Recent Men's Soccer Headlines
Junior Luiz Filho had two goals and an assist in Tuesday night's win over Cincinnati Christian
Junior Luiz Filho had two goals and an assist in Tuesday night's win over Cincinnati Christian
Wed, Oct. 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    CINCINNATI, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande celebrated its new No. 1 ranking in successful fashion, scoring five first half goals and cruising to a 7-0 win over Cincinnati Christian University, Tuesday night, in Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's soccer action at the Xavier University Soccer Complex.
    The RedStorm, who learned they'd reached the top spot in the NAIA coaches' poll while en route to the match, improved to 11-1-2 overall and 3-1 in the KIAC with the win.
    The victory also assured head coach Scott Morrissey's squad of the second seed in the upcoming conference tournament. The RedStorm could still tie Point Park University for the regular season crown, but will still be the No. 2 seed in the tourney as a result of a loss to the Pioneers in head-to-head play.

Rio Grande men's soccer, shown here huddling before a recent win over Brescia, is the new No. 1 team in the country
Rio Grande men's soccer, shown here huddling before a recent win over Brescia, is the new No. 1 team in the country
Tue, Oct. 21, 2014 at 6:35 PM - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It took four weeks to accomplish, but the University of Rio Grande men's soccer team now finds itself resting at the top of the latest NAIA Top 25 Coaches' Poll.
    The RedStorm collected 12 first-place votes and 553 points in the balloting of a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups, moving up two spots from the No. 3 ranking in the poll released Tuesday. Head coach Scott Morrissey's club defeated then-No. 20 Union (Ky.), 4-1, in its lone game last week.
    Rio Grande (10-1-2), which is making its 82nd straight appearance in the poll, played at Cincinnati Christian on Tuesday night.

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Tue, Oct. 21, 2014 at 9:05 AM - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande men's soccer team can secure a first round bye in the upcoming Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament with a victory at Cincinnati Christian University on Tuesday night.
    Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Xavier University Soccer Complex in Cincinnati.

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Tue, Oct. 21, 2014 at 8:55 AM - [Men's Soccer]

KIAC Sports Information
    BEREA, Ky. - University of Rio Grande senior Jon Dodson was named the KIAC men's soccer defensive player of the week by KIAC officials on Monday.
    Rio Grande won its only game of the week, defeating No. 20 Union College, 4-1, last Wednesday. Dodson played the entire game as goalkeeper and only allowed a single goal to the nationally-ranked Bulldogs.

Rio's Heitor de Melo heads a ball forward through the fog during Wednesday night's win over Union
Rio's Heitor de Melo heads a ball forward through the fog during Wednesday night's win over Union
Wed, Oct. 15, 2014 - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Amidst the sog and the fog of Evan E. Davis Field, the University of Rio Grande men's soccer team wasn't about to let its showdown with Union (Ky.) College go to the dogs.
    The RedStorm spotted the Bulldogs an early lead before roaring back to post a 4-1 victory, Wednesday night, in a non-conference battle of Top 20 squads.
    Rio Grande, ranked third in the latest NAIA coaches' poll, improved to 10-1-2 with the win.
    No. 20 Union, which began the year with 11 straight wins, slipped to 12-2 with its second loss in the last three outings.

Rio's Cesar Lopez and the rest of the RedStorm host No. 20 Union on Wednesday night
Rio's Cesar Lopez and the rest of the RedStorm host No. 20 Union on Wednesday night
Tue, Oct. 14, 2014 - [Men's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The latest venture outside of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for the University of Rio Grande men's soccer team will provide fans with a Top 20 showdown.
    The third-ranked RedStorm will play host to No. 20 Union (Ky.) College on Wednesday night at Evan E. Davis Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
    Rio Grande (9-1-2) is coming off a 6-0 rout of Asbury University on Saturday night. Junior forward Luiz Filho (Sao Paulo, Brazil) had three goals and a pair of assists in the win, while sophomore forward Willian Paulino (Sao Paulo, Brazil) had a goal and two assists.