El Estoque

Girls Soccer: The Lady Mats secure their fourth league victory against Wilcox HS

Junior Samiksha Rao attempts to bypass a WHS defender in the first half of the match despite their intense offensive plays. Junior Shriya Kaushik takes note on WHS' playing strategies during today's match especially.

Justine Ha, Anjali Singh, and Collin Qian

February 7, 2020

After an intense match, the Matadors gain their sixth overall win with a final score of 4-2

Girls soccer: MVHS draws against Milpitas HS 0-0

Freshman forward Diya Balakrishnan peers over her shoulder at the oncoming defender in order to anticipate her next move so that she maintains possession of the ball against Milpitas HS.

Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan

January 26, 2020

In its fourth league matchup of the season, MVHS ties against Milpitas HS

Girls soccer: Matadors draw against Valley Christian HS 0-0

Senior Jaimie Chan tries to shield the ball against a VCHS player.

Anish Vasudevan

December 4, 2019

fter a 5-1 loss to Branham HS in its preseason opener, the MVHS varsity girls soccer team bounced back with a draw against Valley Christian HS (VCHS) on Dec. 2.  According to senior team captain and center midfielder Jaimie Chan, the Matadors’ expectations heading into the game were low since V...

Girls soccer: MVHS falls to Los Altos HS in a 0-2 defeat

Junior Erica Haskell steals the ball from a Los Altos HS defender, while trying to keep the ball to pass to a teammate. Photo by Justine Ha.

Justine Ha

January 28, 2019

n Jan. 25, the MVHS varsity girls soccer team had a fast-paced start in the first half against Los Altos HS, including a close goal attempt from sophomore Hana Foster just 10 seconds into the game. But this high intensive time was short-lived as sophomore Samiksha Rao got a red card just three minutes into...

Girls Soccer: MVHS edge out Branham HS in low scoring game

Girls Soccer: MVHS edge out Branham HS in low scoring game

Rajas Habbu, Kamyar Moradi, and Anish Vasudevan

December 3, 2018

After losing their first game of the season 5-0 against Pioneer HS, the Matadors were hoping to bounce back and secure a win in their first home game on Nov. 27. MVHS faced Branham HS, a team that beat them 3-0 in the 2017 season. The game started off slow, with neither team dominating possession. Howeve...

A look back: Girls soccer team closes out season with dominant victory

A look back: Girls soccer team closes out season with dominant victory

Akshara Majjiga

March 19, 2018

Additional reporting by Anthony Moll hen the 10 seniors on the MVHS girls soccer team took the field on Feb. 16 for the final time in their high school careers, emotions were mixed. They were nostalgic, remembering all of the times that they joked around with their friends and the quirky traditio...

Girls soccer: Matadors fall to the Milpitas Trojans

#24 Skylar Polshay steals the ball from a MHS player.

Ankit Gupta

February 16, 2018

n Feb. 9, the MVHS girls soccer team, who was looking to solidify its spot in the CCS playoffs, hosted the Milpitas HS Trojans. The Trojans came into the matchup looking to rebound from two straight losses. The first few minutes of the game turned into a scoring rally, with both teams driving the bal...

Girls varsity soccer loses 2-0 to Gunn HS

Girls varsity soccer loses 2-0 to Gunn HS

Shayon Moradi

February 8, 2018

On January 26,  a cold Monday night, with a fire alarm blaring in the middle of the match, the MVHS girls varsity soccer team hoped to continue their better-than-expected season. After a lackluster season last year with a 1-10-1 record, the team has bounced back and has a chance of making it to CCS. ...

Girls soccer: Close win over Lynbrook HS seals Matadors’ second seed position in

Girls soccer: Close win over Lynbrook HS seals Matadors’ second seed position in

Rana Aghababazadeh

February 6, 2018

  ust a few seconds after senior Nanda Nayak retreated from the Lynbrook HS goal after scoring, her team slapping her back and shouting her name, junior Samantha Chan came in from behind the LHS defensive line and sealed another goal for MVHS, making the score 2-0 just ten minutes into the ga...

Girls soccer: Team easily wins over Cupertino HS despite the weather conditions

Girls soccer: Team easily wins over Cupertino HS despite the weather conditions

Rana Aghababazadeh

February 5, 2018

ith rain on the way and the wind nearly blowing the team tent off the ground, several players on the MVHS girls soccer team were seen rubbing their hands together, hopping from leg to leg while waiting in line for their warm-up drills. Just on the other end of the field was the Cupertino HS team, si...

Girls soccer: Team falls to Fremont in final minutes

Girls soccer: Team falls to Fremont in final minutes

Sannidhi Menon

January 29, 2018

The MVHS girls soccer team came into their game on Wednesday, Jan. 17 undefeated in their past six league games, and were looking to continue their success against a highly ranked Fremont HS team. “They had a very similar standing to us,” sophomore Jaimie Chan said, “so I knew that it wasn’t go...