Central came within an overtime shootout of its first NCAA Division III women’s soccer tourney berth.
Advancing to the Iowa Conference tourney title match for the first time, Central played to a 0-0 draw with Dubuque. The teams had to go to the ninth round of penalty kicks before Dubuque was able to advance.
Tabbed for fifth in the preseason, Central was second in the league at 5-1-1. The Dutch were 11-4-4 overall. It’s the fourth straight 10-win season under coach Mike Kobylinski ’03, who continues to transform the program into a conference and regional contender. He was named the league’s coach of the year.
Defense was the story in 2014 as Central posted a record 12 shutouts. Senior defender Liz Daniels, senior forward Brittany Hinton and sophomore goalkeeper were first-team all-conference picks and Daniels was a third-team all- North Region honoree as well.