Columbia College men's soccer advanced in the NAIA Tournament in thrilling fashion with a 2-1 win over the Baker (Kansas) Wildcats in double overtime Tuesday afternoon in Irvine, Calif.

Baker struck first in the 12th minute, but the Cougars' sophomore Caden Castello responded with just over seven minutes left in the first half to tie the game. The goal was Castello's first of the season. Baker led the Cougars in first-half shots 10-4.

The second half went scoreless, and it took two overtime periods for the Cougars to pull off the comeback. The winning goal by junior Matheus Albuquerque from 10 yards out was scored in the 102nd minute. Senior goalkeeper Ryan Harrisskitt made 12 saves in goal.

The Round of 16 win propels the still-undefeated Cougars to a 22-0 record on the year. Columbia will play against Oklahoma Wesleyan University today at 6 p.m. in the NAIA Quarterfinals.

Cougars Volleyball swept in first round of pool play

Columbia's volleyball team was not so lucky as their soccer counterparts Tuesday afternoon.

The Cougars (27-6) were swept by the Westmont (Calif.) Warriors (27-6), 25-21, 25-21, 25-22, in Sioux City, Iowa. The Cougars logged a .092 hitting percentage with 38 kills.

Kiersten Anderson led the Cougars with 13 kills on .190 hitting.

They remain in pool play, however, with games to go today and Thursday. The 32 teams in the tournament are divided into eight pools with four teams in each pool. The Cougars are in Pool H.

The top two teams out of each pool will advance to the single-elimination bracket beginning Friday. The Cougars face Xavier University of Louisiana today and the University of Jamestown tomorrow.