El Estoque

Up the ranks

Up the ranks

Sannidhi Menon

March 9, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

After a close loss to Fremont HS, MVHS girls soccer coach Jose Vargas pulled out his phone to read a message from the FHS coach. “The Fremont coach ended up texting our coach and saying ‘You guys were a very good team and you guys have grown a lot over the past few years,’” senior captain Sri...

What it feels like to be a freshman on varsity: Freshman sensation

What it feels like to be a freshman on varsity: Freshman sensation

Roshan Fernandez

January 31, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

hen girls varsity tennis coach Lu Tang yelled for his players to huddle up at the end of tryouts, freshman Meera Bambroo felt a bit lost. Since the coach hadn’t posted a roster, she was unsure whether she had made the varsity team or not. But after a talk with the team captain, Bambroo discovered ...

Girls Soccer: Loss against opponent Milpitas HS

Girls Soccer: Loss against opponent Milpitas HS

Becca Zheng

January 16, 2017


Filed under Girls Soccer, Winter Sports

Photo by Roshan Fernandez and Om Khandekar typical chilly day on the field quickly turned into defeat, when the Matadors lost against Milpitas HS. During the first half of the game, MV attempted a number of shots, yet missed as Milpitas continued to drive towards victory. As the game progressed into the second half, MV continued to m...

Photo gallery: Girls soccer ties 2-2 with Wilcox HS

Photo gallery: Girls soccer ties 2-2 with Wilcox HS

Karen Ma

January 10, 2017


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

espite the chilly Thursday afternoon on Jan. 5, the MVHS girls soccer team radiated energy and exuberance on the field in their second league home game against Wilcox HS. With a series of unrelenting ball maneuvers, offensive runs and persistent goal attempts from both sides, the first half ended 1-0 ...

Soccer: Try it out

Soccer: Try it out

Becca Zheng

November 9, 2016


Filed under Best of Videos, Boys Soccer, Coach's corner, Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Sports Digital, Winter Sports

ith hope and determination, students jump into soccer tryouts, hoping to impress the coaches and make the team. With coaches containing their own unique mindset and goals, it takes a variety of characteristics and skills to make varsity. The girls varsity soccer team also welcomes a new coach, Jose V...

Changing Seasons: The evolution of winter sports

Changing Seasons: The evolution of winter sports

Amita Mahajan

March 11, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports

Co-reported with Pranav Iyer. Correction: The number of seniors on the girls basketball team in the magazine from 2012-2015 were inaccurate. The correct numbers are reported below. Boys Soccer: A losing team was quickly turned into a winning program that eventually reached the CCS playoffs for the f...

Girls soccer: Matadors hold off Wilcox Chargers, win 2-1

Girls soccer: Matadors hold off Wilcox Chargers, win 2-1

Malini Ramaiyer

January 29, 2015


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

he two teams were tied throughout the game. The score was 0-0 for 28 minutes. Then, 1-1 for 48 minutes. But in the last minute, sophomore Kalpana Gopalkrishnan’s shot soared into the goal and the girls soccer team defeated Wilcox High School 2-1. On Jan. 24, both teams competed with consistent defe...

Girls soccer: MVHS defeats Lynbrook High School 1-0

Girls soccer: MVHS defeats Lynbrook High School 1-0

Varsha Venkat

January 20, 2015


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS

Running as fast as she could, team captain junior Alissa Paterson kept her feet with the ball and eyes on the goal. After many missed shots by both MVHS and opponent Lynbrook High School, this run seemed like yet another scoring chance that would end without a goal. But Paterson dribbled the ball p...

Game GIFs: Girls soccer falls with a smaller team

Game GIFs: Girls soccer falls with a smaller team

Malini Ramaiyer

January 10, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, Game Reviews, Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Winter Sports

They started with 11 field players, a goalie and a half-sub. Then junior Allegra Ziegler Hunts fell down and they were down to 10 field players. Minutes before the end of the game, senior Janaye Sakkas tripped, so they had to play short with only nine field players. Towards the end, Assistant Coach Tibor...

Girls soccer: MVHS defeats Kings Academy 1-0

Girls soccer: MVHS defeats Kings Academy 1-0

Varsha Venkat

December 16, 2014


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS

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...

Matador of the Week: Monica Polgar

Matador of the Week: Monica Polgar

Alina Abidi

February 12, 2014


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

          Returning varsity player sophomore Monica Polgar has stood out on defense as girl soccer’s goalie, despite their nine-game losing streak. Polgar has been playing since kindergarten and looks forward to playing two more seasons at MVHS. El Estoque: What do you va...

Girls soccer: Five memorable game gifs

Alina Abidi

February 2, 2014


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Girls soccer played Los Gatos High School on Jan. 29. Though the Matadors had scoring opportunities and strong passes, they did not follow their shots into the goal, and MVHS lost 4-0. The game was highlighted by five strong moments, including freshman Kalpana Gopalkrishnan’s breakaways and a direct...