ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
The Tabor College men’s soccer team lost a 3-0 battle at Sterling on Saturday to fall to 0-4.
Perhaps more importantly than the loss was that Grant Brubacher, last year’s KCAC Offensive Player-of-the-Year went down with an injury and will be lost for the season.
“It was a cheap tackle from behind and the guy went right at his ankle and didn’t even attempt at the ball,” coach Herb Wiebe said. “He’s done for the year, unfortunately.
“The officials didn’t let our guys protect themselves and we just got pulverized physically.”
Wiebe said one of the few bright spots on the day was the play of backup goal keeper David Campbell.
“He played most of the game and did a really solid job,” Wiebe said. “There’s really not a whole lot of positive to say about this game.”
Kansas Wesleyan- Tabor lost to Kansas Wesleyan, 3-1, Thursday at Salina.
The Bluejays got off to a quick start when Silas Hibbs scored off a Grant Brubacher assist in the 11th minute to grab a 1-0 lead.
“Offensively, we’re doing well tactically, but we are turning the ball over too much in the middle of the field,” coach Herb Wiebe said.
“Since we have two freshmen and a red-shirt freshman in the mid-field, we’re lacking some composure.
“As they get more consistent with their passing, we’ll score more goals.”
The Coyotes tied the game 27 minutes later and the game entered halftime in a 1-1 deadlock.
Wesleyan took a 2-1 lead barely 5 minutes into the second half, then added an insurance goal 20 minutes later.
“Defensively, we still need to improve our marking angles so we don’t get caught out of position,” Wiebe said. “Trent Voth had a strong game, drawing one of the best players our conference has seen in a long time.”
Coming- The Bluejays will travel to Winfield Thursday to battle Southwestern College. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
“I’m hoping we come out and play a solid game,” Wiebe said. “We’ll be without our two best player because Silas (Hibbs) is suspended because he got red-carded at Sterling and Grant is done.”