The Tabor College women’s soccer team suffered a double-overtime loss Saturday at the University of St. Mary by the score of 2-1. The men?s team fared better, winning their first KCAC game after a tough non-conference schedule by a 2-1 score in Leavenworth.
“It was great to start the conference season with a victory on the road,” coach Grant Brubacher said. “We made the match interesting by not finishing well early on, but stuck with our game plan and executed well enough to get the victory. We had a great effort from our defense; we just need to get the offensive going strong. “
Andy Adrian scored off a pass from junior Marcos Bandeira to give the Bluejays a 1-0 halftime lead. Robert Masson made the score 2-0 nine minutes into the second half, with an assist to David Simmet.
Goalkeeper Aaron Schmucker allowed one goal and recorded four saves in his fourth victory of the season.
The men beat Central Christian College 2-1 in double-overtime Sept. 29.
Josh Reiswig’s winning goal was set up by fellow junior Nicholas Ouzounis just three minutes into the second overtime.
Tabor controlled play, but scored only Andy Adrian?s goal in the first half. Central Christian tied it at the 78 minute mark.
Schmucker?s six saves were enough to secure his third win.
Women?s matches?The Spires scored 25 minutes into the match and Bluejays senior Cheri Weinbrenner scored off a pass from Leigh Costello with just 52 seconds remaining in regulation.
The resulting 1-1 deadlock persisted until the Spires broke through with the gamewinner in the second overtime.
“The women battled so hard to get back and tie the game with only seconds remaining?it was disappointing to not get at least a draw out of the day,” Brubacher said. “I was very proud of the physical effort we gave to get to overtime. We need to clean up some details in order to be in a position to win this kind of match.”
Goalkeeper Aubrey Whitehorn recorded 13 saves and forward Jessica Burden was booked for a yellow card.
Tabor defeated Central Christian College by a 2-1 score Tuesday (Sept. 29). Burden scored the only goal of the first half and gave Tabor a 2-0 lead in the 48th minute. Stacy Polkinghorne assisted on both goals.
Coming?The men?s team (4-4-1 overall) hosted Oklahoma Christian University after the print edition deadline Monday. Both teams visit McPherson today (Wednesday) with the men playing at 8 p.m. The women?s team (2-6-1) plays at 5:30.
Tabor hosts Bethany Saturday night, with the women to play at 6 p.m. and the men slated for 8.