El Estoque

Last week’s rundown of MVHS boys volleyball

Rana Aghababazadeh

“Win leagues. Win CCS. Win NorCals.”

The boys volleyball team has been repeating this phrase consistently for the last three years, yet every year they have fallen short. The team came close last season, with a nearly  undefeated record, but eventually fell to Bellarmine College Preparatory in the semifinals of the Central Coast Section playoffs.

But the team has shifted its agenda to clearing up its bad blood in the postseason. Schools like Bellarmine CP and Homestead HS, that gave MVHS two of their only three losses last year, lost key seniors that made their squads so competitive. As for MVHS, the core of the team is composed primarily of juniors, some of whom have played two years on varsity already.

Last week, the Matadors faced off against two of the easier teams in their league, Mountain View HS and Los Altos HS. Later in the week, they met their star-crossed lovers, BCP.

Click through the story to recap the highs and lows of the boys volleyball team’s opening week.

Additional reporting by Aditya Dash, Carol Lei and Jai Uparkar