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Game Recaps Archive (2017)


Ospreys See Eight Players Selected to All-Region Teams

MEDFORD –– Eight Rogue Community College student athletes were named to the South Division All-Region teams in the Northwest Athletic Conference on Monday, Nov. 27. The All-Region teams are comprised of players who were not named to the NWAC Soccer All-Star Team and were nominated by their coaches for contributions made during the season, both on and off the field.

The Ospreys men’s program had five athletes selected: Alex Bauer, Darrin DeGroot, Stenley Graham, Trenton Luebbert and Abraham Sigala. The women’s program had three athletes recognized: Ashley Fontanelli, Krystal Van Dyke and Lara Nuttall.

Both teams are underway with their off-season program, looking to build upon the success of this year and begin the planning, education and work for next year.

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/

Thank you.
Darren Van Lehn


Ospreys Season Ends with 4-0 Loss

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College Ospreys men’s soccer team ended its season Wednesday, Nov. 1, with a 4-0 loss to Pierce College in the first round of the Northwest Athletic Conference single-elimination playoffs.

The Ospreys (7-4-2, 6-2-2 NWAC) were hosting and playing in their first-ever playoff game. In new territory, the Ospreys battled hard but found themselves down early when Christian Guzman took an inbound pass and found a crease to put Pierce (9-8-3, 6-3-3) up 1-0 in the 13th minute. Later Austin Stafford would cross the ball over the box and find Tyler Wood for the header in 37th minute to put Pierce up 2-0 going into the half.

The second half of play continued the trend of the first when in the 73rd minute Christian Guzman found Tyler Wood for the third Pierce goal and his second on the day. Mark Filimonov would find Austin Stafford in the 80th minute to put Pierce up 4-0 and close out the match. Pierce (Puyallup, Wash.) advances to play Whatcom Community College (Bellingham, Wash.) in the second round of the NWAC playoffs.

Two yellow cards were issued during the match: Jose Mendoza (RCC), Paul Powell (PC)

The loss ends a spectacular season by the Ospreys men as they set new heights for future programs to reach. Earning a Player of the Week nomination, rising in the ranks to fifth in the conference and earning its first-ever playoff berth, this team helped the third-year program advance to the next level. The Ospreys enter the offseason with 14 potential returning players and new goals to achieve.

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/


Ospreys Men Drop Division Championship Match 2-0; Women End Season with 1-0 Win Due to Portland Forfeit

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College men’s soccer team lost the division championship 2-0 to Portland Community College on Saturday, Oct. 28. The loss means the Ospreys ended regular season play in second place within the NWAC South Division and advance this week to the Northwest Athletic Conference playoffs.

Meanwhile, the season ended abruptly for the Ospreys women on Thursday, Oct. 26, when Portland Community College forfeited the final match, resulting in a 1-0 victory for the Ospreys. The Ospreys women finish the season in fourth place in the South Division.

Ospreys Men:
The Ospreys men’s team (7-3-2, 6-2-2 NWAC) had secured a playoff berth two weeks prior, but hoped to win their first division title on Saturday in a home match against the Portland Panthers (10-1-2, 8-0-2). The match was played at a high speed as both teams went back and forth looking for opportunities. In the 27th minute, Mamed Karen crossed the ball into the box and Daniel Betancourt struck it into the back of the net to put Portland up 1-0. Portland continued to apply the pressure and in the 42nd minute Cameron Waller crossed it into the box and in the scrum, Roberto Mora found the net to put Portland up 2-0 as they went into the half.

The second half tested the Ospreys as they worked for opportunities but were unable to capitalize. The back-and-forth stalemate continued throughout the second half as neither team could find the net and Portland would go on to win 2-0.

There were four yellow cards and one red card issued during the match. Yellow: Mauricio Sanchez (RCC), Sebastian Tovar (RCC), Franklin Cordon (PCC), Stenley Graham (RCC). Red: Anthony Ramirez (RCC).

With the loss, the Ospreys finish the regular season in second place in the NWAC South Division – the best finish for the 3-year-old program. The Ospreys advance to their first post-season game Wednesday, Nov. 1, when they host Pierce College of Puyallup, Wash., at 1 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Community Park to open the first round of the NWAC single-elimination playoffs. Pierce College (8-8-3, 6-3-3) finished third in the NWAC West Division.

The winner of Wednesday’s match will travel to Bellingham, Wash., on Saturday, Nov. 4, to square off with Whatcom Community College (16-0-3, 13-0-2), the top-seeded team in the NWAC North Division.

Ospreys Women:
The season ended abruptly for the Ospreys women (4-7-3, 4-5-3 NWAC) on Thursday, Oct. 26, when Portland Community College (0-15-0, 0-12-0) gave notice the Panthers were forfeiting the match slated for Saturday due to having less than 11 players who could compete. According to Northwest Athletic Conference rules, the match is recorded as a 1-0 victory for the Ospreys.

Rogue is graduating five sophomores this year: Ashley Fontanelli, Courtney Paquette, Annie Teehan, Krystal Van Dyke, and Haley Janky. All five were instrumental in turning a first-year, zero-win team into back-to-back finishes of fourth place in the South Division. Since the last home game of the season is traditionally sophomore night, the Ospreys honored the sophomore women during the men’s home game on Saturday.

The Ospreys women finish the season in fourth place in the NWAC South Division. They will look to build on what they have already accomplished in the short 3-year history of the program and come back even stronger next year.

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/


Saturday Game to Determine South Division Title!

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College men’s soccer team will square off against Portland Community College this Saturday, Oct. 28, in a match that will decide the division title.

Although the match is the last in regular season play for the two teams, the Panthers (9-1-2, 7-0-2 NWAC) and the Ospreys (7-2-2, 6-1-2) are ranked No. 1 and 2 in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) South Division. The winner of Saturday’s de facto championship game will earn the division title and a first-round bye in the conference playoffs, which begin Nov. 1.

Both teams are guaranteed a spot in the conference playoffs, a first for the Ospreys in the team’s three-year history. The Ospreys last met the Panthers Oct. 8 in Portland. The match ended in a 3-3 draw.

Saturday’s South Division championship begins at 3 p.m. Saturday at U.S. Cellular Community Park field 14 in Medford.


Ospreys Face Clark: Men Draw 0-0, Women Fall 2-0

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Rogue Community College Ospreys were on the road Wednesday, Oct. 25, taking on Clark College in simultaneous games at the Harmony Sport Complex. The men finished in a 0-0 draw, setting up a South Division Championship match between the Ospreys and Portland Community College on Saturday. The Ospreys women fell to Clark 2-0.

Ospreys Men:
The Ospreys (7-2-2, 6-1-2 NWAC) on Wednesday continued their push for the South Division championship in Northwest Athletic Conference play against Clark (4-7-2, 4-4-2). The game proved to be a battle of defense as both sides had opportunities – the Ospreys led the shot count 15-9 – but neither team could find the net and ended in a 0-0 draw. Goalkeeper Alex Thornhill collected his second clean sheet in his fourth start.

Coach Greg Millick said after the match, “The final result really doesn’t show the work they put in today. We had great offensive opportunities and led in shots but were unable to finish. They played a great second half, one of the best all season. It was great to watch. We wanted a win but it was important to get that point today and sets us up for a big game against PCC.”

The draw sets up a South Division championship match this Saturday, Oct 28., at 3 p.m. in Medford at U.S. Cellular Community Park field 14 against Portland Community College (9-1-2, 7-0-2). With a win the Ospreys claim first place, the division title and a first round BYE in the playoffs which begin Nov. 1.  

Ospreys Women:
The Ospreys (3-7-3, 3-5-3 NWAC) were playing in their final road game of the season this Wednesday when they took on Clark (11-2-1, 10-0-1). The Ospreys went into the match knowing they would have to play stiff defense against the powerful Clark offense, sitting back and defending the goal while taking the opportunities that came. The Ospreys shut out the Clark offense in the first half, going in with a 0-0 draw.

The second half proved to be the difference in the match as the Ospreys fought hard but gave up the first goal after the ball went off the hands of goalkeeper Lilly Barrett and found its way into the goal. The second Clark goal came on a corner kick and the match would end with the Ospreys losing 2-0.  

The Ospreys currently sit in fourth in the South Division with 12 points and have been eliminated from playoff contention with one game remaining on their schedule.

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/


Ospreys Women Earn Draw; Men Drop First Match

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College Ospreys women’s and men’s teams were in action Saturday, Oct. 21, in back-to-back games of Northwest Athletic Conference play. The women took on Clackamas Community College and earned a 1-1 decision, which eliminated Rogue from the playoff hunt. The men faced Chemeketa Community College and, in a 2-0 decision, lost their first game of the regular season.

Ospreys Women:
The Ospreys (3-6-3, 3-4-3 NWAC) needed to continue their two-game win streak to maintain the playoff pursuit as they squared off Saturday against Clackamas (8-3-3, 6-2-3). The Ospreys played a complete game from wire to wire, leading to a back-and-forth stalemate in the first half as neither team could connect on their opportunities.

Coming out in the second half, Clackamas applied the pressure and Eileen Reyna connected on a shot to put the Cougars up 1-0 in the 55th minute. In the 75th minutes, the Ospreys went on an offensive attack ad Krystal Van Dyke found Haley Janky who connected on the equalizer to tie the match 1-1. Neither team took the advantage in the final minutes, ending the match in a 1-1 draw. Goalkeeper Lilly Barrett collected 12 saves while allowing the single goal.

Coach Rusty Veth said, “They played for each other, never hung their heads, were great sports and, at the end of it all, they were able to say they had fun. The result was a tie, but if you look at the history this season, that team had put the most goals in on us and I don't think they were ready for the Rogue way which we are seeing more and more each season that I've been here building this program; we have grit and fight at the end of the season when others get complacent. We build momentum. We prepare meticulously. I can say with clear eyes and a full heart how proud I am of this group and the body of work they put together today. There isn't a person today who didn't have her head on straight and focus on the task at hand and the energy from everyone was palpable. I'm honored to coach them.”

The draw eliminates the Ospreys from the playoff hunt as they remain in fourth but fall nine points behind third with only six points attainable in the final week of South Division play. The Ospreys are in action again this Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. when they travel to Clark College (11-2-1, 10-0-1). They finish out the season Saturday, Oct. 28, at home when they take on Portland Community College (0-13-0, 0-10-0) at 3 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Community Park field 14.

Ospreys Men:
The Ospreys (7-2-1, 6-1-1 NWAC) looked to keep a strong hold on first place in the division as they took on Chemeketa (2-7-4, 2-4-3) at home Saturday. While many opportunities came on the day, the Ospreys were unable to find the net. In the 43rd minute, Chemeketa’s Jonathan Medel crossed the ball into Jack Cuevas who connected to put the Storm up 1-0 at the half.

The intensity of the match increased in the second half as six of the eight yellow cards were handed out while both teams battled each other. Opportunities came but again the Ospreys couldn’t capitalize and, in the 89th minute, in a scrum in front of the net SanSan Joel Kambou cleaned it up putting Chemeketa up 2-0 and ending the match.

There were eight yellow cards issued: Oscar Rosos (CCC), Maruricio Sanchez (RCC), Jose Mendoza (RCC), Jonathan Medel (CCC), Ismael Carrillo (CCC), Alejandro Velazquez (RCC), SanSan Joel Kambou (CCC), and Abner Carrillo (CCC).

The Ospreys’ loss drops them to second place in the NWAC South Division, trailing Portland Community College by 1 point. On Friday, the Ospreys were ranked fifth overall in the NWAC coaches poll, moving up two notches from No. 7 in the Oct. 6 rankings.

The Ospreys are on the road Wednesday, Oct. 25, when they take on Clark College (4-7-1, 4-4-1) at 4 p.m. The Ospreys finish the season at home Saturday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. against Portland Community College (8-1-2, 6-0-2) at U.S. Cellular Community Park field 14.

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/


Ospreys Shut Out SWOCC in 2-0 Victory

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College Ospreys women’s soccer team collected a 2-0 victory at home Wednesday, Oct. 18, against Southwestern Oregon Community College. The Ospreys completed the 2-0 shutout behind two goals from Haley Janky and six saves from goalkeeper Lilly Barrett.

The Ospreys (3-6-2, 3-4-2 NWAC) came out hard against SWOCC (4-7-2, 3-6-1) looking to keep the winning momentum going and continue the push toward playoffs. During the 8th minute, Haley Janky took control of the ball just outside the box and found the back of the net to put the Ospreys up 1-0.

Heading in the second half, the Ospreys looked to secure their victory. In the 59th minute, Logan Billy drove down the left side of the field and crossed it to Janky who was set up in the middle of the box and connected for her second goal of the match, putting the Ospreys up 2-0. The Ospreys defense held strong behind six saves from Lilly Barrett, who collected her fourth clean sheet of the season.

There was one yellow card issued during the match: McKenna Frison (RCC)

The Ospreys continue their playoff hunt Saturday, Oct. 21, when they face Clackamas Community College (8-3-2, 6-2-2) at 2:00 at U.S. Cellular Community Park field 14. The Ospreys currently sit in 4th place of the NWAC South Division with 11 points.

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/


Ospreys Get Matching Wins; Men Punch Playoff Ticket

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams each tallied on win on Saturday, Oct. 14. The Ospreys women faced Chemeketa Community College at home and got the 2-0 victory behind an assist and goal from Haley Janky. The Ospreys men were on the road in Eugene taking on Lane Community College and earned a 2-0 victory securing a playoff berth for the first time in program history.

Ospreys Women:
The Ospreys (2-6-2, 2-4-2 NWAC) needed a win to keep their playoff hunt alive as they played host to Chemeketa (4-6-3, 2-5-2) on Saturday. The first half was a defensive stalemate as both teams fought through the midfield with limited opportunities. Neither team could find the net and went to the half 0-0.

The Ospreys made some halftime adjustments to the lineup and came out with energy. In the 59th minute, Haley Janky received the ball in the midfield and controlled the ball forward, setting up Logan Billy with a one-on-one shot against the keeper. Billy struck it into the back of the net and the Ospreys went up 1-0. Playing possession with the lead, the Ospreys held fast when in the 88th minute a counter attack opened up and Janky drove down the field striking the ball and finding the back of the net. The match would end with the Ospreys getting the 2-0 win.

“Pleased to get the win today. Building momentum has been a process this season but we sat down as a team and set new goals and benchmarks for the second half of the season and today we checked off a big one,” said coach Rusty Veth. “We aim to keep moving forward and playing better and better soccer. Not just because I expect it of them as their coach but because they expect it of each other and set those goals together.”

There was one yellow card issued during the match: Lara Nuttall (RCC).

The Ospreys are at home again, part two of a three-game stretch, this Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. when they take on Southwestern Oregon Community College (4-5-2, 3-4-1) at U.S. Cellular Community Park field 14. The Ospreys currently sit in 5th place with 8 points in the South Division.

Ospreys Men:
The undefeated Ospreys (7-1-1, 6-0-1 NWAC) were on the road in Eugene taking on the Lane Titans (4-7-0, 2-5-0). Knowing that a win would secure a playoff berth, the Ospreys brought their attack to Lane and in the 12th minute Jose Mendoza set up Alex Bauer for the goal putting the Ospreys up 1-0. They would battle back and forth through the remainder of the half but go in with the Ospreys up 1-0.

The second half continued with intense play as both teams looked for opportunities to score. In the 62nd minute Stenley Graham broke free, driving to the goal and finding the back of the net to put the Ospreys up 2-0. The battle would continue to the final minute but the Ospreys would hold on to get the 2-0 victory. Alex Thornhill collected four saves in his second start and gets his first shutout of the season in the win.

There were six yellow cards issued: Mauricio Sanchez (RCC), Yuito Okazaki (LCC), Sebastian Tovar (RCC), Ian Boozer (LCC), Trenton Anderson (RCC), and Alex Engstrom (LCC).

With the win, the Ospreys secured a playoff berth for the first time in program history. Sitting in first place in the South Division, the men play to win the division in their final three games and earn a first-round BYE and home playoff game. They Ospreys have a BYE this Wednesday and are back in action Saturday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. when they take on Chemeketa Community College (1-6-4, 1-3-3) at U.S. Cellular Community Park field 14.  

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/


Ospreys Women Fall to Lane 4-1

EUGENE – The Rogue Community College women’s soccer team opened up the scoring but couldn't keep pace as they fell 4-1 to Lane Community College on the road Wednesday, Oct. 11.

The RCC Ospreys (1-6-2, 1-4-2 NWAC) needed a win against the Lane Titans (6-5-2, 5-3-0) to start the back half of the season and rejuvenate their playoff chances. Sophomore Annie Teehan got the scoring started in the 29th minute as she put the Ospreys up 1-0 with a goal off an assist from Lorena Bracamontes. Lane countered in the 37th minute when Danielle VanOrd scored off an assist from Kyla Ganchan Romero. Just four minutes later VanOrd found the net for a second time, this time assisted by Callie Lambert, to put Lane up 2-1 at the half.

Coming out in the second half the Ospreys battled hard but were unable to find offensive opportunities. In the 67th minute, Lane's Autumn Straub played the ball to Kalea Nyby who put it into the net. Lane would get one final goal in the 76th minute when Alia Donley scored unassisted. The Ospreys lost the match 4-1. 

The Ospreys are back in action Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. when they take on Chemeketa Community College (4-5-3, 2-4-2) at U.S. Cellular Community Park field 10 in Medford. The Ospreys currently sit in 6th place in the South Division of Northwest Athletic Conference play.

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/

Thank you.

Darren Van Lehn


Undefeated Ospreys battle to a 3-3 tie on the road

HILLSBORO –- The Rogue Community College Ospreys battled to a 3-3 draw against the Portland Community College Panthers on the road Sunday, Oct. 8, at Ron Tonkin Stadium. The Ospreys earned a critical point on the road, remaining undefeated and in first place in the NWAC South Division.

The Ospreys (6-1-1, 5-0-1 NWAC) knew they had to start fast against the second-place Panthers (5-1-2, 3-0-2) in their first matchup of the season. Early in the match Alejandro Velazquez drove up the midfield and played the ball into the middle of the box to Jose Gallegos who touched it off his chest into a shot that went past the diving goalkeeper into the net in the 8th minute. Back and forth it went until the 35th minute when Portland pushed the ball downfield and over the top of a diving Alex Thornhill who was making his first start of the season in place of the injured Darrin DeGroot. In the 41st minute the Ospreys struck again as Ramiro Alvarado Suarez drove down the right side and crossed the ball into the middle to Stenley Graham who drove home a goal. The Ospreys would go into the half up 2-1.

Coming out in the second half the back and forth play continued as Portland pressured when Mauricio Sanchez went to clear the ball from the box which struck a Portland player in the back and bounced back over the head of Thornhill who couldn’t tip it high enough, goal in the 52nd minute for Portland. With the match 2-2, the Ospreys once again went on the offensive attack when in the 66th minute Graham took a pass from Abraham Sigala and drove to the goal only to bounce it off the goalkeeper back to Sigala who drove it into the net to go up 3-2. The Ospreys battled to hold onto the lead when in the 85th minute a Portland forward broke free and managed to chip it over the head of a charging Thornhill to find the goal and tie it 3-3. The match would end in a 3-3 tie with the Ospreys collecting the vital point on the road.

There were 7 yellow cards issued during the match: Alejandro Velazquez (RCC), Trenton Luebbert (RCC), Stenley Graham (RCC), Cameron Waller (PCC), Mauricio Sanchez (RCC), Bryan Martinez (PCC) and Franklin Cordon (PCC)

The Ospreys have a BYE this Wednesday and are back in action Saturday, Oct. 14, against Lane Community College (4-6-0, 2-4-0) in Eugene at 2 p.m. The Ospreys are in first place in the South Division of the Northwest Athletic Conference with 16 points.

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/


Ospreys Men Earn Player of the Week, Rankings Honors

MEDFORD -- The Rogue Community College Ospreys men’s soccer team celebrated two milestones last week. On Friday, Oct. 6., freshman defender Mauricio Sanchez was named the Under Armour Men's Soccer Player of the Week in the Northwest Athletic Conference. Also on Friday, the Ospreys men were ranked seventh in the NWAC coaches poll, the first official ranking in the team’s history.

Mauricio Sanchez (Piedmont Hills H.S., San Jose, Calif.) played a significant role in a 2-0 win over Clark on Sept. 30 and a 2-1 win over SWOCC on Oct. 4. Sanchez was responsible for several important blocked shots, tackles, and clearances in both wins. He added a goal from a corner kick against SWOCC which proved to be the game winner.

"Mauricio is very dynamic and athletic defender," said RCC head coach Greg Millick. “His size and length make it very difficult to go past him. He is also extremely athletic in his pace and jumping ability. Mauricio is an embodiment of our core values here at Rogue. He strives for excellence in everything he does." Sanchez is a part of a defensive unit that has allowed only three goals this season. The backline and keepers have immense pride in not allowing goals and keeping clean sheets.

The Ospreys also received their first-ever ranking in the team's three-year history, being placed seventh overall in the NWAC coaches poll. With a record of 5-0 and maintaining first place in the South Division, the Ospreys have earned their first official ranking as they move into the back half of the season.  “It is hard work paying off," said Athletic Director Darren Van Lehn. “They have been putting in the time on the field and in the classroom every day for over two months. Staying consistent, working together and always striving for excellence, they are starting to see the results of their effort. I am excited to see what heights they can reach in the remainder of the season.”

The Ospreys (6-1-0, 5-0-0 NWAC) travel to Hillsboro on Sunday to take on Portland Community College (5-1-1, 3-0-1) at 2 p.m.

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/

Thank you,

Darren Van Lehn


Undefeated Ospreys Men Defeat SWOCC 2-1

MEDFORD -- The Rogue Community College men's soccer team battled to a 2-1 victory over Southwestern Oregon Community College at U.S. Cellular Community Park on Wednesday, Oct. 4, keeping the Ospreys' record clean in conference play at 5-0.

The Ospreys (6-1-0, 5-0-0 NWAC) got a quick lead over the Lakers (2-5-2, 0-5-1) in the first half as sophomore Trenton Luebbert played the ball across the middle and found Stenley Graham for the finish in the 5th minute. The offensive attack continued a short while later as Abraham Sigala sent a corner kick into the box and Mauricio Sanchez flew for the header that sneaked inside the back post during the 14th minute. It was a back-and-forth defensive battle after the second goal and the Ospreys went into the half up 2-0.

The second half brought out a charged up Southwestern team as they accelerated their offensive attack applying pressure from all angles of the field. The Ospreys defense fought back but allowed a goal in the 84th minute when Ramon Horta sent the ball into the box and Alex Moskowitz put it into the net. The final minutes were a flurry of shots but nothing found the net and the Ospreys took home a 2-1 victory remaining undefeated in conference play.

Three yellow cards were issued during the match: Jose Mendoza (RCC), Alex Moskowitz (SOCC), and Head Coach Brad Williams (SOCC).

The Ospreys men remain in first place in the South Division of the Northwest Athletic Conference with 15 points and a 5-0 record. They head to Hillsboro (4-1-1, 2-0-1) on Sunday, Oct. 8, to play Portland Community College. Game time is 2 p.m.

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/

Thank you.

Darren Van Lehn


Ospreys Women Get First Victory

The Ospreys women faced the Portland Community College Panthers on the road Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Hillsboro. The Ospreys were seeking their first victory of the season and found it with a final score of 4-0. Karli Woodruff was the player of the match as she notched her first two goals of the season while Lilly Barrett collected her second shutout of the season.

The Ospreys (1-5-2, 1-3-2 NWAC) traveled north seeking their first win of the season as they faced the Portland Panthers (0-8-0, 0-5-0). The Ospreys came ready to play as they tallied 39 shots on the day with 25 of them on goal. Logan Billy got the scoring started when she put one in the back of the net in the 30th minute. A short while later Billy set one up for Haley Janky who knocked it home for the Ospreys’ second goal during the 36th minute. Just before the half the Ospreys added one more as Karli Woodruff found the net on an unassisted goal in the 45th minute. The Ospreys went into the half up 3-0.

The second half continued like the first with the Ospreys consistently attacking. Janky tallied 10 shots on goal but it was Woodfuff who was able to find the net for a second time as she played the assist from Annie Teehan to put the Ospreys up 4-0 in the 74th minute. The match ended with the Ospreys getting their first win of the season with a final score of 4-0. Goalkeeper Lilly Barrett gets her second clean sheet in conference play.

Coach Veth had this to say after the match, “It was great to find the net today and even more so to see the way we moved the ball in the middle and attacking third. Everyone shows up to train each day but there are players that don't always get to see their hard work pay off in games and today we were able to see on the scoreboard the hard work that Karli puts in everyday and with a smile on her face.” Veth continued, “It's proud moments to see the team celebrate around a player who scores and the players off the field cheering for them too. We start the second half of the season now, have played everyone once, and need to learn from mistakes, set new goals, and get after it.”

There was one yellow card issued during the match: Kalani Brumbaugh (PCC)   

The Ospreys have a BYE this weekend and are back in action on the road Wednesday, Oct. 11, when they take on the Lane Titans (4-5-2, 3-3-0) in Eugene at 2 p.m. The Ospreys women currently sit in 6th place in the South Division with 5 points.

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/

Thank you.

Darren Van Lehn


Ospreys Split Decisions in Back-to-Back Home Matches

The Rogue Community College Ospreys women’s and men’s soccer teams were in action in back-to-back matches against Clark College on Saturday, Sept. 30, at U.S. Cellular Community Park in Medford. The Ospreys women dropped their match 4-0 to the Penguins, while the Ospreys men picked up a 2-0 victory to take sole possession of the No. 1 seat in Northwest Athletic Conference South Division. The Ospreys men remain undefeated in conference play.

Ospreys Women:
The Ospreys (0-5-2, 0-3-2 NWAC) found themselves falling back on defense Saturday as the Clark Penguins (7-2-0, 6-0-0) mounted an offensive attack that would pile up 22 shots on goal. A strong defense coming out in the first half forced a tough battle that led to a penalty kick in the 20th minute as Rogue’s Logan Billy collected a yellow card for a foul in the box. Maddie Topaum converted the PK for Clark. As play continued on the Ospreys’ half, Bailee McMahon sent one across in the 31st minute and Rylee MacDonald put it into the net. The Ospreys went into the half down 2-0.

The second half continued to test the Ospreys defense. Early in the second half, MacDonald served one up and Topaum converted her second goal of the match. In the 62nd minute, a corner kick led to a scramble in front of the net and Clark’s Facienne Graham cleaned it up and put in the final goal of the day. The Ospreys fought hard on defense against 32 total shots with 22 on goal. Goalkeeper Lilly Barrett had 16 saves on the day while allowing 4 goals leading to a 4-0 defeat.

There were two yellow cards issued during the match: Logan Billy (RCC), Julie Williams (Clark)

The Ospreys women find themselves on the road this week as they travel to Hillsboro to take on the Portland Community College Panthers (0-6-0, 0-3-0) Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. They currently sit in sixth place in the South Division with 2 points.


Ospreys Men:
The Ospreys (5-1-0, 4-0-0 NWAC) started the day in first place in the South Division by tiebreaker and ended it with sole possession after their 2-0 triumph over the second ranked Clark Penguins (3-5-0, 3-2-0). It was a back-and-forth chess match for much of the first half, with both teams fighting hard for position and taking advantage of the limited opportunities that would come on the day. In the 34th minute, the Ospreys were on attack and after a deflected ball bounced back in front of the goal Sebastian Tovar flew in and cleaned it up with a toe flick into the back corner of the goal. The Ospreys went into the half up 1-0.

The second half matched the intensity of the first as both teams once again applied pressure and defended their half. The importance of this game was understood. In the 54th minute, after making one of five saves on the day and collecting his third shutout of the season, Ospreys goalkeeper Darrin DeGroot booted the ball deep across the midline and Stenley Graham chased it down, striking in the second goal of the match and sealing the victory. The Ospreys picked up their fourth win of the season and remain undefeated in conference play.

The Ospreys are at home again this week as they look to sweep the season series against the Southwestern Oregon Community College Lakers (2-4-2, 0-4-1). They play at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at U.S. Cellular Community Park field 10 in Medford. The Ospreys now sit in first place in the South Division with 12 points.

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/    

Thank you.
Darren Van Lehn


Ospreys Women Stumble in Home Opener

In their first home match of the season, the Rogue Community College women’s soccer team dropped a 4-0 decision to Lane Community College on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

The match proved a tough one for the RCC Ospreys (0-2-2, 0-4-2 NWAC) as they found themselves on defense for most of the match. The Ospreys defense held strong until the 26th minute when Lane’s Shelbi Phillips found Danielle VanOrd who put it into the back of the net. The Ospreys went into the half down 1-0.

The second half proved similar. VanOrd found the net for a second time on an unassisted goal in the 69th minute. Ten minutes later, the Lane Titans (2-2-0, 3-4-2) were on the board again as Calysta Susu Mago put in a goal during the 78th minute. The Ospreys allowed a final goal in the 86th minute as VanOrd completed her hat trick on an unassisted strike.

Two yellow cards were issued: Amelia Williams (LCC) and Lara Nuttall (RCC).

The Ospreys women are back in action Saturday as they take on Clark (5-0-0, 6-2-0) at 2 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Community Park field 14 in Medford.

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/       

Thank you

Darren Van Lehn


Ospreys Get Split Decisions in Stiff Road Tests

The Rogue Community College Ospreys soccer programs earned split decisions on the road last weekend as the women dropped a 6-1 match to Clackamas Community College while the men picked up their first victory over Chemeketa Community College in a 1-0 battle.

Ospreys Women:
The Ospreys women dropped a 6-1 decision to Northwest Athletic Conference opponent Clackamas Community College in Oregon City on Friday.

There were early opportunities for Rogue (0-1-2, 0-3-2 NWAC) to get on the board but nothing found the back of the net. Clackamas (3-1-0, 5-2-0) was first to score with a goal from Eileen Reyna assisted by Yareli Macias in the 15th minute. The shots never let up and in the 38th minute, Macias scored for Clackamas and sent Rogue to halftime down 2-0.

RCC coach Rusty Veth said, "Props to Clackamas. I think they played out of their minds. The second half was filled with four goals that were the best I've seen in a long time. Their players were able to strike some balls that were the kind of hits you dream about. Everything just seemed to sit for them just right. On the other hand, I think we ended up shell-shocked and didn't play to our full capability from the very start."

After four goals from Clackamas in the second half (Reyna, Macias, Kreek Copher, Alison Flores), it looked as if Clackamas would get a shutout. However, in the 84th minute, their goalkeeper made a misstep and positioned herself awkwardly to trap a ball. RCC’s Haley Janky saw the opportunity to pounce and came in to pick off the ball off and tap it in to end the game 6-1.

Rogue will aim to find better results this week when the women have their first home games of the season. At 1 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 27), they take on Lane Community College (1-2-0, 2-3-2). At 2 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 30), the Ospreys will play Clark College (5-0-0, 6-2-0). Both games will be at U.S. Cellular Community Park. The Ospreys women currently sit in fifth place in the NWAC South Division.

Ospreys Men:
The Ospreys men (3-0-0, 4-1-0) posted a 1-0 triumph and their first-ever win over Chemeketa Community College (0-2-2, 0-5-3) in Salem on Saturday.

As expected, the game was a defensive battle from start to finish. Though both teams had opportunities, neither could find an opening to connect with the net, and found themselves locked in a 0-0 draw at halftime.

The intensity picked up in the second half and in the 54th minute Stenley Graham found the back of the net on an unassisted goal, giving the Ospreys the lead. The Rogue defense held strong and goalkeeper Darrin DeGroot was the man of the match as he collected 12 saves on his way to his second shutout of the season and a big win on the road.

“This was a big win for our men’s program,’ said Athletic Director Darren Van Lehn. “Chemeketa is the defending champion of the South and a historically challenging team for us so we knew this would be a statement game for our program this year and the men rose to the challenge.”

The Ospreys are back in action at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, as they take on Clark Community College (3-0-0, 3-3-0) at U.S. Cellular Community Park. Rogue and Clark are currently tied for first place in the NWAC South Division.

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/       

Thank you.
Darren Van Lehn

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Ospreys Men Get the Victory in First Home Match

MEDFORD –– The Rogue Community College Ospreys men’s soccer team picked up a 1-0 victory in their first home game of the season Wednesday, defeating the Lane Community College Titans at US Cellular Community Park.

Stenley Graham in Ospreys action
Stenley Graham in Ospreys action.

The match started in a defensive battle as both teams struggled to generate any offense. Nearing the end of the first half, the Ospreys picked up the pace and Abraham Sigala played the ball across the middle and Jose Gallegos was able to find the back of the net with a solid strike in the 42nd minute. The Ospreys (2-0-0) (3-1-0) went into the half up 1-0. 

Both teams started the second half with a quicker pace as Lane (0-2-0) (2-4-0) looked to equalize while Rogue planned to widen their lead. As the second half continued, both teams once again found themselves in a back-and-forth defensive battle where neither team could find the net. Ospreys goalkeeper Darrin DeGroot collected five saves on his way to his first shutout of the season.

There were four yellow cards issued during the match: Alejandro Velazquez (RCC), Stenley Graham (RCC), Robert Shimota (LCC), Cade O’Connor (LCC). 

The Ospreys are back in action at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, as they take on Chemeketa Community College (0-1-1) (0-4-2) in Salem. The Ospreys sit in second place in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) South Division. 

video still from KDRV television report

All RCC needed was one goal, off the foot of former North Medford star Jose Gallegos, to win their home opener.

 


Ospreys Return with a Draw and Victory in Coos Bay Double Header

The Rogue Community College Ospreys women’s and men’s teams travelled to Coos Bay on Saturday September 16th to take on Southwestern Oregon Community College (SOCC) in a double header.

Osprey Women:

For the Osprey women (0-0-2) (0-2-2) it ended week one of conference play, their second of three road games to open the season in Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) play. After the 0-0 tie Wednesday vs Chemeketa (1-0-1) (3-1-2) they traveled to Coos Bay to take on Southwestern Oregon (0-2-1) (1-3-2) on Saturday and tallied another tie but this time found the net in a 2-2 draw.

Rogue opened up the scoring at the 39th minute mark when Annie Teehan chased down a pass on the left line from Ashley Fontanelli who went end line and crossed it to Haley Janky for the put away in the 38th minute. A trio of sophomores using their experience to open up the scoring. Going in to halftime Rogue was out front 1-0. Early in the second half SOCC equalized in 47th minute with a goal by Andrea Brandsness and then took the lead later at the 62nd minute mark when Brandsness put in her second goal. Rogue was down but not out, they went on the offense attack and in the 87th minute Krystal Van Dyke ripped a shot from inside the 18 yard box that the keeper made an initial save on but Teehan was there to clean up with a good one touch put away on the backside.

The Osprey Women have a BYE on Wednesday but are back in action to complete their three game road trip when they travel on Friday September 22nd to play Clackamas (1-1-0) (3-2-0) at Oregon City HS kicking off at 1:00pm. The Rogue Women currently sit in 4th place in the Southern Division with 2 points.

Osprey Men:

The Osprey Men (1-0-0) (2-1-0) opened their season on the road against the SOCC men (0-1-1) (0-2-2) in Coos Bay. They came prepared and ready and got started early when Stenley Graham played the ball back into the middle and Jose Gallegoes put it away at the 5 minute mark. SOCC countered on a controversial goal as goalkeeper Darrin DeGroot was cleaning up an initial save and was run through as the goal was scored by Jake Flatt. Rogue was quick to answer after a free kick from Trenton Luebbert went off the chest of Alex Bauer and was put away by Stenley Graham in the 19th minute. The Ospreys went into the half up 2-1.

Both teams came out charging and ready to play in the second half and the intensity began to pick up. Fighting back the opening day adrenaline and the sudden emotional charge the men settled into their game and found their rhythm as Sebastian Tovar opened up the second half scoring in the 53rd minute with an unassisted goal. Less than five minutes later Rogue found the net again in the 57th minute when Jose Mendoza found Mauricio Sanchez for a goal in a scrum in front of the net. The teams continued to battle back and forth to close out the final 30 minutes with a flurry of activity from the referees as 5 yellow cards and a red were issued. The Ospreys captured the victory with a 4-1 result.

“I am very happy with the result. Going on the road is always difficult and the players were ready to play today and they played very well.” Said Head Coach Greg Millick, “Having not played in 3 and a half weeks, I was a bit on edge to see how the players would come out but they put that to rest. It is a great start and now we focus on Lane [Community College Titans] at home on Wednesday.”

Six yellow cards issued during the match: Alejandro Velazquez (RCC), Trenton Luebbert (RCC), Erik Velasquez (RCC), Ramiro Alvarado Suarez (RCC), Antonio Flores (SOCC), Jake Flatt (SOCC). One red card was issued: Trenton Luebbert (RCC).

The Osprey Men are back in action this Wednesday September 20th as they take on Lane Community College (0-1-0) (2-3-0) at home at US Cellular Field 10 at 1:00 pm. The Rogue Men currently sit in 2nd place in the Southern Division with 3 points.

Ospreys Athletics: https://athletics.roguecc.edu/

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/

Thank you.

Darren Van Lehn


Ospreys Women Earn Draw On the Road

The Rogue Community College Ospreys women’s soccer team (0-0-1) (0-2-1) traveled North to Salem to kickoff Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) play and their run for playoffs in 2017 as they took on Chemeketa Community College (0-0-1) (3-1-2) Wednesday afternoon.

The season opening match was a battle of defense as both teams held strong while being unable to capitalize on scoring opportunities resulting in a 0-0 draw. The Ospreys totaled 11 shots on goal lead by sophomores Haley Janky, of North Medford, and Annie Teehan of Rogue River. The defense held strong against 14 shots with freshman goal keeper Lilly Barrett collecting 7 saves and earning the shutout.

“We were unhappy with the result today as we believe we are capable of more. Getting a point on the road is good but we want to get the W of course,” said head coach Rusty Veth. “The ladies will be taking that hunger forward in to Saturday and look to find the net. The smoke that covered the Rogue Valley had us inside and we missed a few games because of it as well. There were many pros and cons to that situation and I think not being able to do finishing on a big goal was a major con so we will look to sharpen that up, and fast.”

The Ospreys women will be back on the field this Saturday September 16th as they face Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay. Kickoff is at 12:00pm.

Ospreys Athletics: https://athletics.roguecc.edu/

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org/

Thank you.

Darren Van Lehn

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Women Ospreys Take First Flight...

...2017 Soccer Season with a Pair of Scrimmages

A set of friendly scrimmages on Saturday, August 12 against Lane Community College and Oregon Tech began a year with high expectations for the Rogue Community College women’s soccer program. While in its third year, this is the first year of the program that Coach Rusty Veth has a solid group of veteran returners who understand the expectations for the team; on the field and in the classroom.

"Those veterans know the competition in our conference, and region, and what it will take to make playoffs and achieve set goals,” says Veth. Those returners include defenders Krystal Van Dyke, Amanda Orndorff, and Courtney Paquette, who might find themselves in more attacking roles this season; midfielder Ashley Fontanelli, who will be instrumental in controlling the tempo of games; forward Haley Janky, who worked a lot in the spring to add to her arsenal of attacking skills up front, and Annie Teehan, who was out with injuries most of last season but is hungry to make an impact this season.

Coach Veth was fortunate to add Naomi Aguilar to the team last spring and transfer Lara Nuttall from Linn Benton to help defensively, and Franny Gomez from Southern Oregon University to sharpen their attack. Along with these additions, he also added seven true freshmen who are hungry to prove what they can do to help the program: twins Delaney and Lilly Barrett, Logan Billy, Lorena Bracamontes, Karli Woodruff, Melissa Tonkin, and McKenna Frison.

“The focus is again to work from the inside out," says Veth, "and just as much as last season we are focusing on character driven players who aren't content with mediocrity. They buy into the core values set for the program but have set the bar higher and made promises to each other.” Veth looks forward to seeing the new heights they reach.

The regular season begins with a match against Portland Community College on Saturday, September 9 at 2 p.m. at the soccer fields at US Cellular Community Park 14 in Medford.

2017-18 Women's Soccer Team

Ospreys womens team

BACK (L-R): Assistant Coach Lou Nisbet, Melissa Tonkin, Krystal Van Dyke, Courtney Paquette, Lara Nuttall, McKenna Frison, Haley Janky, Annie Teehan, Billy Logan, Lilly Barrett, Head Coach Rusty Veth. FRONT (L-R): Delaney Barrett, Karli Woodruff, Amanda Orndorff, Franny Gomez, Lorena Bracamontes, Naomi Aguilar, Ashley Fontanelli.

RCC Athletics Director: Darren Van Lehn, [email protected]

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org


Ospreys Men Take Flight...

...on the 2017 Soccer Season with a Scrimmage at SOU

The Ospreys men took on Southern Oregon University in a friendly scrimmage on Saturday, August 12, beginning the third season for a program that is primed and ready for results.

Head coach Greg Millick has high expectations for the coming season. “I am very excited. The work that has been put in this off-season by the players, coaches, and college staff is going to make this season a great one," he said, adding, "In addition to players I was able to find an assistant coach to be a part of my staff. I am very excited to have Ethann on board.”

New assistant coach Ethann D’Amato hails from Grants Pass with collegiate playing experience at Pacific University. Millick has added 16 new players to the program this season in addition to the 6 players we are returning from 2016.  The incoming class is a very talented, Millick adds. "We wanted to continue to get quality technical players, but also needed to focus on adding athletes who could physically take our play to the next level. I believe we have found those players in this class and I am very excited to work with this group."

Returning for the men’s program are Trenton Luebbert, Sebastian Tovar, Anthony Ramirez, Josiah Quijano, Alex Bauer, and Beto Estrada. Coach Millick brought in sophomore transfers Alejandro Velazquez and Erik Velasquez out of the San Francisco Bay Area to bring another level of veteran experience and a balance to this year’s roster. Along with the eight sophomores, the program brings in fourteen freshman who are ready to prove what they can bring to the team: Darrin DeGroot, Alex Thornhill, Trenton Anderson, Jose Mendoza, Jonathan Martinez, Kevin Huerta, Stenley Graham, Mauricio Sanchez, Ramiro Alvarado Suarez, Cole Coster, Enrique Gonzalez, Abraham Sigala, Jose Gallegos, and Hunter Soper.  

Coming together around team values and committing to the upcoming challenges, the players have developed a winning mentality, doing what they have to on and off the field to lead their team and themselves to excellence. The regular season begins with a match against Portland Community College on Saturday, September 9 at 4 p.m.  at US Cellular Community Park, soccer field 14 in Medford.

2017-18 Men's Soccer Team

Ospreys men's team

(Left to right): Head Coach Greg Millick, Alex Bauer, Mauricio Sanchez, Abraham Sigala, Erik Velasquez, Trenton Anderson, Josiah Quijano, Cole Coster, Anthony Ramirez, Ramiro Alvarado Suarez, Alex Thornhill, Darrin DeGroot, Hunter Soper, Stenley Graham, Trenton Luebbert, Kevin Huerta, Beto Estrada, Jonathan Martinez, Sebastian Tovar, Enrique Gonzalez, Jose Mendoza, Alejandro Velazquez, Assistant Coach Ethann D'Amato.

RCC Athletics Director: Darren Van Lehn, [email protected]

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org

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Ospreys distance runners wrap up the track season

GRESHAM, Ore. – Four Rogue Community College (RCC) distance runners battled the unseasonably high heat as they closed out the track season at the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Championships over the weekend at Mt. Hood Community College. Mallory Ward earned sixth place in the 10,000-meter with a time of 43:18.49, while Allex Bachtell finished with a time of 47:31.79. On the men’s side, the sophomore duo of Devin Rodman (36:45.49) and Nigel Leonis (37:11.22) finished in the top ten of the 10,000-meter.

“They fought hard and managed the heat as best they could. We unfortunately had a really long and wet spring. It's hard to simulate the kind of temperatures they had to endure,” said head coach Cole Watson about the heat wave the Portland area encountered. “The silver lining of this experience is that they're going to be able to pull from this one in their future running careers. They all have so much more to give to the sport. I'm really excited to see what they do going forward.” The 2016-2017 season was the inaugural year of the distance track program at RCC. 

Several Ospreys will be leaving the nest as this season winds up. Nigel Leonis will be working toward a walk-on position with the Portland State roster, while Allex Bachtell wishes to join Western Oregon University’s program, and Mallory Ward is going to run for Oregon Institute of Technology. Coach Watson will be pursuing a sponsored running opportunity with Hoka One One Shoe Company and leaving his coaching position in June.

NWAC 10,000-meter results

Women’s 10,000-meter – 1, Kaylee Marquardt, Spokane CC, 42:33.66…6, Mallory Ward, Rogue CC, 43:18.49…11, Allex Bachtell, Rogue CC, 47:31.79

Men’s 10,000-meter – 1, Jerry Celistino, Treasure Valley CC, 33:43.82…9, Devin Rodman, Rogue CC, 36:45.49…10, Nigel Leonis, Rogue CC, 37:11.22

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Sports information: Chelsea Fine, [email protected]

RCC Athletics Website: http://www.roguecc.edu/Athletics/

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org


Ospreys Soccer Athletes Earn Accolades while Cross Country Runners Prepare for Championship Meet

Ospreys Soccer Bring Home All Star Honors

The Rogue Community College (RCC) women’s soccer team earned post-season accolades for a stellar sophomore program effort. Head coach Rusty Veth was named South-West Region Coach of the Year by the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) for bringing Rogue from a 0-11-1 record in their inaugural season to a 5-6-1 mark this season, missing a playoff berth by only one game during their second year of NWAC play.

Freshman goalkeeper Alycea Jones was voted to the NWAC All-Star team after recording five shutouts, 106 saves, and only allowing 27 goals this season. The Crater High School graduate started every game and played every second of Rogue’s 14-match schedule in goal without injury. Jones will share keeper duties this weekend during the NWAC All-Star match 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at the Starfire Sports Complex in Seattle.

“I'm extremely honored and feel like this title is a true testament to the players I was fortunate enough to coach this season,” said Coach Veth of his NWAC Coach of the Year honors. “They make me look good. The progress that we have made from the first season to the second just goes to show what happens when you work hard, stay humble, lead from the front, and have a clear vision that inspires others. I am a little disappointed that we didn't get more players on the All-Star team because so many of them do deserve to be there but I'm over the moon with joy for Alycea Jones because she earned it with her attitude, stats, and progress made this season.”

Rogue men’s soccer standout freshman forward, Brandon Sauceda will also see some action this weekend as he was named to the All-Star team and tabbed as the South Region MVP along with Southwestern Oregon Community College player Kyle Weller. Sauceda, a Chico, California import sits second in the NWAC with 19 goals and two assists for the Ospreys. The NWAC men’s All Star match begins at Noon at Starfire Sports Complex in Seattle. 

Cross Country Records Solid Times in Prep for NWAC Championship Meet

The RCC cross country team finished strong with some top 10 finishes during the NWAC Southern Region Championships at Clackamas Community College Saturday, October 28. Freshman Mallory Ward finished third in the women’s 5k with a time of 19:01.0. Sophomore Alex Bachtell recorded a time of 21:26.3 to place 18th and round out the pair’s efforts.

The men’s team placed 5th in the 8K as they were anchored by sophomore Salvador Salinas when he finished fifth with a time of 25.57.8. Devon Rodman rounded out the top spots for the Ospreys with a 19th place showing with a 27:09.1.

“They all ran really well together. It was good to see some top 10 finishes on both sides. We placed 5th last year as well but we look much better as whole this year,” said RCC cross country head coach Cole Watson. “I'm confident we'll finish higher up in the team standings than we did at last year’s conference championships.”

The Ospreys will cap the season Saturday at the NWAC Championship Meet in Lacey, Washington at St. Martin’s University.

Sports information: Chelsea Fine, [email protected]
NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org

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Ospreys soccer bring home All Star honors

Cross Country records solid times in prep for NWAC Championship meet

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College women’s soccer team earned post-season accolades for a stellar sophomore program effort. Head coach Rusty Veth was named south region coach of the year by the NWAC for bringing Rogue from a 0-11-1 record in their inaugural season, to a 5-6-1 mark this season, missing a playoff berth by one game during their second year of NWAC play.

Freshman goalkeeper Alycea Jones was voted to the NWAC All Star team after recording five shutouts, 106 saves, and only allowing 27 goals this season. The Crater High School graduate started every game and played every second of Rogue’s 14-match schedule in goal without injury. Jones will share keeper duties this weekend during the NWAC All-Star match 10 a.m. on Sunday at the Starfire Sports Complex in Seattle.

“I'm extremely honored and feel like this title is a true testament to the players I was fortunate enough to coach this season,” said Head Coach Rusty Veth of his coach of the year honors. “They make me look good. The progress that we have made from the first season to the second just goes to show what happens when you work hard, stay humble, lead from the front, and have a clear vision that inspires others. I am a little disappointed that we didn't get more players on the All-Star team because so many of them do deserve to be there but I'm over the moon with joy for Alycea Jones because she earned it with her attitude, stats, and progress made this season.”

Rogue men’s soccer standout freshman forward, Brandon Sauceda will also see some action this weekend as he was named to the All Star team and tabbed as the south region MVP along with South Western Oregon’s Kyle Weller. Sauceda, a Chico, California import sits second in the NWAC with 19 goals and two assists for the Ospreys. The NWAC men’s All Star match begins at Noon at Starfire Sports Complex in Seattle.

Cross Country

OREGON CITY - The RCC Cross Country team finished strong with some top 10 finishes during the NWAC Southern Region Championships at Clackamas Community College Saturday, Oct. 28. Freshman Mallory Ward finished third in the women’s 5k with a time of 19:01.0. Sophomore Alex Bachtell recorded a time of 21:26.3 to place 18th and round out the pair’s efforts.

The Men’s team placed 5th in the 8K as they were anchored by sophomore Salvador Salinas when he finished fifth with a time of 25.57.8. Devon Rodman rounded out the top spots for the Ospreys with a 19th place showing with a 27:09.1.

“They all ran really well together. It was good to see some top 10 finishes on both sides. We placed 5th last year as well but we look much better as whole this year,” said Cross Country Head Coach Cole Watson. “I'm confident we'll finish higher up in the team standings than we did at last years conference championships.”

The Ospreys will cap the season Saturday at the NWAC Championship Meet in Lacey, Washington at St. Martin’s University.

Sports information: Chelsea Fine, [email protected]
NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org


RCC’s Ospreys Soccer Ends the Season on the Road at Chemeketa Community College

RCC Women’s Soccer @ChemeketaRCC 5 – CCC 1

RCC Men’s Soccer @ChemeketaCCC 8 – RCC 1

The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys women’s soccer team (5-6-1) (5-8-1) earned a 5-1 victory to close out the 2016 soccer season at Chemeketa Community College (CCC) (0-11-0) (0-16-0) Saturday, October 29, in Salem.

The Ospreys had to find their footing first on some muddy terrain before Makenzie Hickman struck the back of the net off of a free kick in the 16th minute. Chemeketa tied it up before the half on a goal by Janie Jarmin. Krystal Van Dyke put RCC up 2-1 in the 49th minute with a one-touch kick into the right corner off an assist by Samantha Lilley. Lilley recorded another assist when she connected with Haley Janky at the 70th minute. Van Dyke hit her second goal of the game on a pass from Janky and finished the shot before she was brought down from behind at the 78th minute. Renae Nisbet capped the Ospreys win with Rogue’s fifth goal in the 86th minute.

Two yellow cards were issued during the match. Eve Ponce (CCC) and Erika Alcantar (CCC).

“The team ended the season with a strong performance on a field where nothing could be taken for granted. They adapt and find ways to overcome roadblocks. The second half of the match today shows just how capable they are. It's bittersweet to have the season come to an end,” said head coach Rusty Veth. “This group of unknown freshman came in and bought into the vision I have for the program and the roles they could play. They leaned in and trusted me and in return we created some amazing stuff, beautiful soccer on the field, priceless memories off the pitch. I think we are on the radar now a bit. I'm looking forward to how we can continue to ascend in the off-season as well-rounded student-athletes. We are just getting started here.”

This season’s roster was loaded with 14 freshmen from Oregon, California, and Washington.

In just their second year of Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) match play, the RCC Ospreys women improved from a (0-11-1) conference record in 2015 to coming within one game of earning a postseason appearance this year. They finished sitting fourth in the seven-team south division.

Men’s Soccer

The RCC men’s soccer (5-9-1) (7-10-1) team fell 8-1 during their last match of the season against CCC, (10-3-2) (10-5-4) the number one team in the south division on Saturday, October 29, in Salem.

Rogue’s starting goalkeeper Derian Saldana left the match early in the third minute with a shoulder injury. Chemeketa took advantage of the immediate loss by striking first in the 4th minute on a kick from Gustavo Mendoza. The Storm continued to pepper the net pulling ahead by four points before the half. Freshman midfielder, Sebastian Tovar, passed off an assist to Marco Perez in the 63rd minute to put Rogue on the board and avoid the shutout.

Five yellow cards were issued during the match: Ramon Medrano (CCC), Ammon Tuebner (CCC), Jorge Pinon (RCC), Trenton Luebbert (RCC), and Head Coach, Oscar Monteblanco (CCC).

The Ospreys men finished the 2016 season with a (5-9-1) (7-10-1) record, as they remained competitive in the south division against some tough teams. The Ospreys showed marked improvement over the 2015 season when they finished (1-11-1) (1-12-1).

Sports information: Chelsea Fine, [email protected]
NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org

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RCC Ospreys Soccer Teams Split Final Home Matches of the Regular Season Against Southwestern Oregon Community College

The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys Men’s soccer team (5-7-1) (7-8-1) earned a 2-0 shutout against Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWCC) (0-12-0) (0-15-1) Saturday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Community Park to close out their last regular season home game of the year. Brandon Sauceda picked up his 16th and 17th points of the season when he struck the first goal to put Rogue on the scoreboard in the 15th minute. Marco Perez fed Sauceda a nimble pass and the assist as Sauceda found the goal again in the 40th minute to secure the 2-0 win for the Ospreys. Sauceda continues to lead the NWAC in overall goals this season with 17.

Derian Saldana earned the shutout for RCC in goal with six saves. Five yellow cards were issued in the game: Spencer Iwanski (SWOCC), Marco Perez (RCC), Derian Saldana (RCC), Trenton Luebbert (RCC), and Sebastian Tovar (RCC). A red card was issued to Marco Perez (RCC) in the 79th minute. The Ospreys will have two players sitting out during their next match as Perez will be penalized for his red card and Luebbert has accumulated five yellow cards this season.

The RCC Men’s Soccer team has two more regular season contests on the road this coming week. The Ospreys will face Lane Community College (LCC) (5-7-0) (7-7-0) Wednesday in Eugene at 4 p.m. Then they will travel to Salem for one last contest against Chemeketa Community College (CCC), Saturday, Oct. 29.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

The RCC women’s soccer team (4-5-1) (4-7-1) dropped a heartbreaker 3-1 Saturday afternoon against SWOC College (5-5-0) (6-8-0) on their home pitch at U.S. Community Park. The Ospreys were first to score when Courtney Paquette connected with Samantha Lilley for the goal in the 21st minute. SWOC quickly answered to tie the game in the 25th minute before pulling ahead 2-1 before the half. RCC goalkeeper Alcyea Jones recorded 10 saves. Three yellow cards were issued: Samantha Lilley (RCC), Marisol Espinoza (RCC), and Haley Janky (RCC). A red card was issued to Nadia Villegas (SWOCC). The Ospreys roster will be down two players on Wednesday for one game only against LCC because of the yellow card accumulation of both Lilley and Espinoza. The Ospreys remain in the postseason hunt as they slipped to fourth today in the Southern Division standings, but a series of fortuitous wins and losses throughout conference play this week could clinch a playoff berth for the Ospreys.

“We had a tough loss today but I can only ask so much of these players, I know they aren't machines, they turned out an amazing game on Wednesday and it's incredibly hard to turn around two days later and play a tough game to get the result,” said Ospreys head coach, Rusty Veth. “We will continue to prepare and give our best in the final week of conference play and hope that the Soccer Gods shine upon us to get a playoff berth.”

The Ospreys travel to LCC (9-1-0) (11-3-2) Wednesday for a mid-week match in Eugene at 2 p.m.

Sports information: Chelsea Fine, [email protected]
NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org

 

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Ospreys Soccer Teams Battle Hard at Clark College but Come Up Short Against the Penguins in Midweek Contest

RCC Hosts Final Home Games of the Regular Season Saturday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Community Park in Medford

On October 19, the Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys' women’s soccer team (4-4-1) (4-6-1) dropped a close game 2-0 to the undefeated Clark College Penguins (10-0-0) (13-2-0) Wednesday afternoon in Vancouver. The Ospreys defense kept the Penguins scoreless in the first half. A crossed pass in front of the goal touched off of a Rogue player and rolled through the goal posts as an “own goal” gave Clark their first point of the game in the second half. A free kick on a foul sealed the 2-0 shutout for Clark in the 76th minute. Rogue showed resiliency as they played a tough match against the No. 1 ranked team in the South Division. They also denied one of the NWAC’s leading scorers, Molly Joyce, any goals. Osprey goalie Alcyea Jones earned 13 saves in goal for the day. Two yellow cards were issued during play: Samantha Lilley (RCC), and Marisol Espinoza (RCC). 

Head coach Rusty Veth was excited to see his team fair so well against such a dominant group of players. "I am so incredibly proud of this squad. We tend to travel pretty well and today was no exception even if the score line doesn't show that.‎ We played some amazing team defense and our attack was on but we missed the final pass to be able to convert,” said coach Veth. “This beautiful game can break you down sometimes, the ball doesn't always bounce your way, but we are a family and there isn't any obstacle we can't overcome together. The pressure to score was released when the OG [own goal] happened but I loved the way we responded as a team. We are finding form and looking to make a playoff push still." 

The Ospreys are still sitting third in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Southern Division standings right behind Clark College and Lane Community College, and looking for a playoff berth in just their second season of competition in the NWAC. The women's Ospreys will play their last regular season home game Saturday, October 22 against Southwestern Community College (SWCC) (4-5-0) (5-8-0) at the U.S. Cellular  Community Park in Medford at 1 p.m.   

Men’s Soccer 

The RCC (4-7-1) (6-8-1) Men’s Soccer team was defeated 9-2 by a very physical Clark College (8-3-1) (8-6-2) squad Wednesday afternoon in Vancouver. The Penguins put up 7 goals in the first half and Kallen Rechberg scored in the 23rd minute to put the Ospreys on the board before half time. Brandon Sauceda added his 15th goal of the season as he scored in the 55th minute. Goal Keeper Derian Saldana recorded nine saves. Five yellow cards were issued in the highly physical match: Edgar Resendiz (RCC), Jorge Pinon (RCC), Sebastian Tovar (RCC), Travis Cave (RCC), and Derian Saldana (RCC).   

The men's Ospreys host SWCC (0-11-0) (0-14-1) Saturday, October 22 at 3 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular  Community Park.  

Sports information: Chelsea Fine, [email protected] 
NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org

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Women Collect Fifth Shutout as Ospreys Soccer Teams Split Contests at Home Against PCC

RCC Athletics Osprey LogoThe Rogue Community College (4-3-1) (4-5-1) Women’s Soccer team shutout the Portland Community College (1-8-0) (1-9-2) Panthers 2-0, Saturday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Fields in Medford. Rogue soccer added Typhoon Songda to the roster as they played most of the game in an unrelenting downpour. Annie Teehan collected her first goal in an Ospreys kit when she connected with the back of the net in the 11th minute. Haley Janky sealed the shutout for Rogue with an unassisted goal in the 75th minute. Goalkeeper Alycea Jones recorded another shutout for the Ospreys in goal. There were three yellow cards issued during play: Samantha Lilley (RCC), Marisol Espinoza (RCC), and Isabella Hernandez (PCC).

One of Rogue’s top scorers, Haley Janky pursues a pass as she drives towards the goal Saturday against PCC. Rogue collected the 2-0 shutout on their home turf at U.S. Cellular Fields.
(RCC's Ospreys Womens Soccer October 15, 2016)

“There was a lot of uncertainty about the weather and how it might impact the game today but the girls know that when the jersey comes on we are clocking in to do work,” said Head Coach Rusty Veth. “It wasn't a perfect day but the conditions don't need to be for business to get taken care of. I'm happy to see us continuing to grow as individuals and as a team in the second half of the season. I'm very pleased to collect our fifth shutout in conference, and I give praise to our keeper and the backline for that stat. I asked some players to give me different things today, captain Kensie Ragan in particular, and they delivered in a way that made us more threatening.”

The Ospreys are sitting third in the NWAC Southern Division and looking for a playoff berth as they enter the last two weeks of regular season play. They hit the road Wednesday to face undefeated Clark Community College (9-0-0) (12-2-0) in Vancouver, Washington at 2 p.m.

Men’s Soccer

The RCC (4-6-1) (6-7-1) Men’s Soccer team dropped their home match 6-2 against the Portland Community College Panthers (7-3-1) (7-4-3) Saturday afternoon. Portland collected four goals before Travis Cave prevented the shutout out with a goal in the 53rd minute. Then Brandon Sauceda, NWAC leading scorer, added the second goal for the Ospreys in the 62nd minute. Four yellow cards were issued in the highly physical match: Owen Stevens (RCC), Jorge Pinon (RCC), Josiah Quijano (RCC), and Ezequiel Escobedo (PCC).

“Portland is a very athletic team and they capitalized on our mistakes. It's a tough team to prepare against because even if you do play well they are always dangerous,” said Head Coach Greg Millick. “We gained some momentum in the second half scoring two goals in 10 minutes, but we were just too far behind to make it back into the game. We will get ready for Clark on Wednesday.”

The Ospreys travel for midweek play as they will be in Vancouver, Wednesday afternoon to take on Clark Community College (6-3-1) (6-6-2) at 4 p.m.

Sports information: Chelsea Fine, [email protected]
NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org

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Ospreys Men Continue Road Skid Against Top Ranked Chemeketa

RCC Athletics Osprey LogoThe Rogue Community College men’s soccer team fell to top-ranked Chemeketa Community College (8-8-1) (8-3-3) Wednesday afternoon 5-2. Rogue (4-5-1) (6-6-1) was hoping for a road win to stay in playoff contention as regular season play winds up at the end of October.

Chemeketa’s Luis Armenta scored first at the 15th minute before Kyle Millette tied it up at the 21st minute. Chemeketa then unleashed four unanswered goals to go up 5-1. The Ospreys leading scorer, Brandon Sauceda found the goal on an assist from Trenton Luebbert, with a minute to spare at the 88th minute to add to Rogue’s two points on the day. The Storm’s defense held tight as RCC fired nine shots on goal. Four yellow cards were issued: Hector Sanchez (CCC), Fernando Gutierrez (RCC), and Jonny Esqueda (RCC).

The men and women Ospreys will be home this weekend as they hit their home pitch at U.S. Cellular Community Park in Medford on Saturday afternoon. The RCC women’s soccer team (3-3-1) (3-5-1) will face Portland Community College (1-8-3) (1-7-0) at 1 p.m. and the men team will play PCC (6-3-1) (6-4-3) at 3 p.m.

Sports information: Chelsea Fine, [email protected]

NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org

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Ospreys Men Drop Road Game to Lane Community College

RCC Athletics Osprey LogoThe Rogue Community College men’s soccer team was shutout Saturday afternoon 2-0 as they visited their closest foe to the north, Lane Community College (4-5-0) (6-5-0).  Rogue (4-4-1) (6-5-1) was looking for a win on the road to stay in playoff contention as regular season play winds up at the end of October. Lane scored their two goals in the first half with a shot by Rafael Jimenez in the 14th minute, and a goal by Kyle Smith in the 31st minute.

Ospreys goalie Beto Estrada held the Titans to just the two goals as he collected 4 saves in the net to keep it close. Four yellow cards were issued: Boozer (LCC), Juan Salgado (LCC), Fernando Gutierrez (RCC), and Jorge Pinon (RCC).  

Both the men and women Ospreys will be home this weekend as they hit their home pitch at U.S. Cellular Community Park in Medford on Saturday afternoon. The RCC women (3-3-1) (3-5-1) will face Portland Community College (1-7-2) (1-6-0) at 1 p.m. and the men will play PCC (5-1-3) (5-3-4) at 3 p.m.  


Sports information: Chelsea Fine, [email protected] 
NWAC Website: http://www.nwacsports.org

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Ospreys Athletes Celebrate Midweek Successes with Fleet Feet and Hat Tricks

RCC Athletics Osprey LogoThe Rogue Community College (RCC) men’s soccer team dominated (4-3-1) (6-4-1) the Southwestern Oregon Community College Lakers 5-2 on their home pitch Wednesday afternoon in Medford.

The Ospreys unleashed three goals in the first 20 minutes before the Lakers (0-8-0) (1-11-0) scored with a header off a corner kick to get on the board. Brandon Sauceda secured himself as the top scorer in the 29-team NWAC standings as he collected a trio of goals on the day. Sauceda scored in the 14th minute with an assist from Travis Cave, in the 58th minute on a pass from Jonny Esqueda, and in the 78th minute, with the assist by Anthony Ramirez. Trent Lueberrt also found the net in the 18th minute backed up by Travis Cave. Cave collected his own goal on a well-placed ball from Sauceda, at 22 minutes, and backed up his offense adding two assists and a yellow card.

Rogue head coach Greg Millick was happy with the outcome, “Today was a great performance. I am very pleased with how the guys played because we have been working extremely hard in training the past couple days on attacking play,” said Millick. “We had some new ideas for them to work on this week and it really came out in the game. I am especially pleased with the performances of Brandon Sauceda and Travis Cave. They had great games.”

The Men’s Soccer team is sitting in third place in the south conference of the NWAC standings as of today. 

The Ospreys will be in Eugene, Saturday, as they face Lane Community College (3-5-0) (5-5-0) at 2:15 p.m.

Women’s Soccer
The RCC women’s soccer team (3-3-1) (3-5-1) battled Clackamas Community College (2-3-1) (2-6-2) to a 0-0 draw on the road Wednesday. Ospreys goalkeeper Alicia Jones defended the net deflecting 10 saves and earning the shutout. Makenzie Hickman was issued a yellow card.

“The squad had great energy today, we fought from the first whistle to the last, we came with three points in mind but getting the tie and just one moved us up to third and back in to the playoff running,” said women’s head coach Rusty Veth. “It was our first game in the rain this season and these Ospreys had a blast. We get an extended break now with two BYE games and plan to get good and healthy again.”

The Rogue women are also sitting third in the South Division standings. The Ospreys have a 10-day bye schedule before they take on Portland Community College (1-6-0) (1-7-2) Saturday, Oct. 15th at U.S. Cellular Fields in Medford.

RCC runner named NWAC Cross Country Athlete of the Week
The Ospreys cross country team collected another NWAC Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor over the weekend.

Freshman, Mallory Ward garnered the title for her performance in the 5K as she topped her personal record by shaving more than a minute off her best time with a time of 18:55 at the Willamette Invitational Saturday, in Salem.

Ward, a Yreka High School graduate, is one of two female runners for the Ospreys.

The Ospreys hit the running trail again, Saturday, October 15, at the Lewis and Clark Invite in Estacada, Oregon.

Sports information: Chelsea Fine, [email protected]
NWAC website: http://www.nwacsports.org

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