UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
UMSL advanced to the NCAA Midwest Regional #2 final but lost two games to host Illinois Springfield to see its season end. The Tritons opened with a 4-0 shutout of McKendree behind junior Carly Kingery’s no-hitter and a three-run homer from junior Reagan Osborn. The Tritons then outlasted UIS in 13 innings as junior Serena Olson’s double drove in both runs in a 2-0 victory. UMSL ends its season with a 35-24 record.
No. 23 UMSL advanced to the national quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Championships, defeating Queens (NY) 5-0 in its first-ever national appearance. The Tritons then lost a 5-0 decision to No. 2-ranked Hawaii Pacific. UMSL ends its historic season with a 17-6 record.
For the second straight year, UMSL has earned a bid to the NCAA DII Championships. The Tritons punched their ticket with a third-place finish at the NCAA East Super Regional, held May 7-9 at Katke Golf Club in Big Rapids, Michigan. UMSL turned in a 54-hole score of 913 (305-308-300), with sophomore Emma Thorngren shooting a 54-hole school-record 221 (74-74-73) to tie for third place individually. The DII Championships will be held May 16-19 at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas, and will consist of 72 holes of play. In its first national appearance a year ago, UMSL finished eighth.
The Tritons men’s golf team is also headed to the NCAA DII Championships after turning in a third-place finish at Midwest/Central Regional and finishing with a 54-hole score of 872 (290-290-292). It will be the 10th national appearance for the program and the fourth in the past 10 years. Freshman Miguel Maisterra tied for sixth place to lead the Tritons, turning in a 215 (71-73-71). The DII Championships will be held May 21-25 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and will feature 20 teams and eight individuals who will compete in 54 holes of stroke play. The top eight teams will then qualify for match play.
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