El Estoque

Girls Volleyball: The Matadors narrowly lose to Gunn HS in a tight five set match

Junior Carina Johnson hopes to score and take the lead against Gunn HS in the fifth set. Photo by Justine Ha

Justine Ha and Tabitha Mendez

October 12, 2019

ollowing a previous 3-0 loss to Palo Alto HS, the MVHS girls volleyball team was hoping to finally climb up the ranks in the league leaderboard with its game against Gunn HS on Oct. 10. Although it was a close game that led to a five set match, the Matadors were ultimately unsuccessful in gaining th...

Girls Volleyball: Matadors win against Prospect HS in three sets

After senior Divya Suresh was treated for her injury, players from both teams commended each other for playing a good game. Photo by Justine Ha

Oishee Misra, Justine Ha, and Collin Qian

September 7, 2019

Team secures a blowout win, but loses a key player due to injury in the process

Girls Volleyball: Senior night performance falls short as Matadors lose 3-1

Girls Volleyball: Senior night performance falls short as Matadors lose 3-1

Roshan Fernandez and Brandon Ng

October 26, 2018

ears. That’s how the night began for the Matadors, as numerous players grew emotional during the senior night ceremony. Teammates spoke about the impact seniors had on their life both on and off the court, honoring the seven seniors after their last season of high school volleyball. Following the tri...

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack

Gauri Kaushik

December 1, 2017

n November 29, math teacher and volleyball coach Colin Anderson was visiting a chiropractor for a back pain he had been experiencing for about a week when he suddenly broke into a sweat and began to feel a pain throughout his body. Anderson drove himself to urgent care and it was only five minutes i...

Girls volleyball: Team defeats Saratoga HS

MVHS high fives Saratoga HS after the game after celebrating their victory.

Rucha Soman

October 17, 2017

The MVHS girls volleyball team warmed up in their black warm-up jerseys under the bright fluorescent lights of their home gym. The game started with MVHS taking a commanding lead, winning the first set against Saratoga HS by 10 points. As the parents and players switched sides, SHS and MVHS were in a b...

Girls volleyball: Team loses all sets against Los Altos HS

Girls volleyball: Team loses all sets against Los Altos HS

Roshan Fernandez

September 26, 2017

Additional reporting by Gauri Kaushik. ach time the Los Altos HS team scored a point, the players on the LAHS team bench sprang up out of their seats in unison and repeated one of various team cheers. “How high is the net? Too high,” the players yelled in response. Throughout the game on Sept. 21, the so...

Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Freshmen Sammi Dunn (left) and Jackie Cai (right). Two new members of the MVHS girls volleyball team posed together before warm ups. Photo by Maggie McCormick.

Maggie McCormick

September 4, 2017

fter changing into spandex and strapping up their knee pads, the MVHS girls varsity volleyball team warm up and then begin passing in pairs. As practice begins, some girls have the familiar routine embedded in their minds and bodies after playing more than three years on the varsity team.  But for the...

Girls volleyball: Team takes win from Homestead HS

Girls volleyball: Team takes win from Homestead HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 13, 2016

oming off a rough 3-0 loss the previous week against Los Altos HS, the Matadors felt pumped and ready to avenge their record. They entered their league game against Homestead HS on Oct. 4 with confidence and energy. MVHS started off strong in the first set, which was shown in the 25-17 set win. ...

Girls volleyball: Team begins season with two home wins

Girls volleyball: Team begins season with two home wins

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

September 23, 2016

After last year’s undefeated league record, the girls volleyball team had high expectations as they entered the 2016 season. In addition to the pressure to continue their success, the girls played their first home game against Lynbrook on Sept. 15, Even with a younger starting lineup, MVHS pulled away...

Girls Volleyball: Team wins first league game against Mountain View 3-1 on Oct. 30

Sophomore Sydney Howard serves the ball for a point. The final score of the match was 3-1.

Colin Kim

November 12, 2013

Improved serving and communication contribute to first league win. Read More »...