El Estoque

Girls soccer: Matadors take 3-0 win over Leigh High School

Senior Chelsea Soldan steals the ball from the Longhorns in the second half. The Lady Mats' improved anticipation of the ball helped them score twice in the second half. Photo by Joyce Varma.

Joyce Varma

December 9, 2012

The Lady Mats played Leigh High School on Dec. 6 and secured another home victory with a final score of 3-0. Improved communication and anticipation of the ball helped MVHS score three goals and intercept countless passes from the Longhorns. The Matadors scored their first goal near the middle of the...

GIRLS TENNIS: Matadors win first match of season against Redwood

GIRLS TENNIS: Matadors win first match of season against Redwood

Varsha Venkat

September 4, 2012

  If last year’s season wasn’t enough to convince all the people who were unsure about the MVHS girls tennis team’s skill, Thursday’s match proved them wrong. In the match against Redwood High School of Marin County, MVHS won 9-0, kicking off the new season and continuing last year’s undefeated title. “It’s a good start to the season,” hea...

GIRLS TENNIS: State champion team strives for undefeated season

Senior Ruri Kobayakawa, then a junior, returns the ball during a game last season. Due to the great performance of the girls' tennis team last season, expectations are high as the girls enter yet another season. Photo from El Estoque archives.

Ashley Ding

August 24, 2012

Last year, varsity girls tennis made headlines, finishing the season without a single loss. The team pulled out a close win over former NorCal Champions, Saratoga High School, to take the position as the top team in the state. And this year, Coach Gene Fortino says, the team is headed in the sam...

Girls softball: Initial gap in score leads to loss for Matadors

Girls softball: Initial gap in score leads to loss for Matadors

Angela Liu

May 4, 2012

Despite defeating Los Gatos High School at their April 28 game, the varsity softball home game against the Wildcats ended in defeat on May 1. After a brief lead during the start of the game, the score tipped out of the girls’ favor and did not come back. “There was a lack of focus. Maybe [we were] overconfident, potentially,” head coach Ray Teixeira said. A combination of hard hits and tough defense from LGHS made it ...

Girls softball: Strong defense holds off Mustangs 4-2

Girls softball: Strong defense holds off Mustangs 4-2

Nona Penner

April 29, 2012

On April 26, the Matadors played against the Mustangs, the second-highest ranked team in the De Anza softball league and won 4-2. Carrying over strong defense from their April 24 game against Palo Alto High School, the Matadors made quick work of the innings with smooth defensive plays. With the score tied 2-2 from the second inning ...

Girls softball: Late turnaround unable to earn victory

Girls softball: Late turnaround unable to earn victory

Nona Penner

April 7, 2012

Despite consistent pitching and solid hits, girls softball could not overtake the lead the Santa Clara High School Bruins accumulated in the first inning. The Matadors had all bases loaded several times throughout the game, but unfortunately those opportunities were missed, allowing the Bruins to chip away steadily at t...

Boys soccer: Senior night ends in loss to Santa Clara 1-2

Boys soccer: Senior night ends in loss to Santa Clara 1-2

Rachel Lu

February 14, 2012

The Matadors (6-3-2) had a lot on the line on their senior night game. This was the game to give it their all — not just because this was the seniors‘ last home game, but they were close behind second place Santa Clara High School (7-1-2) in the El Camino League. For the seniors and for a chance at CCS, the...

Girls basketball: Defense clinches victory against Santa Clara

During a time out, the lady Matadors huddle while coach Sarah Borelli tells them the game plan.

Gisella Joma

February 6, 2012

The last time the Lady Matadors played against Santa Clara High School, the game went into overtime; yet they managed to come out with a victory. Battling once again on Feb. 3, the Matadors performed a defensive strategic game, beating Santa Clara once again. Both sophomore Stephanie Jennings, sc...

Boys soccer: Last minute magic leads to 1-1 tie

unior Bobak Ohadi carries sophomore Baris Demirlioglu after scoring the game-tying score within the last minute of the game. With Photo by Rachel Lu

Rachel Lu

February 5, 2012

Los Gatos has been having a strong season with seven wins in seven league games. A perfect 7-0-0 record, Los Gatos was looking to add on another win to their perfect record on Feb. 1. The Matadors had other plans.Down 0-1 with one minute left in the game, senior Clayton Pugh had one final ...

Boys basketball: Matadors lose to Lynbrook in overtime

Boys basketball: Matadors lose to Lynbrook in overtime

Megan Jones

January 31, 2012

Senior George Geha's three-pointer with two seconds left on the clock forced overtime against the Lynbrook Vikings, but the Matadors lost 45-46. Footage by Morahd Shawki. Video compiled by Dickson Tsai. Music: "Kamihamiha Comin'" (ft. Kamihamiha) by JupiterSkydive licensed under CC-BY-3.0. With six ...

Boys soccer: Matadors shut out Lynbrook Vikings 4-0

Senior Dustin Polgar chases after the ball in hopes of bringing it into scoring position. Polgar scores once in the game to contribute to the 4-0 win. Offense was lob-sided towards the Matadors as they had most of the possession time. Photo by Rachel Lu.

Rachel Lu

January 8, 2012

All teams want a strong start. After a strong preseason, the Matadors surged into the first two games of the season, scoring eleven goals total, and shutting out the other team.The Matadors started the season off with a 2-0 record after their 7-0 rout of Cupertino High School in their first league...

Girls basketball: Matadors fall to Cougars after early lead

Girls basketball: Matadors fall to Cougars after early lead

Rachel Lu

December 10, 2011

Coming off a strong win against Yerba Buena, the Matadors went up against the Newark Memorial High School Cougars in round two of the Monta Vista Invitational Tournament. The Cougars had beaten the Matadors just a few days earlier, but came back to beat them again 27-38 on Dec. 9. The stellar defense and strong drives to ...