El Estoque

Boys’ soccer: MVHS defeats Milpitas HS

Sophomore Edin Kraja steals the ball from a MHS player.

Jayanti Jha and Elena Khan

February 12, 2020

  The MVHS boys varsity soccer team defeated Milpitas HS 5-1, bringing its current league standing to 5-5-1.  The team played strong offense during the first half, scoring four of their five goals within the first 30 minutes. Junior Frank Lu credits their offensive plays to trusting an...

Athlete of the month: Guy Lavi

Athlete of the month: Guy Lavi

Tabitha Mendez

January 7, 2020

After watching games with his dad, uncle and older brother, senior and defender Guy Lavi started playing soccer at age six. Since then, he has had a 13-year career but is still uncertain whether or not he will play in college. Lavi has been playing on the MVHS boys soccer team since he was a freshman, a...

Boys soccer: Team falls 3-0 to Lynbrook HS

Boys soccer: Team falls 3-0 to Lynbrook HS

Sreya Kumar and Ankit Gupta

January 18, 2019

Matadors suffer first league defeat of the year

Boys soccer: MVHS loses league matchup against Gunn HS

Senior Arjun Mathur dribbles in front of a GHS defender. GHS stopped MVHS from scoring any goals in this game.

Anish Vasudevan

January 30, 2018

At the end of a rainy and cold week, the MVHS boys soccer team faced off against Gunn HS for the second time in their season. Since they lost to GHS 3-2 three weeks earlier in the season, MVHS has only experienced more disappointment, winning only one out of four games since that matchup. Looking...

Boys soccer: Team clinches 2-1 victory against Gilroy HS

Boys soccer: Team clinches 2-1 victory against Gilroy HS

Elizabeth Han

December 5, 2017

ovember 30 was a day of firsts. After weeks of preparation, varsity coach Todd Kimble coached his first game with the team, picking up the baton from former coach Patrick Lowney’s five-year legacy. New teammates filled up the bench, including members from the development team — a project created b...

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...

Changing Seasons: The evolution of winter sports

Changing Seasons: The evolution of winter sports

Amita Mahajan

March 11, 2016

Co-reported with Pranav Iyer. Correction: The number of seniors on the girls basketball team in the magazine from 2012-2015 were inaccurate. The correct numbers are reported below. Boys Soccer: A losing team was quickly turned into a winning program that eventually reached the CCS playoffs for the f...

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,...

Matador of the Week: Brad Ohadi

Sarah Ramos

March 2, 2014

The Co-captain describes his favorite moments from the 2013-2014 season. Read More »