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What’s Happening on Campus
Boys Tennis GOW Today! The Boys will be playing Woodbridge today at 3:15 at the Uni Tennis courts. Come out and support!
Girls Lacrosse GOW is April 11th Come out and support the Girls Lacrosse team on Wednesday, April 11th for their GOW. They will be playing Northwood at 4:00 p.m. in the Uni Stadium.
Help Support Uni Girls Volleyball!
Spring Sports Update
U*N*I Baseball is 9-2 overall and 2-2 in the PCL. The team travels to Beckman to play this afternoon at 3:30. The U*N*I Team is going to participate in the Ryan Lemmon Tournament over the Spring Break; Sat, 8:30 vs Bountiful HS at Cypress Park, Mon, 8:45 vs Dana Hills Windrow 2, Tues, 5:15 vs Tustin at Ryan Lemmon Stadium, Wed TBD.
The team had a busy week. Since last Thursday, we played 3 matches…CDM, Woodbridge, and Irvine. We lost a close one against CDM at home last Thursday. It was a match we should have won. The score was tied at 202. We lost on the 6th player tiebreaker. In case if a tie, we look at the highest score out of the 6 players and whoever has the lowest score wins. It shouldn’t have had come down to the tiebreaker because one of CDM players should have been accessed a 2 stroke penalty but our boys didn’t catch the rules violation.
We lost to the defending PCL and CIF champions Woodbridge HS this past Monday at Rancho San Joaquin. On Tuesday, we won our 1st league match against Irvine 209 to 239. It was a good score considering we were without one of our best players, Connor O’Brien.
League play continues after spring break with 3 back to back matches 4/10 through 4/12. The matches will be Tuesday with Beckman at Tustin Ranch Golf Club, Wednesday with CDM at Newport Beach Country Club, and back home at Strawberry Farms against Northwood on Thursday.
Wish us luck. Go Trojans!!
The University Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse team played two important league games this week. On Monday Irvine HS visited Uni HS for their first of two matchups. The Trojans came out strong and energetic, controlling the ball and game from start to finish. With an efficient offense, lead by senior Nick Khamseh and junior Oliver Kubit and stellar defensive play by senior Ryan Hane and Junior goalie Rustin Sorat the team lead 8-4 at halftime. The second half would be even better as the Trojans would outscore IHS 7-1. Final score 13-5.
On Wednesday the Trojans faced a senior dominate Woodbridge team which they had lost to last year twice by a combined 3 points. WHS was determined to put some distance between the two programs this year with a strong effort right from the first whistle. The Warriors won the ground ball war and the game literally running away with it 15-4.
Girls lacrosse is having a tremendous season. The girls have won their last three games. Last Friday, they beat Yorba Linda 17-5, on Monday they came out on top of Irvine, beating them 18-4 and in their game against Woodbridge yesterday, they won 17-7. Congratulations girls!
Congratulations to the Uni Softball Team. Varsity went undefeated at the two-weekend Katella tournament! On March 17th, the Trojans beat Orange High School 12 – 2 and they beat Calvary Chapel 9-7. On March 24th, Uni beat Loara 12-5 and the Trojans also defeated Santa Ana, 12-0. Way to go ladies!
Come out and support the team today at 3:30 for their home game against Rancho Alamitos. Best of luck ladies!
The boys will be training over the break and will be back in action on Wednesday, April 11th against Irvine. The meet is at Woollett Aquatic Center at 3:15. After that they will be competing at Portola High School on Thursday, April 12th at 3:00.
Yesterday, the Uni swimmers traveled to Northwood for their second league meet, falling to the Timberwolves in all 3 Girls Divisions: Varsity, JV and Open. Nevertheless, there were several strong swims and time improvements. For the Varsity, Alondra Ortiz was a double winner in both the 100 fly and the 100 backstroke, lowering her CIF consideration times in both. Claire Jang was second in both the 50 free and the 100 fly, only 0.2 seconds behind Ortiz in the fly. Freshman Chloe Johansson had a 2.59 second drop in her 200 free, Kristina Yan, Yuuri Yoshikawa and Marta Meinardi all had significant time drops in the 200 IM, Danica Wong had a 1.74 second drop in her 100 breaststroke and Angela Yan had a whopping 10 second drop in her 500 freestyle. The 400 freestyle relay team of Jang, Anne Iwata, Ortiz and Leila Mirsafian had a season best time by 2.61 seconds to lower their CIF consideration time once again.
First place finishers in the JV division included Ira Chaturvedi in the 100 fly, Maria Langlois in the 500 free, and Sabine Saivucci in the 100 back. First place finishers in the Open division included Aeven Mooney in the 50 fly, and Jessica Wong in the 100 free.
The girls will be training hard over spring break, and then open the second half of the season on 4/11 against Woodbridge HS with a second meet that week against Portola on 4/12. Good luck, girls!
The boys tennis team moved to 2 and 0 in league with a 16 to 2 win over Irvine high school. Last weekend the boys lost in the semi-final of the National All-American tournament. Junior Aditya Gupta was named to the prestigious “All-Tournament” team. The boys will be back in action today with a match at home against Woodbridge. Unfortunately, the Trojans will be without their #1 player, Aditya Gupta who has made it to the quarter-final of the Easter Bowl in Palm Springs. We wish Adi best of luck in this top national singles tournament.
Track & Field
This past Saturday, girls track had a small number of athletes who competed at the Beach Cities Invitational. Daria Shkel finished 2nd in the entire meet for both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. Katherine Loritz also finished 2nd in the meet for the girls frosh/soph high jump with a new personal best of 4’8’’. Harini Venkataganesh had solid performances in the discus and shot put as well as Amber Sun in the high jump. We started our league competition this past Tuesday against Northwood. Freshman standout Collette Lowengrub ran the fastest 1600 in the PCL so far with a time of 5:17. Lowengrub also won the 800. Other top varsity performers were Sara Sussman, Avery Klauke, Mollie Kessler and Harini Venkataganesh. This a big week for UNI track as we compete against CDM+Irvine today, 3/29. Come out and support!
Boys Track was rained out last Thursday but had a great outing at the Beach Cities invitational. Evan Pariser and Sam Kamerman both medaled in the high Jump at 6’, Faris Qaisi medaled in both the 100 and 200, and Matt Tang medaled in the 100. Our best performance of the day came from our boys F/S Distance medley. Not only did they win but they set a new meet record. The team was made up of Adam Gish, Ethan Jenkins, Raja Batra and Ryan Duffy. This last Tuesday we made up our first league meet with Northwood here at Uni. At the meet, we had some great performances from Ryan Duffy and Adam Gish in the 1600, Evan Pariser in the 110 HH, Daniel Vilchis in the 400, Faris Qaisi in the 100, Lee McEligot and Adam Gish in the 800, Raja Batra in the 3200 and our 4 x 400 team ( Chistian Go, Michael Blinstrub, Neel Chowdary and Daniel Vilchis). Today we have a Tri meet with Irvine and CDM here at Uni. Come support. Go Trojan Track and Field!
All levels of the Boys Volleyball team are doing good. J.V. and the Frosh/Soph team beat Northwood last week and the Varsity also won, 3-1. We were bested by CDM’s talented team once again on Tuesday. Bringing our league record to 1-2. We go to Irvine tonight with hopes of evening out our league record. JV and Frosh/soph game is at 4pm and Varsity is at 5:15 at Irvine High school. We’d love to see you there supporting our boys!! GO TROJANS!!
17-18 Spring GOW Schedule
|Boys Lacrosse||Monday||3/19||4:00||Uni Stadium||Northwood|
|3/21||3:15||UHS Pool||Corona Del Mar|
|Boys Tennis||Thursday||3/29||3:15||Uni Tennis Courts||Woodbridge|
|Girls Lacrosse||Wednesday||4/11||4:00||Uni Stadium||Northwood|
|Boys Volleyball||Tuesday||4/17||5:15||UHS Gym||Northwood|
|Track & Field||Thursday||4/19||3:00||Uni Stadium||Woodbridge|
|Boys Golf||Monday||4/23||3:00||Strawberry Farms||Woodbridge|
|Baseball||Friday||5/4||3:30||UHS Baseball Field||Woodbridge|
|Softball||Wednesday||5/9||3:30||UHS Softball Field||Beckman|
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events
(Home events in Blue)
Thursday, March 29th
Track & Field v Corona Del Mar & Irvine – 2:00 p.m.
**GOW***Boys Tennis v Woodbridge – 3:15 p.m.
Baseball @ Beckman – 3:30 p.m.
Softball v Rancho Alamitos – 3:30 p.m.
Boys Volleyball @ Irvine – 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, March 31st
Baseball v Bountiful High School @ Cypress Park – 8:30 a.m.
Monday, April 2nd
Baseball v Dana Hills @ Windrow Park – 8:45 a.m.
Tuesday, April 3rd
Baseball v Tustin @ Windrow Park – 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, April 4th
Ryan Lemmon Baseball Tourney – Time TBA
Monday, April 9th
Boys Lacrosse v Beckman – 4:00 p.m.
Girls Lacrosse @ Beckman – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10th
Boys Tennis @ Beckman – 3:15 p.m.
Baseball @ Corona Del Mar – 3:30 p.m.
Softball @ Northwood – 3:30 p.m.
Boys Golf v Beckman @ Tustin Ranch – 3:50 p.m.
Boys Volleyball v Woodbridge – 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11th
Boys Tennis @ Corona Del Mar – 3:15 p.m.
Swimming @ Irvine – 3:15 p.m.
Boys Golf v Corona Del Mar @ Newport Beach Country Club – 3:30 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse @ Northwood – 4:00 p.m.
***GOW***Girls Lacrosse v Northwood – 4:00 p.m.