UMSL Tritons weekly roundup for Sept. 11-17

UMSL volleyball players (from left) Jennie Manis, Chelsea Burkle and Liz Jaeger await a serve during a volleyball match against the University of Illinois at Springfield. Jaeger led the way to a UMSL Tritons win with seven kills and five service aces. (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.

The UMSL women’s golf team placed second at the 12-team Screaming Eagle Classic, hosted by the University of Southern Indiana (Evansville) last weekend. The Tritons shot 310 as a team and were led by senior Shweta Galande’s fourth place finish with a round of 73.

The UMSL men’s soccer team picked up a pair of Great Lakes Valley Conference road victories last weekend. The Tritons defeated the University of Southern Indiana, 1-0, on Friday behind freshman Chris Pearson’s goal, and routed Kentucky Wesleyan College (Owensboro), 5-0, on Sunday. Four of UMSL’s goals in that game came from three freshmen, including two from Jordan Swierk. UMSL is now 3-2 on the season, including 2-1 in the GLVC and hosts Rockhurst and William Jewell College (Liberty, Mo.) this weekend.

Junior Brittany Harbaugh scored off a pass from freshman Kali Thomas in overtime as the UMSL women’s soccer team picked up a 3-2 victory at Kentucky Wesleyan College on Sunday to bounce back from a 3-1 setback at the University of Southern Indiana on Friday. The Tritons are 1-3-1 overall, and 1-2 in the GLVC and host Rockhurst University (Kansas City, Mo.) and William Jewell College this weekend.

The UMSL volleyball team swept the University of Illinois at Springfield and Quincy (Ill.) University at home this weekend to open GLVC play. Senior Liz Jaeger averaged 3.17 kills and 2.33 digs per set to lead UMSL. She recorded seven kills and five service aces against UIS and finished with 12 kills, 10 digs and four blocks against Quincy. UMSL is 3-7 overall and 2-0 in the GLVC and travels to Rockhurst University and William Jewell College this weekend.

Playing in a national championship caliber field that features 10 nationally ranked teams, including six in the top-10, the Tritons carded equal rounds of 297 for a team score of 594, putting them in ninth place after day one of competition at the Brickyard Crossing in Indianapolis. Senior Chase Smith leads the Triton with a 145 (71-74) and is in a tie for 19th place. The final 18 holes are being played this morning.

UMSL had one runner-up finish and three consolation bracket champions at the Third Annual Lynn Imergoot Invitational, hosted by Washington University in St. Louis last weekend. Sophomore Nils Mueggenburg placed second in the A Singles flight, while sophomore Harry Heyburn won the B Singles consolation match. In the C Singles flight, freshman Irving Corrales outlasted his brother Nils Corrales, while the duo teamed together for the B Doubles consolation championship.

Freshman Natalia Vaz de Carvalhais and junior Louisa Werner won the A Doubles flight title to lead the UMSL women’s tennis team at the Third Annual Lynn Imergoot Invitational, hosted by Washington University Saturday and Sunday. The Tritons also garnered three consolation championship victories, including Vaz de Carvalhais in A Singles, junior Danielle Henkel in C Singles and freshman Renee Verboven and sophomore Leanne Cantalupo in A Doubles.


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