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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.
Columbia College improved to 11-2-1 (8-1-0 in the American Midwest Conference) with a 7-1 win over Park University on Thursday. The Cougars' sixth straight win catapulted the team to first place in the conference.
"A lot of us cried afterwards because we were all really excited," freshman Rose Baka said. "Happy tears."
The Columbia College men's and women's golf teams both finished in the top three at its own invitational.
The Stephens College soccer team was defeated 9-0 by William Woods on Sunday.
Rafael Ramos of the Columbia College men's soccer team and Taylor Hagenhoff of the women's team received American Midwest Conference Players of the Week honors.
The Cougars improved to 7-1 in the American Midwest Conference. A win next week would put them in first place in the conference.
The No. 22 Cougars lost in five sets to Cornerstone University and No. 19 Grand View University.
Columbia College defeated Friends University and Trinity International University on Friday.
After multiple recognitions over the course of the season, the Columbia College cross country team is now focusing on the Pre-National race.