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Spring Sports Update
Check out this link to the Sports Section of the Sword & Shield for sports articles written by Uni Students:
University opens league play by defeating Northwood 1-0. Check out the article below from the OC Sports Zone!
The Boys Golf season is officially under way with our 1st golf tournament Monday (2/25) at Western Hills Country Club for the Chris Roth Memorial Golf Tournament. Out of 12 schools, we finished 4th place! A very respectable accomplishment. Out of almost 90 players, Connor O’Brien finished 1 over par 73 to tie for 1st place! He officially finished 2nd after losing in a sudden death playoff.
The team traveled to SeaCliff Country Club and played Huntington Beach last Thursday. We lost the match 208 to 213. We were without our 2 senior veterans but the new freshmen gained some valuable experience as they competed in their 1st official high school match. Next Wednesday, we have a rematch against Huntington Beach at our home course of Strawberry Farms. We will be at full strength and looking for some payback.
The team is led by Connor O’Brien, one of the best players in our league and as records shows, one of the best in Southern California. Last year’s freshman phenome, George Lu, is getting back to mid season form. We are also looking for strong contributions from Sophomore Steven Li, who finish 1st in the SCPGA Jr Tour Summer Rankings. We are anticipating a strong showing this year and based on our practice, we will be tough to beat at home. Go Trojans!
The University Boy’s Varsity lacrosse team has started their season off well with a 1-1 start. This Friday, March 8th they play Vista Murrieta at home in the stadium. This year is the first year of JV at Uni and the squad loves it. Varsity is led by some talented captains, seniors Lucas Hall and Oliver Kubit and junior Matthew McCarthy.
Matt McCarthy is controlling the offense with 9 points (6 goals and 3 assists).
Girls Lacrosse is officially in season! The team participated in the Rose Bowl tournament (in the rain) last Saturday, March 2nd. They lost their opening game to Redondo Beach (#1 team from LA County two years in a row), defeated West Ranch HS, then lost to Aliso Niguel in a re-match of last year’s post-season game. Nonetheless, competing in the toughest bracket helped the team prepare for the season and showcased both areas for growth and strengths the team possesses.
On Tuesday, the ladies played Laguna Hills and immediately ran out to lead 12 seconds into the game as Mya Wang (So.) won the draw and beat the defense to net the first goal of the game. From there, the team never looked back, leading by 7 at halftime and finishing 15-3. Awesome defense from Erin Jeon (Fr.), Caroline Mumm (So.), and Elliot Welsh (So.) helped stop the Laguna Hills team from generating much offense. Mya Wang led the offense with 7 goals, Grace Colunga (Jr.) netted 3 times and Alex Allan (Sr.) had two beautiful underhand shots she rolled in by the keeper. What a way to start!
Thursday (today) the Lady Trojans are away against Yorba Linda, but are back in action at home next Wednesday (3/13) against Mission Viejo. We’d love to have you out there cheering us on!
Although the rain has been playing with our schedule, the Trojan softball team could not be more excited about this season! We are guided with strength from our pitching crew of Jackie Diaz and Sydney Spencer and our freshly groomed awesome shortstop Natalie Zane! Our bats are lively and strong and our youth has enthusiasm and positive energy! We work hard every day and get stronger every day! Check our schedule and come see us. You won’t believe how strong Danielle Prosky is up at bat!! We have Estancia on Friday at 3:15 right here at Uni! Come on out and support your Trojans!!
The Boys and Girls Swim teams are gearing up for their first league meet of the season against Northwood on March 13th. The meet will start at 3:00 PM at the Uni Pool. Come out and support!
The boys tennis team defeated Fountain Valley 13 to 5 on Tuesday. Junior Cameron Sepahi led the Trojans winning all three sets at singles. Sophomore Rithvik Krishna continued his strong start to the season winning the two singles’ sets he played. Uni doubles won 8 of 9 sets including sweeps by Luis Moros/Conrad Brown and Ambarish Rao/Abhi Anish. Uni, the top ranked team in CIF D-I and Orange County moved to 6-0 on the season. The boys will be back in action on Thursday at home against Dana Hills.
Track & Field
Boys Track and field kicked off their season with our first meet against El Modena which has been our tradition for the last 34 years. In the 1600m Ryan Duffy and Adam Gish were are top performers. For the 110 Hurdles, Evan Pariser placed 2nd. Micheal Blinstrub placed 2nd in the 400m. Matt Tang and Daniel Fernandez were our top performers in the 100m. We went 1, 2 in the 800 with Micheal Blinstrub and Adam Gish. We went 1, 3 in the 200m with Matt Tang and Micheal Blinstrub. Raja Batra placed 2nd in the 3200m. Evan Pariser won the high jump. Daniel Fernandez won the long jump. Ben Chi took 3rd in the triple jump. Kareem Beri placed 3rd in the discu and Noah Powell placed 2nd in the shot. Our next meet is against Huntington Beach High School. Go Trojan Track and Field.
Girls Track and Field had a great start to the 2019 season against El Modena—keeping up with the 34 year tradition. The girls 4X100 M relay team, consisting of Farimah Fanaei, Samantha Skurnick, Rovinya Ruhunage, and Jenna Kim, beat El Modena in the first varsity race of the day. In the 1600 M Collette Lowengrub took 1st and Avery Klauke was right behind her in 2nd place. Vani Tankha took 2nd in the 400 M. Jenna Kim took 1st in both the 100M and 200M. Making another appearance on the leaderboard, Collet Lowengrub took 1st in the 800M and Avery Klauke took 3rd. In her debut appearance in the 300 hurdles, Farimah Fanaei took 1st place, as well as 2nd overall for the long jump, and Amber Sun took 1st in the high jump. Our first meet definitely had some shining performances, and we are excited to see what our next meet against Huntington Beach High School this Thursday will bring. Go Uni Track and Field!
Boys Volleyball lost at all 3 levels Tuesday, March 5 against San Juan Hills, with Varsity losing a thrilling 5 setter. All levels look to bounce back next week against Mater Dei next Tuesday, March 12 at home.
Spring Sport GOW Schedule
|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|
Boys Tennis 4/16 @ 3:15 v Woodbridge
Boys Baseball 4/16 @ 3:30 v Woodbridge
Boys Volleyball 4/19 @ 5:15 v Woodbridge
(Home Events in Blue)
Thursday, March 7th
Track & Field @ Huntington Beach – 3:00 PM
Boys Tennis v Dana Hills – 3:15 PM
Girls Lacrosse @ Yorba Linda – 5:30 PM
Friday, March 8th
Softball v Estancia – 3:00 PM
**GOW** Boys Lacrosse v Vista Murrieta – 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 9th
Track & Field @ Irvine – 8:00 AM
Softball Tournament @ Uni – 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Monday, March 11th
Baseball v Irvine – 3:30 PM
Boys Lacrosse v Tustin – 4:00 PM
Tuesday, March 12th
**GOW** Boys Tennis v Northwood – 3:15 PM
Baseball @ Woodbridge – 3:30 PM
Boys Volleyball v Mater Dei – 5:15 PM
Wednesday, March 13th
Boys Golf v Huntington Beach @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00 PM
Boys & Girls Swim v Northwood – 3:15 PM
Girls Lacrosse v Mission Viejo – 4:30 PM