Although the Tabor College women dropped both of their games in Oklahoma last weekend, coach Grant Brubacher is looking forward to opening conference play on Saturday.
?I feel like the women learned and improved over the weekend,? he said. ?It should serve us well as we approach conference play.?
The Bluejays lost 7-1 to against University of Science and Arts last Friday. Tabor?s Victoria Cantu scored the first goal of her collegiate career two seconds into the contest.
The rest was all USAO, who bombarded the Bluejays for seven first-half goals. Tabor?s defense recovered during the second half and shut out the Drovers.
Cantu led the offense with one goal while Cari Tippin and Megan Beals each added one shot on goal.
The goalkeeper position was split between two freshmen, Kalee Cross and Chelsea Brown. Cross allowed two goals and tallied six saves in her first collegiate contest. Brown allowed five goals and recorded two saves.
Tabor lost to Oklahoma Baptist University on Saturday. Even so, Brubacher was pleased with how his team played.
?Although we weren?t able to win the match, we really played hard despite having played the day before,? he said.
Dayna Wohlgemuth recorded Tabor?s only shot on goal for the game.
Brown allowed one goal and recorded one save while Cross allowed three goals and made five saves.
Coming?Tabor (0-7-1) returns to action at 5 p.m. Wednesday against Manhattan Christian College .
The Bluejays open conference play Saturday against Sterling (5-4-0). Game time is set for 1 p.m.