UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

Zach Druhe

Midfielder Zach Druhe assisted on Jack Meuse’s game-winning overtime goal at Lindenwood Thursday as the men’s soccer team improved to 7-2-2.

Men’s Soccer
Freshman Jack Meuse‘s goal in the 96th minute gave UMSL a 1-0 overtime victory at Lindenwood, giving the Tritons (7-2-2) their most wins in a season since 2016. It was UMSL’s sixth shutout of the season defensively. The Tritons play Great Lakes Valley Conference foes McKendree and Southern Indiana on the road on Friday and Sunday, respectively.

Women’s Soccer
The Tritons (4-4-3) upset 25th-ranked and previously unbeaten Lindenwood 1-0 in overtime on Thursday night. Junior Jalyn Richardson netted the golden goal with 46 seconds left in overtime. It was her first goal of the season. Defensively, UMSL notched its fifth shutout while holding Lindenwood scoreless for the first time this season. Senior Amber Hayes made eight saves in goal. The Tritons travel to No. 14 McKendree on Friday and to Southern Indiana on Sunday.

UMSL (12-2) ran its win streak to six matches with a 3-0 road wins at Truman State and at Quincy. Senior Kaileen Herman directed the offense by averaging 13.00 assists, 2.00 digs and 1.17 kills per set, while adding six service aces. Defensively, junior Megan Woll averaged 6.50 digs per set. The Tritons close out the regular season this week with three home matches, hosting Truman State on Wednesday, Maryville on Friday and Lindenwood on Saturday.

The Tritons (10-18, 5-9 GLVC) celebrated its two graduating players, Carlie Kudary and Jessica Mrzlak on Saturday but couldn’t send them off with a win as No. 9 ranked Indianapolis posted 5-0 and 1-0 victories. UMSL was limited to three hits in each contest. The Tritons are on the road this weekend, traveling to Southwest Baptist on Saturday and to Drury on Sunday.

UMSL (5-18, 3-13 GLVC) lost all four games at Southern Indiana. The Screaming Eagles walked-off with a 7-6 victory in the opener, then beat the Tritons 9-0, 9-0 and 11-0 the rest of the weekend. UMSL hosts Indianapolis in a four-game series beginning Friday.

Women’s Tennis
The Tritons (4-1) swept Southern Indiana 7-0 on Saturday afternoon to pick up their third straight win. UMSL plays host to Washington University in St. Louis on Tuesday and begins GLVC play at home Friday against Truman State before playing host to Quincy on Saturday.

Track and Field
Freshman Benjamin VandenBrink earned the program’s first first-place finish on Friday by winning the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4 minutes, 9.40 seconds at the Bearcat Classic, hosted by McKendree in Lebanon, Illinois. Freshman Kennedy Moore was the top finisher on the women’s side with an eighth-place showing in the 400-meter run. UMSL is at the John Creer Invitational, hosted by Lindenwood, on Saturday.


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