Bluejay men’s soccer team nears KCAC title

The Tabor men’s soccer team didn’t travel to Sterling to play a boring soccer game last Wednesday. The Bluejays battled in a back-and-forth contest to take home a 4-3 victory and clinch at least a tie for the conference championship.

Sterling took the Bluejays by surprise in the first half, grabbing a 2-1 advantage into the break. But Tabor answered with three second-half goals to take a 4-2 lead. Sterling would be able to add one more goal, but not enough to steal a victory.

Coach Nathan Wilkey said: “It was our worst game of the season. Hopefully, it proves to be a good lesson without costing us a win.”

Tabor is now 6-0 in conference.

Oklahoma Christian-The Bluejays got their weekend off to a slow start, losing Friday to Oklahoma Christian, 8-1.

The competition was fierce in Edmond, Okla. The Bluejays were simply outmanned against a national powerhouse. Oklahoma Christian began the year ranked No. 7 in the nation and currently holds the top spot in NAIA Region VI.

Wilkey admitted his Bluejays were simply against a better foe.

“Each of their players were faster and better skilled than each of our players,” he said.

Grant Brubacher scored the lone goal for a Tabor squad that played OCU to a 1-1 tie in the second half.

Tabor drops to 8-6 for the year.

Coming-The Bluejays were to host Ottawa University Tuesday. Tabor then travels to North Newton to finish regular-season conference play against Bethel. The Bluejays need only a tie in either game to clinch an outright conference title.

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