UMSL Tritons weekly roundup for Oct. 18-24
Each week, the Department of Athletics at the University of Missouri–St. Louis compiles a roundup of how the various UMSL Tritons teams have fared. Click on the headings below for an up-to-date look at each Tritons team.
The Tritons carded opening rounds of 299 and 316 on Monday (Oct. 24) at the Otter Invitational hosted by NCAA Division II defending national champion California State University, Monterey Bay. The Tritons team score of 615 puts them in 13th place in the 15-team field with the final 18 holes being played today (Oct. 25). Freshman Mason Haynes leads UMSL with a two-under-par 142 (69-73) and is in a tie for second place.
UMSL lost a 1-0 decision at No. 6 Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights) Friday (Oct. 21) and drew a 0-0 double overtime tie at Bellarmine University (Louisville, Ky.) on Sunday (Oct. 23). The Tritons, which stand at 7-5-4 overall and 6-5-3 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, close out the regular season at Maryville University (Town and Country, Mo.) tomorrow (Oct. 26) in a must-win situation to make the GLVC Tournament. UMSL enters the final game in 10th place in the league standings with the top eight making the field. A Tritons win coupled with losses by Drury University (Springfield, Mo.) and William Jewell College (Liberty, Mo.) would give UMSL the final spot.
UMSL suffered a pair of GLVC road losses to nationally ranked teams last weekend. The Tritons were edged by No. 9 Northern Kentucky University, 3-2, on Friday (Oct. 21) before a 2-0 setback at No. 23 Bellarmine University on Sunday (Oct. 23). Junior Courtney Blake and senior Kaylee Neutzling scored for UMSL in the loss to the Norse. The Tritons now stand at 8-8 overall and 7-7 in the GLVC. They close out the regular season tomorrow (Oct. 26) at Maryville University. A win gives them the final spot in the GLVC Tournament. A loss, coupled with a loss by Lewis University (Romeoville, Ill.) on Friday (Oct. 28) would also put the Tritons in the league’s postseason tournament.
The Tritons volleyball squad ran its win streak to three matches with home victories over Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla) and Drury University last weekend. UMSL topped the GLVC West Division leader Missouri S&T Lady Miners on Friday (Oct. 21), 3-2, behind a career-best 20 kills from senior Weslie Gaff. Gaff also registered her 100th career solo block in that contest, becoming just the third player in program history to do so. UMSL then swept Drury University, 3-0, on Saturday (Oct. 22). With the wins, UMSL improves to 15-8 overall and 9-4 in the GLVC.
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