El Estoque

Girls soccer CCS: Matadors clinch 1-0 victory in playoffs

Junior Hayley Chan puts the ball back into play after a Lincoln High School (11-5-0) defender kicked the ball out of bounds during their Feb. 21 CCS playoffs first round match. Despite passive play with one-touches and ineffective passing in the first half, the team was able to score in the first and prevent dangerous chances by Lincoln in the second half. The fifth-seed Matadors (11-4-6) won 1-0, and will play against fourth-seed Carlmont High School (12-3-5) in the quarterfinals on Feb. 25 at Terra Nova High School at 2p.m. Photo by Yaamini Venkataraman.

Yaamini Venkataraman

February 23, 2012

The Lady Mats (11-4-6) played their way into the CCS quarterfinals after a 1-0 win against Lincoln High School (11-5-0) on Feb. 21. The game marks the team’s fifth shutout in a row, and its ninth straight undefeated game (6-0-3). Despite passive play with one-touches and ineffective passing in t...

Girls soccer: Matadors clutch solid 2-0 victory against Gunn

Girls soccer: Matadors clutch solid 2-0 victory against Gunn

Yaamini Venkataraman

January 26, 2012

The Lady Matadors (1-2-2) challenged Gunn High School (1-2-2) on Jan. 20 at Homestead High School, and won 2-0. Great teamwork and passes helped the Matadors to score the two crucial goals needed to battle well and make a great tackle. “We played as a team,” assistant coach Greg Wendsc...

A fresh start: Giving back to parents

Senior Jessica Rahn makes a snack for her parents, who have both come home from a long day of work, and then cleans up afterwards. Although helping and spending more time with her parents is Rahn’s first New Year’s resolution, she already has plenty of ideas, including family nights. Photo illustration by Alexandria Poh and Kevin Tsukii.

Alexandria Poh

January 25, 2012

For many a high schooler, washing dishes is a bore. So is doing the laundry. Making dinner? Unheard of. But after senior Jessica Rahn saw how hard her parents worked to support her for her entire life, she was determined to keep this year’s New Year’s resolution not for her own sake — but f...

Girls soccer: Matadors lose 0-2 in battle against Los Gatos

Girls soccer: Matadors lose 0-2 in battle against Los Gatos

Yaamini Venkataraman

January 12, 2012

  Coming into the game with a 1-0-1 league record the Lady Mats hoped to add another victory. However, they suffered a difficult loss of 0-2 against Los Gatos High School on Jan. 11 due to their initial inability to communicate with each other. “Certainly communication was a big part of...

Girls soccer: Matadors tie 1-1 against Palo Alto

Girls soccer: Matadors tie 1-1 against Palo Alto

Yaamini Venkataraman

January 6, 2012

Coming from pre-season with a 4-2-0 record, the Lady Mats hoped to secure a win against long-time rival Palo Alto in their first league game on Jan. 4. Instead, the team tied 1-1.The first period shot up to a start by junior Celeste Kim, who scored on a head shot in the first ten minutes. Ho...

Breaking convention at Bay to Breakers

Breaking convention at Bay to Breakers

Sara Yang

May 19, 2011

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