UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

UMSL cross country runner Toby Middleton runs up a hill alone

Freshman Toby Middleton ran to a second-place finish in the McKendree Bearcat Classic, setting a school-record 8-kilometer time of 25 minutes, 36 seconds in the process, as the men’s cross country team placed second in the meet. (Photo by Patrick Clark/Athlete’s Eye Photography)

Men’s and women’s cross country
The University of Missouri–St. Louis men’s cross country team recorded its best-ever finish, placing second Friday afternoon at the McKendree Bearcat Classic in Lebanon, Illinois. Freshman Toby Middleton was UMSL’s top finisher in the 8-kilometer race, posting a school-record time of 25 minutes, 36 seconds to place second overall. Brett Lynch and Sam Savastino were 13th and 14th with times of 26:16 and 26:21, respectively, and Matthias Shelp and Sean Ede also placed in the top 20 as the Tritons finished with 56 points. The women placed fourth with Kayley Heeter leading the way, posting a time of 20:28 to place 15th in the 5-kilometer race. Lily Wagemann, Megan McMillen and Peyton Brueck each finished in the top 25. UMSL will return to the course on Oct. 8 in the Lucian Rosa Invitational at Parkside Cross Country Course in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Women’s golf
Sophomore Tove Brunell was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week after finishing as the runner-up and helping the Tritons to an eighth-place showing in the Dallas Baptist Women’s Classic last week in Denton, Texas. Brunell carded a 3-under-par 69, including two birdies and an eagle, in Tuesday’s final round to finish the 54-hole tournament with a combined score of 10-under-par 206. Wilma Zanderau joined Brunell in the Top 10 as she finished in a three-way tie for sixth with a score of 211. Brunell and Zanderau paced UMSL, which finished with total of 876 at Wildhorse Golf Club. The Tritons moved up to No. 18 in the Women’s Golf Coaches Association poll. UMSL will next compete in the Beall Fall Classic on Oct. 3-4 at the Findlay Country Club in Findlay, Ohio.

Men’s golf
Senior Joel Sylven was chosen the GLVC Player of the Week after setting a record for the lowest 54-hole score in UMSL history in last week’s Doc Spragg Invitational in Findlay, Ohio. Sylven finished 11 under par, in third place, while helping the Tritons to a fourth-place showing with a combined score of 851. Juan Antonio Padilla and Ian McCrary finished in ties for 16th and 18th, respectively. UMSL is back on the course this week, competing in the Missouri Southern Fall Invitational at Shangri La Golf Club in Monkey Island, Oklahoma.

The Tritons swept Truman State 25-14, 25-10, 28-26 last Friday and edged William Jewell in four sets 26-24, 22-25, 25-12, 25-10 on Saturday to improve to improve to 10-4, including 3-1 in GLVC play. Senior outside hitter Charlotte Richards had 19 kills to lead UMSL against the winless Bulldogs and added 18 more kills against the Cardinals. Caitlin Bishop combined for 75 assists and four blocks in the two matches. The Tritons will take on Rockhurst on Friday in Kansas City and Southwest Baptist on Saturday in Bolivar, Missouri.

Women’s Soccer
UMSL climbed back to the .500 mark with a 3-1 victory over visiting William Jewell on Friday and played Truman State to a 1-1 draw on Sunday in Kirksville, Missouri. Candice Parziani, Chelsea Riden and Grace Osvath all scored against the Cardinals on a day when the Tritons (4-4-1) finished with a 16-7 advantage in shots. Mary Kate Neal made three saves in the victory. Mia Milazzo scored in the 58th minute against the Bulldogs on Sunday to pull UMSL back even after it surrendered a goal in the 54th minute. Paige Schwartz made two saves in the tie. The Tritons will visit Rockhurst on Friday and return home to play Southwest Baptist on Sunday.

Men’s Soccer
The Tritons lost 2-0 Friday against William Jewell before salvaging a 1-1 tie on Sunday at Truman State. UMSL outshot the Cardinals 13-11 but couldn’t get anything past William Jewell goalie Jose Arellano. The Tritons fell 1-0 Sunday when the Bulldogs scored in the 71st minute, but Leo Sowa put in the equalizer on a penalty kick in the 80th minute. It was Sowa’s team-leading fifth goal of the season, and Austin Reis made six saves to earn the draw. UMSL will face Rockhurst on the road on Friday before playing host to Southwest Baptist on Sunday.

Women’s Tennis
UMSL won its first dual match of the season, sweeping doubles and winning four of six singles matches to beat William Woods 5-2 on Sunday afternoon in Fulton, Missouri. Anna Domingo, Maja Lietzau, Hannah Tse and Anna Favaron each won their singles matches with Domingo knocking off Hanna Lindeboom 6-4, 7-6 (1) in No. 1 singles. The Tritons return to the courts Friday and Saturday when they compete in the SIUE Invitational.

Men’s Tennis
The Tritons were swept by William Woods 7-0 in their first dual match of the season in Fulton. The Owls won all three doubles matches and took all six singles matches in straight sets. UMSL will be back in action on Oct. 7 when it plays host to Missouri Baptist.


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