Updated Sat, Sep 7, 2013 12:41 am
The Rio Grande Men’s Soccer team pulled out a thrilling 2-1 double overtime victory against Davenport University in the team’s first match at the Indiana Wesleyan tournament.
Both Davenport and Rio fought back and forth, with both able to fire off 10 shots. Most importantly for Rio, the defense stepped it up in the overtime periods, not allowing a single shot.
Dzenan Catic scored the only goal for the Blazers, netting it in the 16th minute.
Defender Patricio Arce (71’) and William Paulino (103’) provided the scoring for the RedStorm on the evening. Paulino’s goal was the difference in a long, drawn-out battle. Craig Davies assisted on the winning score.
The RedStorm will take on defending NAIA National Champions, Belhaven University Saturday afternoon at 4:30.