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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Senior Brendan Duffy and junior Anton Abramson practice before the CCS match. Their season ended with a loss of 14-15 in their first round CCS match on Nov. 6. Photo by Margaret Lin.

BOYS WATER POLO CCS: Close defeat in overtime

Karen Feng November 10, 2012

Matadors lose 14-15 to LHS despite replay, end season Despite a five-point lead in the first half, the seventh-seeded Matadors lost their edge as tenth-seeded Lynbrook High School closed the gap...

Senior Brendan Duffy looks to pass the ball to a teammate. Duffy was the strongest player in all three of the games played over the weekend, scoring the majority of MVHS goals and leading the Matadors to a 2-1 record in the Ron Freeman Memorial tournament. Photo by Margaret Lin.

WATER POLO: Second annual Ron Freeman Memorial tournament hosted at MVHS

Carissa Chan November 8, 2012

Senior Brendan Duffy scores 20 goals in weekend tournament With posters hanging on the fences and a large crowd watching from the pool deck, the Matadors faced off against Pioneer High School in...

Water polo CCS: Matadors unable to hold lead against Serra

Water polo CCS: Matadors unable to hold lead against Serra

Elvin Wong November 8, 2011

The Matadors record (15-16) meant that there was no chance for an automatic qualification into CCS. But the boys varsity water polo team did make it to CCS through a lucky wild card, the Matadors...

Offense struggles in 8-14 loss to Los Altos

Offense struggles in 8-14 loss to Los Altos

Carissa Chan October 20, 2011

As MVHS head coach Ed Samuels faced the school he used to coach, the varsity boys water polo team lost 8-14 on Oct. 18, falling to Los Altos High School. The team’s offense had difficulty finding...

Water Polo: Matadors fall 9-10 to Palo Alto in overtime

Water Polo: Matadors fall 9-10 to Palo Alto in overtime

Carissa Chan September 22, 2011

It is the fourth and final period, and there are 45 seconds left in the game. The Matadors are up 9-8. All they have to do is hold Palo Alto and they will have a win. They are less than a minute away...

Junior Dmitriy Evert tries to score in the game against Mountain View but can’t find a hole in the defense. Photo by Carissa Chan.

Water Polo: Matadors end tournament with a win and a loss

Carissa Chan September 12, 2011

On Sept. 10, the final day of the annual John Schmitt tournament, the varsity boys water polo team played two more games, one against Mountain View and the other against Valley Christian. The Matadors...

Junior Aditya Iyer backhands a shot past the El Diamante goalie in the fourth period to score one of the team’s sixteen goals. Photo by Carissa Chan.

Water Polo: Offense leads to 16-11 win against El Diamante

Carissa Chan September 9, 2011

After losing a game to Davis High School on Thursday, Sept. 8 and winning one against Gunn High School on the day after, the varsity boys water polo team picked up their second win of the season in...

Senior Cameron Yates throws the ball past a Pioneer player to score one of his five goals. Photo by Carissa Chan.

Water polo wins scrimmage 15-6 against Pioneer High School

Carissa Chan August 31, 2011

The varsity boys water polo team won in a scrimmage against Pioneer High School on Aug. 26, finishing with a final score of 15-6. Standout plays included performances by junior Brendan Duffy and senior...

Senior Peter Wells performs a drill during an after school practice on August 25. Coach Ed Samuels used drills such as these to improve the players’ speed, ball-handling techniques and reaction times. Photo by Carissa Chan.

Boys water polo sets high expectations with new coach

Carissa Chan August 26, 2011

Most people spend their summers at the beach, or at friends' houses, or at a combination of the two. The players on the varsity boys water polo team spent the majority of theirs in a pool. The team...

Magic with flair

Magic with flair

Ingrid Chang May 16, 2010

Freshman Grant Menon reveals what is truly important behind those fancy tricks    It all starts with a rabbit, a dove or an empty box. One minute it's there, and the next it's...

Magic with flair

Magic with flair

Ingrid Chang May 16, 2010

Freshman Grant Menon reveals what is truly important behind those fancy tricks It all starts with a rabbit, a dove or an empty box. One minute it's there, and the next it's gone. We're...

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