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Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing
Boys and Girls Cross Country– This last Saturday the Cross Country team competed at the Mt. Sac Cross Country Invitational. Our top finishers on the girls side were Junior Janine Bryant followed by Freshman Sara Sussman, Senior Stacey Yu, Senior Andrea White, Freshman Abby Sanders and Junior Anna Pan. On the Boys side our top finishers were Senior Eric Kawana, followed by Senior Mackhai Nguyen and Freshman Abhishek Nisha Anish. One notable finish came in the Division 1 Freshman race with our Freshman team finishing 2nd. The Freshman team was led by Cyrus Bower followed by Elias Cannesson, Kohl Hertz, Sam Kammerman and Max Solomon. Our next meet is league finals at Irvine Park. Go Trojan Running!!!
Football – Our boys suffered their first loss of the season to league power CDM last Friday night. While our boys did lose the game they did earn a lot of respect from CDM and the area football coaches. Despite the loss our Trojans were voted into the top 10 of CIF for the first time this season by the division coaches. CDM opened the scoring late in the first quarter and we answered a few minutes later with a Neil Boudreau touchdown run to tie the score at 7. Matt Abellandea added a 2 yard TD run in the second quarter and the score at halftime found CDM leading 21-14. Alex Pourdanesh caught an 18 yard touchdown pass in the final minute of the third quarter to tie the game at 21. CDM used a long 30 yard pass to find the end zone in the fourth to take the lead. Two late touchdowns by CDM pushed the score to 42-21. The final score was not an indication on how close this game really was. Our boys proved we can play with anyone and they are excited to take on Irvine this Friday night at Irvine H.S. Game time is 7:00. Come out and support our boys and they look to take a step closer to claiming the Fence-post as Irvine City Champs.
Girls Golf – The UNI Girl’s golf team finished the season in 3rd place. We qualified for the first round of CIF, the Team Divisional. We play this coming Monday at Lakewood Country Club.
At League Finals for individual CIF qualification, we place 3 golfers in the top 7: Ellen Takada, senior came in 3rd, Samantha Cabunag, sophomore, came in 6th, and Nodoka Honda, freshman, finished 7th. These three golfers played this past Monday and both Ellen and Sam qualified for the CIF SS championships next week. Nodoka missed qualifying by one stroke. Great job this year girls and good luck in CIF.
Girls Volleyball – GOW TODAY – BE THERE – Our girl will play Irvine this afternoon at 5:15 in their GOW. Come on out to the gym and help cheer on our girls. We are looking for a noisy crowd to cheer on our girls in their last home game of the season. Good luck today girls.
Girls Tennis – The girls tennis team won their last two league matches defeating Irvine 17 to 1 and Woodbridge 13 to 5 to finish the regular season with a record of 12 and 5 overall and 7 and 3 in the Pacific Coast League. On Wednesday the girls played the first day of the Pacific Coast League individual tournament. In doubles action, Michelle Maddox and Ashlyn Wang won their quarter-final match to make it to the semi-final as did Sasha Iraniha and Tiffany Markus. In singles, Judy Kam won her quarter-final match to make it to Thursday’s semi-final match. CIF team playoffs will begin next Wednesday. Good Luck today at individuals and next week in CIF Tennis.
Boys Water Polo – Our boys won their first league game in over 2 years against Northwood 13-12 in a thrilling overtime finish last Thursday at their game of the week. What a great atmosphere. We want to thank all the UNI students, teachers, admin and parents who came out to cheer and support!!! All players contributed greatly…..on Tuesday 10/27 the poloists lost at Corona del Mar with a score of 7-22. This Thursday 10/29 we host Irvine @ our UNI pool, varsity at 4pm. There will be a brief ceremony prior to the game honoring our seniors. Our last regular season game of the year will be at Woodbridge H.S. on Tuesday 11/3. Good Luck to our polo players in their last few games.
What’s happening on Campus
Next week our football team will battle Woodbridge for the Fencepost trophy as the City of Irvine Champs and for a spot in the CIF playoffs. We are expecting a sell out for the game. With this being such a big game we would like to do a giveaway for our students in the Trojan Army to get them even more excited and engaged for the big game. We have a couple of ideas in mind. The one small obstacle is money. We have received a donation from Daily Grill in Irvine to help out with this giveaway. We are also asking for help from our UNI Parents to offset the coast of making this game as memorable as possible. If your family or company would like to make a small donation please contact Kevin McCaffrey at KevinMccaffrey@iusd.org. Thank you for your support and we hope you are making plans to attend this BIG game next Friday night here at UNI.
If you get a chance please take your family to Daily Grill in Irvine for a bite to eat and thank them for their support of UNI Athletics. Daily Grill 2636 Dupont Drive, Irvine.
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events (Home events in BOLD)
- Boys Water Polo v Irvine – 4:00
- Girls Volleyball v Irvine – 5:15
- Football @ Irvine – 7:00
- Girls Golf – CIF Team Divisional @ Lakewood Country Club – 11:00AM
- Boys Water Polo @ Woodbridge – 4:00
- Girls Volleyball @Woodbridge – 5:15
|Fall GOW Schedule 2015|
|Girls Volleyball||Thursday||10/29||5:15||UHS Gym||Irvine|
Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:
- Attend the games
- Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
- 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
- Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
- Get others to do the same
Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
University High School