UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
UMSL saw its season come to a close on Thursday night with a 70-65 loss to Drury in the GLVC Tournament Quarterfinals. The Tritons owned a seven-point lead with 2:39 to play, but saw the Panthers score seven unanswered to force the extra time. Drury, which went on to win the tournament title, then scored four quick points in the overtime period for a 64-60 lead, their first of the game, en route to the win. UMSL missed its final three shots of regulation and its first five of the extra frame. Senior Aareon Smith led the Tritons with 21 points, while senior Tylor Wimbish finished with 14 points. UMSL finishes the season with a 19-11 record.
UMSL closed out its season with a 77-65 loss to Southern Indiana on Friday night in quarterfinal round action of the GLVC Tournament. UMSL trailed by 15 at the start of the second half, but rallied back to pull within five on three different occasions, but could get no closer. Senior Alexis Lawrence scored 20 points in her final game for the Tritons, including scoring her 1,0000th career point, which came at the 16:10 mark in the first half. She becomes the 14th player in program history to accomplish that feat. Senior Tierra Snow added 13 points and 11 rebounds. UMSL finishes the season with a 14-14 record.
UMSL went 4-0 last week in Florida, taking two games each from Findlay and Northwood. Junior Jarret Clark batted .600, recording six hits, including two doubles and a home run, while senior JJ Kinnevan tallied seven hits and scored six runs. The Tritons pitching staff combined for a 1.09 ERA, allowing four earned runs in the four games. UMSL will open GLVC play this weekend with a four-game series at McKendree on Saturday and Sunday.
The No. 36 ranked Tritons went 1-2 on a three-match trip through Kansas with its victory coming by a score of 6-3 at No. 49 ranked Washburn. Senior Nils Mueggenburg was 3-0 in singles. UMSL will host Holy Names on Tuesday before traveling to Illinois Springfield on Thursday. The Tritons then close out the week with home matches on Saturday and Sunday against Grand Valley State and McPherson.
UMSL suffered losses at Newman (8-1) and Emporia State (7-2) before bouncing back to claim a 7-2 win at Washburn on Sunday. Leanne Cantalupo went 5-1 on the week, winning all three singles matches and going 2-1 in doubles play. UMSL will travel to Illinois Springfield on Thursday before home matches on Saturday and Sunday against Grand Valley State and McPherson.
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