El Estoque

Soccer: a long lost love

Searching for my lost passion for soccer

Anushka De, News Editor

May 22, 2020

Facing the reality of my relationship with soccer

Sports: a love that needs no language

This was on the empty field behind the school where we started a game of soccer together. Photo by Emory Heath

Tabitha Mendez

April 10, 2020

I’ve never really cared for soccer, unless you count the couple months I spent at the age of six, running away from the ball instead of towards it. However, in the summer of 2019, I took a trip with my church youth group to Haiti and saw the sport in a completely different light. On one of my first da...

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

Boys Soccer: The Matadors win against Saratoga HS 4-0

Senior Noah Rizk and teammates jog back after Rizk scores his second goal. Photo by Collin Qian

Collin Qian and Vivian Jiang

February 6, 2020

After a hard loss against Lynbrook HS with a final score of 2-1 last week, the Matadors bounced back with four goals and a shutout against Saratoga HS. This put their record at 4-3-1, taking MVHS one step closer to achieving its goal of reaching Central Coast Section (CCS). From the kick off it wa...

Athlete of the month: Guy Lavi

Athlete of the month: Guy Lavi

Tabitha Mendez

January 7, 2020

After watching games with his dad, uncle and older brother, senior and defender Guy Lavi started playing soccer at age six. Since then, he has had a 13-year career but is still uncertain whether or not he will play in college. Lavi has been playing on the MVHS boys soccer team since he was a freshman, a...

The contrast in my sports

Rucha Soman

November 24, 2019

I walked onto the stage, my ankles heavy with brass bells. I could feel my heart ready to explode from stage fright, even though I had practiced my routine a million times. The music started and I robotically performed the choreography with an emotionless smile plastered on my face.  “You did suc...

Comparing Costs

Comparing Costs

Rucha Soman and Swara Tewari

October 23, 2019

Running: $65* Junior Rohan Agrawal explains that the cost of participating in both cross country and track and field isn’t too high, and he says it’s worth it. Agrawal adds that although the cost is technically a donation, paying for uniforms and apparel wouldn’t be possible without it. ...

Girls soccer: MVHS falls to Los Altos HS in a 0-2 defeat

Junior Erica Haskell steals the ball from a Los Altos HS defender, while trying to keep the ball to pass to a teammate. Photo by Justine Ha.

Justine Ha

January 28, 2019

n Jan. 25, the MVHS varsity girls soccer team had a fast-paced start in the first half against Los Altos HS, including a close goal attempt from sophomore Hana Foster just 10 seconds into the game. But this high intensive time was short-lived as sophomore Samiksha Rao got a red card just three minutes into...