Columbia College women’s soccer got hot at the right time, and now the team is just one win away from a conference championship.

The Cougars, who entered the contest winners of four of their last five matches, played another 90 minutes of excellent soccer Monday night. The team battled cold conditions to beat Park University 3-0 and clinch a bid to the Midwest Conference Championship.

Columbia thoroughly dominated Park, outshooting it 17-6 and putting up two more goals in the second half to secure the win. Kelsey Mirts scored goals in the 24th and 69th minutes to play the hero role, while Abigail Meyer had two assists to go along with her strong defensive play. Erin Jones made two saves in goal to pick up the clean sheet.

The Cougars will go for their third consecutive conference championship at 8 p.m. Thursday in Columbia.

  • Fall 2018 sports beat writer. I am a junior studying sports journalism.

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