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Field hockey: MVHS suffers devastating loss to Cupertino HS

Field hockey: MVHS suffers devastating  loss to Cupertino HS

Emma Lam

September 29, 2016


Filed under Field Hockey, Multimedia, SPORTS, Sports

Last season, MVHS lost to CHS in an extremely close game that was eventually finished in  overtime. They swarmed the field, ready to strike back at their rivals, each player with a confident expression on their face. They never looked back, playing with all of the effort they possibly could. O...

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

Co reported by Emma Lam 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 defensively. Within the first 10 minutes, LGHS had already score...

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 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 of MVHS varsity fiel...

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

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. More importantly howe...

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

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 twisted ankle that ...

Field hockey: Team falls short to Saratoga High School on senior night

Field hockey: Team falls short to Saratoga High School on senior night

Karen Ma

November 5, 2015


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

leachers on the upper field filled up quickly with supportive parents, anxious classmates and restless photographers. On Oct. 29 at 6:30 PM, one of the most anticipated field hockey nights of the season was about to begin: senior night, the team’s last home game of the season, to be played against ...

Field hockey: MVHS suffers overtime loss to rival Cupertino High School

Field hockey: MVHS suffers overtime loss to rival Cupertino High School

Nanda Nayak

October 23, 2015


Filed under Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

CORRECTION 10/26: An earlier version of this article incorrectly described junior Kristina Wang's second goal, which was a result of a corner shot. ied for third place in the league against rivals Cupertino High School, the field hockey team knew that it was an important game. Win, and they were a...

Workout Playlist: Field hockey team playlist inspires players before games

Workout Playlist: Field hockey team playlist inspires players before games

Nanda Nayak

October 22, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Sports

photo by Malini Ramaiyer “For CCS, my sophomore year, we had a dance party to our workout playlist, to increase the hype before our CCS Playoff game,” senior Jaya Kumari said, “and we ended up winning that by a lot.” Every year, the field hockey team compiles a new playlist, and all the p...

Field hockey: MVHS secures 1-0 win against Homestead HS

Field hockey: MVHS secures 1-0 win against Homestead HS

Karen Ma

October 4, 2015


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

Updated Oct. 5: A previous version of the story that appeared on Oct. 4 included incorrect pronouns. A reference to the team's gender has been removed. nce the clock begins counting down, the ball is passed and dribbled among the MVHS players along with shouts of encouragement. Having beaten Homes...