Tabor soccer teams combine for a 1-3 start to the season

Tabor?s Aram Najar is tripped up by a MidAmerica Nazarene defender in Friday?s home match. Tabor lost, 1-0. The Tabor College soccer teams had two opportunities to compete last week, first at home Tuesday against MidAmerica Nazarene and then on the road Friday at Mid-America Chris?tian at Oklahoma City.

Men?After winning two scrimmages the week before, the Tabor men lost 1-0 to their first regular-season opponent at home Aug. 27 against No. 4-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene University.

After a scoreless first half, MidAmerica managed the only goal at the 51:18 mark.

Antoine Williams played all 90 minutes as goalkeeper for the Bluejays and managed seven saves, but MidAmerica outshot Tabor 16-6.

Marian Saar recorded Tabor?s sole shot on goal.

Tabor then lost to MAC on Friday, 4-2. The Bluejays struck first with a Bransyn Felty goal at the 14:00 mark. After MAC evened the score at 1-1, Felty scored a second goal with an assist by Joe Lopez.

But Mid-America scored three unanswered goals after that, from which Tabor could not recover.

With the losses, Tabor drops to 0-2 on the season.

Women?The Tabor women split last week?s games to post a 1-1 record for the season.

The Bluejays first endured a 4-0 loss to MidAmerica Nazarene at home Tuesday. The visitors struck first with three goals in the first half, while holding the Bluejays to one shot the duration of the half.

The Pioneers added the final goal at the 71:01 mark and outshot Tabor 27-3 in the contest.

Goalkeeper Carly Rowan managed 14 saves. Ashtyn Stephens recorded Tabor?s sole shot on goal.

Tabor came back to defeat Mid-America Christian, 3-2, Friday. Kaitlyn Wells scored Tabor?s sole goal in the first half, but Mid-America took a 2-1 lead by halftime.

The Bluejays scored two more goals in the second half, courtesy of Jessica Renzelman and Victoria Cantu, to claim the win.

Mid-America outshot Tabor 19-5, but goalkeeper Amber Mayer managed eight saves.

Coming?The Tabor men travel to Manhattan Christian College today for a 7:30 p.m. contest. Both teams will compete at Saint Gregory?s University Saturday, with women?s action beginning at 2 p.m. and the men to follow at 4 p.m.

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