Led by Alex Braletic, the Rams are now the third-ranked team in the country. PHOTO: TAGWA MOYO

Moving up

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By Harlan Nemerofsky

The Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team is now amongst the premier teams in the CIS after moving from fifth place to third place on Tuesday afternoon.

This is the highest ranking ever for the Rams in program history.

“It’s always an honour for our athletes and our coaches to be recognized for all the work that they do, it’s nice to be externally validated,” said head coach Ivan Joseph. “However, we’re always mindful that at the end of the day [being nationally ranked] is not one of our goals.”

The Rams defeated the Toronto Varsity Blues 3-0 Sunday afternoon for their seventh straight win, continuing its stranglehold atop the OUA East with 22 points.

“It’s nice for the player that have been here since when the pogram was built up from what is was, but it doesn’t give us an extra playoff win,” said associate coach Filip Prostran.

Fifth-year midfielder Alex Braletic leads the team in goals with nine, tied with Guelph’s Robert Murphy for the OUA lead.

“It’s just going to be a distraction for this team,” said Braletic.

“It doesn’t change anything.”

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