Recent Men's Soccer Headlines
Rio's Alex Haddad battles Baker's Preston Phillips for control of the ball during Saturday's NAIA tourney game
Rio's Alex Haddad battles Baker's Preston Phillips for control of the ball during Saturday's NAIA tourney game
Sat, Nov. 22, 2014 at 8:15 PM - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Jorge Guinovart scored on a header off a free kick from teammate Heitor de Melo to snap a 1-1 tie and send the top-seeded University of Rio Grande on to a 4-1 win over Baker (Kan.) University in the opening round of the NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship, Saturday afternoon, at Evan E. Davis Field.
    The RedStorm improved to 16-1-2 with the win and will move on to the second round of the tourney where they'll face Northwood (Fla.) on Monday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m., at the Seacrest Soccer Complex in Delray Beach, Fla. Northwood earned a bye into the Round of 16 as the final site host.
    Baker, which earned its spot in the tourney by capturing the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament title as the No. 6 seed, saw a three-game winning streak snapped and closed its season at 9-9-3.

The Rio Grande men's soccer team, shown here after winning the KIAC tourney title, hosts Baker University on Saturday
The Rio Grande men's soccer team, shown here after winning the KIAC tourney title, hosts Baker University on Saturday
Fri, Nov. 21, 2014 at 9:10 AM - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - On the heels of capturing the KIAC/GCAC tournament championship last weekend, the University of Rio Grande men's soccer team will begin its quest for a national championship on Saturday when it hosts Baker (Kan.) University in the opening round of the NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship.
    Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Evan E. Davis Field.

Rio men's soccer head coach Scott Morrissey picked up his 400th career win last Friday.
Rio men's soccer head coach Scott Morrissey picked up his 400th career win last Friday.
Thu, Nov. 20, 2014 at 5:45 PM - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Last Friday's win over Talladega (AL) in the semifinal round of the KIAC/GCAC Men's Soccer Tournament did more than get the top-ranked University of Rio Grande into the tourney title game.
    It also got veteran head coach Scott Morrissey the 400th win of his career.

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Mon, Nov. 17, 2014 - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The University of Rio Grande men's soccer team has landed its fifth consecutive No. 1 ranking in the latest NAIA Top 25 Coaches' Poll.
    The RedStorm received 19 of 21 first-place votes and 590 points in the balloting of a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups in the poll released Sunday following the conclusion of regular season play.
    Head coach Scott Morrissey's club captured the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship with wins over Talladega (AL) College in the semifinal round and over then-No. 20 Point Park in Saturday's title game.
    Rio Grande (15-1-2), which is making its 86th straight appearance in the poll and enjoying its 46th all-time No. 1 ranking, will open play in the NAIA National Championship Tournament on Saturday. The opponent, as well as game time and site, will be announced on Monday afternoon.

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Mon, Nov. 17, 2014 - [Men's Soccer]

KIAC Sports Information
    BEREA, Ky. - Five University of Rio Grande men's soccer players were recognized for their on-field performances for the 2014 regular season as the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) announced its All-Conference team.

Willian Paulino scored one goal and assisted on another in Saturday night's win over Point Park
Willian Paulino scored one goal and assisted on another in Saturday night's win over Point Park
Sun, Nov. 16, 2014 - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    WILMORE, Ky. - Willian Paulino scored one goal and assisted on another as the University of Rio Grande rode a fast start to a 3-2 win over Point Park University in the championship game of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Tournament, Saturday night, at Asbury University Soccer Complex.
    The top-seeded RedStorm improved to 15-1-2 with the victory, earning an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament in the process.
    Head coach Scott Morrissey's squad, which is also ranked No. 1 nationally, also avenged a loss to the Pioneers during regular season play.
    Point Park, which entered the tourney seeded second and ranked 20th nationally, slipped to 15-3 with the loss.