Senior Erin Higgins became the seventh volleyball player in UMSL history to achieve 1,000 kills.

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UMSL saw its season come to a close with a 2-1 loss at No. 9 ranked Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights) Saturday evening (Oct. 29) in the first round of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament. The top-seeded Norse used two goals in the first 10 minutes to fend off the eighth-seeded Tritons, who out-shot the hosts, 12-10. Junior Courtney Blake put UMSL on the board by scoring at the 42:14 mark. The Tritons end their campaign at 9-9.

The Tritons volleyball team went 1-1 last weekend in a pair of GLVC road contests. UMSL was tripped up by Rockhurst University (Kansas City, Mo.), 3-1, on Friday (Oct. 28), but bounced back for a 3-1 victory at William Jewell College (Liberty, Mo.) on Saturday. In that contest, senior Erin Higgins became the seventh player in program history to tally her 1,000th career kill. She posted 20 kills in the win, pushing her career total to 1,002. UMSL now stands at 16-9 overall and 10-5 in the GLVC and will wrap up the regular season this weekend.

UMSL fell just short of qualifying for the GLVC Tournament, but ended the season on a positive note last Wednesday (Oct. 26) by posting a 5-2 win in the season finale at Maryville University (Town and Country, Mo.). Five players scored in that game, including senior Almin Sabotic and junior Peter Hyde, who both also finished with an assist. UMSL ends its season at 8-5-4 overall and 7-5-3 in the conference.

Mary Ann Mitchell

Mary Ann Mitchell

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