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Girls Water Polo: The defeat against Santa Clara HS 15-17

Girls Water Polo: The defeat against Santa Clara HS 15-17

Rana Aghababazadeh and Tabitha Mendez

October 17, 2018

VHS girls water polo head coach Chris Love gathered the girls before the game for their usual team talk, followed by a chant led by one of the captains before the start of the game. Only few minutes into the game, a series of shouting and complaints arose from both coaches, as well as the SCHS crowd....

Girls water polo: Senior Night

Girls water polo: Senior Night

Sunjin Chang

October 26, 2017

ith an array of posters lined up against the pool deck, and loud music blaring in the background, the MVHS girls water polo team got ready to celebrate their senior night against Fremont HS. The cheers for MVHS could be heard from the parking lot even before the game had started. Before the game st...

Boys water polo: Matadors narrowly lose senior night to Palo Alto HS

Boys water polo: Matadors narrowly lose senior night to Palo Alto HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 24, 2017

olorful ribbons and posters lined the pool deck, a table with cake, drinks, and other snacks sat up against the wall, and fans filed into the MVHS pool area, filling the bleachers until they were packed to capacity. Coming into their senior night game against Palo Alto HS, the Matadors knew it woul...

Girls water polo: Team defeats Santa Clara HS 10-7

Girls water polo: Team defeats Santa Clara HS 10-7

Sunjin Chang

October 11, 2017

Having lost their previous game against Santa Clara HS with a score of 5-9, MVHS had a fighting mindset as they started the game. Before the game started, the team gathered as the captains encouraged them to try their best this game. “Guys, we can’t let what happened last time affect how we play...

Boys water polo: Team loses to Los Gatos HS 6-10

Boys water polo: Team loses to Los Gatos HS 6-10

Roshan Fernandez

October 11, 2017

he sun was setting on the horizon, casting golden rays that bounced off the MVHS swimming pool as the boys water polo team prepared to play Los Gatos HS in one of their last home games of the season. After losing to LGHS earlier in Sept. by a score of 7-14, the boys anticipated a tough game that they ho...

MVHS girls water polo wins game against Lynbrook High School 11-7

MVHS girls water polo wins game against Lynbrook High School 11-7

Maggie McCormick

October 5, 2017

s the buzzer goes off,  the MVHS girls varsity water polo team does their team cheer and jumps into the pool. The game goes by quickly, with constant back and forth between MVHS and Lynbrook HS, neither one backing down from the challenge. With more screams and cheers from the LHS crowd, MVHS felt th...

Girls water polo: Team wins against Milpitas HS 13-2

Girls water polo: Team wins against Milpitas HS 13-2

Aanchal Garg

September 26, 2017

n Tuesday Sept. 19, the MVHS girls water polo team shouted their customary ‘1-2-3 Lady Mats!’ cheer, creating an echo that rang around the pool. MVHS played against Milpitas HS in the team’s second home game of the season. Senior Neha Mylvaganan has been playing against MHS for the last four year...

Girls water polo: Team is victorious in first home game

Girls water polo: Team is victorious in first home game

Emma Lam

September 14, 2017

s the girls junior varsity water polo teams were shaking hands after losing their game against Wilcox HS, the MVHS girls water polo players were preparing themselves for their own game against WHS. As the first home game of the season,  the team’s excitement was tangible despite two team members, s...

Water Polo: A fresh start

Water Polo: A fresh start

ZaZu Lippert

August 12, 2017

Co-reported by Anish Vasudevan.  ollowing a rocky last season after both varsity teams finished with losing records, the water polo program is looking to bounce back and pave way for stronger and more successful teams this year. Now with new coaches, a new regiment and a newer purpose of establish...

Back at it

Back at it

Akshara Majjiga

March 8, 2017

en years ago, when JV baseball coach Shawn Voigt graduated from MVHS with the class of 2007, things were different. Without the internet, Voigt found it difficult to develop his skills and opinions with limited access to contrasting perspectives. But, 2015 JV water polo and swim coach Jennifer Liu, who...

Boys water polo: Season ends with last second victory

Boys water polo: Season ends with last second victory

Om Khandekar

November 1, 2016

ake a look at the pool now, at the empty bleachers and stationary goals, and it seems like the calmest place on campus. You couldn’t tell that weeks ago the lights were blazing on a small but roaring crowd during the boys water polo senior night, as shot after shot tore across the surface of this ...