The Columbia College soccer team advanced to the championship game of the American Midwest Conference tournament with a 3-0 semifinal victory over McKendree on Tuesday night in Lebanon, Ill.
Just moments after entering the game, Tim Tevlin scored the game winner off a Parker Rawdon throw-in in the 78th minute. Dylan Barduzzi sent in an unassisted goal in the 81st minute, and Trey Bistow scored off an Barduzzi assist in the 87th minute. Ken Searles earned the shutout in goal with two saves.
The No. 3-seeded Cougars outshot No. 2-seed McKendree 18 to 10. The Bearcats fall to 12-4-1, while the Cougars (12-5-2) move on to face top-seed Park (12-3-1) in the final at 1 p.m. Friday in Parkville. Park defeated Columbia College 2-1 during the regular season.