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Field Hockey: Matadors suffer 0-2 loss on senior night

Field Hockey: Matadors suffer 0-2 loss on senior night

Sreya Kumar, Tyler Cho, and Justine Ha

October 28, 2018

It was an unnatural feeling for her. For the past three years, she has always held up her stick, cheering for seniors as they walked down the field. But now, it was finally her turn. She stood at the end of a line with her teammates, filled with nervous energy as her hands wrapped around her parents’....

Field Hockey: Team suffers loss against Cupertino HS

Field Hockey: Team suffers loss against Cupertino HS

Sreya Kumar

September 28, 2018

The Matadors took the field on Sept. 26, anxious to face their competitors, who were in a higher league. Captain and senior Heather Migdal commented on how players were feeling lethargic from their previous game earlier in the week. “Monday, we were really pumped up [when we played against Pres...

Field Hockey: Matadors score their first goal of the season in 1-1 tie against Saratoga HS

Field Hockey: Matadors score their first goal of the season in 1-1 tie against Saratoga HS

Ankit Gupta and Anish Vasudevan

September 26, 2018

After losing the first five games of the season, the MVHS field hockey was looking for their first win against a tough Saratoga HS team on September 20. Going into the game, the Matadors were optimistic because the other team was lacking in numbers. “It was hot so we knew that our play might not be the best. We...

Field hockey: Team defeated 0-2 by Cupertino HS

Field hockey: Team defeated 0-2 by Cupertino HS

Maggie McCormick

October 22, 2017

fter losing to Cupertino HS earlier in the season, the MVHS field hockey team was looking forward to their second chance to beat their rival on Oct. 20. Practice was centered on taking shots at the goal rather than playing long passes. Knowing that CHS was going to play offense, MVHS decided to practice...

Field hockey: Team starts their season strong with a win against Lynbrook HS

Field hockey: Team starts their season strong with a win against Lynbrook HS

Aditi Gnanasekar

September 18, 2017

econds before the referee blew the whistle, senior captains Devin Pereira and Sara Nordby yelled, “Start strong!” The players felt a mix of emotions before the start of the game. Some, like Pereira, were nervous, for they hadn’t played the Lynbrook HS team during the preseason and did not know what ...

Field hockey: Team falls to Saint Francis HS

Field hockey: Team falls to Saint Francis HS

Anjini Venugopal

September 8, 2017

he MVHS varsity field hockey team played their first preseason home game against Saint Francis HS on Sept. 6. Despite winning their last game against Leigh HS on Aug. 30, the players did not know what to expect from the SFHS players, who last year defeated the MVHS team 8-0. Despite the team’s strong ...

Field Hockey: Team defeats Homestead HS in shutout

Field Hockey: Team defeats Homestead HS in shutout

Anjini Venugopal

October 28, 2016

MVHS varsity field hockey took the field for a home game on Oct. 21 against Homestead HS. In the first half, the ball moved between the two sides, with neither team getting an opportunity to score. Fifteen minutes in, an HHS player was called on a foul and got a green card, giving MVHS the advantage....

Field hockey: Team falls to Los Altos HS

Field hockey: Team falls to Los Altos HS

Anjini Venugopal

October 20, 2016

With a resounding cheer of “MV score!”, MVHS varsity field hockey took the field against Los Altos HS on Oct. 14. For most of the first half, MVHS maintained possession and kept the ball on LAHS’ side. Aggressive offense from LAHS resulted in a yellow card for a player who shoved a MVHS defender....

Field hockey: MVHS Varsity loses to three time CCS champions

Field hockey: MVHS Varsity loses to three time CCS champions

Anjini Venugopal

September 21, 2016

Co reported by Emma Lam he varsity field hockey team fell to Los Gatos HS 0-7 last season on Sept. 16, so this time around MVHS anticipated a difficult game against the reigning CCS champions. The game started with MVHS playing mostly defensively. Within the first 10 minutes, LGHS had already score...

Field hockey: Team suffers disappointing defeat to Leigh HS

Field hockey: Team suffers disappointing defeat to Leigh HS

Anjini Venugopal

September 16, 2016

For the first time this season, MVHS varsity field hockey suffered their first loss at home on Sept. 8 against Leigh HS. Going into the game, MVHS players expected Leigh to be a difficult opponent, having lost 0-1 against them last year. “They are actually really strong and their hits [are] really...

Field hockey: MVHS defeats Branham HS in a shutout

Field hockey: MVHS defeats Branham HS in a shutout

Anjini Venugopal

September 7, 2016

Last season, the varsity field hockey team played against Branham HS in a disappointing game that resulted in a 2-1 loss. This time, however, their strong passes and offensive strategies resulted in an impressive 6-0 shutout. MVHS maintained possession for most of the first half and started its lead...

Field hockey: Team starts season off with win against Live Oak HS

Field hockey: Team starts season off with win against Live Oak HS

Anjini Venugopal

August 29, 2016

It was only the second week of school when the field hockey team had its first match against Live Oak HS. “We’ve got the fever. We’re hot. Ooh, we can’t be stopped!” the players chanted three times before making their way onto the field. Last season, with the game ending in a tie, Thursday,...