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Central Men’s Soccer Falls to Nationally Rated Foe

Posted: Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 at 6:10 am

There were no high school sporting events yesterday due to Labor Day, however there was some action at Central College in men’s soccer and men’s and women’s tennis. Nationally ranked Augsburg College (Minn.) pulled out a hard-fought 2-0 win over the Central College men’s soccer team Monday evening. In what Dutch coach Garry Laidlaw described as an evenly contested match, the Auggies broke on top with a goal in the 29th minute, then extended it with another with 37:06 left in the game. Augsburg is ranked No. 17 in the NCAA Division III and is a top contender in the highly regarded Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics Conference. Central held a 16-15 shot advantage but couldn’t crack the Augsburg defense. Central returns home to take on another top MIAC squad, playing host to Gustavus Adolphus Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The Dutch men and women will be playing Gustavus Adolphus simultaneously, with the men competing on the Central game field in the A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex and the women on the nearby upper field, west of Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium.