Tabor men?s soccer team makes KCAC playoffs

The Tabor College men?s soccer team closed out regular season play with a 2-0 home win over Bethel Saturday. Kansas Wesleyan beat the Bluejays 6-2 Wednesday night (Oct. 28).

?Saturday was a great way to end the regular season,? coach Grant Brubacher said. ?We put in a solid performance and got a good win on senior night. We’ve put ourselves in a good position to make a run in the conference tournament.?

The women’s team’s season came ended in a 2-1 loss to Bethel Saturday.

?The women suffered another tough loss on an unlucky break,? Brubacher said. ?I’m so proud of their effort this season and the way they continued to fight through a lot of adversity. Our seniors will be greatly missed.?

Men?s games?After a scoreless first half, Dallas Pruitt scored a rebound goal off a shot by junior Nicholas Ouzounis for 1-0 lead in the 64th minute.

Liam Mclean added his first goal of the season on a free kick 14 minutes later.

Aaron Schmucker made six saves in his third shutout of the season.

Kansas Wesleyan scored four goals in the first 25 minutes and controlled the game throughout.

Tabor cut the lead to 4-1 when Luke Weems found the net with a penalty kick. David Simmet scored the Bluejays? second goal.

Women?s games?After a scoreless tie persisted throughout the first half, Bethel took a 1-0 lead. Leigh Costello answered less than a minute later, but Bethel regained the lead on an own goal by Tabor.

It proved to be the difference in the match.

Kansas Wesleyan beat the Bluejays 3-1 earlier in the week. The Coyotes scored just six minutes into the match, and the Bluejays tied it on Leigh Costello?s marker 11 minutes later. The tie did not last. The Coyotes, who are currently sitting second in the KCAC standings, regained the lead before halftime.

Coming?The women?s team finished with a 1-6-2 record in KCAC play and a 3-11-3 overall record.

The men?s team finished the season with a 5-4 conference record and will travel to either Friends or Ottawa Saturday for the conference tournament quarterfinals.

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