Bluejays stay in contention to win title

Staff writer

As the conference race tightened Saturday, the Tabor College football team did its part to stay in it, knocking off No. 15 Friends 20-19. Friends was previously unbeaten in KCAC play. The Bluejays are tied with Ottawa, Sterling, and Friends for first place, all with 4-1 records within the conference.

Running back James Monroe became the school’s all-time leading rusher after a 197-yard performance against the Falcons, and defensive end Terach Antoine earned national defensive player-of-the-week honors. Monroe currently has 3,201 career rushing yards.

Upcoming

The Bluejays play next at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at McPherson College.

Soccer teams struggle

The Tabor women’s soccer team lost both of its games last week, losing 0-2 to Kansas Wesleyan and 1-4 to Friends. The men’s team lost to Kansas Wesleyan 1-2, but defeated Friends 3-2 in double overtime Saturday in Wichita.

Upcoming

The women’s team plays McPherson College at 5 p.m. tonight in McPherson, followed by the men’s teams at 7:30. The Bluejays play Bethany at home on Saturday, the women starting at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 3:30.

Volleyball improves conference record to 9-2

The Bluejays defeated Bethel in three sets Oct. 16, and nearly gave up a two-set lead Saturday against McPherson College before winning in the fifth. Tabor won the first two games 25-22, then lost 25-12 and 25-16 before winning the final game 15-9.

Upcoming

The Lady Jays play on the road this week, traveling to Ottawa tonight, then to Salina Friday to play Kansas Wesleyan.

OTHER SPORTS

The cross-country teams will compete at the NAIA Mid-States Classic at 10:15 and 11 a.m. Saturday in Winfield.

The basketball teams play their alumni games Saturday. The women’s game starts at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8.

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