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Central Women’s Soccer Completed Remarkable Turnaround this Fall

This fall was equal parts improbable and thrilling for the Central College women’s soccer team, and in the future may be viewed as a turning point for the program. Though a 10-7-1 overall record hardly seems exceptional, it marks an incredible turnaround for the Central women.

First-year head coach Mike Kobylinski found the right combination of youth and experience on the roster to assemble a solid season; despite recording a 2-13-1 season the year before. In fact, Central’s ten wins was more victories than the last three years combined, and was the third-best mark in the program’s history.

The Dutch also reached the Iowa Conference Tournament for the first time since 2007, and gave fans quite a show along the way – scoring five come-from-behind victories over the course of the season. The team will lose four seniors to graduation, including Pella native Alex Kleis, who was a defender for the Central women.