UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
No. 3 ranked University of Missouri–St. Louis opened the weekend with two wins at Saint Joseph’s on Friday to extend its school record win streak to 19 games. Junior Hannah Perryman set new NCAA records with her fourth perfect game of the season and the fifth in her career, while striking out 15 in the game one win. She then recorded a save in the nightcap. On Saturday, the UMSL Tritons split at No. 10 Indianapolis with the host Greyhounds taking the opener, 3-2, with three unearned runs on two outs in the bottom of the seventh. UMSL won the capper, 6-1. Senior Brianna Butler had two home runs at UIndy, giving her 18 for the season and 50 for her career. The Tritons (38-4, 23-3) will close out the regular season this weekend at home, hosting Southern Indiana on Saturday and Bellarmine on Sunday.
UMSL was able to get just two of its four games in at Rockhurst, splitting with the Hawks on Friday. Rockurst took the opener, 3-1, while the Tritons won game two, 6-5, thanks to a two-out RBI double from junior Dominic Orlando. He finished the day with three hits, including two doubles and three RBIs, while redshirt freshman Kevin Smith added three hits, including two doubles, and scored three runs. The Tritons (20-111, 15-11 GLVC) are at Illinois Springfield in a single, non-conference game on Wednesday and will host Truman State in a four-game series Saturday and Sunday.
UMSL won its quarterfinal round match at the GLVC Tournament with a 5-1 decision over Lewis, but lost a 5-1 decision to No. 24 ranked Indianapolis in the semifinals. It’s third place match against Southern Indiana was cancelled due to rain on Sunday. The Tritons had two players earn All-GLVC honors at Thursday night’s banquet, including seniors Tim McLarty, who earned his third all-conference nod, and Nils Mueggenburg, a two-time selection. UMSL (9-7, 4-1 GLVC) will await word from the NCAA on April 28 on a possible regional tournament bid.
UMSL closed out its 2014-15 season at the GLVC Tennis Championships, recording a fourth place finish. The Tritons defeated Bellarmine, 5-4, in quarterfinal round action and lost matches to Indianapolis and Lewis in the semifinals and consolation matches, respectively. UMSL had two players earn All-GLVC honors at Thursday night’s banquet, including juniors Natalia Carvalhais and Renee Verboven.
UMSL turned in a first round score of 296 on Sunday at the GLVC Championships to sit in fourth place. Sunday’s second round was suspended due to darkness and will complete today before the final 18 holes with match play scheduled for tomorrow. The Tritons were five strokes behind leader Lewis after the opening 18, while sophomore Julien de Poyen shot a team-best 72 to sit in a tie for fith place individually. Live scoring of the tournament is available here.
UMSL won the Cav Classic, hosted by Walsh University, last weekend, for its fourth team title of the season. The Tritons shot rounds of 305 and 315 to finish five strokes better than No. 21 Grand Valley State and had three golfers in the top 10, including junior Joana Yanez, who tied for third place. Yanez scored a 153 (76-77). UMSL begins postseason play this Friday at the GLVC Championships in Waterloo, Ill.
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