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Boys water polo: Matadors narrowly lose senior night to Palo Alto HS

Boys water polo: Matadors narrowly lose senior night to Palo Alto HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 24, 2017

olorful ribbons and posters lined the pool deck, a table with cake, drinks, and other snacks sat up against the wall, and fans filed into the MVHS pool area, filling the bleachers until they were packed to capacity. Coming into their senior night game against Palo Alto HS, the Matadors knew it woul...

Boys water polo: Team loses to Los Gatos HS 6-10

Boys water polo: Team loses to Los Gatos HS 6-10

Roshan Fernandez

October 11, 2017

he sun was setting on the horizon, casting golden rays that bounced off the MVHS swimming pool as the boys water polo team prepared to play Los Gatos HS in one of their last home games of the season. After losing to LGHS earlier in Sept. by a score of 7-14, the boys anticipated a tough game that they ho...

Water Polo: A fresh start

Water Polo: A fresh start

ZaZu Lippert

August 12, 2017

Co-reported by Anish Vasudevan.  ollowing a rocky last season after both varsity teams finished with losing records, the water polo program is looking to bounce back and pave way for stronger and more successful teams this year. Now with new coaches, a new regiment and a newer purpose of establish...

Boys water polo: What really happened in their one point loss against Homestead HS?

Boys water polo: What really happened in their one point loss against Homestead HS?

Om Khandekar

October 10, 2016

In the end, the game came down to a one point difference between the MVHS boy's water polo team and the Homestead HS team. To get a sense of what that meant, we took a look at some of the big moments of the game and how they stacked up in this MVHS loss. ...

Photo gallery: Boys water polo defeats Wilcox HS

Photo gallery: Boys water polo defeats Wilcox HS

Roshan Fernandez

September 28, 2016

On the very first play of the game, MVHS took the lead. And it stayed that way for the entire game. The Matadors scored five first quarter goals in a quick start, and were able to hold on for their first home victory of the season. Relentless shooting had the Wilcox HS players scrambling back to defend....

Polo bros

Polo bros

Stephanie Lam

November 18, 2015

Sitting on a broken wooden deck outside the wrestling room may not be where water polo juniors Spencer Springsteel, Brendan Hughes and Pranav Madanahalli made their best memories. It doesn’t have that chlorine smell that the boys have grown up with. It isn’t wet, like the drenched pool deck a...

Boys water polo: MVHS prevails 21-12 against Homestead High School

Boys water polo: MVHS prevails 21-12 against Homestead High School

Malini Ramaiyer

October 26, 2014

“One team, one dream” was their motto. Making CCS was their dream. The senior night game against Homestead High School on Thursday, Oct. 23 would determine if the boys varsity water polo team achieved their goal. They won 21-12. “We came out on top because we put in the effort,” senior And...

PHOTO GALLERY: Team sweeps 12-4 against Saratoga High School

PHOTO GALLERY: Team sweeps 12-4 against Saratoga High School

Malini Ramaiyer

October 9, 2014

After a loss of 8-20 to Gunn High School last week, the boys water polo team won 12-4 against Saratoga High School on Oct. 7. With consistent post-ups and clear communication, the team only gave up one goal per quarter. The Matadors expected to win as SHS moved up this season from a lower division,...

Boys water polo: Team loses 20-8 to Gunn High School

Boys water polo: Team loses 20-8 to Gunn High School

Malini Ramaiyer

September 29, 2014

The boys water polo team lost 20-8 to Gunn High School in its second league game last Thursday, Sept. 25. The Matadors came into the game knowing it would be a challenge as GHS placed fourth in CCS last season. With GHS scoring frequently and defending aggressively, the game started off quickly. Ninet...

BOYS WATER POLO: MATADORS LOSE CLOSE GAME AGAINST MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL IN CLOSING MINUTES

BOYS WATER POLO: MATADORS LOSE CLOSE GAME AGAINST MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL IN CLOSING MINUTES

Alaina Lui

October 23, 2013

The boys water polo team faced off against Mountain View High School on Oct. 17 at home. Both teams fought hard, but the Spartans started stronger, scoring the first goal of the game. The Matadors kept the deficit within two points for the rest of the game but would never take the lead. The Matado...

Boys Water Polo: Team faces tough defeat against Los Gatos High School

Boys Water Polo: Team faces tough defeat against Los Gatos High School

Sarah Ramos

October 17, 2013

Strong aggression and motivation from the opposing team leads to a 10-3 loss. Read More »...