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Field hockey: Team defeated 0-2 by Cupertino HS

Field hockey: Team defeated 0-2 by Cupertino HS

Maggie McCormick

October 22, 2017


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

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter losing to Cupertino HS earlier in the season, the MVHS field hockey team was looking forward to their second chance to beat their rival on Oct. 20. Practice was centered on taking shots at the goal rather than playing long passes. Knowing that CHS was going to play offense, MVHS...

Field hockey: Team starts their season strong with a win against Lynbrook HS

Field hockey: Team starts their season strong with a win against Lynbrook HS

Aditi Gnanasekar

September 18, 2017


Filed under Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]econds before the referee blew the whistle, senior captains Devin Pereira and Sara Nordby yelled, “Start strong!” The players felt a mix of emotions before the start of the game. Some, like Pereira, were nervous, for they hadn’t played the Lynbrook HS team during the preseason an...

Field hockey: Team falls to Saint Francis HS

Field hockey: Team falls to Saint Francis HS

Anjini Venugopal

September 8, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he MVHS varsity field hockey team played their first preseason home game against Saint Francis HS on Sept. 6. Despite winning their last game against Leigh HS on Aug. 30, the players did not know what to expect from the SFHS players, who last year defeated the MVHS team 8-0. Despite ...

Field Hockey: Team defeats Homestead HS in shutout

Field Hockey: Team defeats Homestead HS in shutout

Anjini Venugopal

October 28, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS

MVHS varsity field hockey took the field for a home game on Oct. 21 against Homestead HS. In the first half, the ball moved between the two sides, with neither team getting an opportunity to score. Fifteen minutes in, an HHS player was called on a foul and got a green card, giving MVHS the advantage....

Field hockey: Team falls to Los Altos HS

Field hockey: Team falls to Los Altos HS

Anjini Venugopal

October 20, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS

With a resounding cheer of “MV score!”, MVHS varsity field hockey took the field against Los Altos HS on Oct. 14. For most of the first half, MVHS maintained possession and kept the ball on LAHS’ side. Aggressive offense from LAHS resulted in a yellow card for a player who shoved a MVHS defender....

Field hockey: MVHS Varsity loses to three time CCS champions

Field hockey: MVHS Varsity loses to three time CCS champions

Anjini Venugopal

September 21, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS

[su_heading size="23"][/su_heading] Co reported by Emma Lam [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he varsity field hockey team fell to Los Gatos HS 0-7 last season on Sept. 16, so this time around MVHS anticipated a difficult game against the reigning CCS champions. The game started with MVHS playing mostly defensive...

Field hockey: Team suffers disappointing defeat to Leigh HS

Field hockey: Team suffers disappointing defeat to Leigh HS

Anjini Venugopal

September 16, 2016


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

For the first time this season, MVHS varsity field hockey suffered their first loss at home on Sept. 8 against Leigh HS. Going into the game, MVHS players expected Leigh to be a difficult opponent, having lost 0-1 against them last year. “They are actually really strong and their hits [are] really...

Field hockey: MVHS defeats Branham HS in a shutout

Field hockey: MVHS defeats Branham HS in a shutout

Anjini Venugopal

September 7, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS

Last season, the varsity field hockey team played against Branham HS in a disappointing game that resulted in a 2-1 loss. This time, however, their strong passes and offensive strategies resulted in an impressive 6-0 shutout. MVHS maintained possession for most of the first half and started its lead...

Field hockey: Team starts season off with win against Live Oak HS

Field hockey: Team starts season off with win against Live Oak HS

Anjini Venugopal

August 29, 2016


Filed under Field Hockey

It was only the second week of school when the field hockey team had its first match against Live Oak HS. “We’ve got the fever. We’re hot. Ooh, we can’t be stopped!” the players chanted three times before making their way onto the field. Last season, with the game ending in a tie, Thursday,...

Field hockey: MVHS Varsity players encourage team bonding, and how they plan to use it on the field

Field hockey: MVHS Varsity players encourage team bonding, and how they plan to use it on the field

Emma Lam

August 25, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS, Sports

Additional reporting by Shar Rahman [dropcap]S[/dropcap]chool may have started on Aug. 15, but field hockey players at MVHS showed up to campus much earlier for the sake of their sport. Varsity coach Denise Eachus held a summer camp open to anyone interested in field hockey, and many members ...

Field Hockey coaches Bonnie Belshe and Denise Eachus win Double-Goal Coach Award

Field Hockey coaches Bonnie Belshe and Denise Eachus win Double-Goal Coach Award

Shriya Deshpande

April 11, 2016


Filed under Field Hockey, SPORTS, Sports

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or field hockey coach Bonnie Belshe, the love for the hockey stick and ball all started as a young girl. Having played many sports, she saw firsthand how different coaches could teach different skills. She knew how much work went into developing a skill in any of the sports. M...

Field hockey senior Amelia de Leon wins “Goalie of the Year”

Field hockey senior Amelia de Leon wins “Goalie of the Year”

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

December 18, 2015


Filed under Field Hockey, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t her second-to-last rhythmic gymnastics practice in her freshman year, current senior Amelia de Leon twisted her ankle. After about eight years of gymnastics, a twisted ankle wasn’t how she wanted to end the sport. But about a week later at MVHS field hockey tryouts, it was that...