Tabor soccer women drop three matches

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
The Tabor women’s soccer team lost a 4-1 decision to Friends on its home field.

After falling behind 1-0 early in the first half, Tabor tied the score on a goal by Kandi Holland off an assist by Michelle Rink.

Friends regained the lead in the first 10 minutes of the second half.

“We had several chances to tie the score again, but we just couldn’t score,” coach Hank Wiebe said. “After that, the flood gates kind of opened up.”

With the loss, the Bluejays fell to 8-7 overall and 3-6 in KCAC play.

York College-Tabor defeated the Nebraska team 2-0 Saturday on its home field.

“It was nice because it kept the pressure off, being a non-conference game,” coach Hank Wiebe said. “But the early-morning departure and long drive made it a little more difficult than it needed to be.”

Tied 0-0 at halftime, Kandi Holland broke the scoring drought at the 48-minute mark on a penalty kick. At the 85-minute mark, Holland scored her second goal with an assist by Michelle Rink.

“I didn’t think we played as well as we could have played, but we did OK,” Wiebe said. “I wish we could have been stronger in the first half, but it was a long drive. We played all right once we woke up.”

Ottawa-Tabor lost to Ottawa on Thursday, 4-1. The Braves took a 2-0 lead in the first period.

“We gave them the first two goals,” coach Hank Wiebe said. “One went through our goal keepers hands and the other one was kind of a fluke-the ball went off a wall off a free kick.”

Tabor responded with a goal by Kandi Holland off an assist from Michelle Rink to cut the deficit to 2-1 at halftime.

The second half started competitively, but Wiebe said Tabor’s lack of depth became a factor.

“We kept the pressure on them for a while, but I think we kind of got fatigued,” he said. “Ottawa is a good team though.”

The Braves scored two late goals late, accounting for the 4-1 final.

“Those goals made the score look a little worse than it actually was,” Wiebe said.

Coming-Tabor travels to Sterling Saturday for the last regular-season contest. Game time is set for 9 a.m.

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