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Girls Basketball News
Huge Congrats to our very own Nicole Bradshaw for winning OC Coach of the Year! Nicole was chosen by other Orange County coaches to receive this award. She will be officially presented with the award at the OC All Star Basketball Game at Cypress College on May 4th at 5:00 pm.
New Head Girls Basketball Coach
We would also like to welcome Fidel Vargas as our new Head Girls Basketball Coach! You can read all about Coach Vargas in the OC Sports Zone Article here:
Spring Sports Update
Check out this link to the Sports Section of the Sword & Shield for sports articles written by Uni Students:
Last week baseball had a tough time against the tough pitching of Irvine. Adam Axtell went 6 innings and struck out 9 but the offense couldn’t put together any runs losing 4-0. On Friday, Irvine won 7-0 as the offense struggled to put runs on the board.
The University Boys Golf team had a close call against Northwood last Thursday at Oak Creek Golf Course. They escaped with a close match of 204 to 208. This past Tuesday, the Uni Boys Golf team came back strong against Portola at Strawberry Farms Golf Course with a 194 to 226 win. George Lu finished 1 under Par of 35 to pace both teams in scoring.
Today, the team travels to Oak Creek Golf Course to take on Irvine High School. With a win today, it will set the stage for next week’s showdown with Woodbridge on Tuesday (The GOW) and Beckman on Thursday to determine the PCL Champion. As of today, Beckman, University, and Woodbridge are tied for 1st place with each having only one loss.
Come cheer them on next Tuesday at the GOW. Home course is Strawberry Farms Golf Course. 1st tee time will be 3pm.
The University Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse team defeated Portola for the season sweep Monday with a 15-7 win. It was our last away game and Portola was ready and waiting to give it everything they had to try and defeat the mighty Trojans. The first half was back and forth, but seniors Brandon Hariyanto, Oliver Kubit and Trevor Lucas Hall lead the way for the Trojans strong finish.
You can view the entire game on YouTube. Today Varsity takes on Irvine in the stadium at 4:00pm, please come and cheer on your Trojans!
The Lady Trojans played the most challenging game of the year against Beckman, at home, last Friday. After falling behind, 0-3, the team rallied to pull within 1 point. The game stayed super close, both teams alternating goals for the majority of the first half, ending 6-7. Beckman leading at halftime. The second half started with Uni establishing the first lead of the game with 15 minutes remaining. Again, amazing defensive play from both sides and solid offensive work kept the teams close. Uni managed to go up two goals with almost six minutes of playing time left on the clock, but a series of unfortunate plays and solid defense by Beckman allowed the Patriots to steal the ball and score the game winning goal with just under a minute left. Final score: 12-13, Beckman. Mya Wang (So.) and Kaylor Chott (Sr.) led the Trojans in goals with three apiece and Grace Colunga (Jr.) notched two. Defensive efforts by Caroline Mumm (So.), Donia Mohtashami (Sr.), Makenzie Field (Sr.) helped to slow the Beckman offense.
Play resumed as Uni met Portola for the 2nd round of league play, and the Trojans erturned to their winning ways, controlling the game in a 20-3 victory. Wang netted 6 goals and Chott earned3 assists. Katherine Courtiss (So.) both netted her first goal of the year and scooped up 3 ground balls during her defensive shifts.
Just yesterday, the team traveled to Irvine to face a much improved and more dynamic squad. The score was tied after ten minutes of play, 3-3, but the team dug deep second half and cruised to a 19-11 victory. The most impressive moment was when Uni was sitting on two yellow cards, playing with five defenders against seven attackers, and not only shut down Irvine’s offense, but scored a short handed goal (made by Chott) after an interception and some quick movement up field. Wang led with 8 goals, Colunga added 3, and Elliot Welsh (So.) added 2.
The team is back in action at home against non-league opponent Santiago HS and finishes league play next week.
Come out and support Uni Softball next Monday, April 22, as they take on Woodbridge in their last home game of the season! Game starts at 3:30 PM.
The University Boy’s Varsity Swim team defeated Beckman to complete their perfect PCL regular season with a record of 5 – 0. Leading the way with 1st place finishes in their individual events were Brian Lou (200 IM & 100 Free), Luke Venzlaff (50 Free), Caedon Ng (500 Free), and Matthew Lou (100 Breaststroke). University placed first in all three relays. The boys head into League Finals next week hoping to secure their first League Title in the last four years! In addition to their League success, the Uni boys achieved great success in winning the Foothill Games Invitational over the weekend! This is a highly-competitive invitational featuring most of the top teams in Orange County. Uni entered the final event of the meet ahead of league rival Northwood, 327 – 320. Both Uni’s A and B relay teams moved up from their prelims ranking to seal the Trojan win! Additionally, the A relay team broke the all-time school record in the event, with a sizzling time of 3:06.02! This record-breaking squad was composed of senior Aaron Lee (lifetime best on the lead-off leg), and juniors Hunter Kroll, Caedon Ng, and Brian Lou!
Check out this article from OC Varsity featuring our Boys Swim team:
In the past week the Varsity girls have had two meets. The Foothill Games provided a late season test for Uni’s Varsity girls, as 15 top teams compete in a prelim/final meet. Many swimmers achieved personal bests, and several qualified for the weekend’s finals; some even posted CIF consideration times. Our Medley Relay, comprising Alex Lindenberg (backstroke), Mirabella Levine (breastroke), Izzy Pagano (butterfly), and Annika Nie (freestyle), pushed successfully to come back for finals. Savanna Cruz and Ira Chaturvedi each dropped nearly three seconds in her 200 freestyle, while Alex Lindenberg powered into the finals in both the 200 and the 500 freestyle events. Kate Weiland dropped nearly six seconds in her 200 individual medley to qualify to swim on Saturday, leading Jean Meyer and Kristina Yan, who also posted best times in the grueling event. Leila Mirsafian and Jordan Gibbons powered to personal bests in the 50 freestyle. Ira Chaturvedi posted another personal best in the 100 butterfly. Leila Mirsafian dropped more than a second from her 100 freestyle, earning the chance to swim in finals. Annika Nie and Yuuri Yoshikawa also achieved personal bests in the very competitive 100 freestyle. Savanna Cruz also posted a personal best in the 500 freestyle. Sage Goldberg and Nicole Kwong scored personal bests in the 100 backstroke, following Jean Meyer, who dropped more than a second from her best time to claim a lane and return for the finals on Saturday. Kate and Mirabella both earned CIF consideration times, and Mirabella shot into the fastest weekend heat.
On Wednesday, Beckman visited Uni High, for the last dual meet of the season. The Trojans performed at a high level, showing that the team is near ready for the league championships. The meet began with the Uni girls taking both first and second place in the 200 Medley Relay. Freshman Alex Lindenberg once again posted a strong performance in the 200 freestyle. Mirabella Levine, swimming the 200 Individual Medley for the first time this season, swam to a CIF consideration time of 2:15.68. Izzy Pagano won the 100 yard butterfly, and Annika Nie swam her best time in the 100 yard freestyle. Freshman Jean Meyer maintained a vigorous pace in the 500 freestyle despite the heat to win the race by 14 seconds. Yuuri Yoshikawa won the 100 breaststroke, while Kristina Yan took third with a personal best time.
League finals are next week and then it is off to CIF on May 2 & May 4!
The boys tennis team defeated Woodbridge 15 to 3 on Tuesday to clinch their 14th straight PCL title. The Trojans have won 128 straight PCL matches dating back to 2006! Leading the way for the boys were senior Giorgio Conta and sophomore Nic Conta sweeping their three sets at doubles. The boys conclude the regular season today with a match at Beckman high.
Track & Field
The boys Track and Field had their last league meet against Beckman yesterday here at Uni. In a tough loss we still had some great performances. Kareem Berri and Noah Powell in the shot put, Adam Gish in the 800, Evan Pariser in the High Jump, 110 High Hurdles and 300 hurdles, Raja Batra in the 3200, Lance DeOlden in the 100 and 200, Anthony Bonfa in the 100 and 200, Ray Corpus in the 110 high hurdles. Ethan Jenkins in the 800, Luca Flick-Kaiser and Henry Wilkens in the High Jump., Ian Proctor and Henry Wilkens in the long jump. Next week we have League Prelims and Finals at Portola. This last weekend we had the OC Track and Field Championships and Evan Pariser finished 2nd in the county in the High Jump.
Girls Track and Field had some stiff competition in their last league meet against Beckman yesterday. As always, we had some outstanding performances by our female athletes! To begin, Collette Lowengrub placed 1st in the 1600 and then placed 2nd later on in the day in the 800. Sophomore Vani Tankha placed 3rd in the 400. Sophomore Farimah Fanaei placed 3rd in the 300 Hurdles and 2nd in the Long Jump. Sandy Zhang also placed in the Long Jump as well. Freshman Jenna Kim took first in the 200 M. Senior Amber Sun took 2nd in the high Jump, and Junior Dena Norouzi took 3rd in both the Shot Put and the Discuss.
Next week we will have League Prelims and Finals at Portola.
Go Uni Track and Field!
It’s Rivalry Week! The Uni Boys Volleyball team faces off against Woodbridge this Friday for senior night! Come out and support the team in their last home game of the year.
Spring Sport GOW Schedule
|Friday, March 8, 2019||Boys Lacrosse||Vista Murrieta||4:00 PM|
|Tuesday, March 12, 2019||Boys Tennis||Northwood||3:15 PM|
|Friday, March 15, 2019||Baseball||Beckman||3:30 PM|
|Friday, March 22, 2019||Boys Volleyball||Irvine||5:15 PM|
|Wednesday, March 27, 2019||Boys and Girls Swim||Irvine||3:15 PM|
|Thursday, March 28, 2019||Boys and Girls Track & Field||Irvine||3:00 PM|
|Tuesday, April 9, 2019||Softball||Beckman||3:30 PM|
|Friday, April 12, 2019||Girls Lacrosse||Beckman||4:00 PM|
|Tuesday, April 23, 2019||Boys Golf||Woodbridge||3:00 PM|
Boys Tennis 4/16 @ 3:15 v Woodbridge
Boys Volleyball 4/19 @ 5:15 v Woodbridge
(Home Events in Blue)
Thursday, April 18th
Boys Golf v Irvine @ Oak Creek Golf Course – 3:00 PM
Boys Tennis @ Beckman – 3:15 PM
Boys Lacrosse v Irvine – 4:00 PM
Friday, April 19th
Softball @ Irvine – 3:30 PM
Girls Lacrosse v Santiago (Corona) – 4:00 PM
Boys Volleyball v Woodbridge – 5:15 PM
Baseball v Woodbridge @ Windrow – 6:00 PM
Monday, April 22nd
Boys Tennis League Prelims @ Irvine High – Time TBA
Softball v Woodbridge – 3:30 PM
Boys Lacrosse v Woodbridge @ University Stadium – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 23rd
Track & Field League Prelims @ Portola – 1:30 PM
Girls Swimming League Prelims @ Woollett Aquatic Center – 2:00 PM
***GOW***Boys Golf v Woodbridge @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00 PM
Baseball @ Beckman – 3:30 PM
Boys Volleyball @ Beckman – 5:15 PM
Girls Lacrosse v Woodbridge – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, April 24th
Boys Swimming League Prelims @ Woollett Aquatic Center – 2:00 PM
Softball @ Beckman – 3:30 PM
Thursday, April 25th
Boys Tennis – Ojai Tournament – Time TBA
Boys Golf v Beckman @ Tustin Ranch Golf Course – 3:00 PM
Baseball v Beckman – 3:30 PM
Girls Lacrosse @ Beckman – 4:00 PM
Boys Lacrosse v Beckman – 4:00 PM
Friday, April 26th
Boys Tennis – Ojai Tournament – Time TBA
Boys & Girls Swimming League Finals @ Woollett Aquatics Ctr – 1:00 PM
Track & Field League Finals @ Portola – 3:00 PM