NIACC falls to Iowa Central in regional tourney, 3-1

Niall Coulthard scores NIACC's goal on an indirect kick in the second half.
Niall Coulthard scores NIACC's goal on an indirect kick in the second half.

FORT DODGE - The NIACC soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to Iowa Central in the opening round of the NJCAA Region XI tournament on Saturday at the Harlan Rogers Sports Complex.

Iowa Central took a 2-0 lead in the second half and added its third goal in the final minute to advance to the regional final four. The Tritons play at top-seed Indian Hills on Tuesday in the regional semifinals.

NIACC scored a goal by Niall Coulthard on an indirect kick to make it 2-1 with 10:37 remaining in the contest.

NIACC wrapped up the 2017 season with a record of 8-8. It's the first time since the 2011 season that the Trojans have finished with at least a .500 record.

2017 (8-8)

NIACC 2, DCTC 1 (2OT)

NIACC 3, Lake Superior College 2

NIACC 6, Gustavus Adolphus JV 0

Marshalltown CC 2, NIACC 1

Iowa Lakes 4, NIACC 0

Indian Hills 6, NIACC 1

NIACC 12, Hawkeye CC 1

Iowa Western 4, NIACC 0

Iowa Central 2, NIACC 1

Gustavus Adolphus JV 5, NIACC 3

NIACC 4, Northeast CC 0

NIACC 6, Scott CC 1

NIACC 2, DCTC 1

Hawkeye CC 5, NIACC 4 (OT)

NIACC 1, Iowa Lakes 0

NJCAA Region XI Tournament

Iowa Central 3, NIACC 1