of the innings with smooth defensive plays. With the score tied 2-2 from the second inning ...

Girls softball: Walkoff hit leads to 1-0 win over Palo Alto

Girls softball: Walkoff hit leads to 1-0 win over Palo Alto

Nona Penner

April 25, 2012


Filed under Game Reviews, Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

At the end of the seventh inning, the score was still scoreless. Stellar defensive plays by the Matadors kept the Palo Alto High School Vikings from scoring any runs, yet the girls were unable to put themselves on the scoreboard, either. It took one hour and forty-five minutes and eight innings before...

Girls softball: Late turnaround unable to earn victory

Girls softball: Late turnaround unable to earn victory

Nona Penner

April 7, 2012


Filed under Game Reviews, Softball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Despite consistent pitching and solid hits, girls softball could not overtake the lead the Santa Clara High School Bruins accumulated in the first inning. The Matadors had all bases loaded several times throughout the game, but unfortunately those opportunities were missed, allowing the Bruins to chip away steadily at t...