UMSL softball teammates greet freshman Brianna Butler at home plate plate after a three-run home run Saturday against Northern Kentucky University. (Photo by Danny Reise)

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.

UMSL saw it season come to an end in semifinal round action of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament Saturday with a 72-70 loss to 10th ranked Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights). The Norse scored the final five points of the game, including a three-pointer with three seconds left to garner the win. The Tritons, who advanced to the semis with a 71-60 victory over Drury University (Springfield, Mo.) on Friday in the quarterfinals, end their season at 19-9 – a program best since 1990-91.

The UMSL softball team opened GLVC play last weekend with splits against Northern Kentucky University (W, 13-12; L, 2-1) and Bellarmine University (Louisville, Ky.) (W, 9-1; L, 2-1). Freshman Brianna Butler recorded five hits on the weekend, including two home runs and a double, and finished with five RBIs. The Tritons tallied five home runs as a team in the four games, including three in the first two innings of the first game against Bellarmine. UMSL is now 7-7 overall and 2-2 in the GLVC.

The UMSL baseball team kicked off the season with a four-game series against the University of Wisconsin–Parkside (Kenosha and Somers) last weekend and went 2-2 against the Rangers. Senior Adam Radick pitched the Tritons to a 5-1 victory in the opener, striking out eight and allowing just one run on six hits. Junior Charlie Mohr finished with four hits in the series, including two doubles and a home run.

The UMSL women’s tennis team opened the spring portion of its schedule at the Principia Tournament last weekend with matches against the host school and Missouri Baptist University (Creve Coeur). The Tritons defeated Principia College (Elsah, Ill.), 8-1, on Friday, before sweeping Missouri Baptist, 9-0, on Saturday.

Mary Ann Mitchell

Mary Ann Mitchell

Eye on UMSL: Walk about

Oluchi Onyegbula, a psychology major and co-president of the Able-Disable Partnership, leads an accessibility walk Thursday on the UMSL campus.