Tabor College women’s soccer team off to sluggish start at 0-4

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
The Tabor College women’s soccer team dropped to 0-4 for the season with a 3-1 loss at Sterling College.

Tabor scored its first goal of the season late in the first half when Porsche Davis threaded a pass to Kelly White, who scored from 12 yards out.

“Defensively, we played a lot better and we were a lot more physical,” coach Herb Wiebe said. “That’s the first time the women felt like they defended with a purpose.”

The game was tied 1-1 at halftime.

Injuries continue to plague the Bluejays. This time goal keeper Sarah Lopez went down, reducing the Tabor bench to a single player.

Kansas Wesleyan-Tabor last to Kansas Wesleyan, 5-0, Thursday at Salina.

“Offensively, we hurt because we were missing three starters,” coach Herb Wiebe said. “But we are doing a better job of passing the ball around.

“We’re working the ball to our outside (mid-fielders) to help us get a more dynamic attack and that should result in some more scoring chances.”

Already leading 1-0, Wesleyan added a late first-half goal to go on top 2-0 at halftime.

The Coyotes scored three long-range goals in the second half.

“Even though we lost 0-5, we played the best game of the season,” Wiebe said. “Our keeper (Sarah Lopez) would love to have the game back because she knows she could have done a lot better for us.”

Coming- Tabor travels to Winfield on Thursday to tangle with Southwestern. Game time is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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