Sophomore Karl Heinrichs and freshman Adrian Lessing won the B doubles flight at the ITA Midwest Regional Tournament, held Friday through Sunday, as a highlight for UMSL, while junior Ben-Hur Kasprzak advanced to the quarterfinals of the A singles. The Tritons will host their annual Alumni Match on October 13 to close out the fall season.
The Tritons dropped a pair of matches over the weekend, falling 3-0 at Truman State and 3-2 at Quincy. Despite the setbacks, freshman Megan Woll averaged 8.21 digs per set, which included a 42-dig outing at Quincy that tied the second-most digs in a match by a Great Lakes Valley Conference player this season. Woll is the only GLVC player to have two 40-dig outings this season. UMSL (7-10, 3-6 GLVC) hosts McKendree on Tuesday before heading back on the road to Drury and Missouri S&T on Friday and Saturday.
UMSL junior Donald Link scored six minutes into Friday’s game against Truman State, and that goal held as the Tritons earned a 1-0 win. UMSL then had a 2-1 setback to Lewis on Sunday. Junior Magnus Anderson converted his second penalty kick of the season for the Tritons’ goal. UMSL (4-5, 3-3 GLVC) is at Missouri S&T this Friday before a trip across town to Maryville on Sunday.
Despite outshooting its opponents by a combined margin of 27-12 over two games this weekend, UMSL lost to Truman State (2-0) and Lewis (2-1). Senior Lee Strande scored for the Tritons, notching her second goal of the year. The Tritons (2-6, 1-5) are at Missouri S&T this Friday before visiting Maryville on Sunday.
UMSL earned a third-place finish at the Gilda’s Club Laker Fall Invite held on Saturday and Sunday, turning in a combined score of 641 (326-315). Junior Emma Thorngren and senior Maxi Roth tied for 11th individually to lead the Tritons with each shooting 158. UMSL returns to the course on Sunday and next Monday at the Findlay Beall Classic.