Both teams scored early in the first half, with Republic drawing first blood. Riley Close scored on an assist from Mitchell Heinzler to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.
Central scored quickly to tie the game at 1-1, and that’s where the score remained until the second half.
With 19:30 left in the game, Central booted a shot from the front of the box, curling it into the upper-right corner of the net for the winning score.
Republic is on the road later this week, traveling to Marshfield for a game Thursday.