UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
No. 6 University of Missouri–St. Louis earned a runner-up finish at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament, falling to Indianapolis, 7-1, in the championship game. After having Saturday washed out because of rain, the Tritons were forced to barrel their way to the title game by winning three straight games. In all, UMSL played 30 innings of softball on Sunday, which included two extra-inning contests. Sophomore Jennah Perryman led the Tritons at the GLVC Tournament with 10 hits and six RBIs, while junior Alex Stupek added eight hits, five RBIs and five runs. UMSL (52-7) has earned a bid to its fourth straight NCAA Division II Tournament and will host Midwest Regional play this week. The Tritons will face crosstown rival Maryville in their opener on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
UMSL advanced to the semifinals of the GLVC Tournament with a 5-3 win over Lewis in the quarterfinals. Indianapolis knocked out the Tritons, 5-0. UMSL (17-7) will await word from the NCAA on a possible tournament berth Tuesday night when the field is announced.
UMSL ended its season with a 5-2 loss to Indianapolis last Friday in the GLVC Tournament quarterfinals. UMSL scored at No. 3 doubles with seniors Chandler Duchaine and Natalia Carvalhais securing an 8-4 win, while at No. 6 singles, sophomore Annie Hays was a 6-3, 6-1 winner. The Tritons finish their season with a 17-8 record, which ties a school record for victories.
UMSL begins play in the NCAA Midwest/Central Regional today in Allendale, Mich. The Tritons will play a total of 54 holes Monday to Wednesday.
UMSL begins play in the NCAA East Regional today in Springfield, Ill. The Tritons will play a total of 54 holes Monday to Wednesday.
UMSL posted a 2-3 record last week. The Tritons lost a 10-1 decision at Southern Indiana during the week before, winning one of four against Missouri S&T in its home finale. Junior Nick Ulrey finished the week with six hits, including two doubles, while senior Jose Ortiz also recorded six hits. UMSL (25-20, 8-16 GLVC) travels to McKendree on Wednesday afternoon before a four-game series at Drury Friday to Sunday to conclude the season.
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