UMSL Tritons weekly rewind
Men’s and Women’s Swimming
The University of Missouri–St. Louis men’s and women’s swimming teams combined to go 5-0 in the UMSL Winter Quad meet held Friday evening at the Mark Twain Athletic Center. The 21st-ranked men’s team defeated No. 20 Missouri S&T 138-66, Maryville 171-27 and Quincy 165-30, while the women’s team topped Maryville 155-47 and beat Quincy 165-18. The men’s team won nine of 11 events contested, and the women’s team picked up individual victories. Senior Jon Osa led the list of individual winners with victories in both the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke, and he was also part of UMSL’s winning 400-yard freestyle relay team along with Guillem Masjuan Roca, Aiden Clark and David Reynolds. Reynolds was also part of the winning 200 medley relay team and won the 50 freestyle. Masjuan Roca won the 200 individual medley. Conley Savage was part of the winning 200 medley relay team and won the 100-yard butterfly race. Clark won the 100 freestyle, and Austin Stevenson – another member of the winning 200 medley relay team – took first in the 100 breaststroke. On the women’s side, Franziska Hauptmann won both the 200 and 500 freestyle races and joined Ava Boehning, Maddison Bottorff and Sarah Nelson on the winning 400 freestyle relay team. Boehning also won the 100 backstroke and was part of the winning 200 medley relay team with Kate Nelson, Kristen Stalder and All-American Zara Konstapel. Konstapel won the 100 breaststroke, Mackenzie Greeley touched first in the 1,000 freestyle, Maria Serra was first in the 200 individual medley, Callie Clinton won the 100 butterfly and Natalie Arthur finished first in the 100 freestyle. Both the men’s and women’s teams will next compete Jan. 13 in a dual meet at Washington University in St. Louis.
The seventh-ranked Tritons rallied from a 14-point first-half deficit against No. 24 West Texas A&M and beat the beat the Buffs 83-81 in overtime in the opening game of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic at South Point Arena in Las Vegas. Junior forward Janeir Harris scored a layup through contact with 12 seconds remaining and converted the three-point play to put UMSL in front. West Texas A&M had three chances to tie the game in the closing seconds, but missed a layup and a pair of tip-ins as the Tritons held on for the victory and remained unbeaten at 10-0. Senior guard Victor Nwagbaraocha had a season-high 27 points on 12-for-17 shooting, and redshirt junior Isaiah Fuller added 17 points. UMSL finished the game with both of them on the bench after they fouled out. The Tritons held the Buffs to 9-for-31 shooting (29%) during the second half and overtime. Coach Bob Sundvold‘s team is scheduled to take on Rollins as the tournament concludes on Monday.
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