It has been a tough yr for the Iowa Central men’s soccer workforce.

But by way of all of it, the Tritons have continued to compete and play arduous for head coach Pablo Rodriguez.

That was by no means extra evident than right here on Sunday at Rogers Sports Complex, as Iowa Central pushed Marshalltown for 90 minutes earlier than falling on sophomore day, 5-3.

Two targets by Lucas Hazi Pollacchi and one other from Bakari Mtende gave the Tritons an opportunity, however the Tigers responded to thwart their makes an attempt.

“We’ve had to really come together as a team this season,” Rodriguez stated. “We’ve been dealt our share of challenges, but the guys continue to battle out there. We’ve had some troubles putting it together and having a complete match, but I am hopeful we can do that when it really matters in the postseason.”

Marshalltown jumped out to a 3-0 lead earlier than Pollacchi discovered the again of the web. He added his second aim with 19 minutes remaining earlier than the Tigers answered again with two extra targets of their very own.

Mtende notched a aim with eight minutes to go for the ultimate end result.

“I continue to see a lot of improvement,” Rodriguez stated. “We’ve just got to continue working towards becoming a complete team. In this region, with the types of teams we play, you can’t make any mistakes. You’ve really got to be mentally tough all 90 minutes.”

The Tritons honored sophomores Prince Bagabo, Danijel Bozic, Guadalupe Estrada, Jaheem Hayles, Pollacchi, Kouadio Koffi, Fernando Meza and Recardo Wleh.

Iowa Central concludes the common season Saturday at Indian Hills earlier than starting Region XI Tournament play.

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