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Girls Volleyball: Senior night performance falls short as Matadors lose 3-1

Girls Volleyball: Senior night performance falls short as Matadors lose 3-1

Roshan Fernandez and Brandon Ng

October 26, 2018


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

ears. That’s how the night began for the Matadors, as numerous players grew emotional during the senior night ceremony. Teammates spoke about the impact seniors had on their life both on and off the court, honoring the seven seniors after their last season of high school volleyball. Following the tri...

Girls volleyball: Team loses season opener to Palo Alto HS

Girls volleyball: Team loses season opener to Palo Alto HS

Julia Yang, Kamyar Moradi, and Collin Qian

September 16, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

On Sept. 11, the MVHS girls volleyball team entered the field house excited for their first home game of the season. However, with all the excitement also came nervousness as they had lost to their tough opponent — Palo Alto HS — the year before. “I felt like we were pretty prepared, like we definitely did p...

Girls volleyball: Team takes five-set victory against HHS

Girls volleyball: Team takes five-set victory against HHS

Sannidhi Menon and Rajas Habbu

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 ...

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 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...

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 volleyball: Team loses all sets against Los Altos HS

Girls volleyball: Team loses all sets against Los Altos HS

Roshan Fernandez

September 26, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

Additional reporting by Gauri Kaushik. ach time the Los Altos HS team scored a point, the players on the LAHS team bench sprang up out of their seats in unison and repeated one of various team cheers. “How high is the net? Too high,” the players yelled in response. Throughout the game on Sept. 21, the so...

Girls volleyball: Team loses to Los Gatos HS 3-2

Girls volleyball: Team loses to Los Gatos HS 3-2

Sannidhi Menon

September 24, 2017


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

he MVHS girls volleyball team walked into the gym on Sept. 14, hoping to beat the team that they had lost to for the past 20 years. The only time MVHS ever won against opponent Los Gatos HS was in the 2016-2017 season, and the team wanted to continue their previous success. Even though MVHS showed...

New year, new season: Volleyball club strives for a successful season

New year, new season: Volleyball club strives for a successful season

Rajas Habbu

September 15, 2017


Filed under Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

s students enter room D108 for the volleyball club informational meeting, students, returnees and officers of the club are welcoming them, encouraging them and hoping for a successful season. As the crowd settles down, each individual officer is brainstorming new ideas on how to make the club a place where...

Girls volleyball: Team falls to Branham HS

Girls volleyball: Team falls to Branham HS

Aditi Gnanasekar

September 8, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS, Sports

he MVHS girls volleyball team streamed into the gym on Aug. 30 buoyed by the junior varsity team’s comeback victory just moments before. After their win against Wilcox on Aug. 28, the team was unsure what to expect from Branham HS. “We knew they were definitely tougher than Wilcox so we knew w...

Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Maggie McCormick

September 4, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

fter changing into spandex and strapping up their knee pads, the MVHS girls varsity volleyball team warm up and then begin passing in pairs. As practice begins, some girls have the familiar routine embedded in their minds and bodies after playing more than three years on the varsity team.  But for the...

Hear it from the players: Girls volleyball wins first game 3-0

Hear it from the players: Girls volleyball wins first game 3-0

Roshan Fernandez

August 30, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

s the team came out onto the court for their first game of the season, the players appeared to be all smiles, but as they started to play, it became apparent that there were some slight nerves circulating throughout the court. Facing off against Mountain View HS on Aug. 24., each player seemed to fe...