Tabor soccer teams compete in Colorado

The Tabor men’s soccer team won its third consecutive match with 1-0 win Sept. 23 over Johnson and Wales University in Denver.

The up-and-down contest saw many scoring opportunities for both teams. JWU outshot Tabor, 12-8, but the Bluejays maintained a 6-4 lead in shots on goal. Tabor was the more aggressive team and held a 8-4 advantage in corner kicks.

In the 26th minute, Matthew Robinson received a pass from David Reyes and buried a shot into the upper corner of the goal. It was all the Bluejays would need as Derrick Eszlinger recorded four saves for the shutout.

Women—The women played a pair of games on a road trip to Colorado and Nebraska, Sept. 22-23.

Friday in Denver, the Bluejays lost to Johnson and Wales University, 3-1. Saturday’s game against Bellevue University (Neb.) ended in a 1-0 defeat.

JWU took advantage of Tabor early with a goal just two minutes into the match. Down 2-0 in the 43rd minute, Dakota Spencer used her speed for an unassisted goal to cut the Wildcat lead in half at the halftime break.

JWU added the final goal in the second half to secure the win.

Saturday’s matchup was a defensive battle. A Bellevue goal midway through the first half was all the Bruins would need for the win.

Ruby-Anne Fines had 12 saves in two games in goal.

Tabor (3-3), who return home and begin KCAC play on Wednesday, September 27 with a match against Bethany College at 5 p.m. at Joel H. Wiens Stadium.

Coming—Tabor (3-2) will open up KCAC play on Wednesday, September 27 at Joel H. Wiens Stadium against Bethany College. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

The Tabor women (3-3) begin KCAC play at 5 p.m.Wednes­day, Sept. 27, with a match against Bethany College at at Joel H. Wiens Stadium.

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