HILLSBORO — The Southwestern College men’s soccer team escaped Saturday afternoon with a 1-0 victory against Tabor despite playing nearly 50 minutes with a man down.
In a physical contest that saw several yellow cards, the Moundbuilders (9-5, 5-3 KCAC) narrowly squeaked out a much-needed KCAC road win to keep pace in the top half of the standings.
The score was much closer than the play indicated on the field. Southwestern outshot the Bluejays (2-11-2, 1-8) 15-2 and prevented Tabor from taking a shot on goal.
The two teams took a scoreless tie into the halftime break.
Sophomore Rosendo Martinez launched a bullet from afar past the goalie in the corner of the net for the lone goal.
The Builders return home at 8 p.m. today to face Bethany at Richard L. Jantz Stadium.
Tabor 4, Lady Builders 2
HILLSBORO — The Southwestern College women’s soccer team lost 4-2 on Saturday afternoon at Tabor.
The Lady Bluejays (4-9-2, 2-6-1 KCAC) took a 2-0 halftime lead.
Overall, the Lady Builders (8-5-2, 3-4-2) outshot Tabor 11-8.
Senior Rylee Simon connected on a shot for Southwestern’s first goal.
The Lady Builders cut the deficit to one on a goal by sophomore Kelsea Kill in the 62nd minute.
The Lady Builders, who have dropped four straight, return home at 5:30 p.m. today against Bethany at Richard L. Jantz Stadium.