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
Upcoming Sports Try-outs:
Dec. 4th (3:15 – 4:30)
Dec. 6th (2:45 – 4:15)
Dec. 7th & 8th (3:15 – 4:30)
Track & Field: Dec. 7th (3:00 – 4:30) @ Uni Track
Boys Golf: Dec. 18th – 20th – Must sign up with Coach Shea in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Lacrosse Golf Tournament Fundraiser
The Boys Varsity Basketball Team opened their season last night with a 67-62 victory over Corona Santiago. Senior guard Alex Bray led the way scoring 34 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Junior forward Brandon Liu posted a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Senior guard Kevin Yahampath dished out 16 assists. The score was tied at 18 after the first quarter. The Trojans got the lead midway through the second quarter and never relinquished it the rest of the way.
Next week the boys will participate in the St. Margaret’s Tournament. On Tuesday the Trojans face Sage Hill at 5:00 and then play Pacifica Christian on Wednesday at 3:30. Admission for the tournament at St. Margaret’s is free.
The University Girls Basketball team got off to a great start last week defeating Mission Viejo 62-19. Junior Malia Goldsmith lead all scores with 16 point. Karissa Shin added 12 points, Ashley Chandler had 12 points and Claire Kawata had 11 points. Monday, the Lady Trojans opened the South Coast Tournament playing Mater Dei. The team lost but had a valiant effort. Malia Goldsmith had 13 points against the Monarchs. The girls took on El Toro Wednesday night and came out victorious 58-38. Malia had 19 points, 6 assists and 6 steals. Ashley Chandler had 10 points and 13 rebounds. The team will now play Foothill Friday Night at 630pm.
Boys soccer started their pre-season with a big 7-0 win over Kennedy High School. They were the only team we failed to beat last year in preseason with a 1-1 tie. Fittingly, Ryan Romero captained the side with a heavy heart and scored his and our first goal of the year. The courage he showed is remarkable. Senior Darious Abdollahi scored a hat trick, the first time that has been done on opening day in recent history. Goals were scored by: Darious Abdollahi 3, Ryan Romero, Omar Sabbagh, Ivan Ma, and Kian Mohseni.
Assists for: Aydin Abdollahi, Dhanvi Desu, Lee McEligot 2, Shadman Shaker, and Giorgio Conta.
Next up is D1 powerhouse Huntington Beach on Friday here at Uni at 3:15. Come out and show your support!
The Girls’ Soccer team has gotten off to an amazing start. They defeated Godinez 3-0 on Monday and El Modena 3-1 on Wednesday. They will be taking on Orange Lutheran away on Friday, 12/1. Best of luck girls!
Girls Water Polo
The Girls Water Polo team will be participating in the El Dorado tournament this Friday and Saturday. Friday’s games will be played at Yorba Linda High School. Best of luck girls!
The Wrestling team has been practicing hard preparing for the season. Varsity and JV will be competing this weekend at the Millikan Duals Tournament. Next Wednesday is the first home dual of the season vs Portola, wrestling will start at 5:00PM.
***Winter GOW Schedule Coming Soon***
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events
(Home events in Blue)
Friday, December 1st
Girls Basketball Tournament @ Uni – Time TBA
Boys Wrestling Tournament @ Millikan – 3:00 PM
Girls Soccer @ Orange Lutheran – 3:15 PM
Boys Soccer v Huntington Beach – 3:15 PM
Girls Wrestling Tournament @ Beckman – 5:00 PM
Girls Water Polo Tournament @ Yorba Linda – 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 2nd
Girls Water Polo Tournament – Time & Location TBA
Girls Basketball Tournament @ Uni – Time TBA
Boys Wrestling Tournament @ Millikan – 9:00 AM
Tuesday, December 5th
Boys Soccer v. El Modena – 3:15 PM
Girls Soccer @ Capistrano Valley – 5:00 PM
Boys Basketball Tournament @ St. Margaret’s Episcopal – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, December 6th
Boys Basketball Tournament @ St. Margaret’s Episcopal – 3:30 PM
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- 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
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