UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
UMSL saw its season end on Sunday with a 90-84 loss at Truman State in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament First Round. The Tritons clinched their spot in the league’s postseason affair with an 81-66 victory at Maryville last Thursday in the regular season finale. Senior Brandon Marquardt recorded 17 points in that win, knocking down five three-pointers to break the program’s single season record. He finishes the year with 89 long balls. UMSL posted a 12-16 record during the 2015-16 season, including a 6-12 mark in GLVC play.
UMSL saw its season end on Sunday in first round action of the GLVC Tournament with a 59-51 loss at Truman State. The Tritons secured their bid to the tournament last Thursday with a 72-70 win at Maryville as Jordan Fletcher scored the game-winner with 1.9 seconds left to play with a pass from Sydney Bloch. UMSL wraps up the 2015-16 season with an 11-16 mark, including a 6-12 record in GLVC play.
No. 5 UMSL ran its season-opening win streak to 11 games on Saturday with a 9-0 win over Notre Dame College, but then suffered its first loss of the year in a 2-1 setback to No. 16-ranked West Virginia Wesleyan in eight innings. Junior Alex Stupek recorded a combined four hits, including three in the victory. UMSL (11-1) continues play at the NTC Spring Games in Clermont, Fla., this week with five more games.
UMSL opened the year 2-0 with wins over Ashland (11-4) and Saint Joseph’s (11-8) last weekend. The Tritons tallied a combined 26 hits with senior Justin Busekrus going 6-for-8 at the plate. Redshirt freshman Jose Ortiz added four hits and six RBIs. The Tritons return to the field Saturday and Sunday, traveling to Cartersville, Ga., for four games against Illinois Springfield before continuing south to Florida, where they will play five games March 8-12.
Sophomore Markus Lindberg leads all individuals at the Las Vegas Desert Classic, hosted by the Tritons, after two completed rounds on Sunday. Lindberg shot a 138 (68-70), while as a team the Tritons are tied for third with the final 18 holes being played Monday.
Sophomore Alexa Capesius shot a 74 for UMSL on Sunday as the Tritons opened play at their own Las Vegas Desert Classic. She enters today’s final round tied for the individual lead with Central Oklahoma’s Marla Souvannasinig. Capesius helped the the Tritons to a team score of 306, one stroke behind Central Oklahoma in the 12-team field.
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