Junior defender Shelby Scanlan's second goal of the game — coming in the 52nd minute — lifted the WWU Lady Owls over the fifth-ranked Columbia College Lady Cougars in Tuesday night's AMC showdown at Firley Field.
The victory was the third in a row for William Woods University, which improved to 9-4-1 overall and 6-1-1 in the American Midwest Conference. Columbia fell to 13-1 on the season and 7-1 in the AMC.
Scanlan first scored in the 24th minute, off a shared assist by senior forward Jenna Vogt and freshman forward Aurora Henriksen, to put the Lady Owls in front.
The Lady Cougars tied the game in the 51st minute on Molly Klein's unassisted goal. Scanlan then put William Woods in front to stay less than a minute later when she scored off junior defender Claire Stark's assist.
The Lady Owls prevailed despite Columbia's dominant 28-4 advantage in overall shots, including 15-3 in shots on goal. The Lady Cougars also blanked William Woods 10-0 in corner kicks.
Junior goalkeeper Rebecca Sturgess tallied 13 saves for the Lady Owls.
William Woods continues its homestand against AMC foe Lyon (Arkansas) College at 1 p.m. Saturday.