Rio Grande Advances To MSC Title Game

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Playing on the same field where they will play Cumberland for the Mid-South Conference championship, the Rio Grande RedStorm defeated the Campbellsville Tigers 3-1.

Luiz Filho scored first for Rio, and William Paulino put one home in the 32nd minute to jump out to a 2-0 lead. Cumberland’s Ryan Foster netted a goal in the 41st minute to cut the Rio lead in half.

Paulino later assisted on the final Rio Grande goal, with a cross to Orlando Zapata.

With the win, Rio defeated the 3-seed Tigers after tying them in Campbellsville in early October.

The semifinal win puts Rio in the MSC championship game. Earlier in the day, host Lindsey Wilson fell at the hands of Cumberland, 1-0. A month ago, the RedStorm defeated Cumberland 6-0 at home.

The championship match is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, at 8:30 p.m. at Lindsey Wilson’s Watler S. Reuling Stadium.