What’s Happening on Campus
PINK OUT!!!!! Come out to the Stadium Friday Night (10/13) sporting your PINK Trojan Army shirt for the PINK OUT Football game against Corona Del Mar high School! Game starts at 7:00 PM in the UNI Stadium.
Fires Impacting Uni Athletics All games and practices were cancelled on Tuesday, 10/10 due to poor air quality from the Canyon Fire 2. Boys Water Polo and Girls Volleyball have been rescheduled for Monday, 10/16. Girls Tennis was rescheduled for Tuesday, 10/24.
Mandatory Wrestling Meeting Any students interested in joining the Wrestling team this year should attend the mandatory wrestling meeting during LUNCH on Thursday, Oct. 26th in the MPR. Any students who cannot attend the meeting should email Coach Takemura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Sports Try-outs:
Girls Lacrosse: Oct. 9th – 13th (3p.m. – 5p.m.)
Softball: Oct. 12th @ 3:00 p.m.
Wrestling: Mandatory Meeting @ Lunch Oct. 26th – MPR B
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 won their first league game against Northwood last week, and are now 5-1 for the season. Read all about the Northwood game in the OC Varsity article below. Check out game photos on the UNI Football Boosters website: unitrojans.com.
Congratulations to last week’s Players of the Game!
- Offensive – Ariyan Golbad
- Defensive – Onyexx Chukwumerije
- Special Teams – Claudell Martinez
Uni Trojans Host CdM this Friday at 7 p.m. in the Uni Football Stadium! Freshman play CdM at home on Thursday, 10/12 at 3 p.m., and JV plays away against CdM on Thursday, 10/12 at 3 p.m.
University football team takes control early and tops Northwood, 28-7, in PCL game
The University High football team dominated early and then held on late for a 28-7 win over Northwood in a Pacific Coast League opener last Friday, Oct. 6, at Portola.
The Trojans marched right down the field for a score on their first three possessions and later led, 28-0, early in the third quarter.
But Northwood never gave in and made it a game in the second half before Uni closed out the win.
University improved its record to 5-1 overall, while Northwood fell to 1-5.
“We played very well in the first half, but got sloppy and made some mistakes in the second half,” University coach Mark Cunningham said. “We have to correct those things. You have to give credit to Northwood too. They just kept on battling back. They never quit. It was a great tribute to those kids.”
University started the game with a six-play, 58-yard drive that was capped by a 21-yard touchdown pass from Tristan Lucas to Jack Hausam.
Lucas rolled to his right and found a wide-open Hausam in the right corner of the end zone.
University then forced a three and out by the Timberwolves and went to work on offense again.
A 13-play, 53-yard drive resulted in another score. Eleven of the plays were runs behind the offensive line of Andre Le, Shawyon Ezzati, Ariyan Golbad, Parker Selbo and Sky Roberts and the Trojans converted on two short fourth down plays before scoring.
Lucas ended the drive with a five-yard touchdown run on a bootleg to help give University a 14-0 lead with 3:54 left in the first quarter.
“I was really pleased with the way that we started,” Cunningham said. “Everything was clicking.
Northwood looked like it might get back in the game on its next possession, but a long touchdown pass was called back for holding and the Timberwolves ended up having to punt.
University took advantage with another sustained drive – this one for 75 yards.
Daniel Dolan took a short pass from Lucas, sprinted to the left side of the field and dove into the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown and a 21-0 lead for the Trojans.
The Trojans went up, 28-0, with 5:30 left in the third quarter on a nifty 78-yard punt return for a score by Claudell Martinez.
Martinez faked left and then went right after receiving the ball. He cut back to the middle of the field, spun out of a tackle just past midfield and then outran the rest of the Northwood coverage for the touchdown.
Northwood had its best drive of the game on its next possession, moving the ball inside the University 10-yard line, but Uni’s Josiah Henry picked off a pass by Seth Locke.
Northwood did score soon after, though.
Luke Demaio blocked a University punt deep in the Trojan end and Jake Simonian recovered the ball in the end zone to get the Timberwolves on the board with 10:18 left in the game.
That is the way the game ended. Northwood threw two more interceptions – Farbod Memarian picked off both passes – and University fumbled the ball inside the Northwood 20-yard line late.
Lucas completed 4 of 11 passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for a score.
Zach Goodfriend had 60 yards rushing on 13 carries and, Max Haughey added 44 yards on the ground and Branton Lucas ended with 43 yards rushing. As a team, University had 215 yards rushing.
For Northwood, quarterback Trevor Littlejohn completed 9 of 20 passes for 97 yards on the night. Towne Allen had 2 catches for 21 yards and Demaio caught a pass for 37 yards.
“We got off to a rough start, but we played better as the game went on,” Northwood coach Pete Mitchell said. “University is a good ball club, but we shut them down in the second half. Our kids really fought. They never stopped fighting.”
Girls golf has not had any matches since last Tuesday. Their match on 10/10 was postponed due to the fire. League finals are coming up next week. Their final home match is today, 10/12 at 3 PM at strawberry farms. If they win their last two matches of the season they will finish in first place in the Pacific Coast league. Go Uni Golf!
Boys Cross Country had a tough league opener at Mason Park last Thursday. Our top performances on the day came from Christian Go, Ryan Duffy, Raja Batra, Amir Guity, Nick Choi, Ryan Liang and Justin Soliman. I was proud of our boys with one runner (Ryan Duffy) completing the race with a bloody nose and not giving up and another (Amir Guity) fracturing his foot in the first 400m of the race but still completed the race. This weekend we will at Irvine Lake for OC Champs. Go Trojan Running!
Girls Cross Country competed in the Pacific Coast League Cluster meet this past Thursday. We had two girls place in the top 5 in our league against some tough competition. Freshman Collette Lowengrub finished in second place in the varsity race, running an impressive time of 18:01 for 3 miles. Sophomore Avery Klauke was 5th place with a big PR of 18:26. Lowengrub is now #15 all time in UNI history and Klauke is #22 all time. Other varsity standouts were Sydney Field, Marta Meinardi, Mackenzie Field, Vani Tankha and Roseanne Yu. We look forward to seeing what this young squad continues to accomplish this season. GO UNI XC!
The Lady Trojans gear up this week to play CDM Thursday night and head down to San Diego for a tournament this weekend. The team is very excited and amped up to have all these opportunities to show all the hard work they’ve been putting in this season. Next Monday, 10/16 the girls play Northwood at home and then another home game on Tuesday against Irvine.
The girls tennis team, currently ranked 5th in CIF Division I and 2nd in Orange County, lost a close match to 2nd ranked Peninsula high on Wednesday. With the match tied at 9 sets all, total games were counted and the Trojan girls came up 4 games short. Freshmen Emily Markus and Mya Wang won two of their three sets in doubles and Dana Feng and Cami Brown each won two sets at singles.
The girls are back in action on today, 10/12 at top ranked CdM. Good luck girls!
Boys Water Polo
Boys Water Polo has been working hard and putting their time in at practice. Despite practice and game cancellations due to the fires, our team is showing spirit. We are improving from last years performance in league, this year with a 1-5 record (7-8 overall). We will have a tough game today against league leader CDM, but look for our next hard fought win to be vs. Irvine on Tuesday 10/17/17… Senior Day @ Home. Come out and cheer for our Trojan polo players as we wrap up a senior heavy roster year led by team captains Andrew Weller, Bennett Kidder, and Joe Nagy.
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events
(Home events in Blue)
Girls Golf v Beckman @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00 PM
Girls Tennis @ Corona Del Mar – 3:15
Boys Water Polo @ Corona Del Mar – 4:15
Girls Volleyball @ Corona Del Mar – 5:15
*PINK OUT* Football v Corona Del Mar – 7:00 PM
Girls Golf League Finals – @ El Prado Golf Course – 8:00 AM
Boys Volleyball v Northwood – 4:15 PM
Girls Volleyball v Northwood – 5:15 PM
Girls Tennis v Irvine – 3:15
Boys Water Polo v Irvine – 4:15
Girls Volleyball v Irvine – 5:15
Girls Golf – League Finals @ El Prado Golf Course – 9:00 AM
Girls Tennis v Corona Del Mar @ Racquet Club of Irvine – 3:15 PM
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 always at big games
- Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
- Get others to do the same