UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
UMSL saw its season come to an end Friday night with an 80-61 loss to Lewis in the quarterfinals of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament in Evansville, Indiana. The Tritons shot 35.5 percent from the field while Lewis connected at a 50.8-percent clip and held a 47-30 rebounding advantage. Sophomore Laura Szorenyi finished with 16 points and senior Sydney Bloch added 11 points, three assists and three steals in the loss. UMSL ended the year with a 16-12 record.
The Tritons opened their trip to Florida with a 3-1 record. They split on Saturday, including a 10-0 victory over Bentley, before sweeping Sunday’s competition with wins over Winona State (2-1) and Mary (4-0). Sophomore Reagan Osborn led the offense with six hits, including two home runs, two RBIs and four runs scored while sophomore Serena Olson tallied five hits, including three home runs, seven RBIs and five runs scored. Freshman Andee Tiffee went 2-0 with 12 scoreless innings in the circle. The Tritons (14-6) play four more games in Florida this week, two on Tuesday and two on Wednesday.
UMSL dropped three games away from home. The Tritons suffered a 16-10 loss at Southwest Baptist on Tuesday and fell 12-1 against Wayne State on Friday and 11-0 against Illinois Springfield on Saturday in Emerson, Georgia. Junior Jake Morsch batted .400 with four hits, including two doubles, and two RBIs. UMSL is playing in the Clearwater Invitational this week in Florida.
The Tritons swept McKendree 9-0 last Saturday to improve to 3-0. The Tritons blanked the Bearcats in eight different sets. Graduate student Carlota Trevino teamed with fellow graduate student Kristine Lindal for an 8-0 victory at No. 2 doubles before winning 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 singles. UMSL will host Lindenwood on Wednesday and Western Illinois on Saturday.
The No. 43 Tritons picked up a 6-3 win over McKendree on Saturday to improve to 3-0 overall. Freshmen Ben-Hur Kasprzak and Milan Kovacs and senior Dario Vidaurre all went 2-0, winning at both singles and doubles. UMSL returns to action on Sunday, traveling to 34th-ranked Southern Indiana.
UMSL sat in sixth place after Sunday’s opening round of the Las Vegas Desert Classic on Sunday, hosted by the Tritons. UMSL turned in a combined score of 292 and was 18 strokes behind leader California Baptist in the 18-team field. Junior Markus Lindberg carded a 71 and was tied for 14th place individually. The tournament was scheduled to conclude on Monday.
UMSL opened the spring portion of its schedule by combining to shoot 318 in Sunday’s first round of the Las Vegas Desert Classic, hosted by the Tritons. UMSL owns a six-stroke lead over second-place Lee in the 14-team field. The two-day tournament was scheduled to conclude on Monday. Freshman Emma Thorngren led the field of individuals with a 75.
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