Fall 2011 Extra Point
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 30 August 2011 16:38The Tabor College men’s and women’s soccer teams hope to continue their climb up the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference ladder this season.
• Men’s team: The Bluejays were ranked fifth by the KCAC coaches’ preseason poll.
“I am pleased with being selected fifth by the coaches in the preseason poll,” said coach Grant Brubacher, who has been in that role since 2006. “The top four spots have been held by the same four schools for several years now, and I believe we have...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 30 August 2011 16:37Tabor College volleyball coach Amy Ratzlaff returns for her 12th season intent on leading her team to a Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference title.
The Bluejays, who benefit from the experience of nine seniors, added nine freshmen to this year’s squad. The team was ranked second in the KCAC coaches’ preseason poll behind last year’s champion, Friends University.
The Bluejays lost in the KCAC semifinals last season, finishing with a 16-15 overall record and a 12-6 mark in the conference.
Tabor started their season Aug. 26 at Oklahoma City, losing to Oklahoma City University and defeating College of the Ozarks. The Bluejays will begin conference play Sept. 7 at Ottawa.
“Preseason polls can be a good starting point for the...
Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 30 August 2011 16:35The Tabor Bluejays, ranked sixth in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference preseason poll, have their work cut out for them in the toughest KCAC line-up yet.
“As long as the conference stays strong like it is now, it’s going to be a climb,” said coach Mike Gardner, who is returning for the second year of his second stint at Tabor.
The Bluejays will try to improve on a 4-6 overall record and a 3-5 conference mark when they kick off their season Sept. 3 in a non-conference game at Lawrence against Haskell Indian Nations University.
Gardner said he is not concerned about statistical achievements right now as much as a healthy team mentality and the right combinations of players.
“We’re always concerned about focusing on...
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