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Girls water polo: Team wins against Milpitas HS 13-2

Girls water polo: Team wins against Milpitas HS 13-2

Aanchal Garg

September 26, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, Girls Water Polo, Girls water polo, SPORTS, Water Polo

n Tuesday Sept. 19, the MVHS girls water polo team shouted their customary ‘1-2-3 Lady Mats!’ cheer, creating an echo that rang around the pool. MVHS played against Milpitas HS in the team’s second home game of the season. Senior Neha Mylvaganan has been playing against MHS for the last four year...

Water Polo: A fresh start

Water Polo: A fresh start

ZaZu Lippert

August 12, 2017


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Girls Water Polo, Multimedia, Sports, Water Polo

Co-reported by Anish Vasudevan.  ollowing a rocky last season after both varsity teams finished with losing records, the water polo program is looking to bounce back and pave way for stronger and more successful teams this year. Now with new coaches, a new regiment and a newer purpose of establish...

Back at it

Back at it

Akshara Majjiga

March 8, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Fall Sports, SPORTS, Sports Features, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving, Water Polo

en years ago, when JV baseball coach Shawn Voigt graduated from MVHS with the class of 2007, things were different. Without the internet, Voigt found it difficult to develop his skills and opinions with limited access to contrasting perspectives. But, 2015 JV water polo and swim coach Jennifer Liu, who...

Boys water polo: Season ends with last second victory

Boys water polo: Season ends with last second victory

Om Khandekar

November 1, 2016


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS, Water Polo

ake a look at the pool now, at the empty bleachers and stationary goals, and it seems like the calmest place on campus. You couldn’t tell that weeks ago the lights were blazing on a small but roaring crowd during the boys water polo senior night, as shot after shot tore across the surface of this ...

Girls water polo: MVHS defeats Milpitas HS 22-1 on Senior Night

Girls water polo: MVHS defeats Milpitas HS 22-1 on Senior Night

Sannidhi Menon

October 31, 2016


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

Co-written by Ruth Feng MVHS defeated Milpitas HS with the overwhelming score of 22-1 in their last home game of the season on Oct. 20. MVHS started off strong against MHS with shots on goal just as the game began, giving the team a 2-0 lead. After a goal by junior Sarah Tom brought the score to 3-0, ...

Boys water polo: What really happened in their one point loss against Homestead HS?

Boys water polo: What really happened in their one point loss against Homestead HS?

Om Khandekar

October 10, 2016


Filed under Best of Sports, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Water Polo

In the end, the game came down to a one point difference between the MVHS boy's water polo team and the Homestead HS team. To get a sense of what that meant, we took a look at some of the big moments of the game and how they stacked up in this MVHS loss. ...

Photo gallery: Boys water polo defeats Wilcox HS

Photo gallery: Boys water polo defeats Wilcox HS

Roshan Fernandez

September 28, 2016


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

n the very first play of the game, MVHS took the lead. And it stayed that way for the entire game. The Matadors scored five first quarter goals in a quick start, and were able to hold on for their first home victory of the season. Relentless shooting had the Wilcox HS players scrambling back to defend. The...

Under the hood of MVHS water polo

Under the hood of MVHS water polo

Ruth Feng

August 22, 2016


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Podcasts, SPORTS, Sports Digital, Water Polo

With the U.S. Water polo teams making a big splash at the Olympics this year, there’s been talk among viewers that water polo is no more than just a combination of other sports. To dive deeper into the basic elements that make up water polo, we asked senior water polo player Brendan Hughes and MVHS...

Boys Water Polo: Team suffers fourth loss in league play against Gunn HS

Boys Water Polo: Team suffers fourth loss in league play against Gunn HS

Derek Shao

October 20, 2015


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

n October 13th, the Matadors faced Gunn High School looking to win their fifth game of the season in league play. Undefeated Gunn came in trying to continue their breakout season. In the end, GHS ended up outscoring and eventually defeating the Matadors. The team will face Los Altos HS at home on October 22 at 3:30 pm. ...

Deacon siblings share passion for water polo

Deacon siblings share passion for water polo

Amanda Chan

September 22, 2015


Filed under Best interactives, Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Water Polo

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...