TROJAN THURSDAY 3/28/19

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.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 28th – Boys & Girls Track GOW @ 3:00 PM!
Tuesday, April 9th – Softball GOW @ 3:15 PM!

Spring Sports Update

Check out this link to the Sports Section of the Sword & Shield for sports articles written by Uni Students:

https://uhsswordandshield.com/category/sword-and-shield-2/sports/

Baseball

In league play baseball split with Northwood but took the overall season series 2 games to 1. Adam Axtell picked up his first win in his first Uni start and the offense came alive in game 2 at Northwood. The offense continued to roll against CDM on Saturday but dropped a pair of contests as CDM capitalized on a couple big innings. Trojans are currently in a tie for fourth 1 and 2 games back from 2nd and 3rd. Junior Faraz Markazi was a highlight going 5-9 at the plate with 4 walks on the week. Axtell went 5 innings 1 earned run in his win vs. Northwood.

Check out this Article from the OC Sports Zone:

https://ocsportszone.com/northwood-uni-and-loara-win-top-ranked-cypress-suffers-only-its-second-loss/

Boys Golf

The boys golf team is currently undefeated in league play. They are 3-0 in league and 4-1 overall. This past Tuesday, they beat Irvine High School 198 to 232. The team was led by freshman Jacob Fox who shot an impressive 1 over par 37.  His low score also gave him low medalist honors.

Today, they will go on the road to take on defending PCL Champion Woodbridge at Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course.  This will be a tough match. Woodbridge has won the league championship the last 3 years and is still the team to beat this year.  The Uni boys will all need to bring their A game to have a shot today.

Next week is spring break so the next match will be 4/9 against Beckman High School at home.

Boys Lacrosse

The next Boys Lacrosse game is set for Wednesday, April 10th at home against Northwood.  Varsity game starts at 4:00 PM with JV following at 5:30 PM.

Girls Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse is continuing their fine form and remain undefeated in league play.  The Lady Trojans played host to Irvine on Monday and despite the hospitality, Irvine left with a bitter taste as they fell 15-1.  Mya Wang (So.) led the team with five goals and Irvine couldn’t apply much pressure as Wang, Elliot Welsh (So.) and Kaylor Chott (Sr.) kept winning draw after draw, controlling an astonishing 71% of the draws overall.  Nine different players found the back of the net.

On Wednesday, the team travelled to Woodbridge for a long anticipated match.  Woodbridge has had a strong season and is home to the league’s #1 goal scorer, so the girls knew it would be a challenge; and they met that challenge!  Mya Wang helped tremendously by securing an absolutely incredible 90% of the draws, allowing Uni to break out to a 3-0 lead in the first few minutes.  Woodbridge was not deterred, and the #1 scorer did not disappoint as she quickly found the back of the net twice, bringing Woodbridge to within one.  However, amazing defensive play and measured controlled allowed Uni to keep scoring, and at halftime, the ladies led 8-4.  The halftime talk centered around how Woodbridge was a second half team, and how the girls would have to work hard to make sure they didn’t get back into the game.  And that is exactly what they did.  Led by defensive captain Donia Mohtashami (Sr.), Talia Abunimeh (Sr.), Mackenzie Field (Sr.), and goalie Gracelyn Caceros (Sr.), Uni held Woodbridge to only 3 second half goals, while adding five of their own.  Makenzie Kaufman (Jr.) and Olivia Biase (So.) added three goals a piece to their scoring records to make it a memorable evening for the two.  Uni was victorious, 13-7.  It was an awesome win for the team and they can head into Spring Break for some much needed recovery and rest.

The team travels to Northwood after the break and then plays Beckman at home (our GOW) on Friday, April 12th…we’ll need your support so please come out and cheer on the team!

Softball

Softball heads to Bill Barber Park Stadium for a league match up with Woodbridge today at 5:00 PM.  Good luck to the team!

Boys Swimming

The Uni Boys Swim Team has started to pick up speed as they enter their Pacific Coast League season! After defeating Portola last week, the boys’ team claimed substantial victories over Irvine in all three competition levels (Open 87-67, JV 109-61, Varsity 116-54). Placing 1st or 2nd overall in at least one individual event were Aaron Lee, James Koga, Hunter Kroll, Caedon Ng, Luke Venzlaff, Youssef Youssef, Brian Lou, & Sidney Miller. Additionally, all of Uni’s “A” relay teams placed 1st in their event, and the relays as a whole outscored Irvine 26 – 16. The Trojan swimmers look forward to a couple weeks of hard work, before returning to league meets against Woodbridge and Beckman. Come out to support us at our next home meet against Beckman on April 17th!

Girls Swimming

When the Irvine High School Vaqueros came to swim against the Trojans on Wednesday (3/27), University High School declared the meet the Game of the Week. Throngs of fans crowded into the pool area to watch the heated competition, cheering wildly with every well-executed flip turn. They were not disappointed, as UNI’s Varsity Girls won more than their share of close and extremely exciting races. Alex Lindenberg scorched to victory in the 200 Freestyle, posting a time of 2:01.49, and later achieved a personal best while winning the 500 freestyle, followed by Savanna Cruz who took second place. Annika Nie swam her best times in the 50 and 100 Freestyle events. UNI’s 200 Freestyle relay team beat its seed time, posting a CIF consideration time. The breastroking crew of Mirabella Levine, Yuuri Yoshikawa, and Kate Weiland swept the top three spots in the 100 yard event, with Mirabella achieving a consideration time for CIF. We know that nothing comes easy in the competitive high school swim season, and that UNI’s varsity girls are willing to put in the effort needed to excel.

Boys Tennis

The top ranked boys tennis team defeated Beckman on Tuesday to remain undefeated in league play with a record of 5-0.  This past weekend the boys took part in the National All-American Tennis tournament in Newport Beach.  The 2nd seeded Trojans defeated Brophy Prep from Arizona in the first round 8 to 0.  In the 2nd round Conrad Brown won his singles set to give Uni a tight victory over Bellarmine College Prep.  Unfortunately, the boys lost a close match to Torrey Pines high school in the semi-final.

The boys will be back in action today against Northwood.

Track & Field

Last Thursday we had a great meet against Portola, with some outstanding performances from the girls track athletes. Firstly, big shout out to Collette Lowengrub, Cece Langlois, and Avery Klauke who swept the 3200,1600 AND 800!  Additionally, Vani Tankha and Roseanne Yu placed 2nd and 3rd in the 400M, Jenna Kim and Samantha Skurnick took 1st and 3rd in both the 100M and 200M, Farimah Fanaei took 3rd in the 300 hurdles and 2nd in the long jump, Sandy Zhang took 2nd in the triple jump, Amber Sun took 2nd in the high jump, and Dena Norouzi took 3rd in the shot put. Freshman Emma Haag and sophomore Madison Martinez stepped up and ran varsity for the first time and placed 1st and 3rd in the 100M hurdles.

This Thursday we are up against Irvine and it should be a great meet. Looking forward to seeing what our girls can do! Go Uni Track and Field!

Boys Track and Field competed against Portola High School but lost when all of the points were totaled. Some stand out performances came from Ryan Duffy, Adam Gish and Dylan Muniz in the 1600, Ray Corpus and Ben Chi in the 110 High Hurdles, Steven Li in the 400, Matt Tang and Lance Deolden in the 100 and 200,Ryan Duffy Eathan Jenkins and Adam Gish in the 800, Ben Chi in the 300 Hurdles, Raja Batra and Dylan Muniz in the 3200, Ryan Duffy in the long jump and Noah Powell in the Shot and discus. Today we are against Irvine here at Uni. Go Trojans.

Boys Volleyball

Boys Volleyball is up against Beckman today (Thursday, 3/28) at home.  JV and Frosh/Soph play at 4:00 and Varsity follows at 5:15 PM.  Come out and support!

Spring Sport GOW Schedule

Date Sport Opponent Time
Friday, March 8, 2019 Boys Lacrosse Vista Murrieta 4:00 PM
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Boys Tennis Northwood 3:15 PM
Friday, March 15, 2019 Baseball Beckman 3:30 PM
Friday, March 22, 2019 Boys Volleyball Irvine 5:15 PM
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Boys and Girls Swim Irvine 3:15 PM
Thursday, March 28, 2019 Boys and Girls Track & Field Irvine 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Softball Beckman 3:30 PM
Friday, April 12, 2019 Girls Lacrosse Beckman 4:00 PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Boys Golf Woodbridge 3:00 PM

Rivalry Week
Boys Tennis 4/16 @ 3:15 v Woodbridge
Boys Baseball 4/16 @ 3:30 v Woodbridge
Boys Volleyball 4/19 @ 5:15 v Woodbridge

Upcoming Events 
(Home Events in Blue)

Thursday, March 28th   
***GOW*** Track & Field v Irvine – 3:00 PM
Boys Golf v Woodbridge @ Rancho San Joaquin – 3:00 PM
Boys Tennis @ Northwood – 3:15 PM
Baseball @ Portola – 3:30 PM
Softball @ Woodbridge – 5:00 PM
Boys Volleyball v Beckman – 5:15 PM

Saturday, March 30th
Baseball v El Modena (Ryan Lemmon Tournament) @ Great Park Field 5 – 11:30 AM

Monday, April 1st    
Baseball v Trabuco Hills (Ryan Lemmon Tournament) @ Great Park Field 6 – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, April 2nd  
Baseball v Segerstrom (Ryan Lemmon Tournament) @ Great Park Five Point Baseball Stadium – 10:00 AM

Wednesday, April 3rd
Baseball – Ryan Lemmon Tournament – Time TBA

Thursday, April 4th
Baseball – Ryan Lemmon Tournament – Time TBA

Saturday, April 6th
Track & Field – Arcadia Invitational – 8:00 AM

Tuesday, April 9th
Boys Golf v Beckman @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00 PM
Boys Tennis v Portola – 3:15 PM
Baseball @ Irvine – 3:30 PM
***GOW***Softball v Beckman – 3:30 PM
Boys Volleyball @ Northwood – 5:15 PM

Wednesday, April 10th
Swimming & Diving @ Woodbridge – 3:15 PM
Girls Lacrosse @ Northwood – 4:00 PM
Boys Lacrosse v Northwood – 4:00 PM

GO TROJANS!

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