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Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing
Boys Basketball – Last Friday night the Trojans defeated crosstown rival Irvine 77-64. The boys broke open a close one point game at halftime by outscoring the Vaqueros 37-14 during the third quarter and the opening four minutes of the fourth quarter. Kiron Dey led the way with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Joey Sfreddo added 13 points and had 14 assists. Tyler Cashman also scored 13. The boys would like to thank all the students who came out to watch the game and hope that they will return for tonight’s game vs. Woodbridge!
Girls Basketball – The Lady Trojans finished up the first half of League last Friday night to a sell out crowd! The girls basketball team beat Irvine 48-26 with key performances by Christina Liao with 13 points and Kiara Warren also with 13 points. The team finished the first half of league 2-3 with hopes of still making the playoffs. Thanks to everyone who came out to Pack the Gym night. It truly was a special night for our girls. Congrats on the big win girls. Our girls open up the second round of league play tonight at 5:30 v Woodbridge.
Boys Soccer – Our boys closed out the first round of league play in style with a 3-0 victory over Irvine last Thursday. Indy Fuller, Riley Duncan, and Matt Bui all scored goals. Indy Fuller pitched in with two assists and Riley Duncan had the other assist. Our defense stifled Irvine all game and the whole game was played on our side of the field. Great job on this dominating win boys. Our boys start the second round of league play this afternoon as they travel to take on Woodbridge at 3:15.
Girls Soccer – GOW TONIGHT 5:00 UNI STADIUM
Girls Soccer rebounded from the tough loss against Northwood to clinch a league victory against Irvine, 5-3, on January 22nd. Our Lady Trojans controlled the flow and pace of the game with 2 of Irvine’s goals coming from set pieces. Sofya Ogunseitan led the team by scoring twice. Kiana Ghamari and Cameron Lopez each had one goal and one assist. Emma Goolsby scored the 5th goal and Carmel Lee, Leila Sedehi, and Paige Metayer all had one assist each. The offensive talent on the field was evident with both the sheer number of goals and the fact that they came from such a variety of players. The team is back in action today, January 29th, beginning the second round of league play in their Game of the Week, hosting Woodbridge at 5:00 PM. Come out and support!
Girls Water Polo – The Lady Trojan Water Polo team lost a tough one to rival Irvine last week 10 – 9. The girls have been trying to change the trends of the past few years with both Irvine and Beckman, only to come up one goal short in each. Coming so close in both games gives our girls confidence for the second round of league play. They know now that their pre-season goals are within the range of possibility. Our girls make their second round playoff push this afternoon as they take on Woodbridge at 4:15. Good Luck Polo!
Wrestling – Our boys were taken down by Irvine last night in a match for the league championship. Both team entered at 4-0. Despite the loss the future is extremely bright for UNI wrestling as most of our team is underclassmen. Irvine has dominated the league for the past decade and our boys are showing that we are the up and coming team in the league. Our boys will now focus their attention on league finals where we hope to send several wrestlers to CIF.
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events (Home events in BOLD)
Thursday February 2nd
- Girls Soccer @ Beckman – 3:15
- Boys Soccer v Beckman – 3:15
- Girls Water Polo @ Beckman – 4:15
- Girls Basketball @ Beckman – 5:30
- Boys Basketball @ Beckman – 7:00
What’s Happening on Campus
GIRLS SOCCER GOW FOLLOWED BY BASKETBALL
Come support our girls soccer team as they battle Woodbridge tonight at 5:00 in the stadium. This is girls soccer’s GOW. After the game head directly to the gym for our big basketball game v Woodbridge. Rumor has it that Woodbridge is bringing a lot of students to the game. Let’s show them why we are the best students section in the league by supporting our teams tonight.
UNI First annual athletic fundraiser on 2/28 and 3/1
The athletic department will be hosting our first annual Trojan Athletic Department Soccer Tournament. For more information please click the following link.
There will also be food vendors/trucks so we’d like to put the event out to all of our students, athletes and families to come by on that weekend to support our athletic programs. Your support will be welcomed by entering a team, grabbing a bite to eat or both.
A Call for help from our Athletic Training Office
Our athletic training office is running extremely low on supplies and our athletic training budget is maxed out. Brittany our athletic trainer does an amazing job with all of our athletes but her hands are tied with the limited budget she is given through the district. In an effort to save money we are asking for any donations of the following items. She is in need of crutches, slings, walking boots, and a metal scoop for the ice machine. Also on our wish list are 3 or 5 gallon water buckets, water bottles, and coolers. If you have any of these items around the house and no longer use them please have your student drop them off in her office. If you would like to make a financial donation please drop off a check to the athletic office and note athletic training office in the memo line. Thank you for your help!
Boys Lacrosse Tryout information –
February 11, 2015 – 3:00-5:00pm and February 12th 3:00-5:00
Meet at stadium – You MUST have an athletic ID card to try out. Please bring running shoes and cleats.
Contact coach Andreas Gaynor if you have any questions. Go to Unilacrosse.com for program details.
Boys volleyball Tryouts – Boys volleyball will conduct its tryouts over three days.
January 30th 8:00-10:00 am in the gym
February 4th and 5th – 5:30-7:00 pm in the gym.
You MUST have an athletic ID card to try out.
UNI Soccer Fundraiser
The Uni Soccer Boosters are holding a FUNDRAISER in support of the soccer program on Saturday 1/31 which is a “Goodwill-style” fundraiser. We would like to encourage ALL Trojan families to participate by dropping off their unwanted/used items on Saturday. This event will go from 9am-1pm. Thank you for your support!
2015 WINTER GOW SCHEDULE
WEAR THE COLORS SHARE YOUR PICTURES.
We would like to start something new with Trojan Thursday. Please send Coach McCaffrey (firstname.lastname@example.org) pictures of yourself in Trojan Army shirts in special places throughout the nation/world. When you travel on vacation snap a picture of yourself or group wearing your Trojan Army shirt and send it to us. Please let us know who is in the picture and where you are. As we get pictures we will share them on Trojan Thursday. This is just another way to spread Trojan Spirit. Thank you for wearing the colors and sharing UNIVERSITY PRIDE!
Help publicize our athletes – Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics – Using social media helps us highlight our athletes. To get the latest on UNI athletics please follow us. We will have updates from big games and from the GOWs (Game of the Weeks).
Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:
- Attend the games
- Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games. Send us your picts wearing your Trojan Army shirt.
- Attend the GOWs
- Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give aways at big games
- Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
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- Get others to do the same
Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors – University High School