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Field Hockey: Matadors suffer 0-2 loss on senior night

Field Hockey: Matadors suffer 0-2 loss on senior night

Sreya Kumar, Tyler Cho, and Justine Ha

October 28, 2018


Filed under Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

It was an unnatural feeling for her. For the past three years, she has always held up her stick, cheering for seniors as they walked down the field. But now, it was finally her turn. She stood at the end of a line with her teammates, filled with nervous energy as her hands wrapped around her parents’....

Field Hockey: Team suffers loss against Cupertino HS

Field Hockey: Team suffers loss against Cupertino HS

Sreya Kumar

September 28, 2018


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

The Matadors took the field on Sept. 26, anxious to face their competitors, who were in a higher league. Captain and senior Heather Migdal commented on how players were feeling lethargic from their previous game earlier in the week. “Monday, we were really pumped up [when we played against Pres...

Field Hockey: Matadors deal with first loss of the season

Field Hockey: Matadors deal with first loss of the season

Sreya Kumar, Kamyar Moradi, and Keshav Taneja

August 27, 2018


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

The MVHS field hockey team played its first game of the regular season against Leigh HS on Thursday, Aug. 23. Despite hazy conditions, the team fervently prepped for their game, eager to face their opponents in the first match of the year. Leigh was offensively dominant from the start, completing long p...

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...

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...

Field hockey: Suffers first loss of the season against Los Altos HS 0-2

Field hockey: Suffers first loss of the season against Los Altos HS 0-2

Sunjin Chang

September 27, 2017


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

n Sept. 22, MVHS took their first defeat of the season as they played Los Altos HS. At the start of the game, they played with great enthusiasm, and encouraging words and cheers could be heard from the sidelines. From across the field, one could hear, “In! Get to position! Get low!” MVHS players su...

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

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 and did not know what ...

Field hockey: Team is victorious over Del Mar HS 3-0

Field hockey: Team is victorious over Del Mar HS 3-0

Sunjin Chang

September 17, 2017


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

early at the end of their preseason, the MVHS field hockey team stepped out onto the field to play their last match before league games started. Having faced Del Mar HS most recently in 2011, this time the team pushed their offensive line to seal a 3-0 win. Listen to the audio tracks below to hea...

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

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 the team’s strong ...

Four years, one family

Four years, one family

Sharjeel Rahman

November 6, 2016


Filed under Field Hockey, SPORTS, Sports Features

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Field Hockey: MVHS season ends with emotional loss to Lynbrook HS

Field Hockey: MVHS season ends with emotional loss to Lynbrook HS

Anjini Venugopal

November 5, 2016


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

The freshmen, sophomores, and juniors on both the varsity and junior varsity teams lined up in two rows and lifted their hockey sticks to create a tunnel. MVHS varsity field hockey had their senior night against Lynbrook HS on Oct. 27, which started with the senior ceremony on the football f...

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....