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...

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.

Girls soccer: First win motivates team for league games

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...

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.

Matadors of the week: Amelia Strom and Sarah Im

Ashmita Chakraborty December 9, 2013

Seniors Amelia Strom and Sarah Im discuss their journeys on the field hockey team. Seniors Amelia Strom and Sarah Im have played on MVHS’ field hockey team since their freshman year. Now captain,...

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. [youtube link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WRBriupYn0" width="590" height="315"]Last year, girls...

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.

Strong defense highlights first field hockey game

Nathan Desai September 5, 2013

MVHS loses its first game of the season against Saint Francis High School. After barely missing CCS last season, the MVHS field hockey team believed that it could meet, if not exceed, its performance...

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

Girls soccer: Lady Mats end three-game scoreless streak

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...

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.

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

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...

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. Though the score stayed at 0-0 for the majority of the game, the Matadors claimed the second win of the preseason against Fremont...

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 On Sept. 28, the MVHS field hockey team played CHS for the first time on the MVHS field. After falling behind in the early minutes of...

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

FIELD HOCKEY: Matadors fall to Lynbrook 0-1

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,...

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