Members of the UMSL volleyball team huddle after a point

The fourth-ranked UMSL volleyball team continued its torrid start to the season, improving to 20-0 after victories against Tiffin, Davenport and No. 19 Ferris State at the Midwest Regional Volleyball Crossover. (Photo by Patrick Clark/Athlete’s Eye Photography)

The fourth-ranked University of Missouri–St. Louis volleyball team ran its record to 20-0 after sweeping its way through the Midwest Regional Volleyball Crossover tournament over the weekend in Hammond, Indiana. The Tritons didn’t drop a set as they dispatched of Tiffin, Davenport and No. 19 Ferris State. Lexie Rang and Delaney Humm led UMSL’s attack throughout the weekend. Rang had a team-high 13 kills in the 25-15, 25-11, 25-20 victory over Tiffin. Humm had a team-best 13 kills in the 25-25-14, 25-13, 25-15 win over Davenport. Both Rang and Delaney had 15 kills as the Tritons dispatched of Ferris State 25-18, 25-19, 25-20. Caitlin Bishop averaged 37.7 aces in the three matches, and Kylie Adams led UMSL’s defense with a total of 45 digs. Coach Ryan Young‘s team will return to Great Lakes Valley Conference play this week as it takes on Missouri S&T on Friday and Maryville on Saturday at the Mark Twain Athletic Center.

Men’s Golf
The Tritons finished third out of 18 teams at the Midwest Regional, which they hosted last week at the Lewis and Clark Course at the Country Club of St. Albans. UMSL posted a combined score of 893 in the 54-hole tournament, won by Tiffin with a total of 884. Ferris State finished second with a score of 888. Two UMSL golfers secured spots on the all-tournament team as Cyril Henault and Leo Baudry each tied for four with scores of 218. Baudry shot even par in the final round. Tiffin’s Johan Widal was the medalist with a score of 215. The Tritons are competing in the Doc Spragg Invitational today and Tuesday in Findlay, Ohio.

Women’s Soccer
Junior forward Kendal White scored a hat trick Friday as UMSL blitzed Upper Iowa 5-0 at the Creve Coeur Soccer Park. White scored successive goals in the 38th, 41st and 48th minutes and now has four goals this season. Candice Parziani got the Tritons on the board first with a penalty kick in the 35th minute. Josie Maddox capped the scoring with her second goal of the season in the 55th minute. UMSL’s scheduled match against Truman State on Sunday was postponed. The Tritons (5-4-3, 4-3-1 GLVC) will travel to Illinois Springfield on Friday and Quincy on Sunday.

Men’s Soccer
UMSL lost 2-1 against Upper Iowa on Friday at the Creve Coeur Soccer Park and also fell 1-0 at home against Truman State on Sunday. Bobby Boone scored the Tritons’ lone goal in the two matches, but it came in the 90th minute against Upper Iowa with his team already in a 2-0 hole. Truman State’s Corbin Clay scored the lone goal of Sunday’s match in the 71st minute. Tritons goalkeeper Austin Reis made a combined six saves in the two matches to keep his team within striking distance. UMSL (2-7-2, 1-7-1) will visit No. 13 Illinois Springfield on Friday and Quincy on Sunday.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming
The Tritons swimming teams traveled to Arkadelphia, Arkansas, for dual meets against Henderson State and Ouachita Baptist on Friday and Saturday, respectively. The women’s team split, knocking off No. 23 Henderson State 123-96 but losing to Ouachita Baptist 128-103. The quartet of Ella Lantz, Zara Konstapel, Audrey Lantz and Kate Nelson started Friday’s dual off strong by winning the 400-yard medley relay in a time of 3 minutes, 57.91 seconds. Konstapel also won the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:27.18. UMSL also picked up event wins from Justice Beard in both the 500-yard freestyle and 1,000 free with times of 5:12.93 and 10:30.78, respectively, and Ella Lantz won the 200 backstroke in a time of 2:11.10. The women had four event wins against Ouachita Baptist as Beard won the 1,000 free, Konstapel won the 100 breaststroke, the team of Ella Lantz, Konstapel, Audrey Lantz and Nelson won the 200 medley relay, and Ava Boehning, Madison Bottorff, Nelson and Audrey Lantz won the 200 free relay. The men’s team, meanwhile, dropped both its duals, losing 151-83 against No. 8 Henderson State and 146.5-87.5 against Ouachita Baptist. The Tritons picked up three event wins on Friday as Hendrik Bechtel won the 1,000 free in a time of 9:38.76, Guillem Masjuan Roca won the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:52.87 and Aaron Wicklund won the 500 free, touching the wall at 4:50.86. Bechtel won the 200 and 500 freestyle races against Ouachita Baptist, and UMSL also got victories from Conley Savage in the 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley, and Masjuan Roca won the 100 backstroke. UMSL will race against William Jewell on Friday at the Mark Twain Athletic Center.

Steve Walentik

Steve Walentik