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Lacrosse Advances to KCAC Championship Game

Men's Lacrosse vs. Missouri Baptist

St. Louis, Mo. – The Columbia College lacrosse team advanced to the KCAC championship game after winning their semifinal contest today against Midland University; the Cougars entered the tournament ranked second, while Midland was ranked third. Columbia has never lost to Midland as their all-time record against the Warriors moves to 5-0 now. 

The Cougars jumped to a 4-1 lead after the first quarter, but the Warriors responded with four second quarter goals, closing the CC lead to 6-5 at the half. Columbia dominated the third quarter, outscoring Midland 5-2 to lead 11-7 heading into the fourth and final quarter. Midland scored the first goal of the fourth quarter, but Columbia responded within two minutes to hold their four goal lead. From there, both teams traded goals as time expired to a 15-11 win for the Cougars. 

Stat Tracker:
CC def. MU, 15-11

  • John Thomas and Derek Howard led the Cougar offense with four goals each, respectively
  • Tyler Parrott added three goals, followed by Tyson Norris with two, and Ethan Houston and Kellen Brechbill with one each
  • Kail Mattis won 12 face offs, while also fielding six ground balls
  • Peter Jones picked up five ground balls, while Derek Howard, William Rusk, Tanner Jones, and Bryce Peltier all finished with three 
  • William Rusk and Kellen Brechbill both had two assists each
  • Bryce Peltier collected seven saves in goal

The Cougars will face the Braves of Ottawa University on Saturday for the KCAC championship, with the winner hoping to garner an at-large bid to the national tournament.

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics