UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
After having its seven-match winning streak snapped Oct. 2 at Southern Indiana, UMSL went about starting a new one last week, sweeping a home match against Missouri S&T on Tuesday before dispatching of Truman State and Maryville in straight sets on the road over the weekend. Senior libero Megan Woll totaled 48 digs in the three matches, recording her 2,000th career dig in Friday’s 25-17, 25-22, 25-13 victory at Truman State. Charlotte Richards had a combined 47 kills, bringing her Great Lakes Valley Conference-leading total to 305 this season. UMSL (13-4, 8-1 GLVC) will compete in the Midwest Region Crossover Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Hammond, Indiana.
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
Sophomore Jacob Warner ran to a second-place finish at the Border War Cross Country meet, hosted by Principia College on Friday in Elsah, Illinois. Warner finished the 8-kilometer race in a time of 26 minutes, 10.96 seconds, which was about 41 seconds behind race winner Louis Moureau of Lindenwood. Warner helped the UMSL men’s team to a fifth-place finish in the nine-team field. Freshman Sam Savastino was 15th individually. The women’s team also finished fifth out of nine teams in the meet. Freshman Lily Wagemann was UMSL’s top individual finisher in the 5-kilometer race, placing 16th with a time of 20: 56.73. Freshman Peyton Brueck also cracked the top-30, finishing in 28th place with a time of 21:47.59. Both teams next race in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships on Oct. 23 in Romeoville, Illinois.
The Tritons bounced back from a 4-0 home loss against conference-leading Drury on Friday by routing Southwest Baptist 4-0 on Sunday afternoon. Jalyn Richardson scored less than two minutes into Sunday’s match, and Jaycee Cotton and Candice Parziani added goals 12 seconds apart in the 19th minute as UMSL (6-5-1, 4-4-1) took control with Kendal White tacking one more on before halftime. Goalkeepers Paige Schwartz and Brynne Qualley combined to make seven saves in the shutout. Schwartz made two saves against Drury on Friday as the Tritons played even through the first half, but Drury came alive with four goals in the span of 28 minutes in the second. UMSL visits Maryville on Friday and Missouri S&T on Sunday.
A late rally came up short Friday in UMSL’s 3-2 home loss to Drury, but the Tritons bounced back with a commanding 4-0 victory over Southwest Baptist on Sunday. UMSL (5-5-1, 4-4-1) got goals from Arman Kovac, Nick Schreiber and Drew Schenk in the first half Sunday, and Michael Andrews added one more in the second half. Kovac had two goals in the final 22 minutes of Friday’s loss after Drury had opened up a 3-0 lead. UMSL hits the road this week with road matches against Maryville on Friday and Missouri S&T on Sunday.
Freshman Tove Brunnel led the Tritons to a ninth-place finish in an 18-team field at last week’s William Beall Fall Classic, a 54-hole tournament held in Findlay, Ohio. Brunell carded rounds of 74, 74 and 78 to finish in a tie for 11th-place individually, and she helped UMSL post a total score of 932. Freshman Juliette Lecomte and sophomore Momo Kikuchi were the next highest Tritons finishers in a tie for 41st with totals of 235. UMSL is competing today and Tuesday in the Leanne Noble Memorial tournament at Achasta Golf Club in Dahlonega, Georgia.
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