UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
The No. 5 ranked University of Missouri–St. Louis Tritons posted a 5-0 record at the D2 Midwest Region Dome Invitational, hosted by Lewis, last weekend in Rosemont, Ill. UMSL outscored its opponents, 42-5, on the weekend, including an 11-1 win over No. 15 ranked Wayne State (Mich.). Senior Madison Zbaraschuk batted .600, recording nine hits, including five doubles, while sophomore Alex Stupek had eight hits, including three home runs. Senior Brittni Chapman went 2-0 in the circle with a 0.59 ERA, while junior Hannah Perryman posted a 3-0 record, recording 31 strikeouts. Perryman also became the program’s all-time career wins leader (59). The Tritons (13-1) are back in action this weekend at the Teri Mathis-Zenner Memorial Tournament, hosted by Missouri Southern in Joplin, Mo.
UMSL picked up two key victories last weekend to move into a tie for second place in the GLVC West Division standings. The Tritons posted a 65-63 win over Quincy at home on Thursday before taking a 76-71 victory at Truman State on Saturday. Senior Aareon Smith averaged 33 points per game, scoring 28 against Quincy, including the two game-winning free throws with 4.6 seconds on the clock, and then 38 at Truman State. The Tritons (18-9, 10-7 GLVC) will wrap up the regular season at home on Thursday, hosting Maryville. First round games of the GLVC Tournament then get underway on Sunday.
UMSL posted a 1-1 record last weekend. The Tritons won a thrilling 80-75 overtime decision over visiting Quincy last Thursday before seeing a comeback fall short at Truman State on Saturday in a 58-53 setback. Junior Kelly Kunkel averaged 17.5 points per game, including a 25-point effort in the win over Quincy, while senior Alexis Lawrence averaged 16 points per game and moved into second place on the single season charts with 83 three-pointers this season. The Tritons (13-12, 9-8) host Maryville on Thursday in the regular season finale before opening GLVC Tournament play on Sunday.
UMSL recorded an eighth place finish in the 18-team Newberry College Invitational last Monday and Tuesday to open its spring season. Freshman Markus Lindberg led the Tritons with a 233 (76-78-79), tying for 21st place. UMSL is back on the links this Sunday and Monday, hosting the Las Vegas Desert Classic.
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