Bluejay soccer teams pick up first victories of the season

The Tabor College soccer men picked up their first two wins of the season last week, capped Saturday by a 3-1 win against York College at Joel H. Wiens Stadium.

Jordan Maska scored two of the Bluejays? goals and David Simmett chipped in the other one with an assist by Maska.

Goal keeper Dalton Burkhard recorded a pair of saves.

The Bluejays won their first match of the year last Tuesday afternoon in Shawnee, Okla., with a 2-0 shutout of St. Gregory?s University.

?We overcame a sluggish start on the road to get our first win of the year,? coach Grant Brubacher said. ?The guys responded well in the second half and really dominated play for most of that half.?

After a scoreless first half, the Bluejays scored twice late in the second half. Freshman Marian Saar broke the tie with his second goal of the season at the 79:53 mark. Ten minutes later, the David Simmet scored to push Tabor?s lead to 2-0.

Senior Ben Clark got his first start of the season in net and stopped all four shots he faced to earn his first victory.

Tabor (2-1) will host Doane College at 3 p.m. Saturday, then will take on Southwestern Christian University at home Tuesday with a 7 p.m. start.

Women?s team?After securing its first victory of the season last Wednesday, Tabor dropped a 2-1 match Saturday to York Coll?ege at Joel H. Wiens Stadium.

All of the scoring came in the first half. Dayna Wohlgemuth scored the Bluejays? goal. Both teams registered only five shots on goal.

The Bluejays broke into the win column last Wednesday with a 2-0 shutout of St. Gregory?s University.

Freshman Jessica Renzelman led Tabor?s attack with both goals. Her first one came at the 26:51 mark of the first half. She scored again at the 66:48 mark.

Sophomore Kaylee Cross, who gave up five goals in the Bluejays? season opener, rebounded strong in the net, stopping all five shots she faced to earn her first shutout.

For the game, the Cavaliers outshot Tabor 10-8, with both teams registering five shots on goal.

?The women showed remarkable improvement yesterday and were able to get our first win of the year,? coach Grant Bru?bacher said.

Tabor (2-1) will host Doane College at 1 p.m. Saturday, then will take on Southwestern Christian University at home Tuesday with a 5 p.m. start.

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