El Estoque

Girls soccer: MVHS defeats Kings Academy 1-0

Freshman Nina Biondi collides with a player from Kings Academy as she reaches for the ball following a corner kick. The Knights had several chances to score a goal following corner kicks, but missed each time, with the ball hitting the edge of the goal post instead. Photo by Varsha Venkat.

Varsha Venkat

December 16, 2014

fter a slow first half in its preseason game against Kings Academy on Dec. 9, the girls soccer team dominated in the second half to score a goal and defeat the Knights’ division A team 1-0. The game marked the Matadors’ first win of the year. The team played more aggressively than they ha...

Girls soccer: First win motivates team for league games

Senior Alice Johnson dodges two CHS defenders before passing the ball to freshman Kalpana Gopalkrishnan. The team used a new formation that included five midfielders, which increased passing opportunities and a smoother transition from defense to offense.

Alina Abidi

January 9, 2014

The girls soccer team won their sixth preseason game 2-1 at home against Castilleja High School on Jan. 7 due to an aggressive first half and consistent defense. After a string of losses and ties, the team achieved their first victory in the last game before league play. “We’ve had quite a few losses, so th...

Girls soccer: Missing chemistry results in second preseason loss

Girls soccer: Missing chemistry results in second preseason loss

Alina Abidi

December 8, 2013

The girls soccer team lost at home with a score of 0-4 against Gunn High School on Dec. 7. The Matadors began their third preseason game against Gunn High School with a strong offensive push and a close shot on goal from freshman Kalpana Gopalkrishnan. GHS’ defense quickly passed the ball down the fiel...