El Estoque

Girls soccer: MVHS defeats Lynbrook High School 1-0

Girls soccer: MVHS defeats Lynbrook High School 1-0

Varsha Venkat

January 20, 2015


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS

Running as fast as she could, team captain junior Alissa Paterson kept her feet with the ball and eyes on the goal. After many missed shots by both MVHS and opponent Lynbrook High School, this run seemed like yet another scoring chance that would end without a goal. But Paterson dribbled the ball p...

Game GIFs: Girls soccer falls with a smaller team

Game GIFs: Girls soccer falls with a smaller team

Malini Ramaiyer

January 10, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, Game Reviews, Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Winter Sports

They started with 11 field players, a goalie and a half-sub. Then junior Allegra Ziegler Hunts fell down and they were down to 10 field players. Minutes before the end of the game, senior Janaye Sakkas tripped, so they had to play short with only nine field players. Towards the end, Assistant Coach Tibor...

Girls soccer: MVHS defeats Kings Academy 1-0

Girls soccer: MVHS defeats Kings Academy 1-0

Varsha Venkat

December 16, 2014


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter a slow first half in its preseason game against Kings Academy on Dec. 9, the girls soccer team dominated in the second half to score a goal and defeat the Knights’ division A team 1-0. The game marked the Matadors’ first win of the year. The team played more aggre...

Girls soccer: Matadors start over from the top of a lower division

Girls soccer: Matadors start over from the top of a lower division

Malini Ramaiyer

November 30, 2014


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

Photos by Malini Ramaiyer A sudden clash of drums and cymbals reverberates across the lower field, but the girls soccer team remains undeterred in a team passing drill. Head Coach DJ Driscoll yells instructions over the blaring sounds and demonstrates different techniques to the girls, as they dribble...

Matador of the Week: Monica Polgar

Matador of the Week: Monica Polgar

Alina Abidi

February 12, 2014


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

          Returning varsity player sophomore Monica Polgar has stood out on defense as girl soccer’s goalie, despite their nine-game losing streak. Polgar has been playing since kindergarten and looks forward to playing two more seasons at MVHS. El Estoque: What do you va...

Game of the Week: Girls Soccer vs. Los Altos

Game of the Week: Girls Soccer vs. Los Altos

Nathan Desai

February 5, 2014


Filed under Game of the Week, Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

The girls soccer match will begin Feb. 5 at 3:30 p.m. Read More »

Girls soccer: Five memorable game gifs

Alina Abidi

February 2, 2014


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Girls soccer played Los Gatos High School on Jan. 29. Though the Matadors had scoring opportunities and strong passes, they did not follow their shots into the goal, and MVHS lost 4-0. The game was highlighted by five strong moments, including freshman Kalpana Gopalkrishnan’s breakaways and a direct...

Game of the Week: Girls Soccer vs. Sacred Heart Prep

Game of the Week: Girls Soccer vs. Sacred Heart Prep

Nathan Desai

January 17, 2014


Filed under Game of the Week, Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

The liveblog of the girls soccer match will begin Jan. 17 at 3:15 p.m. Read More »...

Girls soccer: First win motivates team for league games

Girls soccer: First win motivates team for league games

Alina Abidi

January 9, 2014


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

The girls soccer team won their sixth preseason game 2-1 at home against Castilleja High School on Jan. 7 due to an aggressive first half and consistent defense. After a string of losses and ties, the team achieved their first victory in the last game before league play. “We’ve had quite a few losses, so th...

Girls soccer: Missing chemistry results in second preseason loss

Girls soccer: Missing chemistry results in second preseason loss

Alina Abidi

December 8, 2013


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

The girls soccer team lost at home with a score of 0-4 against Gunn High School on Dec. 7. The Matadors began their third preseason game against Gunn High School with a strong offensive push and a close shot on goal from freshman Kalpana Gopalkrishnan. GHS’ defense quickly passed the ball down the fiel...

Girls soccer: Team prepares for a season full of changes

Alina Abidi

November 27, 2013


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

New coaching staff and player diversity motivates team to restart their CCS qualification streak. Read More »

Year in Review

Year in Review

Nathan Desai

May 22, 2013


Filed under Cross Country, Girls Golf, Girls Soccer, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS, Wrestling

This is a continuation of the Year in Review story published in the May 22 print issue. Girls Golf The girls golf team struggled throughout the season, finishing their second year 0-12. Senior Priyanka Singh, junior Natalie Ng and freshman Anika Singh advanced to BVAL finals but did not qualify for...