Tori Foster,  Sports Editor

UMSL has been making a difference during and before the 2019 season.  

Men and Women Basketball  

ST. LOUISThe men and women’s basketball team participated in two community service events since the month of September started. They first volunteered at the 7th annual Taste of Ferguson on Sept. 8 and then the Urban Strategies Inc. for a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Sept. 21.  

At the 7th annual Taste of Ferguson the teams helped with setting up and tearing down the event, checking and selling tickets at the door, answering questions, and handing out information.   

Urban Strategies Inc. hosted a 3-v-3 basketball tournament and both Triton teams helped by serving as referees for the games, giving out food, and playing with the kids of the community.  

The men’s exhibition is on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. They will play against Eastern Illinois in Charleston, Illinois.  

The women’s exhibition is on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The time is to be announced but the women’s team will face Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  

Men and Women’s Golf 

DENTON, TX The women’s golf team’s senior Emma Thorngren (65-70-74 – 209) shattered her own 54-hole school record en route to earn medalist honors at the DBU Women’s Classic, hosted by Dallas Baptist on Monday and Tuesday. 

UMSL’s women’s team  finished number three on the team scoreboard (296-305-298 – 899). 

 The following was UMSL scores: 

Emma Thorngren (65-70-74 – 209), T15. 

Alesia Gonzales (72-81-72 – 225), T35. 

Tove Rosengren (83-75-74 – 232), T47. 

Amber Wilson (79-79-80 – 238), and 

Koranis Boonmadee (80-81-78 – 239). 

The men’s golf team were ranked number three on the team leaderboard UMSL (301-292-287 – 880). Senior Chris Ferris (73-71-69) was tied for second individually. Ferris was one stroke off his personal best. He finished three shots off the lead and one stroke better than sophomore Joel Sylven who finished in fifth place. Both were named to the All-Tournament Team. 

The women’s Player of The Week was Thorngren and the Men’s Player of The Week was Ferris. They both were selected by the Great Lakes Valley Conference.  

Women’s Volleyball 

UMSL volleyball’s team is off to a 12-0 start. 

Head Coach Ryan Young and team captains Kylie Rudsinski, senior, and junior Kaileen Herman, junior, expect to maintain this momentum as they begin to play the Great Lakes Valley Conference this weekend.  

For the second week straight, senior Selena Nolte has been selected again for GLVC Volleyball Offensive Player of The Week.