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Boys Water Polo: Senior Night vs. Los Altos

Sarah Ramos

November 15, 2013

Matadors lose 13-11 in a close competition against Los Altos. Read More »

Annual Halloween costume contest hosted by Role Playing Club

Annual Halloween costume contest hosted by Role Playing Club

Rhonda Mak

November 1, 2013

The Geico money man, Violet Beauregarde and the Avatar and several others all stood in line, waiting to be called forth by the emcee to show off their costumes. Such was the annual Halloween costume contest, hosted by Role Playing Club in the academic court during lunch. President senior Connie Guan...

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 »...

Boys water polo expects difficult but rewarding season

Boys water polo expects difficult but rewarding season

Sarah Ramos

August 22, 2013

Although new rules curtailed preseason practices, Boys water polo looks forward to a successful season led by veteran varsity members. Read More »...

BOYS WATER POLO CCS: Close defeat in overtime

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 to defeat them in overtime. The Matadors ended their season with a 14-15 loss in the first round of CC...

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 a scoring rhythm and were not able to take the lead throughout the entire game. Junior Brendan Duffy scored six goals while senior Cameron Yates and soph...

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 from victory. But leads are hard to hold on to. And this time, Palo Alto netted a goal in the last 4...

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

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 picked up one loss and one win to bring their season record to 3-2. Game 1: Monta Vista (2-1) v...

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

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

Carissa Chan

September 10, 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 the annual John Schmitt Memorial Tournament on Sept. 9, bringing their record to 2-1. The team advanced to the next level of the tou...