Regional soccer poll includes Dutch men

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PELLA — Vaulting into the United Soccer Coaches North Region rankings, the Central College men’s soccer team is slotted at No. 7.

The Dutch are 7-0-0 to start the season and are coming off a 4-3 victory at Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.). The Gusties are now slotted right behind Central at No. 8 in the region.

Additionally, in the top-25 poll released on Sunday before the victory over Gustavus, Central received two votes.

In the team’s seven games, Central is outscoring opponents 20-7, led by freshman midfielder Matthew West’s (Pleasant Hill, Southeast Polk HS) four goals.