UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
UMSL extended its win streak to four games with a pair of upset victories at home over the weekend in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. The Tritons rode a career-high 26 points from senior Robneisha Lee on Thursday to defeat No. 20 Southern Indiana 65-59, then used a career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds from junior Shawnta Johnson while knocking off No. 17 Bellarmine. Junior Jordan Fletcher provided the game-winning basket on a putback in the final five seconds of the 58-57 victory. UMSL (13-10, 8-7 GLVC) continues a five-game homestand on Thursday when it plays host to Missouri S&T, and the Tritons will welcome Drury on Saturday.
The Tritons had their hands full over the weekend in losses to No. 15 Southern Indiana (71-58) and No. 7 Bellarmine (73-56). Senior Hunter Reine posted a double-double in each effort, bringing his season total to eight. He averaged 14 points and 13.5 rebounds. UMSL (10-15, 4-11 GLVC) continues a five-game homestand, hosting Missouri S&T on Thursday before welcoming Drury on Saturday.
UMSL went 3-1 last weekend at the University of Arkansas at Monticello DII Challenge in Bentonville. That included a 2-0 victory over No. 11 Arkansas Tech along with a 2-1 win over Henderson State and a 12-9 victory against the host school. Sophomore Carly Kingery posted a 2-1 record with a 0.41 ERA in the circle, striking out 17 and limiting opponents to .153 batting. Kingery tossed a complete game two-hit shutout against Arkansas Tech, striking out a season-high nine. Offensively, she recorded three hits in six at-bats. Sophomore Serena Olson finished the weekend with five hits, including two doubles and a triple, and drove in six runs. Olson brought in both runs in the 2-1 win over Henderson State. UMSL (6-4) returns to Bentonville next weekend for the UAM 8-State Classic. The Tritons will play six games between Friday and Sunday.
Men’s and Women’s Swimming
The Tritons combined to better 23 school records and set 18 NCAA DII B-cuts last weekend at the GLVC Championships. For the women, freshman Merel Visser recorded the program’s first B-cut, while also bettering her own school record in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5 minutes, 6.46 seconds, and placed 10th. The men had three fifth-place finishes, including freshman Patryk Golinski in the 1,650-yard freestyle in a time of 15:45.60, which broke his own school record by 15 seconds and was a B-cut time. The 200-yard freestyle relay (Gabriel Jimenez, Mladen Senicar, Fernando Robledo, Mike Trefler) and the 400-yard medley relay (Radoslaw Chupka, Trefler, Jimenez, Robledo) also both placed fifth. The women placed ninth overall while the men were eighth. The Tritons return to the pool on Feb. 25 at the Drury Last Chance meet.
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