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Central lands five on all-league soccer squads

Women's soccer | Nov. 10, 2012

PELLA—Five Central College athletes have been named to the all-Iowa Conference men’s and women’s soccer squads.

Meanwhile, Mike Kobylinski was named co-winner of the women’s soccer coach of the year award. He shared the honor with Jason Berna of the University of Dubuque and Dan Rothert of Loras College. Kobylinski piloted the Dutch to back-to-back 10 win seasons after inheriting a squad that had won a combined six games in three seasons. The squad’s 12 wins in 2012 tied the school record for most victories.

The Dutch landed two players on the women’s team. Forward Alayna Bailey (junior, Des Moines, Hoover HS) was a first-team pick and midfielder Emily Saville (sophomore, Cedar Rapids, Linn-Mar HS) was a second team pick.

Bailey was a second-team pick last year. She scored a team-high 15 goals this season, including six game-winning goals, and had one assist. Bailey is tied for third on the career goals leaderboard (28). 

Saville scored two goals and had four assists for the Dutch. She helped the squad tie the school record for most consecutive shutouts with three. Central had seven shutouts for the season, one less than the school record.

Midfielder Daniel Peacock (junior, Anekny), forward Matt Woodcock (senior, West Des Moines, Valley HS) and goalkeeper Travis Yets (junior, Bettendorf) were second-team selections for the men’s squad.

Peacock is a three-time second-team honoree. He led the team with four assists and started all 21 games.

Woodcock, a team captain, received honorable mention last year. He scored six goals for the Dutch, including one game-winning goal, and also had one assist.

Yets recorded three shutouts in the frame and had 80 saves. He posted a .734 save percentage and 1.42 goals against average.

Meanwhile, six players received honorable mention. Women’s selections included defender Liz Daniels (sophomore, Oconomowoc, Wis.), goalkeeper Steph Hasken (senior, Davenport, West HS) and midfielder Gabbi Muse (sophomore, Waukee). For the men, forward Jordan Appenzeller (senior, Boone), midfielder Dennis Forrest (sophomore, Danville, Ill.) and defender Gary Sorich (senior, Downers Grove, Ill., Lemont HS) were named honorable mention.

Central’s women placed fourth in the Iowa Conference, posting a 3-2-2 league record. The squad also broke the record for consecutive wins (6).

The Dutch men were 8-10-3 overall and 3-4 in the league. Central was the first sixth-seed to advance to the conference tournament final, knocking off the No. 3 seed in a shootout after two overtime periods and the No. 2 seed in double overtime. 

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