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.
Coming—The Bluejays (0-1, 0-5)...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 16 September 2008 14:56Demetrius Cox shoves a defender out of his way on Tabor’s first play Saturday night at Ottawa. Cox tore through a seam opened by his offensive line and rumbled 29 yards. It ended up being the Bluejays’ biggest gain of the night.
Ottawa, hosting the Tabor College football team in the opening week of KCAC competition, hammered the Bluejays 52-6 on a rainy night.
Trailing 42-6 late in the first half, the Bluejays suffered what may turn out to be an even greater loss when senior quarterback Jason Aubrey was knocked out of the game by an Ottawa defensive back who delivered an unnecessary blow to his head several yards out of bounds.
“It was an unnecessary, uncalled for shot,” head coach Mike Gottsch...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 09 September 2008 15:04
The Tabor College volleyball team opened its season with an 0-4 mark at the College of the Ozarks (Point Lookout, Mo.) tournament.
The Bluejays lost to William Woods (22-25, 25-23, 18-25, 20-25) and the tournament host Ozarks (10-25, 22-25, 21-25) Friday. Tabor lost to Union (21-25, 14-25, 17-25) and McKendree (20-25, 22-25, 14-25) Saturday.
Ashley Cohlmia led the team in kills with 10 against Woods, five against Ozarks, 11 against Union and eight against McKendree, for an average of 2.6 per game. Cohlmia also led the team with 36 digs. Heather Witham led the team in blocks with 13 for the 2-day tournament, which was Tabor’s first action of the season.
The Bluejays kick off conference play at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Bethany in Lindsborg.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 09 September 2008 14:58Ric Johnson rounds the final curve on the 5-kilometer course at Baker. He placed 53rd.
The Tabor College cross country teams opened the 2008 season Saturday at the Maple Leaf Invitational hosted by Baker University, in Lawrence.
With 228 points, the men finished 10th among 13 teams that included NCAA Division II universities, junior colleges, and NAIA programs.
The Bluejays KCAC rivals in the field included Kansas Wesleyan (162 points) and Bethel (264).
The Tabor women (215 points) finished eighth out of a field of 13 that included Kansas Wesleyan (146) and Bethel (206).
“Normally we deal with heat at this first meet," said coach Karol Hunt. "But at race time the temperature was in the...
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