Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing
Pack The Gym – Pack the gym night was a HUGE success last week. The energy our crowd brought was Amazing. Everyone who attended this event was talking about how special it was. We has a truly unique entrance for this big game. I’m not sure there are many High Schools out there that put on such a show. To check out the intro please click the link below.
A Motorcycle in the Gym??? Click the link to see how we pulled this off.
Boys Basketball – The University Boys Basketball team had a great week garnering victories over league rivals Woodbridge and Irvine. Last Thursday the boys led from start to finish and defeated Woodbridge 74-61 on “Pack the Gym” night in front of a great crowd. Senior guard Kiron Dey led the way with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists. Senior forward Tyler Cashman added 11 points while sophomore guards Kevin Yahampath and Alex Bray scored 11 and 10 points, respectively. Yahampath also contributed seven assists.
On Tuesday up at Irvine the Trojans again led from start to finish in defeating the Vaqueros 96-75. UNI had five players in double figures led by Tyler Cashman’s 19 points. Kiron Dey added 18 as did senior guard Justin Wu who also made five three pointers. Junior forward Ryan Pham came off the bench to score 17 while Kevin Yahmapath scored 14 points to go along with his ten assists. The Trojans start the second round of PCL play tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the gym against Beckman. Please come out and support the boys.
Girls Basketball – After a heartbreaking loss to Woodbridge last Friday night the Lady Trojan basketball team bounced back to defeat Irvine in a very close game 52-51. Allison Piper lead the Trojans with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Malia Goldsmith added 12 points and Kaci Blailock had 10 points. The girls basketball team hosts Beckman tonight at UNI at 530pm. Good Luck Girls!
Boys Soccer – Our boys fell to Woodbridge 2-0 last Thursday. On Tuesday our boys bounced back with an impressive 8-2 victory over Irvine. Pedro Palmaka and Sam Kelley both netted two goals. Riley Duncan, Erick Mumm, and Adam Eldefrawry also each scored a goal. Supplying assists on the goals were Sam Kelley (2) Ivan Ma, Pedro Palmaka (2), Bardia Movafagh, Rio Gibson, and Sebastian Hertel. Our boys kick off round two of league play this afternoon @ Beckman. Good Luck boys!
Girls Soccer – The Lady Trojans finished the first round of league play on a strong note with wins over Woodbridge (3-0) and Irvine (3-2). The Woodbridge game was a dominant performance from the team. They went ahead on a goal from Paige Metayer and never looked back, with Kiana Ghamari and Leyna Wood adding insurance goals. Against Irvine, Uni really had to work, falling behind twice, but a beautifully placed assist from Kiana Ghamari (her second of the night) found Paige Metayer inside the six yard box and she coolly placed her shot in the back of the net to put the team ahead with only three minutes remaining. The team sits in third place and kicks off round two of League play with a home match against Beckman today (1/28) at 3:15. Come out and support our girls!
Girls Water polo – GOW 2/2 – Come support our Girls in their Game of the Week
Girls water polo is 13-10 on the season and 2-3 in league. Last Thursday the aqua Trojans beat Woodbridge at our UNI pool by a final of 10-8, however the ladies had a tough time this past Tuesday at Irvine H.S. losing 13-7….the team will be back in action this afternoon hosting Beckman at our UNI home pool, varsity game at 4pm. Come on out and support our girls.
Wrestling – Trojan Wrestling faced the Woodbridge Warriors for second in league duals last night at Uni. Seniors Ibrahim Takesh and Danny Gilbertson both lead University with early pins, but it was Freshmen Ethan Chin and Kohl Hertz who brought the victory home with wins in tough, hard-fought matches. Uni seemed unstoppable from the beginning with a win from Ethan Manniss (10) in the first match of the dual. With a second in league finish, the Trojans hope to take it to the first place Vaqueros this Saturday at league finals.
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events (Home events in BOLD)
- Girls Soccer v Beckman – 3:15
- Girls Water Polo v Beckman – 4:15
- Girls Basketball v Beckman – 5:30
- Boys Basketball v Beckman – 7:00
- Boys Soccer v Beckman @ Northrup – Tustin HS
- Boys Soccer @ Northwood – 3:15
- Girls Soccer v Northwood – 3:15
- Girls Water Polo v Northwood – 4:15
- Girls Basketball v Northwood – 5:30
- Boys Basketball v Northwood – 7:00
- Girls Water Polo @ CDM – 4:15
Winter GOW Schedule
Help spread the word about Trojan Thursday. Is there anyone you know who loves UNI and wants weekly updates on our UNI athletic teams. Please pass the link on to them. If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted.
Twitter–If you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.
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