UPCOMING ATHLETIC EVENTS
- TODAY (9/26) — Fresman Football v. Segerstrom at 3:15PM
- TODAY (9/26) — JV Girls Tennis v. Northwood at 3:15PM
- BY NOON TOMMORROW! — Order your Homecoming Dance Corsage & Boutonniere here.
- TOMORROW — HOMECOMING Varsity Football Game v. Segerstrom is this Friday at 7PM! Wear your Trojan Army Gear! Gates open at 6PM. Pricing:
- FREE! Uni Students w/ ASB Card, Age 5 & under w/ Adult
- $5.00 Visiting Students w/ ASB Card, Senior Citizens (60+)
- $8.00 General Admission, 8th Grade & Under w/ Adult
- SATURDAY — Cross Country races at Dana Hills Nike Invitational at 8AM at Dana Hills High School
- NEXT TUESDAY — Boys Water Polo GAME OF THE WEEK v. Portola at 4:00PM
Girls Volleyball’s Game of the Week win over Woodbridge was featured on OC Sports Zone.
Uni defeats Woodbridge in five sets and remains in a tie for first place with Beckman in PCL
By Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone
University’s girls volleyball team overcame an early four-point deficit in the fifth set to defeat Woodbridge and take a critical Pacific Coast League match Tuesday night at University, one of the program’s biggest wins.
The scores were 27-29, 25-18, 26-28, 25-18, 25-27, 15-10.
With the victory in front of its home fans, University moved into a tie for first place with Beckman, which is also 4-0. University plays at Beckman Thursday night.
“We’re 4-0, I don’t know the last time the school beat Woodbridge; that’s a nice win for us,” said Uni Coach Garry Currier.
It appears to be University’s first victory over Woodbridge in quite a while, although the length of the Warriors’ winning streak over the Trojans could not be confirmed.
University was led by senior Serena Choi, who had 29 assists, 15 digs, two aces and 12 kills; junior Tory Holmes, who had 20 kills, two blocks and seven digs; Lily Krongold, who had 13 kills and 10 digs and Lauren Cho who had 24 digs and four aces.
Freshmen Allison Rodriguez and Katrina Soto were also solid serving.
“Our senior leadership really kept everything in tact,” Currier said. “In our last tournament in San Diego, we played a lot of matches in one day and the girls really came together and we knew if we got down, we could fight and big players would step up.
“We have worked very hard this year and last year. I have changed the mentality of this program starting last year and the girls have bought into my idealism and practice/game plan.”
Woodbridge coach Alan Ho, who saw his team fall to 2-2 in league play, credited University.
“We didn’t do the best job of executing tonight,” he said. “Uni looked like they were playing with a lot of urgency and didn’t back down.”
Ho said he did not know the last time that University defeated Woodbridge in girls volleyball.
The Orange County Register’s OC Varsity recently covered Uni girls tennis’ match against Campbell Hall.
The visiting Trojans defeated reigning CIF-SS Open Division champion Campbell Hall 13-5 in Studio City.
Last season, Campbell Hall defeated University 11-7 in the section finals.
University senior Cami Brown won both the sets that she played in singles against Campbell Hall last week while sophomore Jane Lee took two of her three sets. Newcomer Tiffany Carrillo-Quintero, a senior from Venezuela, went 1-1 in singles.
The Trojans’ doubles team of Megan Bee and Therese Garcia swept 6-2, 6-1, 6-0. University won eight of nine sets in doubles.
Not surprisingly, the Trojans are ranked No. 1 this week in CIF-SS Division 1, one spot ahead of Campbell Hall.
Portola (Division 3) and Segerstrom (Division 5) also are ranked No. 1 in their respective divisions.
Athletes must have “Cleared” status for the 2019-2020 school year on www.athleticclearance.com in order to participate in tryouts (see below).
Boys Basketball *Updated*
Thursday, Oct. 3 3:15PM @ Main Gym
Saturday, October 12, 3PM @ the Varsity Field
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 3:00-4:30PM @ Softball Fields
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2:45-4:30PM @ Softball Fields
Thursday, Oct. 16, 3:15-4:30PM@ Softball Fields
Bring: lacrosse stick, goggles, mouth guard, and cleats
Boys Soccer *Updated*
Monday, Oct. 21, 3-4:30PM @ Soccer Field
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 3-4:30PM @ Soccer Field
Friday, Oct. 25, 3-4:30PM @ Soccer Field
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2:45-4:00PM @ Soccer Field
Thursday, Oct. 24, 3:00-4:30PM @ Soccer Field
Bring: running shoes, soccer cleats, shin guards/socks, shorts/blue shirt
Parent night: Wednesday, November 6th from 7-8PM @ UHS Library
Girls Water Polo
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2:00-3:00PM @Pool
Friday, Nov. 8, 2:00-3:00PM @ Pool
No Tryouts — Contact Coach Farah at email@example.com
With winter sports tryouts underway, a reminder that all students need athletic clearance to tryout and participate in Uni athletic programs.
Not sure where to start? You will need:
Make a sports physical exam appointment at any of the following locations AND bring the physical form with you:
- Your doctor
- Woodbridge Walk In Irvine
- Marque Medical by Fashion Island, which offers Physicals for $50 and giving $25 back to UNI Athletics
FALL SPORTS UPDATE
Check out our own Sword & Shield for recent sports articles written by Uni Students and some great student photography (!) including:
Girls Tennis Dominates in 15-3 Victory Over Dana Hills by Harrison Hill
Cross Country is Off to the Races by Brooke Baxter
Girls Golf comes up short against Tesoro by Alexander Miller
Girl’s Tennis Prevails in Impressive Win Against CDM by Allen Zeng
Girls Golf Continues Their Streak With Win Against Portola by Arush Mehrotra
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Girls Cross Country competed at the prestigious Woodbridge Invitational this past week. Our top returner Collette Lowengrub finished 4th in the varsity race with a time of 18:20 over three miles. Senior Avery Klauke was not far behind, finishing in 20th place with a time of 18:43. Rounding out our top 5 was Alissa Kopylova, Sydney Field and Amberley Martinez. This weekend we will be racing at the Dana Hills Nike Invitational. Collette and Avery will be running in the Invitational section with some of the best runners in Southern California. GO UNI XC!
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Check back soon for an update!
OC Sports Zone previews tomorrow’s homecoming game.
University players, including Busher Alshahror (No. 7) and Damarian Ward (No. 19) prepare for a home game earlier this year (Photo Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone)
PREVIEW: Struggling University hosts undefeated Segerstrom in nonleague game
It’s been a rough start for University High’s football team and it doesn’t get any easier for the Trojans Friday night.
University hosts undefeated Segerstrom, which has been ranked No. 1 in the CIF Division 10 most of the season and is No. 2 this week, in a nonleague game at 7.
University is 0-4 and coming off a 50-0 loss to Katella last week while Segerstrom is 5-0. The Jaguars defeated Laguna Hills 34-7 Friday night at Laguna Hills.
First year University Coach Chris Hernandez remains upbeat about the season
“I still believe we have the potential to be a competitive team, despite our record,” he said. “We played a tough preseason schedule that wasn’t ideal for the growth of our team that really needed some confidence. …”
Junior Emily Markus returns a shot for University High. (Photo courtesy University tennis)
University girls tennis team earns No. 1 CIF Division 1 ranking
University’s girls tennis team, ranked No. 1 in the CIF Division 1, is off to another fast start.
The Trojans have been led by Cami Brown, who was last year’s Orange County Register player of the year, according to Coach John Kessler.
University enters Tuesday’s match against No. 2 Peninsula with a 4-0 record.
University has defeated Corona del Mar 15-3 and Campbell Hall of Los Angeles 13-5.
“In addition to Brown, sophomore Jane Lee, senior Tiffany Carillo and sophomore Kamya Nair have been leading the team at singles,” Kessler said. “All- county players Emily Markus and Maya Wang are back at doubles along with Megan Bee and Therese Garcia.”
BOYS WATER POLO
Boys Varsity Water Polo made a great showing this past weekend at the Diamond Bar Varsity Bull Run Tourney!
- Friday, 9/20, 4PM — Uni vs Cajon, Win 21-13!
- Friday, 9/20, 7PM — Uni vs Glendora, Win 23-8!
- Saturday, 9/21, Noon — Uni vs Arcadia, Win 17-7!
- Saturday, 9/21, 3PM — Uni vs Yorba Linda, Loss 9-11
JV (6-6) (3-1 in PCL)
Varsity (14-11) (4-0 in PCL)
La Jolla Coastal Classic Tournament Update
In addition to a HUGE win against Woodbridge, the girls volleyball team traveled south this past weekend for tournament play, where they carried their momentum through the weekend….
Uni Girls Varsity VB played 7 matches in 24 hours on Friday and Saturday in the La Jolla Coastal Classic tournament and the girls fought their way through a stacked field to win the Silver Division Championship! After starting off 1-3, Uni ran the table the rest of the way, winning the last 3 playoff matches on Saturday, with all three wins being 2-1 victories. It was a full-team effort and the best result in a tournament for UniGVB in many years.
(A special thanks to The Holmes Family for their reporting here!)
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Girls Volleyball Corsage & Boutonnniere Set Fundraiser
With Uni’s High School Homecoming Dance THIS Saturday, September 28, take advantage of competitive prices. Order your corsage and boutonniere set and support the University High School Girls Volleyball program.
Standard rose $35, per set
Orchid or specialty flowers $40, per set
Place your order here BEFORE TOMORROW (Friday 9/27) AT NOON!
Golf season is in full swing and Alexis Kim recently shot her personal best of 5 under Par at Strawberry Farms — a HUGE accomplishment!
On Monday, the ladies travel north to Recreation Park Golf Course to compete in the 2019 Long Beach Wilson Bruins Invitational against recent team and indvidual champions from the great LA area.
Next Week in Trojan Sports
Home Games in Blue
Games of the Week (GOWs)
5 Easy Ways to Show your Support
- Attend games
- Wear UNI clothing or colors to games
- Attend GOWs
- Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give-aways at big games
- Spread the word about Trojan Thursday. If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
Go GOLDEN Trojans!
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