Tori Foster, Sports Editor

This past week was a slow and rocky week for the University of Missouri-St. Louis Tritons. 

Men’s Tennis  

Karl Heinrichs, junior, finished in the B Singles flight of the ITA Midwest Regionals on Monday, Sept. 30.  Heinrichs lost 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 decision to Hilldale’s Tyler Conrad in the finals. 

Also, Heinrichs and Adrian Lessing, sophomore, lost 8-2 in the semifinals of the A Doubles against Drury. While in B Doubles, Ben-Hur Kasprzak, senior, and Nathan Pinto, senior, lost a 9-7 decision to another top-seeded Drury duo in the semifinals. 

Men’s and Women’s Soccer 

The men’s soccer team also lost 4-0 Friday night, Sept. 27, at McKendree in the Great Lakes Valley Conference play. The men (2-6, 0-5 GLVC) then lost to Southern Indiana, 2-0, on Sunday, Sept. 29 in the GLVC action. 

Jordan Hurt, junior, played all 90 minutes in goal, recording three saves. 

The women’s soccer team (1-6, 1-4 GLVC), took a season-high of eight shots on goal but finished with 13 shots. Sadly, the Tritons couldn’t overcome the three converted penalty kicks by Southern Indiana, resulting in a 6-0 loss in the GLVC play.  

Women’s Volleyball 

UMSL (12-1, 0-1 GLVC) volleyball team lost its first match of the season. They suffered a 3-1 setback at Drury on Friday night, Sept. 27, in the GLVC opener for both teams. 

UMSL won the first frame, 25-15, but saw the Panthers rally back for set wins of 27-25, 27-25, 25-17. 

The following was the breakdown of the game for the Tritons: 

Charlotte Richard, sophomore, business, had 15 kills and 13 digs. Kaileen Herman, junior, marketing, had 40 assists and 12 digs. Richard and Herman both had a double-double. Megan Wolf, sophomore, criminology, finished with 17 digs. Selena Nolte, senior, biology/pre-med, and Kylie Rudsinski , senior, biology, added 14 and 12 kills, respectively. Raquel Kessler, freshman, optometry, tallied eight kills and eight blocks. 

The Tritons bounced back from its first loss of the season by defeating one of the GLVC’s newest members, Southwest Baptist, on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 28, with a 3-1 win. The Tritons set scores were 25-20, 25-21, 23-25, 25-16 as they completed a 14-match season-opening road trek.   

The Tritons will be back on their feet next week and ready to make some major comebacks.