El Estoque

Boys Soccer: Tie between MVHS and Santa Clara HS

Boys Soccer: Tie between MVHS and Santa Clara HS

Becca Zheng

February 6, 2017

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

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

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 ...

Boys soccer: Team falls short of comeback against Homestead HS 3-2

Boys soccer: Team falls short of comeback against Homestead HS 3-2

Aditya Krishnan

January 12, 2017

he players sat shivering underneath the sideline canopy using whatever remaining energy they had to call out to and motivate their teammates on the field. All of a sudden, everyone jolted up and off the benches. While a majority of the players remained stagnant, a pair rushed out onto the field with the...

Boys soccer: Team blown out 0-3 against Los Altos HS

Boys soccer: Team blown out 0-3 against Los Altos HS

Becca Zheng

January 10, 2017

ith the wind blowing in their faces and the rain soaking their jerseys, the MVHS boys soccer team stepped onto the damp field ready to play Los Altos HS on Jan. 3. In some of the worst conditions this area has to offer — high winds, pouring rain and low temperatures, MVHS lost the match 0-3 after ...

Taking their shot: Two players pursue soccer at the Academy

Taking their shot: Two players pursue soccer at the Academy

Rana Aghababazadeh

December 11, 2016

ophomore Itay Rabinovich can hardly remember his life before soccer. At the age of five, his grandfather introduced him to the game by giving him a ball to play with. "He was always kicking something around," Itay's father, Roberto Rabinovich, said. "We would always play with him around the block and...

Boys Soccer: Varsity boys pre-season victory against Cupertino HS

Boys Soccer: Varsity boys pre-season victory against Cupertino HS

Becca Zheng

December 6, 2016

he rain was quickly subsiding as the MVHS boys soccer team took to the field in their first preseason game on Nov. 30. The clouds remained heavy over the field throughout the game, but the team seemed unaffected by the weather and focused on their goal: winning their first game of the season. In...

Soccer: Try it out

Soccer: Try it out

Becca Zheng

November 9, 2016

ith hope and determination, students jump into soccer tryouts, hoping to impress the coaches and make the team. With coaches containing their own unique mindset and goals, it takes a variety of characteristics and skills to make varsity. The girls varsity soccer team also welcomes a new coach, Jose V...

Game GIFs: Boys soccer achieves 2-0 win against Lynbrook HS

Game GIFs: Boys soccer achieves 2-0 win against Lynbrook HS

Justin Kim

February 2, 2016

Video by Derek Shao or much of the beginning of the season, the MVHS boys soccer team suffered from slow starts and a lack of communication. On this rainy day, as dark clouds were setting in, the Matadors set to correct their errors in order to defeat their opponents from Lynbrook. On Jan. 29 at 3:30 p.m....

Boys soccer: Matadors pummel Saratoga Falcons 5-1

Boys soccer: Matadors pummel Saratoga Falcons 5-1

Kinglsey Wang

January 20, 2016

The New Year’s Resolution: win the league games. MVHS opened up the season against Saratoga High with a win. Under the clouds and light rains of Jan. 6, the boys soccer team played their first game of the calendar year against the Falcons and ended the game with a 5-1 win. This was the first league game ...

Preseason: Boys varsity soccer find success in playstyle

Preseason: Boys varsity soccer find success in playstyle

Justin Kim

January 12, 2016

Co-written with Kingsley Wang On paper, the boys varsity soccer team has an average record. They have won three games, lost three and drew even in two. After a heartbreaking loss in penalties to Los Altos High School in the Homestead Cup final match, the Matadors have lost three consecutive games,...

Preseason expectations for boys varsity soccer

Preseason expectations for boys varsity soccer

Kinglsey Wang

December 7, 2015

or the first time in 17 years, the varsity boys soccer team qualified for the Central Coast Section championships last year, defying expectations of a dismal season after being moved up a division.   The player roster this year is diverse, including upperclassmen rookies, sophomores ...