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Girls Water Polo: The Matadors fall to Santa Clara HS on their senior night

Girls Water Polo: The Matadors fall to Santa Clara HS on their senior night

Anjali Singh and Lance Tong

October 21, 2019

On Oct. 17, the MVHS girls water polo team lost to Santa Clara HS for the second time this season with a score of 20-1. While the outcome did not favor the Matadors, the team says it had something else to celebrate — the seniors and their departure from high school water polo.   The game began wit...

MVHS girls water polo wins game against Lynbrook High School 11-7

MVHS girls water polo wins game against Lynbrook High School 11-7

Maggie McCormick

October 5, 2017

s the buzzer goes off,  the MVHS girls varsity water polo team does their team cheer and jumps into the pool. The game goes by quickly, with constant back and forth between MVHS and Lynbrook HS, neither one backing down from the challenge. With more screams and cheers from the LHS crowd, MVHS felt th...

Water Polo: A fresh start

Water Polo: A fresh start

ZaZu Lippert

August 12, 2017

Co-reported by Anish Vasudevan.  ollowing a rocky last season after both varsity teams finished with losing records, the water polo program is looking to bounce back and pave way for stronger and more successful teams this year. Now with new coaches, a new regiment and a newer purpose of establish...

Girls water polo: MVHS loses to Lynbrook HS after playing overtime

Girls water polo: MVHS loses to Lynbrook HS after playing overtime

Himani Yalamaddi

October 8, 2016

Co-written by Ruth Feng Both MVHS and LHS were very evenly matched; for most of their game on Oct. 4, either team was only one point away from the other. In the very tight game, MVHS lost 7-8 at home against LHS. Both teams were tied at the end of the last period, resulting in overtime, the first of...

Girls water polo: After recent losses, team comes back with 12-0 win against Wilcox HS

Girls water polo: After recent losses, team comes back with 12-0 win against Wilcox HS

Himani Yalamaddi

October 3, 2016

In their second landslide win of the season, the girls water polo team won 12-0 against Wilcox HS at home on Sept. 27. The team’s last sweeping victory, a 15-0 win over Milpitas HS, was during the beginning of the season and wasn’t replicated until their most recent win against WHS. Though some players...

Girls water polo: Senior night

Girls water polo: Senior night

Stephanie Lam

November 5, 2015

Water polo: SENIOR NIGHT by El Estoque on Exposure...

Girls water polo: Team falls to Santa Clara HS in over time

Girls water polo: Team falls to Santa Clara HS in over time

Stephanie Lam

November 4, 2015

1.2 seconds. That was the amount of time left in the fourth quarter of the game. The score was tied with Santa Clara High School and MVHS both at 12-12. MVHS called for a time-out, and huddled around coach Gigi Swan. All the team needed was one more point to win the game and claim victory on their s...

Photo Gallery :Girls water polo loses 15-8 in intense match against Cupertino High School

Photo Gallery :Girls water polo loses 15-8 in intense match against Cupertino High School

Stephanie Lam

October 26, 2015

There was only one word to describe the MVHS game against Cupertino High School on Oct. 22: intense. In the pool, players were yelling for the ball, focused only on the goal ahead. On the deck, parents were cheering from the sidelines, shouting so loud that it rang in their  ears. Even the referee...

Girls water polo: Team loses 6-5 in a close match against Wilcox HS

Girls water polo: Team loses 6-5 in a close match against Wilcox HS

Stephanie Lam

October 11, 2015

On Oct. 6, girls water polo played a home game against Wilcox HS. Although it was a close match, the Matadors lost to WHS with a score of 6:5. In the first quarter, WHS proved to be fierce competitors as they scored their first goal of the game.  MVHS was only able to score in the last 50 seconds...

Game GIFs: Girls water polo secures close victory over Homestead HS 10-8

Game GIFs: Girls water polo secures close victory over Homestead HS 10-8

Stephanie Lam

October 4, 2015

Videos by Amanda Chan When the Homestead HS team moved down this year to the Lady Mats league, the girls expected a tough game from them. On Sept. 30, the girls water polo team played their second home game against Homestead High School. The girls were victorious over HHS, winning the game at a...

Girls Water Polo wins against HHS in the team’s first home game

Girls Water Polo wins against HHS in the team’s first home game

Stephanie Lam

September 28, 2015

MVHS played its first home game against HHS on Sept 21. The team secured six goals within the first two quarters, and then scored two more in the last two quarters. A main contributor the team’s performance was the team’s strong defense. The defense not only blocked key HHS players from shooting,...