Head coach Callum Morris' squad (6-9 overall, 2-6 MSC) saw its first chance at the record-tying win - as well as a shot at the school's first-ever .500 or better finish - denied with a 3-0 loss at the hands of Campbellsville last Saturday.
Seeding for the MSC Tournament is also at stake. A Rio win, coupled with a loss by Shawnee State to Cumberland (Tenn.) University on Saturday night, would leave the RedStorm, Bluefield and Shawnee State all at 3-6 in the MSC and set in motion a complicated tie-breaker to decide the No. 6, No. 7 and No. 8 seeds in the tourney.
Bluefield is 7-8 overall and 3-5 in conference play and has lost four of its last six outings. The Rams did, however, defeat Shawnee State, 4-0, in their most recent outing back on Saturday.
First-year head coach Chase Neidig's team is led by junior midfielder Courtney "Pip" Pattison, who has 15 goals and three assists for 33 points. She is tied for third among the MSC leaders in points and ranks third in goals scored.
Freshman forward Enajah Winbush and junior midfielder Callan Camin are also double-digit scorers for the Rams. Winbush has six goals and a pair of assists for 14 points, while Camin has one goal and a team-best 10 assists for 12 points.
Camin's assist total ranks second in the conference.
Junior goal keeper Kayla Richardson has seen the bulk of the playing time among BC's three net-minders this season and has allowed 23 goals. She's also stopped 79 shots, authored three shutouts and has a .775 save percentage.
Rio Grande has a quartet of double-digit scorers, including two players with 20 points or more.
Freshman Kasey Crow (Chillicothe, OH) continues to lead the club in scoring with a team-high 10 goals and three assists. She is tied for fifth in the league in both goals and total points.
Junior forward Alex Davis (Ashville, OH) has 20 points on six goals and a team-best eight assists. She is tied for third in the MSC in assists and tied for seventh in total points.
Also in the offensive fray for the RedStorm are freshman midfielder Taylor Ahrens (Ross, OH) and freshman forward Courtney Young (Ross, OH). Ahrens has four goals and as many assists for 12 points, while Young has five goals and an assist for 11 points.
Sophomore goal keeper Allison Keeney (Cincinnati, OH) has posted a 5-5 record in her 10 starts. She has allowed 25 goals, while recording 77 saves and a .755 save percentage.