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The Cougars won the American Midwest Conference for the 25th year straight with a victory over Williams Baptist College onSaturday.
Columbia College senior Antonio Ayres scored three goals in the second half as the Cougars defeated Lyon College 3-1.
Stephens College volleyball's season ended Saturday after a loss to Lyon College.
Columbia College swept past Freed-Hardeman University 9-0 to advance to the American Midwest Conference tournament semifinals.
Stephens College cross country ends its season while Columbia College looks forward to the NAIA Championships on Nov. 23.
Stephanie Hale amassed 56 points on 18 goals and 20 assists this season. She recorded at least a point in every game, propelling Columbia to a 13-2-1 record and the American Midwest Conference regular season title.
The Columbia College women's basketball team defeated St. Gregory's University 93-74 on Monday night for a win in the first game of the season.
Columbia will return to action Friday when it plays host to Arkansas' LyonCollege. Match time is set for 7 p.m.
Stephens College lost 89-44 to Lindenwood-Belleville in its first game of the season on Friday night.
The Stephens College soccer team (1-17) wrapped up its second season of NAIA competition with a 15-0 loss to Benedictine University on Wednesday.
The Stephens College soccer team lost 15-0 at home to Benedictine University-Springfield on Wednesday night.
The junior setter grew up in the Netherlands before attending Redlands Community College in El Reno, Okla. She has settled into her role for Columbia College, and coach Melinda Wyre-Washington said she is the "total package."
Stephens College swept Harris-Stowe State University in three sets 25-21, 25-13, 25-13 improving to 6-20 overall and 1-6 in the AMC. Before Monday's win, Stephens had a seven-game losing streak at home.
The Cougars are 19-9 after a 3-1 win over the Pirates on Friday.
The Columbia College men's soccer team has lost three straight matches and will try to end that streak while tying up the regular season conference title against Hannibal-LaGrange on Saturday.
Columbia beat William Woods in three sets — 25-16, 27-25, 25-21 — handing the Owls their first American Midwest Conference defeat. The Cougars improved to 18-9 overall, 6-1 in the AMC.
The Columbia College men's soccer team fell to Lindenwood-Belleville on Wednesday night.
The Columbia College women's soccer team improved to 12-2-1 on the year.
The Stephens College volleyball team fell to William Woods at Silverthorne Arena on Monday 25-21, 25-14, 25-15.
The American Midwest Conference Preseason Men's Basketball Coaches Poll predicts the Cougars as repeat champions.