El Estoque

The team raises senior Remy Haghighi in a celebratory cheer after winning the game against Cupertino High School 4-1.

Boys Soccer defeats Cupertino High School 4-1

Anna Jerolimov and Kalyani Puthenpurayil January 23, 2022
Matadors’ intensity allows them to dominate CHS
Sophomore Niku Sedarat drives the ball through midfield as teammates run forward hoping to receive a through ball.

Girls Soccer falls to Fremont 5-0

Krish Dev and Irene Tang January 21, 2022
Matadors attribute loss to a lack of communication
Senior Edin Kraja switches the field and shields the ball from an opposing team player.

Boys Soccer falls to Saratoga High School 5-2

Tvisha Gupta, Kripa Mayureshwar, and Aashna Patel January 14, 2022
MVHS falls to Saratoga High School in their fourth league game of the season
Junior Phillip Chiu jumps up to shoot a basket with less than a minute of the third quarter remaining. Photo by Michelle Zheng

Boys Basketball loses to Lynbrook High School 53-41

Taryn Lam, Sarah Liu, and Michelle Zheng January 11, 2022
Matadors trail a few points behind Lynbrook for the entirety of the game
Junior Maggie Du maintains possession of the ball while searching the field for an open teammate to pass to.

Girls Soccer falls to The King’s Academy 3-1

Mira Wagner and Anna Jerolimov December 7, 2021
Matadors recognize fatigue as a factor for their defeat
Sophomore Matthew Lau rushes the ball past an opposing player.

Boys Basketball defeats Harbor High School 65-26

Krish Dev and Sophia Ma December 5, 2021
After a strong start, the Matadors maintain control to earn a commanding victory
Freshman Maya Gallo sprints towards the ball as she gauges the field to see if any teammates are open.

Girls Soccer falls to Lincoln High School 8-2

Kalyani Puthenpurayil December 4, 2021
Lack of intensity at the beginning of the game leads to the Matadors’ loss
Senior and captain Mikey Tzankov dribbles the ball past an opponent from ARHS.

Boys Soccer beats Archbishop Riordan High School 1-0

Anna Kaminitz and Matthew Yoshimoto December 3, 2021
Matadors’ strong teamwork contributes to the win in their first preseason game
Sophomore Matt Lau faces an opponent from IHS, with MVHS Cheer giving support from the bleachers.

Boys Basketball loses to Independence High School 67-65

Anna Kaminitz and Matthew Yoshimoto November 22, 2021
Matadors lead for nearly the entirety of their sportsmanship game
Sophomore Matt Lau reaches for the rebound after Silver Creek misses their shot.

Boys Basketball scrimmages against Silver Creek High School

Michelle Zheng and Taryn Lam November 19, 2021
Seeking to improve their team dynamic, the Matadors start off their preseason games
Senior Tanisha Pulla tries to maintain possession as a SHS opponent attempts to steal the ball.

Varsity Field Hockey falls to Saratoga High School on senior night

Sarah Liu and Lance Tong October 24, 2021
Matadors end their last home game against Saratoga with a power outage
Senior Sophia Fu swims backwards to distance herself from SCHS players before passing the ball.

Girls Water Polo overpowers Santa Clara High School 12-4 on its senior night

Anna Jerolimov and Michelle Zheng October 23, 2021
Matadors maintain a strong lead throughout all four quarters
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