[COLLEGE]Unseeded Bethel (Ind.) beat No. 1 seed Rio Grande, 2-1, in the opening game of the NAIA Men's Tournament in Orange Beach, Fla., on Monday.
In a rematch of the 2008 final, Bethel took a 2-0 lead on goals by Dawyne Smith and Mario Vila Boaless than four minutes apart in the second half and held on against the undefeated RedStorm.
Bethel held the nation’s second-best scoring offense off the scoreboard until the 75th minute when sophomore Richard Isberner cut the deficit to 2-1 with his 18th goal of the season on a penalty kick.
Chaz Dachenhaus made three of his seven saves in the final stretch.
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