El Estoque

Girls Soccer: The Lady Mats secure their fourth league victory against Wilcox HS

Junior Samiksha Rao attempts to bypass a WHS defender in the first half of the match despite their intense offensive plays. Junior Shriya Kaushik takes note on WHS' playing strategies during today's match especially.

Justine Ha, Anjali Singh, and Collin Qian

February 7, 2020

After an intense match, the Matadors gain their sixth overall win with a final score of 4-2

Girls soccer: MVHS draws against Milpitas HS 0-0

Freshman forward Diya Balakrishnan peers over her shoulder at the oncoming defender in order to anticipate her next move so that she maintains possession of the ball against Milpitas HS.

Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan

January 26, 2020

In its fourth league matchup of the season, MVHS ties against Milpitas HS

Girls soccer: Matadors draw against Valley Christian HS 0-0

Senior Jaimie Chan tries to shield the ball against a VCHS player.

Anish Vasudevan

December 4, 2019

fter a 5-1 loss to Branham HS in its preseason opener, the MVHS varsity girls soccer team bounced back with a draw against Valley Christian HS (VCHS) on Dec. 2.  According to senior team captain and center midfielder Jaimie Chan, the Matadors’ expectations heading into the game were low since V...

Girls soccer: MVHS loses in tight match against Milpitas HS

Girls soccer: MVHS loses in tight match against Milpitas HS

Anish Vasudevan and Rajas Habbu

January 14, 2019

With a constant downpour in the first half, one would expect the weather conditions to result in a slow-paced game. However, that was not the case when the MVHS girls soccer team faced Milpitas HS on Friday, Jan. 11. Despite the unfavorable conditions, the Matadors played a tough game filled with numero...

Girls Soccer: MVHS edge out Branham HS in low scoring game

Girls Soccer: MVHS edge out Branham HS in low scoring game

Rajas Habbu, Kamyar Moradi, and Anish Vasudevan

December 3, 2018

After losing their first game of the season 5-0 against Pioneer HS, the Matadors were hoping to bounce back and secure a win in their first home game on Nov. 27. MVHS faced Branham HS, a team that beat them 3-0 in the 2017 season. The game started off slow, with neither team dominating possession. Howeve...

Up the ranks

Up the ranks

Sannidhi Menon

March 9, 2018

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

Freshman Claire Ettinger passes the ball to a teammate during a game against Milpitas HS.

Roshan Fernandez

January 31, 2017

When 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

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

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

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...