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Football: Matadors suffer 49-6 defeat in final game of the season

Football: Matadors suffer 49-6 defeat in final game of the season

Roshan Fernandez

November 19, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, SPORTS

Additional reporting by Rucha Soman. espite the fact that Matadors’ CCS hopes were no longer alive, the team came into their matchup against Fremont HS looking to close out their season with pride. MVHS had only three days to prepare after their helmet game defeat, and they did so with a thin rost...

Girls volleyball: Team takes five-set victory against HHS

Girls volleyball: Team takes five-set victory against HHS

Sannidhi Menon

November 13, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Game Reviews, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS, Sports

Purple and gold posters and balloons decked one side of the gym, while the bleachers on the opposite side were packed with excited parents, siblings, friends and even pets. Oct. 26 marked the last home game of the season against Homestead HS, and the MVHS girls volleyball team was ready for a memorable ...

Field hockey says goodbye to their seniors as they end their season with a tie

Field hockey says goodbye to their seniors as they end their season with a tie

Sunjin Chang

November 10, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, SPORTS, Sports

he stakes were high for this game. For MVHS, this would be the seniors’ last game; for Saratoga HS, this was their shot at making CCS. Both teams had the incentive to give it their all, but what was supposed to be an intense game had a strange turn of events. After a discussion with the team, th...

Football: Cupertino HS defeats Matadors in Helmet game

Football: Cupertino HS defeats Matadors in Helmet game

Maggie McCormick

November 7, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS

n November 3, MVHS hosted the annual Helmet game against Cupertino HS. After losing last year for the first time in 13 years, the Matadors were determined to take back the helmet. The overcast skies and heavy clouds didn’t scare away the crowd, and the bleachers on both sides of the field filled a...

Girls volleyball: Team wins first round of CCS playoffs

Girls volleyball: Team wins first round of CCS playoffs

Rana Aghababazadeh

November 7, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Game Reviews, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

Update: MVHS loses in quarterfinals against San Benito HS 2-3.  n Wednesday, Nov. 1, the MVHS girls volleyball team played in their first CCS game of the season against Milpitas HS. Although the Matadors fell behind by several points in the second and third sets, they went on to win the match 3-0. ...

Girls tennis: Seniors play last league game

Girls tennis: Seniors play last league game

Rana Aghababazadeh

November 4, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Game Reviews, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

n Oct. 23, the MVHS girls tennis team won their matches against Lynbrook 6-1 and victoriously walked over to the gym lobby with flowers, food and posters to prepare to celebrate the team's seniors for their last game. The team set up the night, putting up streamers and decorating the gym lobby with ...

Girls volleyball: Team loses to Palo Alto HS in four set defensive victory

Girls volleyball: Team loses to Palo Alto HS in four set defensive victory

Sannidhi Menon

October 26, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Game Reviews, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS, Sports

On Oct. 19., the MVHS girls volleyball team lost in the fourth set to Palo Alto HS. After an intense and competitive first set, which ended with MVHS winning 25-23, the team went on to lose the remaining three sets due to lack of communication and execution. The second and third set saw fierce rallie...

Boys water polo: Matadors narrowly lose senior night to Palo Alto HS

Boys water polo: Matadors narrowly lose senior night to Palo Alto HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 24, 2017


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Game Reviews, SPORTS

olorful ribbons and posters lined the pool deck, a table with cake, drinks, and other snacks sat up against the wall, and fans filed into the MVHS pool area, filling the bleachers until they were packed to capacity. Coming into their senior night game against Palo Alto HS, the Matadors knew it woul...

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

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 decided to practice...

Girls volleyball: Team loses to LHS in four set defensive victory

Girls volleyball: Team loses to LHS in four set defensive victory

Sannidhi Menon

October 20, 2017


Filed under Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

On October 3, the MVHS girls volleyball team went up against their long-time rival, Lynbrook HS. Despite player substitutions due to injuries, the team put up a strong fight and lost 1-3. MVHS lost their first set by nine points, but quickly picked up in the second, After a close set with unforced ...

Girls water polo: Team victorious in must-win game against Harker HS

Girls water polo: Team victorious in must-win game against Harker HS

Akshara Majjiga

October 19, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS

fter nearly a week off from practice due to below acceptable air qualty, the MVHS girls water polo team returned to the pool on Monday, October 6. Although it took a little while to refocus, the girls came back strong, holding Harker HS scoreless through all four periods with a final score of 2-0. ...