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Water Polo: Mountain View hard to keep up with in 6-8 loss

Water Polo: Mountain View hard to keep up with in 6-8 loss

Carissa Chan

October 7, 2011

The varsity boys water polo team entered the Oct. 6 game looking to finally pick up a win against Mountain View High School, but took a loss instead as they fell 6-8 to the Spartans. After already losing two consecutive games against Mountain View this season, the Matadors tried to push ahead in the game, but they were ultimately outplayed in a disappointin...

Water Polo: Matadors fall 9-10 to Palo Alto in overtime

Water Polo: Matadors fall 9-10 to Palo Alto in overtime

Carissa Chan

September 22, 2011

It is the fourth and final period, and there are 45 seconds left in the game. The Matadors are up 9-8. All they have to do is hold Palo Alto and they will have a win. They are less than a minute away from victory. But leads are hard to hold on to. And this time, Palo Alto netted a goal in the last 4...

Water Polo: Matadors end tournament with a win and a loss

Junior Dmitriy Evert tries to score in the game against Mountain View but can’t find a hole in the defense. Photo by Carissa Chan.

Carissa Chan

September 12, 2011

On Sept. 10, the final day of the annual John Schmitt tournament, the varsity boys water polo team played two more games, one against Mountain View and the other against Valley Christian. The Matadors picked up one loss and one win to bring their season record to 3-2. Game 1: Monta Vista (2-1) v...

Water Polo: Offense leads to 16-11 win against El Diamante

Junior Aditya Iyer backhands a shot past the El Diamante goalie in the fourth period to score one of the team’s sixteen goals. Photo by Carissa Chan.

Carissa Chan

September 10, 2011

After losing a game to Davis High School on Thursday, Sept. 8 and winning one against Gunn High School on the day after, the varsity boys water polo team picked up their second win of the season in the annual John Schmitt Memorial Tournament on Sept. 9, bringing their record to 2-1. The team advanced to the next level of the tou...

Water polo wins scrimmage 15-6 against Pioneer High School

Senior Cameron Yates throws the ball past a Pioneer player to score one of his five goals. Photo by Carissa Chan.

Carissa Chan

August 31, 2011

The varsity boys water polo team won in a scrimmage against Pioneer High School on Aug. 26, finishing with a final score of 15-6. Standout plays included performances by junior Brendan Duffy and senior Cameron Yates, who scored seven and five goals respectively, as well as by junior goalie Owen Har...

Boys water polo sets high expectations with new coach

Senior Peter Wells performs a drill during an after school practice on August 25. Coach Ed Samuels used drills such as these to improve the players’ speed, ball-handling techniques and reaction times. Photo by Carissa Chan.

Carissa Chan

August 26, 2011

Most people spend their summers at the beach, or at friends' houses, or at a combination of the two. The players on the varsity boys water polo team spent the majority of theirs in a pool. The team has been practicing together for the entire summer under the instruction of new coach Ed Samuels, who...

Boys water polo teams hosts John Schmitt Tournament

Boys water polo teams hosts John Schmitt Tournament

Nicolet Danese

September 26, 2010

The boys use the John Schmitt tournament to practice for their upcoming season Read More »...

Former Olympians share 30 years of water polo experience in 6 hours

Former Olympians share 30 years of water polo experience in 6 hours

Scott Hyon

September 6, 2010

Varsity boys water polo players improve their game through half-day clinic with older, more experienced team   Read More »...

Treading water with targets on backs

Treading water with targets on backs

Eric Wong

November 11, 2009

Being the best team in the league is hard, especially during playoffs Read More »...

Playoff hopes ended with a league final loss

Playoff hopes ended with a league final loss

Eric Wong

November 8, 2009

With an 11-6 loss to the Gunn Titans, the boys water polo team no longer has a chance to qualify for CCS Read More »...

Teams, they just want to have fans

Teams, they just want to have fans

Eric Wong

October 14, 2009

 Running around half-naked seems to be a common trend in sports Read More »...

Teams, they just want to have fans

Teams, they just want to have fans

Eric Wong

October 14, 2009

Running around half-naked seems to be a common trend in sports Read More »...