UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
UMSL sits in third place at the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagle Classic entering today’s final 18 holes. The Tritons carded a 317 in Sunday’s first round of the season and are one stroke out of second place and seven out of first. Individually, sophomore Stefaniya Ivanova and freshman Maxi Roth are tied for seventh place, both turning in a 77.
UMSL men’s soccer went 1-1 last week as the Tritons opened GLVC play. UMSL was edged at Quincy in a 2-1 loss with both of Quincy’s goals coming in a span of less than two minutes in the first half. The Tritons bounced back with a 2-0 win over Truman State on Sunday in their home opener as junior Jack Filla posted his second shutout of the season. Offensively, junior DJ Bednar scored at Quincy and also had an assist in the win over Truman State. UMSL (2-2, 1-1 GLVC) continues its current three-game home stand this weekend, hosting Saint Joseph’s on Friday and Indianapolis on Sunday.
The UMSL volleyball team went 3-1 at the Lindenwood Invitational last weekend, earning victories over Northwood, Harding and Lindenwood. Freshman Maddy Russell averaged 3.14 kills, 2.43 digs and 0.93 blocks per set, while senior Jessica Ploss averaged 1.78 kills and 1.67 blocks per set. Ploss also recorded her 300th career block over the weekend, while senior Lindsay Meyer tallied career dig number 1,000. The Tritons (3-5) will begin GLVC play this weekend, traveling to Saint Joseph’s on Friday and Indianapolis on Saturday.
UMSL began its season last week with three games, going 1-1-1. The Tritons recorded a 7-0 season-opening win at Lindenwood last Tuesday before tying No. 6 ranked Quincy, 1-1, last Friday in the GLVC opener. UMSL then saw visiting Truman State spoil its home opener on Sunday in a 1-0 loss despite outshooting the Bulldogs, 16-6. Junior Miriam Taylor scored three goals on the week, including two at Lindenwood and the game-tying tally at Quincy. The Tritons (1-1-1, 0-1-1 GLVC) continue their current three-game home stand this weekend, hosting Saint Joseph’s on Friday and Indianapolis on Sunday.
UMSL hosted Webster on Saturday morning in its first dual match of the season, sweeping all nine matches from the visiting Gorlocks. Sophomores Patricia Maya and Annie Hays both won their respective singles matches in straight sets, while Hays teamed with senior Renee Verboven at No. 3 doubles for an 8-0 win. The Tritons return to action next weekend (Sept. 25-27) at the ITA Midwest Regionals in Indianapolis, Ind.
UMSL won the nine-team Arch Cup last Tuesday to open its season and had three players earn All-Tournament honors, including seniors Colby Yates and Anthony Cope, who both tied for third with a 147. The Tritons return to the course September 21-22 at the Brickyard Crossing, hosted by Indianapolis.
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