Bluejay men?s soccer splits two games

The Tabor College men?s soccer team moved to 1-2 on the season by splitting two games last week.

In their most recent outing, the Bluejays suffered a 3-1 defeat to Rocky Mountain College Saturday.

The Battlin? Bears enjoyed a 1-0 lead at halftime after scoring in the 21st minute, but Tabor was quick to even the count after the break. Niklas Lenz found the back of the net in the 50th minute. Rocky Mountain, however, scored two goals less than 30 seconds apart in the final 10 minutes.

Rocky Mountain outshot Tabor 13-10, including 7-6 shots on goal. Goalkeeper Alfredo Piedra had five saves.

Johnson & Wales?Tabor picked up its first win of the young season Thursday, scoring four second-half goals to burst to a 4-3 victory.

The Wildcats scored quickly, finding the back of the net in the third minute of play. The teams settled in from there, and the 1-0 score held through halftime.

After intermission, Johnson & Wales added a goal in the 51st minute.

Tabor responded when Anthony Sanders scored in the 64th minute, and the Bluejays evened the count, 2-2, when Bransyn Felty kicked the ball in off an assist from Agustin Ariza.

The Wildcats pulled back in front with a score on a penalty kick in the 81st minute, but Tabor again had an answer.

Manuel Miranda-Cortez tied the game at 3-3 by finding the back of the net on a penalty kick in the 86th minute.

Felty scored the winning goal with just more than two minutes to play.

Tabor outshot Johnson & Wales 14-9. Both teams took five shots on goal. Goalkeeper Alfredo Piedra had two saves.

Coming?Tabor (1-2) will travel to Avila today for a 3 p.m. game before playing at Manhattan Christian College Friday at 5 p.m.

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