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May27

Matadors Win CIF Division V Championship!

By John Duran May 27, 2017

Matadors Win CIF Division V Championship!
The Mount Miguel Matadors won the school's only CIF team championship this year after defeating the Knights of Foothills Christian 12-1 in five innings at UCSD Friday afternoon.
 
The Matadors were lead by starting pitcher Stephanie Herrera to earn the school's first CIF softball title in 20 years.
 
"I'm just really proud of my team at the moment," Herrera, who only gave up four hits with one unearned run over five innings, said. "Going into this game everybody thought we were going to lose just because we lost yesterday but we just came and gave it our all and put our hearts on the field."
 
"MVP all the way," Head Coach Kevin Darby said of Herrera's performances throughout the playoffs. "She pitched five out of six games. I think five out of six games we scored more than 10 runs. She was the catalyst for everything. Her work on the mound and the defense to back her up was just...
May24

Matadors One Win Away from Championship Game

By John Duran May 24, 2017

Matadors One Win Away from Championship Game
An unexpected run. A pleasant surprise. Exciting times for our girls. These are some of the comments you hear around campus when talking about our softball team. 
 

The Mount Miguel Matadors will be playing for a spot in the Division V CIF championship game as they take on the Knights of Foothills Christian at noon today from the Santee Sports Complex.

 
The Matadors had a solid season that saw them qualify as the fifth seed. The goal was to qualify for CIF for first year head coach Kevin Darby. This recent run that has them dominating the competition is exceeding everyone's expectations.
 
"You always want to win. Winning is always the final goal of any season," Darby explained. "The girls have just brought themselves together defensively. We're just on fire with the bats."
 
The Matadors' regular season schedule included quality opponents from lower divisions....
May17

Matadors Move on to Second Round

By John Duran May 17, 2017

Matadors Move on to Second Round
 
The Mount Miguel Matadors are on to the CIF Division V quarterfinals after dominating Bayfront Charter High School Sharks 13-0.
 
Once again the Matadors' offense overwhelmed the opposing pitching. However, the star of the game was starting pitcher Stephanie Herrera, who pitched a complete game, allowing only one hit.
 
"I just came out here to do my best and make sure that we won this game for our school and name in softball," Herrera said of her performance.
 
Head coach Kevin Darby could not praise her starting pitcher's performance enough after the game.
 
"Phenomenal. She threw a one-hitter. She's always come up big, a clutch player whenever we've needed her," Coach Darby said. "Just a phenomenal player. That's why she's All-League First Team."
 
The Matadors gave Herrera run support early on and...
May17

Matadors Start Fast, Win Big in CIF Opener

By John Duran May 17, 2017

Matadors Start Fast, Win Big in CIF Opener
The Matadors defeated the Cougars 16-6 in front of a lively crowd to advance in the Division V CIF playoffs.
 
"It was an exciting game," Head Coach Kevin Darby said of his team's victory. "It was an awesome crowd. ASB made this the game of the week and we had great support from the staff and the students. All year we've had great support from the staff and students."
 
The Matadors constantly put the ball in play, jumping out to 5-0 lead in the first inning...
May15

Softball Earns CIF Birth

May 15, 2017

Softball Earns CIF Birth
The Mount Miguel Matadors softball team will host San Ysidro High in the first round of the Division V CIF Championship.
 
First year head coach Kevin Darby will lead the Matadors to their first CIF appearance in almost a decade.
 
"Making CIF was on our radar but not winning it," Coach Darby said. "This year was just to make the tournament and have a decent season as far as the wins so I think we accomplished our small goals."
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