The Top-seeded Columbia Cougars advanced to the AMC Championship match on Saturday with 3-0 win over William Woods.
Columbia, Mo. – The third-ranked Columbia College volleyball team defeated William Woods (Mo.) University 3-0 on Thursday evening in the American Midwest Conference (AMC) Postseason Tournament semifinal round. The Cougars overcame a sluggish start to win the match by scores of 25-21, 25-13, and 25-11. Columbia improves to 36-1 with the victory. The season ends for William Woods with a record of 21-19.
Columbia held the Owls to just a 0.074 hitting percentage on the night, allowing them just 17 kills compared to Columbia’s 44. The Cougars also managed 10 aces.
Junior Kahoriz Feliz led the Columbia attack with 13 kills. Middle hitter Carol Berger logged nine kills while Kelly Corkum and AMC Volleyball Player of the Week Brooke Simpson had eight and seven, respectively. Setter Paula Ferreira led all players with 44 assists and seven aces and Elena Berroteran contributed a match-high 20 digs.
The Owls were led by Kristen Bauer and Melanie Bonk with four kills each.
The Cougars are the top seed in the AMC tournament and will take on third seeded Park University in Saturday’s championship match. The Park Pirates defeated Missouri Baptist University tonight 3-0. With a win, the Cougars would clinch their 23rd conference tournament title and earn an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament. Game time is set for Noon in the Arena of Southwell Complex.