A thrilling postseason run propelled Central to the finals of the Iowa Conference men’s soccer tournament.
The Dutch were 8-10-3 overall and grabbed the last spot in the six-team league tourney. But they advanced in a shootout after a 0-0 tie at third-seeded Luther College, then got a goal from senior forward Matt Woodcock in the 103rd minute to stun second-seeded Dubuque 2-1 in double overtime, also on the road.
Central then pushed top-seeded Loras, ranked No. 4 in Division III, to the limit before dropping the title match, 2-1. Loras went on to reach the NCAA Division III final four.
Woodcock was joined by junior midfielder Daniel Peacock and junior goalkeeper Travis Yets as second-team all-conference honorees.