22-13-3 (.618) mark over past two seasons
PELLA—For the second straight year, Central College played the University of Dubuque to a double overtime draw, resulting in a 1-1 tie Saturday.
Dubuque was on the board first with a goal in the 47th minute. The Dutch scored in the 66th minute when defender Liz Daniels (sophomore, Oconomowoc, Wis.) knocked in a rebound from a blocked header.
The Spartans (3-5-2- overall, 0-1-1 conference) held a heavy advantage in the shooting battle, outpacing Central 30-14 on the match, including a 9-0 edge in overtime.
“Dubuque did a good job containing our strikers,” coach Mike Kobylinski said. “Our passing wasn’t the greatest at times and we were pretty predictable. But I thought we adjusted after the first half and did a little bit better the rest of the game.”
Steph Hasken (senior, Davenport, West HS) played 110 minutes in goal and made 10 saves.
“She had some good saves again and kept us in it,” Kobylinski said. “That’s what keepers need to do.”
Kobylinski also highlighted midfielder Gabbi Muse (sophomore, Waukee), Daniels and defender Hannah Davy (junior, Cottage Gove, Minn., Park HS).
“Gabbi played 110 minutes and she does a lot of the dirty work that people don’t see,” Kobylinski said. “Hannah and Liz, our two center backs, played great again the middle.”
Last year the two teams tied at 2-2. Central (8-3-1 overall, 1-0-1 conference) is still seeking its first win against Dubuque in the all-time series.
“Inevitably it’s a one goal game or an overtime game,” Kobylinski said. “Dubuque gave us all we could handle and it was a fair result to get a tie. I’m happy with that.”
After playing eight games in the past 17 days, Central has a week of rest. The Dutch return to the pitch Oct. 6 to meet Loras College in Dubuque at 1 p.m. The Duhawks are 7-4 overall with a 1-0 league mark heading into a match Saturday at Luther College.