El Estoque

Workout playlist: Music energizes sophomore goalie

Workout playlist: Music energizes sophomore goalie

Vivian Chiang

February 9, 2016


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS

The Gunn player dribbles the ball down the field towards sophomore Natalia Osorio. Calmly, Osorio hums to herself, getting ready in her goalie position. When the ball gets closer, Osorio suddenly shoots up, meeting the ball halfway in the air and knocking it down. How did she manage to interce...

Girls soccer: Matadors tie 1-1 with Wilcox HS

Girls soccer: Matadors tie 1-1 with Wilcox HS

Amita Mahajan

February 7, 2016


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Story written by Amita Mahajan. Additional reporting by Tyler Lin and Justin Kim. I’m just really happy. They put a smile on my face,” girls soccer coach DJ Driscoll said. “Even though they didn’t win, they battled the whole time.” After a few rocky weeks, MVHS put up a solid fight a...

Girls soccer: Rematch against Fremont HS results in 6-0 loss

Girls soccer: Rematch against Fremont HS results in 6-0 loss

Akshara Majjiga

February 3, 2016


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

With a busy week of three games upon them, MVHS was ready to avenge their previous loss to Fremont HS. Last time the two teams met was at FHS and after a difficult game, they lost with a final score of 2-1, but they believed it to be a somewhat successful game in terms of effort and goals met. Going...

Girls soccer: Matadors suffer 5-0 loss to Los Altos HS

Girls soccer: Matadors suffer 5-0 loss to Los Altos HS

Amita Mahajan

January 27, 2016


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS

Co-reported with Vivian Chiang. Girls Soccer gif 1 he girls chatted in groups as they went through basic stretches and warm-ups. But as the sound of the referee’s whistle filled the air, so did the tension and anticipation. As sophomore Riya Khilnani pointed out, they were expecting a difficult game a...

Girls soccer: Matadors frustrated after loss to rival Cupertino HS

Girls soccer: Matadors frustrated after loss to rival Cupertino HS

Akshara Majjiga

January 25, 2016


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

Returning to their home turf on a sunny Friday of Jan 15, MVHS took the field against Cupertino HS. According to freshman Samantha Chan, as long as their passes connected and their gameplay was fast, they were looking to have a strong game against their rivals. But unable to communicate as effectively...

Girls soccer: Team loses 2-1 to Wilcox Chargers

Girls soccer: Team loses 2-1 to Wilcox Chargers

Malini Ramaiyer

January 15, 2016


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

hen the girls soccer team faced Wilcox High School on Jan. 13, there were two things they just weren’t used to — playing without goalie senior Monica Polgar and dealing with a grass field. Out of their element, the team was determined to push through the challenge regardless. Without the comfort o...

Girls soccer: Team dominates Lynbrook HS 2-0

Girls soccer: Team dominates Lynbrook HS 2-0

Vivian Chiang

January 12, 2016


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Story  written by Vivian Chiang and Amita Mahajan On Jan. 8, the crowd was silent as captain senior Alissa Paterson approached the opposing goal with the ball. She dodged the Lynbrook HS goalie and swiftly kicked the ball into the goal from a slanted angle. The girls soccer team and their onlooker...

Girls soccer: Team suffers 3-1 loss to Leigh HS

Girls soccer: Team suffers 3-1 loss to Leigh HS

Akshara Majjiga

December 18, 2015


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Co-reported by Tyler Lin, Akshara Majjiga, and Vivian Chiang, Story by Akshara Majjiga Photos by Tyler Lin and Vivian Chiang At 3:30 on Dec. 15, the visitors stands were filled with eager spectators. On the far side of the field, however, the bleachers were nearly empty. While the rest of the school was studying for finals, the girls soccer team took the field aga...

Girls soccer: Veteran team looks forward to successful season with a new mindset and improved strategies

Girls soccer: Veteran team looks forward to successful season with a new mindset and improved strategies

Akshara Majjiga

December 1, 2015


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Story written by Akshara Majjiga. Additional reporting by Amita Mahajan and Vivian Chiang. The team kicks off practice by running two laps around the field. They are led by team captains and seniors Alissa Paterson, Rachel Poulo and Monica Polgar. Video by Amita Mahajan. The air was chilly during the fi...

Girls soccer: Team falls to first-place Milpitas HS at Senior Night

Girls soccer: Team falls to first-place Milpitas HS at Senior Night

Malini Ramaiyer

February 17, 2015


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Senior Janaye Sakkas On Feb. 13, the girls soccer team wore shirts that all said the same thing: “We love Janaye.” Decorating the field with balloons and posters as well for Senior Night, the team celebrated their only senior on the team, Janaye Sakkas. Team's thoughts on Sakkas:  “She’s ...

Girls soccer falls to Gunn High School 2-0

Girls soccer falls to Gunn High School 2-0

Malini Ramaiyer

February 7, 2015


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Winter Sports

wo minutes left in the game and MVHS was down 0-0. The whole team needed to focus on that one goal. Three players remained on defense, while the remainder of the team pushed forward. And yet, with two minutes left of the game, Gunn High School, not MVHS, scored to seal the game 2-0. GHS would win the g...

Girls soccer: Matadors hold off Wilcox Chargers, win 2-1

Girls soccer: Matadors hold off Wilcox Chargers, win 2-1

Malini Ramaiyer

January 29, 2015


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

he two teams were tied throughout the game. The score was 0-0 for 28 minutes. Then, 1-1 for 48 minutes. But in the last minute, sophomore Kalpana Gopalkrishnan’s shot soared into the goal and the girls soccer team defeated Wilcox High School 2-1. On Jan. 24, both teams competed with consistent defe...