UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

Selena Nolte

Senior outside hitter Selena Nolte led the 23rd-ranked volleyball team to victories over Missouri S&T and Maryville over the weekend to close out a 27-3 regular season. She also moved past Carla Addoh to the top of the program’s career kills list with 1,425 and counting.

Volleyball
No. 23 UMSL closed out the regular season with victories last weekend at Missouri S&T (3-2) and Maryville (3-0) and will take a 27-3 record into this weekend’s Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament. The Tritons faced match point trailing 24-21 in the fourth set against the Miners on Friday before reeling off five consecutive points to level the match before winning 15-11 in the final set. They had an easier time topping the Saints on Saturday. UMSL’s 27 victories are the program’s most since 1993. Senior Selena Nolte averaged 3.25 kills per set and became the Tritons’ all-time leader in that category, bettering the previous career record of 1,402 set between 1987-90. UMSL (27-3, 12-3 GLVC) will be the No. 3 seed in the GLVC Tournament and begin play on Friday morning against No. 6 seed Bellarmine in the first of four quarterfinals. The semifinals will be held on Saturday and the championship on Sunday.

Men’s Basketball
The Tritons opened their home schedule with an 82-44 win over William Woods last Saturday. UMSL shot 47.9 percent from the field and forced 22 turnovers. Junior Yaakem Rose Jr. scored a game-high 20 points while junior Jose Grubbs finished with 15 points and six rebounds. The Tritons (2-1) play host to Illinois College on Tuesday night and Central Christian College of the Bible on Friday night.

Women’s Basketball
UMSL picked up a 62-52 road win at Purdue Northwest last Friday, shooting a season-best 54.2 percent. Sophomore Kiara Stewart and redshirt senior Laura Szorenyi scored 14 points each. The Tritons (2-1) travel to Kentucky Wesleyan on Saturday.

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