Coach Grant Brubacher said his Tabor College women?s soccer team has a few things to improve in order to win this season.
?Right now we need to focus on cleaning up the two or three bad defensive mistakes we make each match,? Brubacher said, ?and also learn to capitalize on the two or three good offensive opportunities we create.?
The Bluejays dropped games last week to Avila University and St. Gregory?s University.
Brubacher said the women have continued to improve even though the improvement isn?t necessarily showing up on the scoreboard.
?The women showed some substantial improvement this week with their two matches,? he said. ?Our offensive game is growing and we are showing more promise in the attack.?
Tuesday night, Avila drew first blood early in the match, scoring just over six minutes into the contest.
Tabor?s defense held the Eagles to just one goal in the first half, thanks in part to Chelsea Brown. The freshman goalkeeper recorded 13 saves and three allowed goals in the contest, playing all 90 minutes.
For the offense, Megan Beals finished with one shot on goal while Leigh Costello and Dayna Wohlgemuth added one shot each.
Avila?s offense proved to be too much for the Bluejays. The Eagles scored two more goals in the second half to shut out Tabor, 3-0.
The Bluejays played host to St. Gregory?s Friday. Despite holding the Cavaliers to a 1-1 tie at halftime, Tabor ended up losing by a 5-1 margin.