The Tritons went 2-0 last week, while extending their win streak to four games. UMSL scored all four of its goals in the first half of a 4-0 victory over visiting Drury on Friday, including two from junior Miriam Taylor, who also added an assist. The Tritons then had five different players score in a 5-1 win on Sunday over Missouri S&T, marking the fifth time this season that UMSL has scored at least four goals. UMSL (6-1-2, 5-1-2 GLVC) will begin a five-game road trip at Oakland City on Tuesday in nonconference play, then will resume GLVC play at William Jewell and Rockhurst on Friday and Sunday, respectively.
UMSL Men’s soccer went 0-1-1 this past week. Junior DJ Bednar scored the lone goal for the Tritons in Friday’s 1-1 double overtime draw against Drury as UMSL was playing its third overtime game in its last four games. Junior keeper Jack Filla then made a season-high nine saves against Missouri S&T on Sunday, but it was not enough as the Tritons suffered a 2-0 setback. The Tritons (4-4-2, 3-2-2 GLVC) open up a four-game road trip Friday at William Jewell before traveling to Rockhurst on Sunday.
UMSL went 1-3 this past week, starting with a 3-1 home win over Lindenwood. The Tritons were led to victory by junior Lexi Rogers, who recorded a career-best eight blocks. The Tritons then traveled to Drury where senior Lindsay Meyer recorded her 3,000th career assist, but could not come away with the win, as Drury took the last three sets of the four-set match. On Saturday, UMSL suffered a pair of losses to Missouri S&T (3-1) and Southern Arkansas (3-2). Gina Pezze led the Tritons on the week with 2.75 kills and 3.58 digs per set, while senior Jessica Ploss added 2.69 kills and 1.15 blocks, while hitting .387. UMSL (6-10, 2-4 GLVC) will host Maryville Tuesday night before traveling to Truman State on Friday and Quincy on Saturday.
The Tritons men’s golf team finished runner-up at the John Dallio Memorial Tournament, hosted by DePaul University. UMSL was led by top-10 finishes from junior Julien de Poyen and sophomore Markus Lindberg. The Tritons finished second only to host DePaul in the 12-team tournament, which featured eight NCAA DI teams. UMSL returns to the links October 12-13, hosting the Midwest Regional at Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, Mo.
Stefaniya Ivanova placed third in the UIS Regional Preview/Dan Salisbury Memorial Tournament hosted by Illinois Springfield, held last Saturday and Sunday, finishing just four strokes out of first place. As a team, the Tritons placed fifth in the fifteen team field, three strokes shy of second place. The Tritons will host the UMSL Fall Invitational at Oak Terrace Golf Resort in Pana, Ill., this weekend.
Freshman Salome Bleuler led the Tritons at its own UMSL Fall Tournament on Friday and Saturday, winning the B flight singles and teaming with sophomore Patricia Maya to win the B flight doubles. UMSL will wrap up the fall portion of its schedule on Wednesday, hosting Lindenwood-Belleville.
Men’s and Women’s Swimming
The Tritons opened the season at the Show-Me Showdown on Friday and on the men’s side, freshman Diogo Dias recorded two top-10 finishes and broke the school record in the 100 yard backstroke to help his team to an eighth-place finish. UMSL will return to the pool October 17 in a dual at William Jewell.