Dubuque College topped the Dutch 40-3 Tuesday night. Junior Tommy Van Renterghem picked up Central’s lone victory, winning 9-3 at 174 pounds.
Central has battled through injuries throughout the year, the Dutch (10-10) fell short of their preseason goal of 12 dual wins.
Central also set another goal, and that was to be on the mat in March, sending at least one qualifier to the NCAA Division III national tournament March 11-12 in La Crosse, Wis. The Dutch now have their sights set on the Iowa Conference tournament Feb. 25 at Simpson College in Indianola.