Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus. 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. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear how our athletes are doing.
What’s Happening on Campus
Spirit Week: 9/25 – 9/29:
- Monday – “Merica’ Monday”
- Tuesday – “Decades Day”
- Wednesday – Class Shirts and PJs – Spirit Night @ Uni! Class Rally at 9:00 p.m.
- Thursday – Blue Out! Pep Rally and Homecoming football game
- Friday – “Formal Friday”
Homecoming Football Game – The Homecoming game is Thursday, 9/28 at 7:00PM v Ocean View. Be sure to wear your BLUE Trojan Army shirt! We’ll see you there!
Pink Out Games! – Wear your PINK Trojan Army Shirt!
- Volleyball – 10/3 @ 5:15 in the UHS Gym
- Football – 10/13 @ 7:00 in the UHS Stadium
Trojan Army– Trojan Army T-shirts and Gear now sold out of the SAC
Fall GOW Schedule 2017
|Girls Golf||Thursday||9/21||3:00||Rancho San Joaquin||Woodbridge|
|Girls Volleyball||*Pink Out*
|Cross Country||Thursday||10/5||3:00||Mason Park||League Cluster Meet|
|Girls Tennis||Tuesday||10/10||3:15||Uni Tennis Courts||Corona Del Mar|
|Boys Water Polo||Tuesday||10/17||4:15||UHS Pool||Irvine|
The Trojan Army going strong at the 9/15 Football Game
Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing
Congratulations to the players and coaches with wins over Calvary Chapel last week! Varsity is now 3-0 with a 43-14 victory last Friday night. The Freshman and JV won 22-0 in a combined scrimmage. You can read all about it in the OC Varsity article below.
Congratulations to last week’s Players of the Game!
- Offensive – Zach Goodfriend
- Defensive – Josiah Henry
- Special Teams – Jared Harlan
Uni vs. Estancia this Friday! Friday at 7 p.m., Varsity plays Estancia away at Jim Scott Stadium, 2323 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa. and Freshmen are away at Jim Scott Stadium on Thursday at 3 p.m.
Cheerleaders and Football Players at the 9/15 Football game v Calvary Chapel
University finds a way past Calvary Chapel
September 16, 2017 at 2:51 am
IRVINE – University was missing six injured starters, including junior quarterback Thomas Keeling, for Friday night’s nonleague game with Calvary Chapel at University High.
So Coach Mark Cunningham had to adjust his lineup to come up with a winning combination. The Trojans, with senior Tristan Lucas leading the way at quarterback, defeated Calvary Chapel, 43-14.
Lucas passed for 55 yards, including a 35-yard TD to Austin Lake which put the Trojans ahead, 30-7, late in the third quarter. “He’s a very good back-up quarterback,” Cunningham said of Lucas. “He did a very good job.”
Cunningham said that Keeling, who was injured in last week’s game against Pioneer, will be evaluated at the end of next week but may be able to play against Estancia on Thursday. With Keeling out, University used a run-oriented offense.
Zachary Goodfriend led the way, rushing for two touchdowns and 96 yards. Claudell Martinez rushed for 54 yards and one TD, Tristan Lucas rushed for 49 yards and Branton Lucas rushed for 45 yards and one TD.
“That was our plan (to run more) and even on the pass, we wanted him (Tristan Lucas) to, if it wasn’t there, take off because he’s a pretty good athlete.” Calvary Chapel (0-4) was led by quarterback Cole Boop, who passed for 118 yards. Noah Bustillos rushed for 88 yards for the Eagles.
University (3-0) jumped to a 3-0 lead on a 25-yard field goal by Sam Kelley with 5:53 left in the first quarter then extended its lead to 9-0 on Goodfriend’s 3-yard TD run early in the second quarter. Boop scored on a quarterback keeper in the second quarter to cut University’s lead to 9-7.
But Martinez scored on a 30-yard TD run and Branton Lucas scored on a 9-yard TD run to put the Trojans ahead, 23-7, at halftime. Goodfriend and Daniel Dolan had TD runs in the fourth quarter for Uni to seal the victory. Jonathan Carnevale scored on a 10-yard TD run for Calvary Chapel late in the game to make it 43-14.
Cheerleaders with Tommy Trojan at Friday Night’s game
This past week the girl’s golf team has won two league matches. Last Thursday, we beat Corona del Mar 194 – 226. Our low round came from Coco Yang, who shot a two over par 37. On Monday of this week Samantha Cabunag, senior, tied a school record with a low round 31, 5-under par. We beat Irvine 184-226. This brings our overall match record to 9-0 and our league record to 4-0.
Congratulations to Coco Yang for being named the Orange County Girls Golf Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 4th!
She posted a 2-under-par 34 on the front nine at Strawberry Farms Golf Club to help the Trojans beat Irvine by 61 strokes. Her medal-winning round played a key role in the Trojans finishing 2-over-par as a team on one of the toughest courses used in high school girls golf.
UNI Girls cross country has had a great start to the season. At the Laguna Hills Invitational, our freshmen girls placed 2nd in their race, and our team finished 21st overall out of a total of 54 teams. At the Woodbridge Invitational, our freshmen girls also finished 3rd overall, and the large majority of our team ran their all-time personal best. Leading our team has been sophomore Avery Klauke who ran an elite time of 18:49 at the Woodbridge Invitational. Freshman Collette Lowengrub has been a standout and is currently undefeated this season. She placed 1st in the freshman race at Laguna Hills and also won her race at the Woodbridge Invitational running an impressive 19:08. Other varsity standouts include Sydney Field, Marta Meinardi and Mackenzie Field. This weekend we compete at the Dana Hills Invitational where we look forward to more fast times! Go UNI XC!
Uni Boys Cross Country also had a great start to their season. At the Laguna Hills Invitational, our Sophomore boys finished 1st overall in their race with standout performances from Ryan Duffy, Nick Choi, Raja Batra, Adam Gish and Cole Carlson. At the Woodbridge Invitational which is now the world’s largest Cross Country invitational with over 14,000 entries our Sophomore boys finished 3rd overall and our Senior boys finished 3rd overall for their races. Our standout performances came from 5 individuals who broke the 17 minute barrier for the first time and included Christian Go, Ryan Duffy, Amir Gutiy, Raja Batra, and Ryan Liang. All five boys were within 7 seconds of each other from 16:22 to 16:30. Our next meet is this Saturday at the Dana Hills Invitational. Go Trojan Cross Country.
We had an exciting week with both our JV and FS winning Saddleback Valley Christian in San Juan Capistrano last week and a very successful Frosh Soph tournament at home on Saturday! Our Frosh Soph team played against some competitive teams and got better at every game! It was very exciting to see everyone improving and playing some good volleyball! Great job Frosh Soph Team!
Yesterday, all three teams traveled to Tesoro and played a pretty competitive match but came up just a little bit short. Today, Thursday, Sept 27 is our league opener against Northwood HS at NHS. 4pm JV/FS and 5:15pm Varsity. This weekend we have some jam-packed action with JV playing at Fountain Valley HS in the annual Dave Moh’s Tournament and our Varsity hosting our own tournament here at home. So come out to support our team across town today or at home this weekend!
Also, if you would like to pre-order corsage & boutonniere set for your Homecoming then you can do so through Uni GVB fundraiser – go to our website: unigirlsvb.com and look for “Homecoming Flowers Order Form” and the link to order:
This week the girls tennis team moved to 3 wins and 1 loss with a 17 to 1 win over visiting Santa Margarita Catholic high school. Juniors Dana Feng, Kamar Alajeely and Jackie Yoon led the Trojans with two wins each in their two sets in singles. In doubles, Ashi Parashar and freshmen Therese Garcia won their two sets 6-1 and 6-3. Also, freshmen Mya Wang and Emily Markus won their two sets at 1st doubles. The Trojans start league play on Thursday at Northwood. Finally, senior captains Kayla Agustin and Sasha Iraniha were named co-athletes of the week by the OC Register for their 1st doubles sweep over #1 Campbell Hall last Thursday. Congratulations to all of our girls.
The Register’s girls tennis athletes of the week for Monday, Sept. 19.
SASHA IRANIHA & KAYLA AGUSTIN UNIVERSITY
The senior captains swept at No. 1 doubles to help the Trojans push Campbell Hall of North Hollywood, ranked No. 1 in CIF-SS Division 1. Campbell Hall won on games, 81-80, after the teams were tied in sets, 9-9.
Boys Water Polo
Our team this year is focused on better defense around the pool. We have held 90% of our opponents to under 10 goals. With very little returning players having varsity experience, our team is doing a great job. We have great hope for our upcoming juniors and underclassmen with some very talented athletes filling the ranks. Our future is looking very promising. Go Trojan Polo!
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events
(Home events in Blue)
**GOW**Girls Golf v Woodbridge @ Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course
Girls Tennis @ Northwood – 3:15
Girls Volleyball @ Northwood – 5:15
Boys Water Polo @ Trabuco Hills – 4:00
Football @ Estancia – 7:00
Girls Volleyball Tournament @ Uni – 7:00 a.m.
Cross Country – Dana Hills Invitational – 8:00 a.m.
Girls Volleyball v Corona Del Mar – 5:15
Girls Golf v. Beckman @ Tustin Ranch Golf Course
Girls Tennis v Corona Del Mar @ Racquet Club of Irvine – 3:15
Boys Water Polo v Corona Del Mar – 4:15
Girls Golf v Northwood @ Strawberry Farms Golf Club
Girls Volleyball @ Irvine – 5:15
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