Central Soccer

Zach Worster is part of a strong senior class buoyed by talented underclassmen.

PELLA — In addition to the gauntlet that is the American Rivers Conference season, the Central College men’s soccer team has four matches against opponents from one of the other best Division III leagues in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The Dutch posted a 3-4-1 mark in a modified spring campaign during the 2019-20 academic year.

Three of those MIAC sides will come to Pella, starting with the season opener against St. Olaf College (Minn.) on Sept. 1. Augsburg University (Minn.) and Carleton College (Minn.) are in town on Sept. 6 and Sept. 19, respectively. The Dutch travel to Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.) on Oct. 1.

Central has additional non-conference home contests against Grinnell College (Sept. 4) and Cornell College (Sept. 22) while also taking trips to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (Sept. 11) and Westminster College (Mo.) (Sept. 16).

The Dutch host their first conference opponent on Oct. 9 against Loras College. Wartburg College comes to Pella on Oct. 16 before Central ends the regular season at home against the University of Dubuque (Oct. 23) and Buena Vista University (Oct. 26)

Central will travel to Luther College (Sept. 25), Simpson College (Oct. 6), Nebraska Wesleyan University (Oct. 12) and Coe College (Oct. 20) during the conference season.

2021 Central College men’s soccer schedule

Date Opponent Location Time

Sept. 1 St. Olaf (Minn.) Pella 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 4 Grinnell Pella 2 p.m.

Sept. 6 Augsburg (Minn.) Pella 3 p.m.

Sept. 11 Wis.-Platteville Platteville, Wis. 4 p.m.

Sept. 16 Westminster (Mo.) Fulton, Mo. 6 p.m.

Sept. 19 Carleton (Minn.) Pella, Iowa 4 p.m.

Sept. 22 Cornell Pella 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 25 *Luther Decorah 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 1 Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) St. Peter, Minn. 4 p.m.

Oct. 6 *Simpson Indianola 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 9 *Loras Pella 1 p.m.

Oct. 12 *Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. TBD

Oct. 16 *Wartburg Pella 1 p.m.

Oct. 20 *Coe Cedar Rapids 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 23 *Dubuque Pella 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 26 *Buena Vista Pella 3:30 p.m.

*American Rivers Conference match

Dylan Stites can be reached dstites@oskyherald.com.

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