The Tabor College soccer teams hosted York College on Sunday after matches were postponed Saturday because of inclement weather.
The Bluejays lost to both the women’s and men’s teams from Nebraska.
Men—Tabor College defeated York College 2-0 in a match that was postponed from Saturday to Sunday because of inclement weather. The loss left Tabor with a 1-4-0 record in the KCAC and a season record of 4-6-0.
Friends—Tabor came into Wednesday’s KCAC matchup with Friends University looking for a second consecutive KCAC win. Those hopes were dashed quickly and often as the Falcons poured in four first-half goals on the way to a 5-1 win at Joel Wiens Stadium.
For a lopsided game on the scoreboard, the statistics surprisingly close. Friends outshot Tabor only 16-12 and 11-7 in shots on frame.
The Falcons scored in the 15th and 23rd minutes and it appeared the rout was on. Tabor countered in the 31st minute when Manuel Amador-Quinones rattled a shot off the Friends goalkeeper. Federico Bove was there to bury the rebound and cut the lead in half.
The Bluejays’ momentum was short-lived as the Falcons scored in the 40th and 44th minutes to take a 4-1 lead into halftime. The latter of the two goals came with just nine seconds on the clock.
Tabor tightened its defense in the second half, but a Falcon goal in the 73rd minute capped the disappointing evening.
Women—Tabor played an outstanding half of soccer Sunday, Oct. 15, in a game postponed by Saturday’s inclement weather. Unfortunately, York College turned up the heat in the second to win 3-0.
The loss left Tabor with a 1-3-1 record in the KCAC and a 4-6-1 record overall.
Tabor was by far the aggressor in the first half, outshooting the Panthers 7-2 keeping the ball in the York end consistently, but not converting any opportunities.
The game was scoreless at halftime. In the second half, York flipped the switch and just three minutes into the half, the Panthers got the goal that would make the difference. York added goals five and 10 minutes later to seal the match.
Friends—Tabor dropped a 3-1 decision in an even battle versus Friends University Wednesday at Joel Weins Stadium.
Each team took nine total shots—seven shots on goal—committed nine fouls. The difference was the Bluejays’ inability to convert on scoring opportunities while Friends scored three goals off Tabor mistakes.
Playing without starting center back Jordan Walters, who is nursing a hamstring injury, the Bluejay defense was outstanding for the first 42 minutes. Araceli Wallace Carmona, filing in for Walters, had an excellent game alongside fellow defenders Spring Jones, Nicole Decker and Derian Garrison.
In the 42nd minute, Friends penetrated the Tabor defense, scoring on a shot that hung on the goal line before gently rolling in as the Tabor defenders could not clear the ball. The 1-0 lead held through halftime.
The first 25 minutes of the second half resembled the first. Friends pressured the Tabor defense, only to be thwarted. The Bluejays strung together several crisp passes, but could not overcome Friends’ defense.
In the 71st minute, Friends earned a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box and converted beating the wall and the Tabor keeper.
The Bluejays finally found paydirt in the 80th minute on a corner kick by Taylor Holstrom that found into the side netting on the far post to cut the lead in half.
With Tabor putting numbers forward late in the match, the Falcons were able to counter and score a transition goal in the 85th minute that sealed the match.