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Host Central defeated Luther 3-2 this afternoon at the Kuyper Athletic Complex in Pella.
Central took an early 1-0 lead scoring at 3:14, what proved to be the only goal in the first half. Elly Arend tied the game with her sixth goal of the season on a penalty kick at 52:17. Central's Kalee Findlay scored her first goal of the season at 53:49 giving the Dutch their second lead of the afternoon. Erika Balk (4) leveled the match at 72:51, driving a cross from Ellie Bunz in the right corner of the Dutch goal. Central's Abby Hilmer produced the game winner in the 81st minute.
The loss was only the third of the season for the Norse, but all have come in Iowa Conference play. The Norse are now 3-3 in the league, 13-3 overall. Central improved to 4-1-1 in the IIAC, 9-4-3 overall.
Luther ends the regular season schedule at University of Dubuque on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Start time is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586