UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

Kaileen Herman

Junior setter Kaileen Herman directed the 23rd-ranked volleyball team to its 25th victory of the season with 36 assists in a sweep of Truman State. It’s the first time the Tritons have won 25 matches in a season since 1995.

No. 23 UMSL swept past visiting Quincy and Truman State over the weekend to register its 24th and 25th victories of the season. The Tritons now have their most wins since the 1995 team finished 25-11. Junior Kaileen Herman averaged 13 assists per set to help her team hit .253 and average 16.67 kills per set in the two matches. She also averaged 2.17 digs per set, while sophomore Megan Woll averaged 7.50 digs per set. UMSL (25-3, 8-3 Great Lakes Valley Conference) concludes the regular season with matches at Missouri S&T and Maryville this Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Men’s Basketball
The Tritons opened the season with an 80-67 win at Tiffin on Saturday night but couldn’t escape the weekend unblemished as it suffered a 75-68 loss to Walsh on Sunday. Both games were played as part of the GLVC/GMAC Crossover. Redshirt senior Jason Towery averaged 16 points and five rebounds while junior Jose Grubbs added 15.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. UMSL (1-1) will play host to William Woods on Saturday in its home opener.

Women’s Basketball
UMSL went 1-1 to open the season last weekend, falling to No. 3 Grand Valley State 78-44 before bouncing back to secure a 67-62 victory over Davenport. Junior Danielle Berry averaged 13 points, seven rebounds, 3.5 steals and three assists in the two games. The team (1-1) travels to Purdue Northwest on Friday.

Men’s Swimming
The 24th-ranked Tritons won 13 events as they swept Truman State and Maryville in a triangular on Friday and Saturday. Junior Keven Stahl won three events (500 freestyle, 400 IM and 1650 freestyle. UMSL returns to the pool Nov. 22-23 when they host Lindenwood.

Women’s Swimming
The women’s swimming team also hosted Truman State and Maryville last Friday and Saturday in a triangular. The Tritons finished the two-day meet defeating Maryville but falling to Truman State. UMSL was paced by a second place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay, while the 200- and 400-yard medleys and 400-yard freestyle relays were all third. The Tritons return to the pool Nov. 22-23 when they host Lindenwood.


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