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
New Head Wrestling Coach! We are excited to announce we have hired a new Head Wrestling Coach. Kevin Takemura will be taking over the Uni Wrestling program. Kevin has served as an assistant wrestling coach at Uni in the past and we are excited to have him back!
Upcoming Sports Try-outs:
Girls Lacrosse: Oct. 9th – 13th (3p.m. – 5p.m.)
Softball: Oct. 12th @ 3:00 p.m.
Girls Water Polo: Nov. 6th – 8th (3p.m. – 5p.m.)
Boys Basketball: Week of Nov. 6th (Specifics TBD)
Soccer (2nd Try-out): Nov. 7-9 – After School – fall sport athletes or invitation from coach
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|
Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing
Uni Football Players and Parents,
Varsity lost their first game this season to Ocean View last week, and is now 4-1 and looking forward to league play starting this week. Read all about the Homecoming game in the OC Varsity article below. Check out game photos on the UNI Football Boosters website.
Congratulations to last week’s Players of the Game!
- Offensive – Jack Hausam
- Defensive – Jackson Muniz
- Special Teams – Sam Kelley
League Opener vs. Northwood this Friday in the Portola High School Stadium! This Friday at 7 p.m., Varsity will open up league play against Northwood in the Portola High School Stadium, 1001 Cadence, Irvine, CA 92618. Please note the corrected location from prior game listings. The JV and FS will play in a combined game at Northwood today, 10/5 at 3:15 PM.
Ocean View arrives motivated, leaves with victory over University
IRVINE – Quarterback Noah Hickman scored all four touchdowns for Ocean View and Nathaniel Washington had 107 receiving yards and an interception for the game’s only turnover in the Seahawks’ 28-21 win over University on Thursday at University High.
Ocean View needed the victory to soothe its psyche. Last week, the Seahawks lost for the first time in 2017 and it was a tough one – 34-33 to Katella. It was their first close game after three wins of 15 points or more.
Playing in such a tight game, win or lose, seemed to have Ocean View prepared for the tough four quarters it got from University.
“Last week we had a very similar game” Ocean View coach Luis Nunez said, “and we were ready.”
Washington said the Seahawks had an inspired week of practice.
“We had to redeem ourselves after last week,” Washington said. “We had to.”
Ocean View concluded the nonleague portion of its schedule with a 4-1 record. The Seahawks are ranked No. 7 in CIF-Southern Section Division 13.
University (4-1) plays its Pacific Coast League opener next Friday, Oct. 6, against Northwood at Portola High.
Ocean View plays its Golden West League opener Oct. 6 at Segerstrom.
Hickman’s fourth touchdown, a 5-yard run on which he dropped back before seeing the right half of the field unoccupied, provided the winning points with 5:57 to go in the fourth quarter. Those points also gave Ocean View its first and only lead of the game.
Washington, who finished with seven receptions, had two catches on that possession, both for first downs. The best of the two came on third down with 29 yards to go at the Ocean View 30-yard line. Washington jumped between two defenders for Hickman’s pass and out-wrestled the two Trojans for a 30-yard gain and a first down.
Earlier in the fourth quarter Washington made a leaping interception.
Hickman finished with 78 rushing yards and 187 passing yards.
Ocean View’s Noah De Loera rushed for 92 yards on 24 carries. He has 701 rushing yards over five games.
University senior quarterback Tristan Lucas passed for 146 yards and a touchdown and ran for a touchdown. It was his third start as the replacement for junior quarterback Thomas Keeling who is out for the season because of a knee injury.
University scored first on a 7-yard touchdown pass from one brother to another – Tristan Lucas connected with sophomore receiver Branton Lucas for a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter.
The Seahawks tied it midway through the second quarter on Hickman’s first touchdown, an 8-yard run. University regained the lead, 14-7, on Tristan Lucas’ 1-yard touchdown run. Hickman’s second touchdown, a 20-yard run on the final play of the second quarter, made it 14-14.
University reclaimed the lead midway through the third quarter on an 8-yard scoring run by Daniel Dolan.
The Seahawks tied it later in the quarter on a 1-yard run by Hickman who in the fourth quarter would supply that 8-yard touchdown run that put his team ahead to stay.
In girl’s golf this week, the team finished in first place at the annual Long Beach Wilson Invitational tournament for the third time in a row. Yes, it was a three-peat! The second place team was 12 strokes behind the Uni girls. Nodoka Honda and Dana Choi finished with a 2-under par score of 72. That was a tie for the second best score for any individual golfer at the tournament. Coco Yang shot a 1-under par 73, giving her a 5th place finish in the tournament. Alexis Kim, sophomore, completed her first official high school golf tournament with a 5-over 79, a very competitive score.
On Tuesday, the team beat Corona Del Mar 184-220. Low scorer and medal winner was Nodoka Honda with a 33 (2-under par). Both Dana Choi and Coco Yang finished at even par 36. The team is now 7-1 in league and will face Woodbridge next Tuesday in a match at Strawberry Farms that could decide the PCL champion. The final match of the regular season is next Thursday at Strawberry versus Beckman.
Boys and Girls Cross Country will be competing in our Pacific Coast League Cluster meet this Thursday, 10/5. This meet is at Mason Park, and the races start at 3:00. Come out and support us at our GOW as we go head to head with the other Irvine schools! GO UNI XC!
The Trojans this week started off with a tough loss to Woodbridge. The university girls came out strong in the first game with a win. Then Woodbridge came back to win the next 3 games. The games were well fought and University girls showed promise. Although it was a tough loss the girls definitely competed to the best of their abilities. The girls are going to be hungrier than ever the next time we play them. The JV team for University High School beat Woodbridge in 2 games. The JV team is looking good with Coach Jamie Goto leading them to their victories. The freshman team is full of young talent and some very competitive girls. They competed hard against Woodbridge but came up short. Looking forward to today’s game against Beckman High School it’ll be a tough and hard-fought game.
Come out and support the Uni girls tennis team on Tuesday, 10/10 for the Girls Tennis GOW! They will be playing at 3:15 at the Uni tennis courts against Northwood.
Boys Water Polo
Last Thursday, the boys took on Irvine at home and came out victorious with a final score of 13-9. Congratulations boys! The boys are travelling to Beckman today, 10/5. Games begin at 3:15. Good luck boys!
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events
(Home events in Blue)
***GOW***Cross Country – League Cluster Meet @ Mason Park – 3:00
Girls Tennis @ Beckman – 3:15
Boys Water Polo @ Beckman – 4:15
Girls Volleyball @ Beckman – 5:15
Football v Northwood @ Portola High School – 7:00
Girls Golf v Woodbridge @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00
***GOW***Girls Tennis v Northwood – 3:15
Boys Water Polo v Northwood – 4:15
Girls Volleyball v Northwood – 5:15
Girls Tennis @ Peninsula – 3:15
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