UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
UMSL recorded a pair of shutouts last weekend, playing 19th-ranked Truman State to a scoreless draw on Friday before posting a 2-0 victory over Quincy Sunday on Senior Day. Freshman goalkeeper Emily Rish played all 200 minutes in goal, stopping eight shots, while senior Kirsten Crabtree and sophomore McKayla Harder scored for the Tritons in the victory. UMSL (10-3-1, 10-3-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference) concludes the regular season on Wednesday, when it plays host to Maryville.
UMSL lost a pair of 2-1 decisions last weekend, falling Friday at Truman State and Sunday at home in overtime against Quincy. Senior Clay Stocker scored at Truman, while junior Pat Ries scored with 76 seconds to play in regulation against Quincy to force overtime. UMSL (10-5-1, 9-4-1 GLVC) will host Maryville on Wednesday in the regular-season finale.
The Tritons bounced back from a 3-0 loss to Rockhurst on Friday by picking up a 3-2 win at William Jewell on Saturday. UMSL battled back from an 0-2 deficit to defeat the Cardinals. Senior Lexi Rogers averaged 3.50 kills, while hitting .480. She had a career-best 18 kills in Saturday’s win. Junior Danielle Waedekin averaged 6.62 digs per set. The Tritons (13-8, 7-4 GLVC) wrap up a seven-match road swing at Illinois Springfield and McKendree on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
Men’s and Women’s Swimming
The Triton swimming teams combined to win 12 events in a tri-meet with host William Jewell and Maryville last Saturday. For the men, freshman Gabriel Jimenez (50 free and 100 butterfly) and sophomore Radoslaw Chupka (100 and 200 backstrokes) each won two individual events and swam on the winning 200-yard medley relay, while freshman Merel Visser won three individual titles (200 free, 200 butterfly and 400 free) and swam the opening leg of the 400 free relay for the women.
UMSL closed out the fall portion of its schedule with a second-place finish at last week’s Big Apple Invitational. The Tritons carded a team score of 608 (300-308) in the 14-team field, which was won by Indianapolis. Freshman Emma Thorngren was UMSL’s top finisher with a score of 146 (73-73), two shots behind medalist Pilar Echeverria of UIndy. The Tritons will open their spring campaign March 5-6 when they host the Las Vegas Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Junior Markus Lindberg claimed medalist honors at the 16-team Lindenwood Invitational, last Monday and Tuesday, to help UMSL to its third team title this season. Lindberg turned in a 211 (71-69-71), while the Tritons tied a 54-hole school record 859 (290-286-283). UMSL, which moved up four spots to No. 6 in the most recent Division II Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, wraps up its fall schedule Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at the Golfweek Invitational in Austin, Texas.
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