The Tabor soccer team’s swept St. Gregory University on the friendly confines of Joel Wiens Stadium last Wednesday.
Women—Tabor used a high-intensity offensive attack to wear down the visiting Cavaliers for a 3-0 win.
The Bluejays came out of the gates running, throwing numbers forward and putting pressure on the SGU defense.
The Cavaliers stayed strong until the 31st minute when senior Spring Jones knocked in a rebound off a corner kick by senior Taylor Holstrom.
Nine minutes later, Holstrom hit a bouncing shot that took a wild hop over the goalkeeper’s head for a 2-0 lead. Tabor would take that advantage into the locker room at the break.
Tabor brought the same pressure and physical play out of the break and had several good scoring chances before sophomore Dakota Spencer found a crease, took a pass from sophomore Keely Antonio and buried the game’s final goal in the net.
St. Gregory’s had a few late chances, but junior Ruby-Anne Fines made several athletic plays in goal to preserve the shutout. Fines had three saves overall as Tabor outshout the Cavaliers 12-6.
The Bluejays (3-1) have some time off before travelling to Colorado for a pair of games on Sept. 22-23.
Men—Tabor earned its first home win Wednesday, defeating St. Gregory’s University (Okla.) 2-0.
The first 15 minutes saw some of the best soccer Tabor has played in some time, featuring crisp passing, aggressive attacking and well-timed bursts of speed.
The period was capped by the game’s first goal. Freshman Federico Bove gave the Bluejays a 1-0 lead with an angled shot that found the side netting in the 13th minute.
A speedy David Reyes added the second goal, assisted by Bove, in the 56th minute of the second half. The Bluejays were economical in its offensive output as they were outshot by the Cavaliers 8-7.
The Bluejay defense limited the SGU offense to two shots on goal. Derrick Eszlinger registered two saves in the shutout victory.
Tabor (2-2) will travel to Denver, Colo., this Saturday to play Johnson and Wales University. —Tabor College