DCTC Men’s Soccer releases Schedule for 2017

DCTC Men’s Soccer releases Schedule for  2017

The Dakota County Technical College Men's Soccer team will be playing a very difficult schedule in the fall of 2017.  For the past several years, the blue knights have been struggling to find a consistent schedule, but this year, and future years will be different as  they join the highly talented Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC).  The ICCAC is one of the toughest conferences in the country with the always-top ten rated, Iowa Western (Council Bluffs, Iowa) and Iowa Central (Fort Dodge, Iowa) teams.  As, DCTC Men's head coach Mark Obarski said, "every game will be a challenge for us to play our best and compete with some of the top teams in the country, it will be a chance for our players and our program to develop."  In addition to playing the ICCAC teams, the Blue Knights will play in state rival Lake Superior from Duluth, Minnesota in a home and home series along with playing St. Olaf College and Gustavus Adolphus Colleges Junior Varsity teams in home and home matches.  To round out the schedule for 2017, the Blue Knights will even go above and beyond and have scheduled two of the ICCAC schools in non-conference games.  They are North Iowa Area Community College (Mason City, Iowa) and Hawkeye Community College (Waterloo, Iowa).


The Blue Knights do not have many returners from last years team which ended the season 7-9 and lost in the first round of the ICCAC play-offs, but the returners they do have will play key roles in the teams offensive and defensive systems.  Two key returners are Hamza Abdujalil and Michael Zziwa, both who were starting forwards last season until injuries 20 minutes apart in a game brought an end to both of their seasons.  Monday Saw will also be a key returner in the midfield and Aung Win will be a steady performer on the defense.  Tony Branca who started every game in goal last year will also be returning. 


The incoming freshman class will provide needed depth to the Blue Knights roster, with several players needing to play key roles in the starting line-up. 


Dakota County Technical College Men's Soccer Schedule:  2017


Date:                           Location:                    Opponent:                              Time:             


August 22                 DCTC                          St. Olaf Varsity &                 7:00pm        

August 24                 DCTC                          Lake Superior                      7:00pm        

August 27                  Waterloo, Iowa           Hawkeye CC                         3 or 5pm       

August 30                 DCTC                          St. Olaf JV                            7:00pm

September 2             DCTC                          North Iowa Area CC            7:00pm

September 9              Bettendorf, Iowa        Scott County CC#                 2:00pm          

September 12            St. Peter, MN              Gustavus JV                           5:00pm          

September 16          DCTC                          Northeast Nebraska#          2:00pm

September 20            Estherville, IA             Iowa Lakes CC#                   2:00pm          

September 23          DCTC                          Indian Hills CC#                  2:00pm

September 27          DCTC                          St. Olaf JV                           7:00pm

September 30           Council Bluffs, IA         Iowa Western CC#               2:00pm          

October 4                  Duluth, MN                  Lake Superior                        3 or 5pm       

October 6                 DCTC                          Marshalltown CC#               6:00pm

October 11               DCTC                          Hawkeye CC#                      4:00pm

October 14                Mason City, IA             North Iowa Area CC#           2:00pm          

October 18               DCTC                          Gustavus JV                          7:00pm

October 21               DCTC                          Iowa Central#                      3:00pm

# Denotes Iowa Conference Game

& Denotes Scrimmage

Post-Season Schedule:

Region First Round

October 28                     

Region Semi Finals

October 31                     

Region Final

November 4                  


November                             Florida