A late surge narrowly missed landing the Central volleyball team in the Iowa Conference tournament.
After dropping 19 of the season’s first 27 matches, the Dutch closed with a five-match win streak. Central posted a 4-0 mark to take top honors at the Augustana (Ill.) Pumpkin Bash, then recorded a road win over Loras College. That left the Dutch in a three-way tie for fifth place in the league, but they were bumped from the six-team league tourney on a tiebreaker.
Junior libero Dzenita Bahtic was named to the all-conference team. She led the league with 5.14 digs per set (555). Bahtic also was chosen as Central’s team MVP.