Sterling, Kan. – The Tabor College soccer team rallied from a two-goal deficit to upend the Warriors of Sterling College in its KCAC opener by the score of 3-2 Saturday afternoon in Sterling, Kan.
Tabor which put together an impressive 6-2 record in its nonconference play got off to a slow star. The Warriors found the back of the net twice within the first six and a half minutes of play to quickly take an early 2-0 lead.
The Bluejays however would rebound quickly as freshman Marian Saar got Tabor on the scoreboard just 30 seconds later to cut the Warriors lead to 2-1. The goal was Saar's fifth of the season and was assisted on by junior David Simmet.
Tabor would continue to apply pressure on the Warriors defense as they forced Sterling into scoring an own goal just two minutes later to tie the score up at 2-2 with just 10 minutes gone by.
Despite combining for four goals in 10 minutes of play, both teams would remain scoreless for the rest of the half as they went into the break tied at two goals apiece.
In the second half it would be Saar again who would score his team leading sixth goal of the season at the 68-minute mark to give Tabor its first lead of the day at 3-2. Saar now leads the team with 15 points on the year. Tabor's defense would make the one goal advantage stand up for the rest of the half as Tabor earned it first KCAC victory of the season.
Sophomore Dalton Burkhard got the start in net and recorded four saves in the match as Tabor outshot the Warriors 16-13 while both teams registered six shots on goal for the match.
Tabor (1-0 KCAC, 6-2 Overall) will travel to take on McPherson College Wednesday Oct. 5 in McPherson, Kan. with game time set for 8:30 p.m.