Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 September 2008 16:33The Tabor College women’s cross country team placed fifth among eight teams at the Colorado College Invitational Saturday without top runner Liz Kleinsasser. The men placed eighth out of 10 teams in the field.
In Kleinsasser’s absence, Christiana Addison led the Bluejays to the line, placing 26th out of 74 runners with a time of 25:46. Addison was followed by: Jera Teselle (43rd, 28:40), Julia Carlton (45th, 29:00), Leah Kopper (51st, 29:50), Tessa Siebert (52nd, 29:59), Carrie Schroeder (53rd, 30:02), Tasheena Ruzinsky (57th, 30:51) and Elissa Richert (97th, 32:48).
Hunt said Kleinsasser is nursing a knee injury.
“I am pleased with our performances,” coach Karol Hunt said. “We raced at 6000 feet while we train at 1400, and...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 September 2008 15:20The Tabor College men’s soccer team (1-3) dueled University of the Ozarks for 98 scoreless minutes Sept. 15, but came up on the short end of a 1-0 final score.
“Our defense had another excellent effort, but we were unable to capitalize on our opportunities,” coach Grant Brubacher said.
“The men played their best match of the season so far, and we need to continue to build off of it,” he noted.
For the women, Brubacher had nine reasons to be optimistic after the team’s third one-goal loss in the first four games of the season.
The women (0-4) dropped a 2-1 heartbreaker to the University of the Ozarks Monday afternoon in Clarksville, Ark., but posted nine shots on goal, including the first one.
Tabor got off to a fast...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 September 2008 15:20Centre High School alumnus and Ottawa University cross-country runner, Justin Garrard of Antelope, earned the first ever KCAC Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week honor.
Garrard ran a personal best 26:27.3 at the Missouri Southern State University cross country meet Saturday.
Garrard, a senior, finished 30th out of 270 runners overall and was the seventh NAIA runner to cross the finish line.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 September 2008 15:32The Tabor College men’s soccer team fell short Wednesday night against Doane College. One goal was all Doane needed, winning 1-0.
Tabor goalie Aaron Schmucker recorded six saves for the Bluejays, as Doane out- shot Tabor 18-7 for the game.
“It was a disappointing result for the men’s side,” Brubacher said. “I saw improvements in the defensive and midfield play, but we were unable to create quality chances in our attacking third.
“There was some quality play and good signs for our side,” Brubacher added. “But we need to continue to improve in order to win consistently.”
The Tabor College men’s soccer team defeated Central Christian 2-0 on Saturday, improving its non-conference record to 1-2 for the season.
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 16 September 2008 15:28The Tabor College volleyball team was beaten in its conference opener (19-25, 21-25, 25-10, 25-12, 10-15) Sept. 10 at Bethany.
“Our first two games we lost primarily due to early-season errors and playing out of our system,” coach Amy Ratzlaff said. “The second two games we played more fundamental volleyball which helped us utilize our talent better,” she added. “The last game we lost momentum at point seven and could not regain it quickly enough.”
Middle blockers Heather Witham and Cortney Janzen combined for 11 blocks and 18 kills, while outside hitters Carly Kroeker and Ashley Cohlmia led the team in attack percentage (.636 for Kroeker) and total kills (12 for Cohlmia), respectively.
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