Cougar Volleyball Advances to AMC Championship Match

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COLUMBIA - The Columbia Cougar volleyball team secured their spot in the championship match of the American Midwest Conference (AMC) postseason tournament Thursday, defeating William Woods University in the semifinals by scores of 25-15, 25-13 and 25-11. Columbia is the top-seed in the eight-team playoff. The Owls from William Woods entered Thursday's match as the fifth seed.

The Cougars, who are ranked No. 3 in the latest NAIA Top 25 Poll, are now 35-2 on the season. Tonight's loss end's the Owls' season at 16-21.

Vesna Trivunovic led the Cougars with 13 kills in 23 attempts. Paula Ferreira added 31 assists and six digs. Trinity Ojo posted five blocks and five kills.

The Cougars will play Missouri Baptist University at 1 p.m. in the championship match of the AMC tournament on Saturday, Nov. 12 in the Arena of Southwell Complex. Columbia has a 2-0 head-to-head record against Missouri Baptist this season.

 

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