OVP Sports Briefs

RedStorm duo named Players of the Week

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — University of Rio Grande (Ohio) senior Harry Reilly and junior Richard Dearle have been named River States Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for Oct. 1-7.

Reilly, a midfielder from Coventry, England, racked up 12 points in two games by amassing three goals and six assists for the fifth-ranked RedStorm (11-0 overall, 5-0 RSC).

Reilly had two goals and three assists for seven points in a 14-0 win over Cincinnati Christian. He then added a goal and three more assists to factor in every goal of a 4-0 win over Brescia (Ky.).

Dearle, a junior from Castle Donington, England, earned his second straight honor after posting two shutouts and making four saves on the week.

Those performance kept him ranked No. 1 in the NAIA in goals against per game at 0.110 with just one goal allowed in nine outings. The RedStorm has outscored the opposition this season, 68-1.

Rio Grande has a big matchup with (RV) WVU Tech on Thursday at 7 p.m. at home.

Rio’s Davis honored by RSC

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — University of Rio Grande (Ohio) forward Payten Davis scored 13 points in two games to net River States Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 1-7.

Davis, a sophomore from Chillicothe, Ohio, put in six goals and one assist in two games last week to win the award.

Davis started off with two goals and an assist to factor in all three goals in a 4-3 (OT) loss to Cincinnati Christian. She followed that up with four goals in an 8-0 win over Brescia (Ky.).

Rio Grande is 4-7-1 overall, 2-3 RSC and plays WVU Tech at home for its next game on Thursday.