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Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing
Baseball – Last Tuesday, Eric Brunst threw his second shutout in league defeating #6 ranked Beckman 2-0. He had 7 strike outs and the team played errorless baseball. Maverick Freedlander and Andy Masotto had the winning rbi’s. Our Trojans beat first place Beckman 2 out of three games. On Friday , Junior outfielder Will Faure had 3 hits with 2 doubles in a 8-3 loss to Beckman. Junior Neil Boudreau and Freshmen Troy Lombardo pitched well for the Trojans. Our boys fell to CDM on Tuesday and look to bounce back as they once again play CDM Friday afternoon. Good luck baseball.
Boys Golf – Our golfers had a big victory last Thursday versus CDM at Newport Beach Country Club. The team shot a 3-under par 172 and beat CDM at their course. In addition, Ari Gulugian shot a school record 30 (5-under par). On Monday this week, we clinched a CIF berth by beating Irvine at Strawberry Farms with an even par score of 180. Once again the low score came from Ari Gulugian with a 33 (2-under par). Tuesday we lost to Northwood in a really tight match: 175-174. Both schools played really well. The UNI players had the following scores on the par 35 Oak Creek Golf Club: William Tse matched Ari’s record 30, Ari shot a 32, and Griffin Pace (freshman) shot even par 35. The scores were unbelievable for both teams. League finals are next week. Great job golfers. Keep hitting the ball straight.
Boys Lacrosse – The UNI boys lacrosse team played their best game of the year at Sage Hill, but fell 11-10 in the final minute. It was a back and forth game with many lead changes. UNI had 8 different scorers and displayed their best team play to keep the game very dramatic going into the last quarter. This type of team play will serve them well in the seasons to come. Our boys final game is this afternoon v Irvine. Good Luck LAX!
Girls Lacrosse – Girls Lacrosse played two tough league matches losing to Beckman and Corona del Mar. However, for the first time ever, the Lady Trojans outplayed Corona del Mar for the second half of the game, outscoring them 6-4. It was not enough to gain the win, but it was a very strong showing for the lacrosse team. More positively, the girls secured a league win against Northwood on Monday, 10-5. Kathy Guo continued to add to her impressive offensive stats scoring 4 goals. Anneke Gustafson, Honia Mohtashami, Clarissa Wu, Amanda Shubin, Danielle Ochoa, and Sarah Verdegan all added to the tally, highlighting the potent offense of the team. Lily Huang (goalie) had 9 saves and the defense did a masterful job of preventing shots from occurring in the first place. The team wraps up the season this week with an away match against Irvine and a final home match against non-league opponent Sage Hill on Friday, May 1st. It is the Senior game, so come out at support our girls.
Softball – Our girls suffered a tough loss to Irvine on Tuesday, but both Aubrey Maher and Michela Boarnet went 2-2. Both freshmen pitchers, Janette Oh and Zoe Manjarrez, saw time on the mound and Michela Boarnet has been solid behind the plate. The girls start the second round of league Thursday against Woodbridge at home. Our last league game is next Thurs against CDM and is also our GOW! Come out and support our softball players!
Boys Swim – Trojan boys had another fantastic showing this past week. Last Wednesday, the boys won the G.O.W. against Number 3 ranked Northwood with an impressive 119-51 victory. This week the boys capped off their dual meet season by beating Irvine 135-35. Trojan boys head into league finals next week with a 5-0 record in league and look to win their fourth league championship in a row.
This past Thursday (prelims) and Saturday(finals), the Trojan boys competed in the 43rd Annual Foothill Swim Games. 7 of the 13 teams competing in this invitational are ranked in the Top 10 in Orange County. The boys were on a mission to get their best times of the season at this very fast swim meet. 19 CIF cards signed and 4 meet records later, the boys triumphed by a whopping 300 points over the 2nd place team. University led the PCL sweep with 555 points, Beckman with 255 and Northwood with 253. Daniel Tran, Matt Yong, Andrew Knoell, and Will Hofstadter started off the meet by capturing a first place finish in the 200 medley relay. Alejandro Ortiz got 2nd in the 200 free in a season best and CIF auto qualifying time. Four boys qualified for the championship final in the 200IM. Daniel Tran, Ken Takahashi went 2nd and 3rd and Stephen Yang and Matt Yong went 7th and 8th for the impressive showing in the event. Will Hofstadter got first place in the 50 free and captured a meet record in the 100 free in a blistering 45.71. In the 100 yard Butterfly, Andrew Knoell got first place, Stephen Yang 2nd and Chris Havton got 3rd. That is right…1-2-3 for UNI! Ken Takahashi got 2nd and George Horvath got 4th in the 500 Free. The 200 Free Relay of Ortiz, Takahashi, Wong and Hofstadter tied Santa Margarita for first place and a share of the meet record. In the 100 backstroke, Daniel Tran set the meet record with a 49.99, beating his record from last year. Andrew Knoell got 3rd with CIF auto cut and Jarod Yoshihara got 4th .03 off the auto time. In the 100 Breaststroke, Matt Wong got 4th place with a CIF auto cut. In the last race of the meet, the 400 free relay of Ortiz, Takahashi, Knoell and Tran set a new meet record of 3:07.30. That is the second fastest time in school history and less than a second off the school record. GO TROJANS!!!
Below is a picture of our boys with their championship plaque from the Foothill Games!
Girls Swim –After edging out Northwood last week by a score of 86-84, the UNI Varsity girls put up some fast times but ended up falling to Irvine High yesterday by a score of 103 to 67 in the last dual meet of the season. Outstanding performances of the meet included senior Lauren Weins lowering her CIF automatic qualifying time in the 100 back as well as her CIF consideration time in the 100 fly. Joyce Yang made CIF consideration cuts in both the 200 IM and the 100 breastsroke. Elysia Ouyang also dropped time to make a CIF consideration time in the breaststroke. The 200 Medley Relay team of Weins, Yang, Kathy Lim and Princess Ferguson-Nguyen dropped their CIF consideration time lower, and Kamila Szabdos and Sonia Bajak both dropped time in the 500 freestyle.
The girls will be swimming in the preliminaries of the Pacific Coast League meet next Tuesday , with the top 16 in each event moving on to Finals on Friday. The PCL meet will be held at the Wollette Aquatics Center next to Irvine HS. Come on out and support the swimmers!
Boys Tennis – The UNI boys tennis team moved to 13 and 2 overall, 8 and 0 in the PCL with a 14 to 4 win over CDM on Tuesday. Josh Piatos and Hans Hwang swept all three sets at 3rd doubles for the Trojans. Rohan Lageweg also won all three of his sets.
Last weekend three members of the UNI team took part in the annual Ojai Valley Tennis tournament. Riku Hashiyada represented UNI playing singles and lost in the 2nd round. Konrad Kozlowski and Ardi Safi played doubles and had a great tournament losing in the semi-final match. Congratulations to all three boys for a great weekend. The Trojans will take on league foe Northwood on Thursday at Northwood. With a win our boys will secure the League Championship! Good Luck Tennis!
Boys Track – Boys Track went up against Northwood High School last week and there were some great performances. The highlights were Tanner Schiedow in the 1600, Zane law in the 800, Cody Epstien in the 40, Aidan Galasetti in the 300 Hurdles, Justin Seo in the 100 and 200, Eric Kawana along with Alex Hurwitz in the 3200, Austin Kim in the Shot Put, and finally Vedavit Shetty and Julian Ricci in the Triple Jump and Vedavit Shetty in the Long Jump. This last Saturday, Aidian and Zane participated in the Orange County Track Championships. Aidian finished 20th overall in the county for the 110 High Hurdles while Zane finished 30th overall in the 800 for the county.
Girls Track – The girls track team had an amazing performance against Irvine High yesterday. The girls varsity team dominated with a final score of 83 to 43. We had outstanding first place finishes by Paige Metayer (400, 800, 300H), Mia Maher (100) and Caroline Werth (200, triple jump). Also, Janine Bryant and Cheryl McElwee took 1st and 2nd in the 3200. We are very proud of our athletes and are looking forward to watching them succeed at league prelims Tuesday here at UNI.
Boys Volleyball – Our boys volleyball team is at Northwood tomorrow @ 5:15. Good Luck Boys!
WHATS HAPPENING ON CAMPUS
DODGEBALL – The UNI Dodgeball tournament is in full swing. We are down to the final 4 teams. The semi finals will take place next Tuesday and the finals will take place next Friday. The winning student team will then get to play a team of staff members. The kids are having a great time with this tournament and the gym has been packed with students every day.
Trojan Army is Looking for your help
The Trojan Army is know for being the best student section in our league and the surrounding area. We are the original spirit club in the the league and the other schools are constantly trying to copy things we do. It is our goal to be the first to do creative things to help publize our student athletes. The Trojan Army has spent thounds of dollars helping to publicize our athletic programs. Some of the recent purchases by the Trojan Army include the large run through banner that the football players use, the large 20×30 foot U banner that the students wave above their heads at the games, The 3 large flags and the air siren that are used each time we score, the Us painted on the ramp down to the stadium, the U logo stickers that are throughout campus and the locker rooms, and the vinyl Trojan Army banners that are used at UNI games.
We are once again setting our sights high and looking to purchase a run through tunnel that will grab everyons attention. An example of the tunnel is below. We would once again be the first school in the league and area to have such a tunnel. The Trojan Army has already raised a substantial amount of money for this project. We are close to being able to order this run through tunnel. Our plan is to use this tunnel at football games, pack the gym night, pep assemblies, Senior day games, and at any CIF Championsip walk. As of right now we are about $1000 dollars away from being able to purchase this tunnel. If you would like to make a donation to help offset the cost of this tunnel please send a check with your student to the Athletic office. If each athletic family gave $20 we would be able to order this tunnel right away. Donations can be turned into the athletic office or given to Coach McCaffrey. Checks shold be made out to UHS. Thank you UHS community for your support. This run through tunnel will once again give us the AHH factor that we have when we play other schools.
Thanks for your support and as always GO TROJANS!
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events (Home events in BOLD)
Thursday April 30th
- Tennis @ Northwood – 3:15
- Golf @ Irvine – 3:15
- Softball v Woodbridge – 3:30
- B Lacrosse v Irvine 4:00
- G Lacrosse @ Irvine – 4:00
Friday May 1st
- Baseball @ CDM – 3:30
- G Lacrosse v Sage Hill – 4:00
- Volleyball @ Northwood – 5:15
Monday May 4th
- Tennis @ Irvine – 3:15
Tuesday May 5th
- Track PCL Prelims – 2:00
- Girls Swim PCL Prelims @ Wollett Pool – 2:00
- Baseball v Northwood – 3:30
- Softball @ Beckman – 3:30
- Volleyball @ Irvine – 5:15
Wednesday May 6th
- Boys Swim PCL Prelims @ Wollett Pool – 2:00
Spring GOW Schedule
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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
University High School