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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 water polo: First game against Fremont High School results in 6-9 loss

Girls water polo: First game against Fremont High School results in 6-9 loss

Catherine

September 23, 2013

The girls water polo team played its first game against Fremont High School on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Despite strong defense, however, the Lady Mats could not stop FHS’ heavy offense with a final score of 6-9. In the first period, “Everyone was really nervous in the beginning but then everyone got their...

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...

Sports shorts

Sports shorts

Carissa Chan

November 18, 2012

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BOYS WATER POLO CCS: Close defeat in overtime

Senior Brendan Duffy and junior Anton Abramson practice before the CCS match. Their season ended with a loss of 14-15 in their first round CCS match on Nov. 6. Photo by Margaret Lin.

Karen Feng

November 10, 2012

Matadors lose 14-15 to LHS despite replay, end season Despite a five-point lead in the first half, the seventh-seeded Matadors lost their edge as tenth-seeded Lynbrook High School closed the gap to defeat them in overtime. The Matadors ended their season with a 14-15 loss in the first round of CC...

WATER POLO: Second annual Ron Freeman Memorial tournament hosted at MVHS

Senior Brendan Duffy looks to pass the ball to a teammate. Duffy was the strongest player in all three of the games played over the weekend, scoring the majority of MVHS goals and leading the Matadors to a 2-1 record in the Ron Freeman Memorial tournament. Photo by Margaret Lin.

Carissa Chan

November 8, 2012

Senior Brendan Duffy scores 20 goals in weekend tournament Read More »...

Four teams participate in 2012 Jamba Juice fundraiser

Four teams participate in 2012 Jamba Juice fundraiser

Joyce Varma

October 16, 2012

This fall season, girls’ basketball and volleyball and both girls’ and boys’ water polo collaborated with Jamba Juice to organize fundraisers for their team. This was the company’s first year running fundraisers in conjunction with high schools. To raise money for their teams, students sold...

Water polo CCS: Matadors unable to hold lead against Serra

Water polo CCS: Matadors unable to hold lead against Serra

Elvin Wong

November 9, 2011

The Matadors record (15-16) meant that there was no chance for an automatic qualification into CCS. But the boys varsity water polo team did make it to CCS through a lucky wild card, the Matadors had an opportunity to play one more game on Nov. 8 against Serra High School. Unfortunately, they were unable to get past the first round after they could not hold ...

Water Polo: Miscommunication to blame in 9-10 loss to Tokay

Junior Brendan Duffy looks to lob a shot during the game on Oct. 25. The Matadors’ previous games gave them experience to face stronger teams like Tokay and Gunn High Schools in order to reach CCS. Photo by Carissa Chan.

Carissa Chan

November 4, 2011

The varsity boys water polo team opened the Ron Freeman Memorial Tournament with a 9-10 loss to Tokay High School on Oct. 28, bringing their record to 4-9. After a closely contested game, Tokay pulled ahead while taking advantage of the Matadors’ frequent lapses in communication. The Matadors were unable to get a lead in the first period, but they stayed clo...

Water Polo: Matadors cruise for 14-7 win over Homestead

With thirteen seconds left on the shot clock, senior Cameron Yates throws the ball past a Homestead defender for one of his two goals on Oct. 25. The Matadors won the game 14-7. Photo by Carissa Chan.

Carissa Chan

October 27, 2011

After struggling through close games and suffering tough losses, the varsity boys water polo team finally caught a break. The Matadors picked up an easy win against Homestead High School on Oct. 25, finishing the game 14-7. Junior Brendan Duffy scored four goals in twelve minutes, junior Omer Yosef had four, senior Peter Wells scored three,...

Offense struggles in 8-14 loss to Los Altos

Offense struggles in 8-14 loss to Los Altos

Carissa Chan

October 20, 2011

As MVHS head coach Ed Samuels faced the school he used to coach, the varsity boys water polo team lost 8-14 on Oct. 18, falling to Los Altos High School. The team’s offense had difficulty finding a scoring rhythm and were not able to take the lead throughout the entire game. Junior Brendan Duffy scored six goals while senior Cameron Yates and soph...

Give big or go home

Give big or go home

Jacob Lui

October 12, 2011

Australia, NCAA Championships, Eastern Europe, Mexico, Canada – the new varsity boys water polo coach Edwin Samuels has had a prolific career. The list of his accomplishments seems to make students wonder: why our school? From the local Mountain View High School, Samuels climbed to the top and was consider...