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Boys soccer: Team falls short of comeback against Homestead HS 3-2

Boys soccer: Team falls short of comeback against Homestead HS 3-2

Aditya Krishnan

January 12, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he players sat shivering underneath the sideline canopy using whatever remaining energy they had to call out to and motivate their teammates on the field. All of a sudden, everyone jolted up and off the benches. While a majority of the players remained stagnant, a pair rushed out ont...

Boys soccer: Team blown out 0-3 against Los Altos HS

Boys soccer: Team blown out 0-3 against Los Altos HS

Becca Zheng

January 10, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[su_dropcap]W[/su_dropcap]ith the wind blowing in their faces and the rain soaking their jerseys, the MVHS boys soccer team stepped onto the damp field ready to play Los Altos HS on Jan. 3. In some of the worst conditions this area has to offer — high winds, pouring rain and low temperatures, MVHS...

Taking their shot: Two players pursue soccer at the Academy

Taking their shot: Two players pursue soccer at the Academy

Rana Aghababazadeh

December 11, 2016


Filed under Boys Soccer, From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports, Sports Editor's Picks, Sports Features

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ophomore Itay Rabinovich can hardly remember his life before soccer. At the age of five, his grandfather introduced him to the game by giving him a ball to play with. "He was always kicking something around," Itay's father, Roberto Rabinovich, said. "We would always play with him ...

Boys Soccer: Varsity boys pre-season victory against Cupertino HS

Boys Soccer: Varsity boys pre-season victory against Cupertino HS

Becca Zheng

December 6, 2016


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, Multimedia, Sports

[su_dropcap style="flat"]T[/su_dropcap]he rain was quickly subsiding as the MVHS boys soccer team took to the field in their first preseason game on Nov. 30. The clouds remained heavy over the field throughout the game, but the team seemed unaffected by the weather and focused on their goal: win...

Soccer: Try it out

Soccer: Try it out

Becca Zheng

November 9, 2016


Filed under Best of Videos, Boys Soccer, Coach's corner, Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Sports Digital, Winter Sports

[su_dropcap style="flat"]W[/su_dropcap]ith hope and determination, students jump into soccer tryouts, hoping to impress the coaches and make the team. With coaches containing their own unique mindset and goals, it takes a variety of characteristics and skills to make varsity. The girls varsity soccer...

Game GIFs: Boys soccer achieves 2-0 win against Lynbrook HS

Game GIFs: Boys soccer achieves 2-0 win against Lynbrook HS

Justin Kim

February 2, 2016


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Video by Derek Shao [dropcap]F[/dropcap]or much of the beginning of the season, the MVHS boys soccer team suffered from slow starts and a lack of communication. On this rainy day, as dark clouds were setting in, the Matadors set to correct their errors in order to defeat their opponents from Lynbrook. On ...

Boys soccer: Matadors pummel Saratoga Falcons 5-1

Boys soccer: Matadors pummel Saratoga Falcons 5-1

Kinglsey Wang

January 20, 2016


Filed under Boys Soccer, Sports, Winter Sports

The New Year’s Resolution: win the league games. MVHS opened up the season against Saratoga High with a win. Under the clouds and light rains of Jan. 6, the boys soccer team played their first game of the calendar year against the Falcons and ended the game with a 5-1 win. This was the first league game ...

Preseason: Boys varsity soccer find success in playstyle

Preseason: Boys varsity soccer find success in playstyle

Justin Kim

January 12, 2016


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Co-written with Kingsley Wang On paper, the boys varsity soccer team has an average record. They have won three games, lost three and drew even in two. After a heartbreaking loss in penalties to Los Altos High School in the Homestead Cup final match, the Matadors have lost three consecutive games,...

Preseason expectations for boys varsity soccer

Preseason expectations for boys varsity soccer

Kinglsey Wang

December 7, 2015


Filed under Boys Soccer

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or the first time in 17 years, the varsity boys soccer team qualified for the Central Coast Section championships last year, defying expectations of a dismal season after being moved up a division.   The player roster this year is diverse, including upperclassmen ...

Game GIFs: Boys soccer vs. Evergreen Valley HS

Game GIFs: Boys soccer vs. Evergreen Valley HS

Malini Ramaiyer

February 28, 2015


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Though the game remained scoreless for the first half hour, the match was far from monotonous. Anchored by its strong defending and goalkeeping, the Matadors defeated Evergreen Valley High School to advance to the CCS quarterfinals. Check the gifs below to see five key moments from this first round fix...

Boys soccer: Team defeats Evergreen Valley HS in first round CCS game

Alina Abidi

February 28, 2015


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

In boys soccer’s last game, junior Radwan Hamwi took two penalty kicks and made both. In their first round CCS game against Evergreen Valley HS on Feb. 25, he did the same thing. Hawmi’s first goal, thirty minutes into the game, put MVHS up 1-0 at halftime. His second penalty kick came an hour an...

Boys soccer: Senior Night game against Mountain View HS results in tie

Boys soccer: Senior Night game against Mountain View HS results in tie

Alina Abidi

February 17, 2015


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Winter Sports

  When the Matadors faced Mountain View High School for the second time, they had a 1-6-4 league record to Mountain View's 5-5-1. The last time they faced Mountain View, they lost 3-2 despite a brace from junior Radwan Hamwi. At halftime, the Matadors were down 2-0 and needed a tie to keep their CCS hopes alive. And after conceding another goal in the sec...