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Boys soccer: Team sends off seniors despite narrow senior night defeat

Boys soccer: Team sends off seniors despite narrow  senior night defeat

Elizabeth Han

March 9, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS

ork ethic, positive attitude and talent were just some of the praises that Coach Todd Kimble echoed across the field during the boys soccer senior night on Feb. 14. After a few friendly jabs at the players, laughter broke out from the bleachers, where friends of the seniors cheered and raised their po...

Boys soccer: Team suffers 2-3 loss against Saratoga HS

Boys soccer: Team suffers 2-3 loss against Saratoga HS

Karen Ma

February 17, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

n Feb. 11, the  MVHS boys soccer team played their second to last home game against Saratoga HS. Although the Matadors started off with a lack of coordination, the team soon pulled together, with senior Takeshi Ueno scoring within the first few minutes. The team started connecting passes, the Matadors of...

Boys soccer: Matadors triumph over Milpitas HS in 4-0 shutout

Boys soccer: Matadors triumph over Milpitas HS in 4-0 shutout

Karen Ma

January 25, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

fter the team’s close defeat against Lynbrook HS on Jan. 12, junior Avi Libman claimed it was one of their best games yet. The team started out the game strong, establishing a 2-1 lead in the first half through heightened focus and tight passes. It was only until the last five minutes of the game th...

Boys soccer: Team suffers 4-2 defeat against Wilcox HS

Boys soccer: Team suffers 4-2 defeat against Wilcox HS

Akshara Majjiga

January 11, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

he last of the rain was subsiding for the MVHS boys soccer team’s first league game of the year on Jan. 3, but temperatures continued to drop as the game progressed. Alumni from the class of 2016, who were on break from their respective colleges, stood on the sidelines cheering the players on as t...

Developing success

Developing success

Karen Ma

December 12, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, From the magazine, SPORTS

t’s the first game of the 2017-18 varsity boys soccer season. As players take the field, ready to put their practice to play, new varsity coach Todd Kimble observes from the sidelines. This year, however, fans and the players on the bench aren’t the only ones watching. Six juniors and seniors ...

Boys soccer: Game against Santa Cruz HS ends in a scoreless draw

Boys soccer: Game against Santa Cruz HS ends in a scoreless draw

Sreya Kumar

December 10, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, SPORTS

ensions were high during the boys soccer game on December 8 as the MVHS team played against Santa Cruz HS. After days of hard training, the team faced SCHS . The Matadors remained persistent and confident throughout the game despite many missed opportunities. The game ended with a 0-0 tie. “[The game] was...

Boys soccer: Team clinches 2-1 victory against Gilroy HS

Boys soccer: Team clinches 2-1 victory against Gilroy HS

Elizabeth Han

December 5, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, SPORTS

ovember 30 was a day of firsts. After weeks of preparation, varsity coach Todd Kimble coached his first game with the team, picking up the baton from former coach Patrick Lowney’s five-year legacy. New teammates filled up the bench, including members from the development team — a project created b...

Fresh start to the winter season

Fresh start to the winter season

Sunjin Chang

November 17, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Sports, Winter Sports

he day was Monday, October 30. Winter sports took over the athletic fields from the fall sports as they began their season. MVHS welcomed a whole new batch of coaches, including a new head coach for the boys basketball team, Calvin Wong, and new head coach for the boys varsity soccer team, Todd Kimble...

Photo gallery: Boys soccer falls to Lynbrook HS in season’s final home game

Photo gallery: Boys soccer falls to Lynbrook HS in season’s final home game

Aditya Pimplaskar

February 13, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

MVHS parents and students gathered on the MVHS upper field at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, as the boys soccer team honored their seniors. Despite their elimination from CCS contention, the Matadors looked to follow up their senior recognition ceremony and honor their veteran seniors with their first ...

Boys Soccer: Tie between MVHS and Santa Clara HS

Boys Soccer: Tie between MVHS and Santa Clara HS

Becca Zheng

February 6, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

On a rainy Thursday afternoon, with a broken scoreboard, the MVHS boys soccer team was gearing up to compete for a CCS birth. The Matadors needed a win against Santa Clara HS to remain in contention for a CCS berth. MVHS started the game off well, opening with a 1-0 lead. Senior Hidetoshi Yoshimura s...

Boys soccer: Team dealt 1-4 loss against Los Gatos HS

Boys soccer: Team dealt 1-4 loss against Los Gatos HS

Rana Aghababazadeh

January 25, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS

he MVHS players warmed up on a cold January afternoon, with the temperature only dropping as the game went on. There were few in the stands, mostly parents, and a good half of them were supporting the Los Gatos HS Wildcats. On the pitch, the MVHS boys varsity soccer team was trying to get a win agains...

Boys soccer: The rundown of a last second tie

Boys soccer: The rundown of a last second tie

Rana Aghababazadeh

January 22, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS

he MVHS players bit their jerseys with a frustrated look on their faces. SCHS had just scored a goal and evened out the score. Meanwhile, two parents from each school in the crowd argued about the referee’s judgment, adding to the tension between the two teams. On Jan. 13, the MVHS boys soccer team played ...