UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

by | Apr 22, 2024

Fifth-year senior Cyril Henault was tied with Missouri S&T's Carl Miltun for the lead through two rounds of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship on Sunday in Smithville, Missouri.
Golfer Cyril Henault follows through after hitting an iron shot

Fifth-year senior Cyril Henault was tied with Missouri S&T’s Carl Miltun for the 36-hole lead at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship. Henault posted a score of 138 through two rounds of the 54-hole tournament in Smithville, Missouri. (Photo by Patrick Clark/Athlete’s Eye Photography)

Men’s Golf
The University of Missouri–St. Louis men’s golf team sat in second place in the team standings two-thirds of the way through stroke play in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship, which teed off Sunday at Paradise Pointe Golf Club in Smithville, Missouri. The Tritons had three individuals in the top 12 on the leaderboard as they posted a combined score of 571 through the first two rounds of the tournament. Fifth-year senior Cyril Henault led the way, tying Missouri S&T’s Carl Miltun for the individual lead through the first day of competition with a total of 138. Henault followed an opening-round 70 with a round of 68 on Sunday afternoon. Zach Unnerstall was tied for eighth with a total of 142, one shot better than Leo Baudry, who was tied for 11th. Indianapolis held the team lead with total of 563, eight shots clear of UMSL. The final round was set to begin at 8 a.m. on Monday morning. The top four teams at the end of play Monday will advance to match play on Tuesday.

Women’s Golf
The Tritons finished fourth in the UMSL Spring Invitational, which concluded on Monday at Norwood Hills Country Club. UMSL finished with a combined score of 909. Sophomore Wilma Zanderau and junior Juliette Lecomte both tied for ninth individually after posting 54-hole totals of 225. Zanderau shot 73 in the final round to climb into the top 10. Senior Victoria Klausner finished in a tie for 17th with a score of 228. Findlay’s Mary Kelly Mulcahy was the individual medalist with a score 210, beating Indianapolis’ Anci Dy by one stroke. UIndy still won the team title with a combined score of 871. The Tritons will open play in the GLVC Championship beginning next Sunday at Oakwood Country Club in Coal Valley, Illinois.

Women’s Tennis
UMSL clinched a berth in next month’s GLVC Tournament after winning a pair of dual meets against Lewis and Illinois Springfield over the weekend. The Tritons knocked off the Flyers 5-2 on Friday in Romeoville, Illinois, before beating the Prairie Stars by the same margin on Saturday in Springfield, Illinois. UMSL won the doubles points in both duals, sweeping Lewis and taking two of three doubles matches against Illinois Springfield. Maja Lietzau, Hannah Tse, Aleksandra Lopez and Anna Favaron each one at Nos. 2-5 singles both days to propel the Tritons to victory. UMSL (10-7) has now won four straight dual meets, including all three in GLVC play. It will wrap up the regular-season schedule next weekend with home duals against McKendree on Friday and Indianapolis on Saturday with the GLVC Tournament beginning the May 3 at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, Missouri.

Men’s Tennis
The Tritons ran their winning streak to four consecutive duals with a 5-2 victory over Lewis on Friday in Romeoville, Illinois, but the run ended on Saturday as UMSL fell to Illinois Springfield 4-3 in Springfield, Illinois. The Tritons took two of three doubles matches against the Flyers and got singles victories from No. 2 singles player Raphael Kerndl, No. 3 Juan Vigil, No. 5 Marcos Navas and No. 6 Tanin Ramnath. Kerndl, Vigil and Navas each needed three sets to close out their matches, but they were all dominant in the final set, losing only three games between them. Things proved tougher for UMSL on Saturday as it lost two of three doubles matches against the Prairie Stars and dropped three of the top four singles matches. Kerndl was the only exception, beating Ivan Esguerra 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. The Tritons also got singles victories Navas and Ramnath. Joshua Mackey lost a third-set tiebreaker to Lin En Tan at No. 4 singles in what proved to be the decisive match. UMSL (9-9, 2-1 GLVC) will play host to McKendree on Friday and Indianapolis on Saturday as it looks to earn a berth to the GLVC Tournament.

Softball
UMSL climbed back to the .500 mark after taking three of four games in weekend road trips against Illinois Springfield and Quincy. The Tritons (24-24, 11-11 GLVC) split a doubleheader with the Prairie Stars on Saturday, dropping the first game 2-1 but pulling out a 2-1 win in eight innings in the second game. Irene Travis hit a one-out RBI single to right, driving home Gwyn Miller with the go-ahead run. Katie Schaake set down Illinois Springfield in order in the eighth to preserve the complete game victory. She held the Prairie Stars to three hits and struck out seven. Schaake also earned the save in 1 1/3 innings of relief in Sunday’s 4-2 victory over Quincy. Miller had three hits in the game, and Megan Russell drove in a pair of runs in the win. UMSL erupted for 10 runs in a 10-2 six-inning victory in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader. McKenzie Lamos went 4 for 4 with two runs and four RBI in the victory. She had a two-run double in the four-run fourth that ended the game early. The Tritons, riding a three-game winning streak, will close out its regular season with doubleheaders against Drury on Saturday and Southwest Baptist on Sunday at the UMSL Softball Field.

Baseball
The Tritons routed Harris-Stowe 11-1 in seven innings in a midweek matchup last Tuesday before splitting a weekend home series against McKendree. UMSL dropped the opener 4-3 on Friday before bouncing back to sweep Saturday’s doubleheader, taking the first game 3-2 in nine innings before winning 4-2 in the second. The Tritons fell short in a 3-2 loss Sunday as they tried to take the series. After falling behind 2-0 after the first inning and 3-0 through seven, UMSL got on the board with two runs in the eighth courtesy of an RBI walk by Mitchell Green and an RBI fielder’s choice by Justin Simard. The rally ended there as Garrett Strenger flied out to right with runners at the corners. Brady Krile struck out seven in three innings of relief while earning the victory in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader. Zach Haygood went seven innings, striking out seven, in a complete game victory in Game 2. Andrew Buescher had three hits as well as a run and an RBI in that victory. The Tritons (26-16, 17-11 GLVC) will face Upper Iowa in a four-game road series beginning Friday in Fayette, Iowa.

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
UMSL’s track and field athletes claimed 11 top-10 finishes Saturday at Missouri S&T’s Dewey Allgood Invitational in Rolla, Missouri. Caleb Leach led the way on the men’s side with a fourth-place finish in the 1,500-meter run, posting a time of 4 minutes, 3.71 seconds. Jacob Warner and Jonny Key were eighth and ninth, respectively. Luke Hall finished eighth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:01.99, while Leach placed 12th in the race. The Tritons relay team of Dominica Rooks, Kennedy Moore, Melissa White and Makayla Brown finished fourth in the women’s 1,600-meter relay with a time of 4:19.61. Brown finished sixth in the women’s 400 individually with a time of 1:03.41, while Rooks, Moore and White place ninth, 10th and 11th, respectively. Kayley Heeter and Lily Wagemann were seventh and eighth, respectively in the women’s 1,500, while teammate Zoe Losch finished 10th in the 5,000. UMSL will compete in its final event of the regular season on Friday in the Millikin Friday Night Invite in Decatur, Illinois.

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