El Estoque

Girls Volleyball: The Matadors narrowly lose to Gunn HS in a tight five set match

Girls Volleyball: The Matadors narrowly lose to Gunn HS in a tight five set match

Justine Ha and Tabitha Mendez

October 12, 2019

ollowing a previous 3-0 loss to Palo Alto HS, the MVHS girls volleyball team was hoping to finally climb up the ranks in the league leaderboard with its game against Gunn HS on Oct. 10. Although it was a close game that led to a five set match, the Matadors were ultimately unsuccessful in gaining th...

Girls Volleyball: The Matadors lose to Palo Alto HS 3-1 in league play

Girls Volleyball: The Matadors lose to Palo Alto HS 3-1 in league play

Collin Qian and Anjali Singh

September 18, 2019

Going into the first home league game of the season, the MVHS girls varsity volleyball team went head to head against Palo Alto HS with three of their starting players injured and unable to play. Although MVHS was able to win the first set against PAHS, a team they had previously lost to in past s...

The man in 23

The man in 23

Rucha Soman, Rajas Habbu, Herman Saini, and Keshav Taneja

June 5, 2019

Senior. Captain. Recruit. Those three words describe Gautham Dasari’s volleyball career. Starting in sixth grade, Gaudi, what his friends and coaches lovingly call him, has been climbing to the top and impressing coaches along the way. In the fall, Dasari will be playing at NYU and majoring in business. Click...

My father’s smile

My father’s smile

Rajas Habbu

May 24, 2019

10:26 p.m., March 12, 2007. My sister and I were ushered in to my aunt’s house. I turned back to see my mother and father driving away. My sister grabbed me by the shoulders and assured me that everything was going to be fine. I looked at her as I would look at my mother; she stared at me, eyes wide ope...

MVHS defeats Harker HS to secure their second straight NorCal Championship

MVHS defeats Harker HS to secure their second straight NorCal Championship

Keshav Taneja, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

This was a situation of unfamiliarity for the Matadors. After sweeping through the CCS playoffs, the NorCal quarter and semifinals — the Matadors found themselves in a vulnerable position after being down a set early . On May 19, the Matadors faced the Harker Eagles, a team that finished the league...

Boys Volleyball beats Amador Valley in the first round of NorCal Volleyball Championships

Boys Volleyball beats Amador Valley in the first round of NorCal Volleyball Championships

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Collin Qian

May 17, 2019

Up 25-14 in the third set, the Monta Vista gym floor shook as senior Nikhil Bapat leaped into the air. The sound of a loud clap, created by Bapat’s game-ending kill, triggered loud cheers and stomps from the crowd—sending the MVHS Boys Volleyball team past Amador Valley High School (AVHS) and on to th...

Boys volleyball: MVHS glides past Lynbrook HS in first home game

Boys volleyball: MVHS glides past Lynbrook HS in first home game

Anish Vasudevan and Gauri Kaushik

March 18, 2019

Ballerinas, snipers, rowing and baseball. These aren’t actions that one would expect to see from a volleyball team’s bench during a game. However, MVHS boys volleyball is not a regular team. After winning the NorCal championship last season, the team aims to repeat its achievements from last year...