45-23-9 (.643) mark over past four seasons
PELLA — The Central College women’s soccer team struggled offensively in a 2-0 loss to Hamline (Minn.) Saturday. Hamline outshot the Dutch 10-8, but coach Mike Kobylinski said it was an even game.
“We were right there with them. I just hope we get something out of the next three games and keep our heads held high,” he said.
Central’s Emily Saville (sophomore, Cedar Rapids, Linn-Mar HS) led the Dutch (2-2) with three shots and sophomore Jackie Bell (Johnston, Dowling Catholic HS) had two. Liz Daniels (sophomore, Oconomowoc, Wis.), Nancy Huddleston (senior, Muscatine) and Alayna Bailey (junior, Des Moines, Hoover HS) each had one shot.
“Emily (Saville) did a good job moving the ball around,” said Kobyinski. “When we put her up top she did really well.
“Alayna (Bailey) had a good weekend. Although she was marked well today, she is tough to contain as a competitor. Her leadership and scoring are an essential part of this team.”
Kobylinski cited junior Hannah Davy (Cottage Grove, Minn., Park HS) and goalkeeper Steph Hasken (Davenport, West HS). Hasken had six saves.
“Hannah played lights out today. She had some good cover and defense,” he said. “If someone got beat, she was right there to stop it.
“Steph made some good saves towards the end which really helped to keep us in the game.”
The Dutch look to make some improvements over the next few days before taking on Monmouth (Ill.) at home on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
“We need to work on the final third of our game,” Kobylinski said. “We need to be more assertive and creative so we can produce more options to score.”