Bluejays battle twice in overtime

Midfielder Ashtyn Stephens works against Sterling?s Courtney Brand during the scoreless first half Wednesday. Regulation ended with the teams locked at 1, and Tabor gained a 2-1 victory in overtime. Janae Rempel / Free PressThe Tabor College women?s soccer team battled twice in overtime last week, including a 2-2 tie in double overtime at Southwestern Saturday.

Amy Vaughan scored the game?s first goal off an Ashtyn Stephens assist in the 10th minute, and Southwestern evened the score in the 35th minute.

Scoring remained even in the second half. Stephens gave Tabor the lead with a goal in the 63rd minute, but Southwestern answered with the tying goal in the 82nd minute.

Neither team scored again through two overtime periods. Southwestern outshot Tabor 25-16, but Tabor held the shots-on-goal advantage, 12-5. Goalkeeper Kalee Cross had three saves.

Sterling?Tabor battled to a 2-1 overtime victory Wednesday. After a scoreless first half, both teams added a goal in the second half.

Tabor?s Jessica Renzelman struck first with a goal in the 63rd minute assisted by Brenna Cooper. Sterling responded with the tying goal in the 68th minute. In overtime, Lillian Bear scored the winning goal in the 91st minute, assisted by Amy Vaughan. Sterling outshot Tabor, 14-10, but the Bluejays held an 8-7 advantage in shots on goal. Kalee Cross had six saves.

?Sterling came out hard and fast and strong, and we just kind of watched,? coach Ian Thomson said. ?In the second half, we were more aggressive and played with a purpose. We didn’t need to do anything tactically different. We just needed to make something happen.?

Coming?Tabor (2-0-1, 8-2-2) was scheduled to play at Kansas Wesleyan (3-0, 7-5) Tuesday and will host Friends (0-3, 5-6)?Saturday at 6 p.m.

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