Bluejays soccer teams start 0-2 in KCAC play

The Tabor College soccer teams started the KCAC portion of their schedules with 0-2 records last week.

Men—The Bluejays came up short at McPherson College on Saturday, losing to the Bulldogs by a 3-1 score. The loss dropped Tabor’s record to 0-2 in the KCAC and 3-4 for the season.

On Wednesday, opened conference play with a 1-0 loss in Hillsboro to Bethany College.

Tabor saw more scoring chances in a scoreless first half while Bethany took advantage of its opportunities in the second half.

Bethany scored in the 69th minute when massive Swede forward Melvin Akingboye took a long pass and beat the Bluejay keeper on the near post. It was one of just two shots on goal for Bethany all night.

Tabor is scheduled to host Kansas Wesleyan (2-0, 4-5) today with action beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Joel Wiens Stadium. On Friday the Bluejays travel to Sterling to take on the Warriors (0-2, 1-7-1). Action begins at 4 p.m.

Women—Tabor women suffered a 2-0 loss at McPher­son College Saturday afternoon to start the KCAC schedule with an 0-2 record and a 3-5 record for the season.

The Bluejays opened KCAC play Wednesday with a 4-2 loss to Bethany College.

Despite a second-half turnaround, Tabor could not overcome a first-half four-goal blitz by the Swedes.

Bethany used a speedy attack and crisp long passes to score four goals in the first 45 minutes against a Bluejay team that started the game without energy.

Tabor had chances in the first half to cut into the lead, but could not sustain any kind of offensive attack.

The Bluejays exhibited kore energy in the second half. In the 78th minute, fleet-footed Dakota Spencer got behind the defense, took a pass from Hannah Armand and beat the Bethany keeper for a 4-1 score.

With less than a minute to play, Derian Garrison found daylight in the muddled mess in front of the net on a corner kick and scored on a shot that took the Swede goalkeeper into the net with the ball in hand.

The Bluejays are scheduled to host the Coyotes of Kansas Wesleyan (2-0, 3-5-1) at 5 p.m. today (Oct. 4) at Joel Wiens stadium. On Friday the team will travel to Ster­ling to take on the Warriors (1-2, 4-6) starting at 2 p.m.

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