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Real Talk with Athletes Ep. 1: Samantha Dunn

Exploring senior Samantha Dunn’s journey with volleyball and how the Girls Volleyball team has adjusted to COVID-19
November 25, 2020
Exploring senior Samantha Dunn’s journey with volleyball and how the Girls Volleyball team has adjusted to COVID-19

Girls Volleyball: The Matadors lose to Los Altos HS on their senior night

All the seniors apart of the girls varsity volleyball team and coach Colin Anderson pose for a photo after the senior night game.
The Lady Mats defeated with a final score of 3-0
November 13, 2019
The Lady Mats defeated with a final score of 3-0

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
With the final score of 3-2, the Matadors lose their eighth game of the league season
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...

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
Team secures a blowout win, but loses a key player due to injury in the process
September 7, 2019
Team secures a blowout win, but loses a key player due to injury in the process

Girls Volleyball: MVHS volleyball wins home opener 3-1

Junior Yolanna Lu prepares to spike the ball after a set from her teammate and co-captain Anumita Alur. Photo by Justine Ha
MVHS wins their home opener against Wilcox HS
September 1, 2019
MVHS wins their home opener against Wilcox HS

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

Girls Volleyball: Senior night performance falls short as Matadors lose 3-1
Middle blockers shine despite senior night loss vs. Los Gatos
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...

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack
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...

Girls volleyball: Team defeats Saratoga HS

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

Girls volleyball: Team loses all sets against Los Altos HS

Girls volleyball: Team loses all sets against Los Altos HS
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...

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.
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...

Girls volleyball: Team takes win from Homestead HS

Girls volleyball: Team takes win from Homestead HS
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...

Girls volleyball: Team begins season with two home wins

Girls volleyball: Team begins season with two home wins
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...

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