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Girls water polo: First home game ends in a big win for team

Girls water polo: First home game ends in a big win for team

Om Khandekar

September 22, 2016

Despite Coach Gigi Swan watching her players relax during practice and downplay their upcoming game, her girls ended up hammering in goal after goal against the The Harker School. By the time the girls left the pool, they had smiles on their face and a solid victory in the beginning of their season....

Girls water polo: Team looks forward to strong season despite multiple injuries

Girls water polo: Team looks forward to strong season despite multiple injuries

Amanda Chan

August 22, 2016

The girls water polo team is starting their season off with a new coach, a smaller team and many players dealing with long-term injuries. Still, they believe that the injuries will not be a setback and that they can continue their strong play this season. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In622yU...

Girls water polo: Senior night

Girls water polo: Senior night

Stephanie Lam

November 5, 2015

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Girls water polo: Team falls to Santa Clara HS in over time

Girls water polo: Team falls to Santa Clara HS in over time

Stephanie Lam

November 4, 2015

1.2 seconds. That was the amount of time left in the fourth quarter of the game. The score was tied with Santa Clara High School and MVHS both at 12-12. MVHS called for a time-out, and huddled around coach Gigi Swan. All the team needed was one more point to win the game and claim victory on their s...

Photo Gallery :Girls water polo loses 15-8 in intense match against Cupertino High School

Photo Gallery :Girls water polo loses 15-8 in intense match against Cupertino High School

Stephanie Lam

October 26, 2015

There was only one word to describe the MVHS game against Cupertino High School on Oct. 22: intense. In the pool, players were yelling for the ball, focused only on the goal ahead. On the deck, parents were cheering from the sidelines, shouting so loud that it rang in their  ears. Even the referee...

Girls water polo: Team loses 6-5 in a close match against Wilcox HS

Girls water polo: Team loses 6-5 in a close match against Wilcox HS

Stephanie Lam

October 11, 2015

On Oct. 6, girls water polo played a home game against Wilcox HS. Although it was a close match, the Matadors lost to WHS with a score of 6:5. In the first quarter, WHS proved to be fierce competitors as they scored their first goal of the game.  MVHS was only able to score in the last 50 seconds...

Game GIFs: Girls water polo secures close victory over Homestead HS 10-8

Game GIFs: Girls water polo secures close victory over Homestead HS 10-8

Stephanie Lam

October 4, 2015

Videos by Amanda Chan When the Homestead HS team moved down this year to the Lady Mats league, the girls expected a tough game from them. On Sept. 30, the girls water polo team played their second home game against Homestead High School. The girls were victorious over HHS, winning the game at a...

Girls Water Polo wins against HHS in the team’s first home game

Girls Water Polo wins against HHS in the team’s first home game

Stephanie Lam

September 28, 2015

MVHS played its first home game against HHS on Sept 21. The team secured six goals within the first two quarters, and then scored two more in the last two quarters. A main contributor the team’s performance was the team’s strong defense. The defense not only blocked key HHS players from shooting,...

Deacon siblings share passion for water polo

Deacon siblings share passion for water polo

Amanda Chan

September 22, 2015

Senior Nicole Deacon and freshman Bill Deacon, both water polo players, share an especially close bond over their passion for the sport. Water polo has allowed the Deacon siblings to form a close connection and push each other to improve their skills. Both Bill and Nicole hope to bond even more as Nicole...

Girls water polo: Team looks forward to upcoming season with new coaches

Girls water polo: Team looks forward to upcoming season with new coaches

Amanda Chan

August 23, 2015

Coming off a strong season last year, the girls water polo team underwent a number of changes, including a change in leadership with two new coaches. After losing several players to graduation, they hope that the new players will step up and lead the team. The Matadors hope to be competitive in their...

Water polo senior recognition

Water polo senior recognition

Malini Ramaiyer

October 26, 2014

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Photo Gallery: Girls water polo defeated by the Harker School on senior recognition night

Photo Gallery: Girls water polo defeated by the Harker School on senior recognition night

Trisha Kholiya

October 26, 2014

In the first five minutes, the Harker Eagles established their lead with three goals. Seniors Kylie Constant and Gayathri Ketavarapu scored goals for MVHS in the last two minutes of first period, but the Eagles remained in lead. During the second period, the Eagles kept possession of the ball. With strong...