TC soccer?women struggle offensively

Tabor College?s young women?s soccer team continued to struggle offensively on the road last week, netting a draw at Southwestern and losing to Ottawa.

Tabor opened the week with a scoreless draw against Southwestern in Winfield.

?We played pretty well on Wednesday, but we weren?t able to get the goal we needed for a win,? coach Grant Brubacher said. ?We pushed hard in the second half and the overtimes, but it just didn?t go our way.?

Leading the offense was Dayna Wohlgemuth with five shots. Rachel Strobridge, Leigh Costello and Molly Clark added two shots each, while Brook Eitzen and Victoria Cantu added one each.

Tabor?s defense rendered Southwestern without a single shot on goal.

?Our defense was very strong and I was thrilled with the shutout,? Brubacher said.

The Bluejays lost a match against the defending KCAC champions from Ottawa, 2-1.

?After giving up a couple of goals, we were able to fight back and get a really nice goal,? Brubacher said.

Ottawa?s Amanda Just scored the first goal of the game six minutes into the contest. Nicole Radcliffe scored the second goal just under 20 minutes later.

Tabor answered with a goal by Victoria Cantu 30 minutes into the half to cut the Braves? lead in half.

?The second half we defended even better, but we weren?t able to generate the offense we needed to get back even,? Brubacher said.

Kalee Cross led the defensive effort by allowing just two goals out of 16 attempts.

For the offense, Cantu scored one goal and had one shot on goal while Clark contributed one assist.

Though Tabor did gain a point in the conference standings, Brubacher is still stressing the need for improvement if the team is to make the playoffs.

?I am pleased with our progress this season, but we need to keep improving as we fight for a playoff spot,? he said.

Coming?Tabor (1-1-2, 1-9-3) continues its road schedule with games at Kansas Wesleyan and Bethel Wednesday and Saturday. Game times are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively.

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