UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

Emma Thorngren

Sophomore Emma Thorngren matched a school record when she shot a 2-under-par 69 Saturday in the opening round of the UMSL Spring Invitational at the Whitmoor Country Club. Thorngren was the seventh player in school history to shoot 69, and she finished the tournament tied for second.

Softball
UMSL posted two shutout victories Saturday at Rockhurst, winning 9-0 and 6-0. Junior Lizzy Miller was a combined 5 for 8 at the plate, while sophomore Andee Tiffee tossed the complete-game, two-hitter with 14 strikeouts in the Game 2 win. The Tritons (24-14, 11-5 Great Lakes Valley Conference) is at William Jewell today after the games got pushed back from Sunday due to inclement weather. UMSL then closes out the home portion of its schedule on Saturday and Sunday, hosting Missouri S&T and Drury, respectively.

Baseball
The Tritons dropped three of four games to Quincy in a GLVC series held Friday and Saturday. Junior Matt Graser pitched a complete game in UMSL’s lone victory. The Tritons (14-17, 6-6 GLVC) will face crosstown-foe Maryville in a GLVC series this weekend. The opening two games will be played at Maryville on Saturday, and the series will conclude with another doubleheader Sunday at UMSL.

Women’s Tennis
No. 33 UMSL went 3-0 last week with 7-2 victories over Maryville, Quincy and Truman State. Junior Salome Bleuler improved to 19-5 in singles, while senior Annie Hays moved her ledger to 18-8 and sophomore Marina Prediger to 17-7. The Tritons (10-4, 3-1 GLVC) will close out the regular season at home on Friday and Saturday, hosting William Jewell and Rockhurst, respectively.

Men’s Tennis
UMSL went 3-0 last week with victories over Maryville (5-4), Quincy (7-2) and Truman State (9-0). Sophomore Ben-Hur Kasprzak ran his singles win streak to seven matches and also went 3-0 in doubles. Freshman Vitor Monteiro was also 3-0 in singles. The Tritons (9-3, 3-1 GLVC) will close out the regular season with three home matches this week, beginning Tuesday at 3 p.m. against Lindenwood.

Men’s Golf
Sophomore Chris Ferris carded a 3-under-par 69 on Sunday as UMSL opened play at the Greyhound Invitational. Ferris was tied for second individually with two rounds to play but helped UMSL to a one-streak lead in the team race. The Tritons combined to shoot 7-under-par 281 in the opening round. The second of three rounds will be played today with the 54-hole tournament concluding on Tuesday.

Women’s Golf
Sophomore Emma Thorngren became the seventh player in school history to shoot 69 on Saturday, and her 2-under-par opening round helped UMSL build a seven-shot lead halfway through the UMSL Spring Invitational at Whitmoor Country Club. Inclement weather Sunday forced the tournament to conclude with a shotgun start Monday, and while Thorngren slipped into a tie for second place after a final-round 79, the Tritons held on for an eight-shot victory over runner-up Lindenwood in the 14-team field. UMSL finished with a combined score of 609, and Stefaniya Ivanova (sixth) and Maxi Roth (eighth) joined Thorngren in the top 10 individually.

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