Cougars Extend Streak to 140 Matches
PARKVILLE, Mo. -- The No. 3 ranked Columbia College Cougar volleyball team posted a come-from-behind victory tonight over American Midwest Conference (AMC) opponent Park (Mo.) University in Parkville, Mo. The Cougars dropped the first set but stormed back to win the next three with match scores of 21-25, 25-13, 25-18 and 25-20. The Cougars improve to 8-1 overall and 2-0 in the AMC.
Columbia struggled to gain any momentum in the first set, unable to put any space between them and the Pirates the Cougars dropped their first ever set to Park University in history. The first set loss fueled the Cougars who dominated the next three sets. Columbia went on a 17-4 run to complete the second set, controlled set three after a 10-1 run and walked away with the match after a 5-0 run midway through the fourth set.
Three Cougars finished with double figure kills, led by Carol Berger who had 14 kills. Brooke Simpson finished with 12 kills and Kahoriz Feliz had 11 kills. Elena Berroteran's five aces and 19 digs led the match. Paula Ferreira dished out 45 assists in the win.
The Cougars continue American Midwest Conference action this Saturday, September 15th when they host Williams Baptist (Ark.) College in a doubleheader. Game time is slated for Noon and 2:00 p.m. in the Arena of Southwell Complex.