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
Trojan Army Day
Wear your Blue Trojan Army shirt on Friday, Oct. 27th and come out to the Stadium at 7:00 PM to watch the Trojans beat Woodbridge during our last home football game of the season. Stop by The Habit down the street from Uni before the game and mention the Uni Girls Basketball team and a portion of the proceeds will go back to the team!
Trojan Army Gear
Tie-dye Trojan Army shirts and Pink Trojan Army shirts available now in the SAC. Get yours today!
Upcoming Sports Try-outs:
Girls Water Polo: Nov. 6th – 8th (3p.m. – 5p.m.)
Boys Basketball: Nov. 6, 7 & 9 (3p.m. – 5p.m.)
Soccer (2nd Try-out): Nov. 7-9 – After School – fall sport athletes or invitation from coach
Baseball: Dec. 4th (3:15 – 4:30)
Dec. 6th (2:45 – 4:15)
Dec. 7th & 8th (3:15 – 4:30)
Boys Golf: Dec. 18th – 20th – Must attend info meeting on Dec. 5th @ Lunch – MPR A
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
Varsity and Freshman lost to Irvine last week, while JV had a 14-12 win. Check out game photos on the Uni Football Boosters website: unitrojans.com. You can read all about the game in the OC Varsity article below:
Irvine fends off late challenge from University to win crucial PCL game
IRVINE – Irvine held off a comeback bid by University in the fourth quarter to capture a wild 31-30 Pacific Coast League victory Friday night at Irvine.
Irvine (5-3, 2-1) made a big defensive stop late in the game, stopping University (5-3, 1-2) on a fourth-and-one play at the Irvine 25 with 4:41 remaining.
University got the ball back again on the Trojans’ 46-yard line with 2:15 left following an interception by Jackson Muniz.
But the drive stalled and Irvine took over with 1:34 left, then celebrated the victory which helps the Vaqueros keep their CIF-SS playoff hopes alive.
Irvine led, 31-27, after three quarters but University cut the lead to 31-30 on a 22-yard field goal by Sam Kelley with 6:55 remaining.
Quarterback Marc Filia led Irvine passing for 295 yards and two TDs. Irvine’s Bryce Tanikawa hauled in four catches for 120 yards and a touchdown.
Rian Fields had three catches for 87 yards for the Vaqueros.
University was led by Daniel Dolan, who rushed for 197 yards and three touchdowns. Dolan also hauled in a 39-yard pass from quarterback Tristan Lucas to set up one of the scores.
But Dolan came out of the game with an injury with 10:07 left and did not return.
Dolan capped a big first half when he ran from 42 yards out to put the Trojans ahead, 20-17, with 1:04 left in the first half.
But Irvine battled back.
Filia connected with Tanikawa on a 39-yard TD pass with 18 seconds left in the second quarter to give the Vaqueros a 24-20 halftime lead.
University was victimized by two turnovers in the first half, including a fumble on the opening drive after it advanced the ball to the Irvine 26 yard-line.
Irvine capitalized, moving ahead, 3-0, on a 27-yard field goal by Jacob Yi midway through the first quarter.
Austin Lake was also solid for University, rushing for 46 yards on nine carries for University.
Irvine won despite having three turnovers.
The Girl’s Golf Team completed league finals last week and qualified 5 individual players for the CIF Individual Girl’s Golf Regional that was played this past Tuesday. Three members of our team finished in the top 36 which qualifies them for the next level of CIF. Dana Choi finished in 5th place with an even par 71 at Dad Miller Golf Course in Anaheim. Nodoka Honda and Alexis Kim also qualified with scores of 76 and 77 respectively. They move on to the Southern California Championships to be played in Oxnard next Thursday. As for the whole team, we play in the CIF Team Divisional this coming Monday at Mile Square.
Uni Girls cross country raced at the Riverside Invitational this past Saturday on the CIF SS Prelims/Finals course. Our Varsity girls placed 10th overall in a competitive field with some of the best in the Southern Section. Collette Lowengrub led our team once again, finishing 9th overall with a time of 18:41. Avery Klauke finished in 13th place with a time of 18:56. Rounding out our varsity team was Cecilia Langlois, Marta Meinardi, Sydney Field, Mackenzie Field and Vani Tankha. We compete at the Pacific Coast League Finals next Wednesday, November 1st at Irvine Regional Park. We are looking forward to some great performances and possibly sending multiple runners to CIF this year. Races start at 2pm, come support! GO UNI XC!
This last weekend the Boys Cross Country team competed at the Riverside Cross Country Invitational which is the site of CIF prelims and finals. At this meet we were allowed to run 12 athletes at the varsity level which was a great opportunity for our boys team to determine the varsity runners for league finals. Our #1 runner was out sick with #2 and #3 out injured but all with standing we had some great performances by Ryan Duffy, Nick Choi, Justin Soliman, Abhi Nisha Anesh, Chris Lohmyer, Raja Batra and Micheal Blinstrub. League Finals will be next week at Irvine Park.
Go Trojan Cross Country
The varsity tennis team finished the regular season this week by defeating Beckman 12 to 2 on Monday and Northwood 12 to 6 on Wednesday. The girls finished the regular season in 2nd place in the Pacific Coast league with a record of 8 wins and 2 losses. The 2nd ranked team in Orange County will begin the CIF playoffs next Wednesday at Home.
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events
(Home events in Blue)
Girls Tennis League Finals @ Beckman – 1:00 PM
***GOW***Football v Woodbridge – 7:00 PM
Girls Golf CIF Team Divisional – Mile Square Golf Course – 8:00 AM
Cross Country League Finals @ Irvine Regional Park – 2:00 PM
Girls Tennis Play-off match – Time and location TBA
Girls Golf SoCal Championships – River Ridge Golf Course, Oxnard, CA – 8:30 AM
Football v Beckman @ Tustin High School – 7:00 PM
Potential Girls Tennis Play-off Match – Time and Location TBA
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