El Estoque

Offense struggles in 8-14 loss to Los Altos

Offense struggles in 8-14 loss to Los Altos
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
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...

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

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.
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...

Boys water polo sets high expectations with new coach

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.
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...

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