El Estoque

The Eldstroms: Norwegian exchange student reflects on her year at MVHS

Alina Abidi

June 4, 2014

[toggle_content title="Transcript" class=""] Senior Amelia Strom: From the first time we met her, I was like, “This is totally going to work.” I just knew from the start that we were going to have awesome year. Senior Hilde Eldring: But you know how to count! Strom: Yeah, yeah! 1 - Eldring: N...

Girls soccer: First win motivates team for league games

Senior Alice Johnson dodges two CHS defenders before passing the ball to freshman Kalpana Gopalkrishnan. The team used a new formation that included five midfielders, which increased passing opportunities and a smoother transition from defense to offense.

Alina Abidi

January 9, 2014

The girls soccer team won their sixth preseason game 2-1 at home against Castilleja High School on Jan. 7 due to an aggressive first half and consistent defense. After a string of losses and ties, the team achieved their first victory in the last game before league play. “We’ve had quite a few losses, so th...

Matadors of the week: Amelia Strom and Sarah Im

Senior Amelia Strom attempts to steal the ball from a Homestead High School opponent, while senior Sarah Im gets into a good position to assist her. The field hockey team defeated Homestead 5-0 in their senior game on Nov. 7. Photo by Mihir Joshi.

Ashmita Chakraborty

December 9, 2013

Seniors Amelia Strom and Sarah Im discuss their journeys on the field hockey team. Read More »...

Girls soccer: Team prepares for a season full of changes

Alina Abidi

November 27, 2013

New coaching staff and player diversity motivates team to restart their CCS qualification streak. Read More »

Strong defense highlights first field hockey game

Co-captain senior Amelia Strom attempts to steal the ball during the Lady Mats’ game against Saint Francis High School on Sept. 5. Strom later suffered a leg injury, but walked off the field without assistance. Photo by Ashish Samaddar.

Nathan Desai

September 5, 2013

MVHS loses its first game of the season against Saint Francis High School. Read More »...

Girls soccer: Lady Mats end three-game scoreless streak

Senior Malvika Mecker dribbles down the field. Mecker scored the only matador goal in the first half.

Mihir Joshi

January 28, 2013

Strong play from the girls help halt losing streak The Lady Mats faced off against the Homestead Mustangs on Jan. 18, finishing with a score of 1-1 to end a three game scoring drought. Improved ball control and communication allowed MVHS to control the pace of play for the majority of the game. Earl...

Girls soccer: Matadors take 3-0 win over Leigh High School

Senior Chelsea Soldan steals the ball from the Longhorns in the second half. The Lady Mats' improved anticipation of the ball helped them score twice in the second half. Photo by Joyce Varma.

Joyce Varma

December 9, 2012

The Lady Mats played Leigh High School on Dec. 6 and secured another home victory with a final score of 3-0. Improved communication and anticipation of the ball helped MVHS score three goals and intercept countless passes from the Longhorns. The Matadors scored their first goal near the middle of the...

Girls soccer: 1-0 victory secured in final offensive push

Girls soccer: 1-0 victory secured in final offensive push

Alexandria Poh

December 6, 2012

Matadors defeat the Fremont Firebirds with improved communication. Read More »...

FIELD HOCKEY: Matadors show improvement in 1-3 loss to Cupertino

FIELD HOCKEY: Matadors show improvement in 1-3 loss to Cupertino

Alaina Lui

October 1, 2012

Resurgence in second half  not enough to take lead at MVHS field Read More »...

FIELD HOCKEY: Matadors fall to Lynbrook 0-1

Junior Katrina Chan weaves the ball down the sideline past a Lynbrook player. The Matadors were unable to execute, despite many scoring opportunities. Photo by Mihir Joshi

Steven Lim

September 23, 2012

Senior Katie Byrne looked up after weaving past a Lynbrook High School defender and sent a quick pass through the defense to junior Sarah Im. Im cradled the ball against the face side of her stick, quickly wound up her swing and made a shot at the cage. The play was brilliantly set up and would put ...