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Under the hood of MVHS water polo

Under the hood of MVHS water polo

Ruth Feng

August 22, 2016

With the U.S. Water polo teams making a big splash at the Olympics this year, there’s been talk among viewers that water polo is no more than just a combination of other sports. To dive deeper into the basic elements that make up water polo, we asked senior water polo player Brendan Hughes and MVHS...

Game GIFs: Boys soccer achieves 2-0 win against Lynbrook HS

Game GIFs: Boys soccer achieves 2-0 win against Lynbrook HS

Justin Kim

February 2, 2016

Video by Derek Shao or much of the beginning of the season, the MVHS boys soccer team suffered from slow starts and a lack of communication. On this rainy day, as dark clouds were setting in, the Matadors set to correct their errors in order to defeat their opponents from Lynbrook. On Jan. 29 at 3:30 p.m....

Boys soccer: Team secures 3-2 win against Wilcox HS

Boys soccer: Team secures 3-2 win against Wilcox HS

Tyler Lin

January 25, 2016

Photos by Justin Kim he sun shone harshly down on the field as the teams began warming up. Following their two game win streak, the Matadors looked to extend that when they faced Wilcox High School on Jan. 13. Perhaps with a bit too much confidence, the Matadors seemed to lack coordination and ef...

Girls water polo: Team looks forward to upcoming season with new coaches

Girls water polo: Team looks forward to upcoming season with new coaches

Amanda Chan

August 23, 2015

Coming off a strong season last year, the girls water polo team underwent a number of changes, including a change in leadership with two new coaches. After losing several players to graduation, they hope that the new players will step up and lead the team. The Matadors hope to be competitive in their...

Girls volleyball looks to bounce back from last season

Junior Sydney Howard practices her serves in preparation for the upcoming season.

Joshua Tsuei

August 26, 2014

Last season, Girls Volleyball had a tough time in the De Anza league. The team had a lot of new players and this inexperience led to many close losses and a disappointing season record. This year, the team is without two four-year starters, but many returning players are optimistic. Junior Sydney Howar...

Girls Water Polo: Lady Mats suffer 8-1 loss to Mountain View High School

Girls Water Polo: Lady Mats suffer 8-1 loss to Mountain View High School

Catherine

October 21, 2013

The varsity girls water polo team faced Mountain View High School on Oct. 8 at home. Despite strong defense, however, the Lady Mats could not hold off the Spartans’ aggressive offense. The Lady Mats started off strong with a goal by senior co-captain Kristin Vrionis during the first quarter. However,...

Girls Volleyball: Matadors lose their second home game 0-3 against Homestead High School

Coach Colin Anderson

Colin Kim

October 7, 2013

Despite a 0-3 loss against Homestead High School, Lady Mats challenge themselves to focus on team unity for future games. Read More »...

Girls water polo hopes to place at CCS this year

Girls water polo hopes to place at CCS this year

Catherine

August 28, 2013

Nine girls at Monta Vista push themselves everyday. They tread water for two hours after school and throw around a one-pound ball with accuracy. They face aggressive opponents, who scratch, push, and claw them under water. After failing to qualify for CCS last year, the girl’s water polo team hopes...

Girls volleyball sets up for the upcoming season

Co-captain senior Beverly Yu prepares to serve the ball during a practice game at tryouts. Tryouts ended on Wed. Aug 21. Photo by Manasa Sanka.

Colin Kim

August 24, 2013

The varsity girls are ready to fill their ranks with new team members to replace the graduated seniors. Read More »...

Girls softball: Walkoff win against Palo Alto

Girls softball: Walkoff win against Palo Alto

Daniel Fernandez

March 31, 2013

The lady Matadors have extended their winning streak to two games, beating the Palo Alto Vikings on March 28. A strong outing from pitcher sophomore Tamanna Ahluwalia and solid hitting at key moments throughout the game helped to keep the game close. The Matadors scored three runs in the bottom of...

Girls soccer: Lady Mats end three-game scoreless streak

Senior Malvika Mecker dribbles down the field. Mecker scored the only matador goal in the first half.

Mihir Joshi

January 28, 2013

Strong play from the girls help halt losing streak The Lady Mats faced off against the Homestead Mustangs on Jan. 18, finishing with a score of 1-1 to end a three game scoring drought. Improved ball control and communication allowed MVHS to control the pace of play for the majority of the game. Earl...

Wrestling: Team introduction

Wrestling: Team introduction

Amelia Yang

January 9, 2013

The varsity team introduces its wrestlers after winning its first tournament of the year. Read More »...