The Tabor College women?s soccer team lost one match in double overtime and settled for a draw in the second one in home games last week.
The Bluejays lost Tuesday to Manhattan Christian College, 2-1, in double overtime and tied Sterling, 1-1, in the conference opener.
?We outplayed our opponents but we were unable to finish a couple of great opportunities,? said coach Grant Brubacher. ?We also made a couple of crucial mistakes that cost us the match.?
Manhattan Christian?s Amanda Harrison scored the first goal of the match 14 minutes into play. Tabor?s Molly Clark found the net early in the second half to even the score 1-1. Both teams kept each other at bay for the remainder of regulation and one overtime.
Just under a minute into the second overtime, MCC?s Katie Wright scored to end the game.
Tabor outshot MCC five to three, respectively. In addition to Clark?s goal, Adria Whitehorn, Leigh Costello, Victoria Cantu and Cari Tippin each contributed one shot on goal while Megan Beals added an assist.
Cross played the entire game at goalkeeper.
Against Sterling Saturday, neither team gave up a goal during the first half. Sterling drew first blood when Lacey Rhoads scored midway through the second half.
Tabor freshman Dayna Wohlgemuth scored off an assist by Megan Beals five minutes later to tie the game 1-1, which lasted through the rest of regulation and two extra periods.
?I was very proud of our effort to fight back and even the match,? Brubacher said. ?We obviously were hoping to win, but we?ll take the draw.?
Tabor?s offense was led by Wohlgemuth and Beals with one goal and one assist, respectively. Victoria Cantu, Leigh Costello and Beals each added one shot on goal.
Goalkeeper time was split between Cross and Chelsea Brown. Cross allowed one goal and had five saves while Brown racked up seven saves and no goals.
Brubacher said he is pleased with where his Bluejays are headed, but said his young squad still needs work.
?We did a lot of good things, but we need to be sharper in some areas,? he said.
Coming?Tabor (0-8-2) returns to KCAC action at 5 p.m. Wednes?day against McPherson and at 1 p.m. Saturday against University of St. Mary. Both games are at home.