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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

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...

Former Olympians share 30 years of water polo experience in 6 hours

Former Olympians share 30 years of water polo experience in 6 hours

Scott Hyon September 6, 2010

Varsity boys water polo players improve their game through half-day clinic with older, more experienced team   In preparation for another grueling season, the varsity boys water polo...

Upsetting end to SCVAL tournament

Upsetting end to SCVAL tournament

Emily Vu November 10, 2009

Varsity Boys Water polo lost to the Mustangs 11-10 by a heartbreaking last second goal in overtime After a tough loss to Gunn the night before, the boys were determined to end the season with a win...

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