Tori Foster, Sports Editor

The University of Missouri-St. Louis have had a successful week for sports. 

Men’s and Women’s Swimming  

The men’s and women’s swimming teams opened their season in Edwardsville, Illinois.  They had the opportunity to showcase their talents against Saint Louis University, Lindenwood, McKendree and Maryville.   Austin Steveson, sophomore, took home first place in the 50 breaststroke. 

Other top men’s results included: 

 200 IM 3. sophomore Sergio Santisteban (2:17.35) and 5. freshmen Guillem Mesjuan Roca,(2:17.60). 50 Butterly 4. senior Gabo Jimenez (26.32). 400 Freestyle 4.Santisteban (4:21.10). 50 Backstroke 5. Freshman Jon Osa (28.47). 50 Freestyle 4. Jimenez (24.51). 500 Freestyle Relay 4. UMSL (4:55.73) and 5. UMSL (4:56.29). 

 Top women’s results included: 

50 Back 6. freshman Franziska Hauptmann (33.17) and 7. freshman Natalie Arthur (33.41). 50 Breaststroke 6. freshman Olivia Gawronski (37.76). 

The women’s and men’s team finished in fourth place. 

Women’s Volleyball  

The women’s volleyball has been unstoppable the 2019 season.  They are 8-0 winning streak. They won all four games for the S&T Tournament in Rolla, Missouri and Warrior Invitational in Detroit, Michigan. The Tritons are off to the best start in program history. 

On Monday, Sept. 16, senior outside hitter Selena Nolte was selected as the Baden Great Lakes Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Nolte is currently a biology/pre-med major at UMSL.  Some of Nolte highlights include helping UMSL to four regional wins last week. She averaged 4.15 kills per set, hitting .352 and tallied double-figure kills in all four matches. She had 14 kills and a .429 clip against USI but a posted match-high with 19 kills at Wayne State.  The overall UMSL women’s volleyball team was named Warrior Invitational All-Tournament Team but this is Nolte first career Offensive Player of the Week award. 

The last Tritons to get selected for the Offensive Player of the Week was Madyson Abeyta on Nov. 6, 2017. 

Women’s Soccer 

The women’s soccer team won 1-0 against Lindenwood University. The women’s record is 1-2.  Redshirt junior Sarah Lyon scored the game’s goal with the assistance of junior Emily Hanewinkel.  Junior Amber Hayes made five saves during the game. Hayes played all 90 minutes between posts. 

Men’s Soccer 

The men fell short to Lindenwood on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2-3. Senior Magnus Anderson and freshman Bradley Fritsche put UMSL on the board by scoring.  The men’s record is 2-2.  

Men’s and Women’s Tennis  

Women’s senior Marina Prediger won the A Flight Singles at the UIS Tournament. Prediger defeated UIS’s Ashley Long and finish 4-0 this past Friday and Saturday. Prediger and junior Leticia Lunge advanced to the A Flight Doubles final along with teammates Odette Beagrie, sophomore, and Hannah Burth, freshman, although that match was not played. 

Men’s senior Ben-Hur Kasprzak also won the A Flight Singles at the UIS Tournament. Kasprzak defeated teammate Karl Heinrichs and finish 4-0 this past weekend too. 

 The Tritons are starting off to a great season.