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Game Recaps Archive (2018)


Ospreys Collect Post-Season Honors

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys men’s and women’s soccer programs collected post-season honors from the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) this past week. Awards for All-Stars, All-Region, and All-Academic were handed out and the Ospreys had eight different athletes honored.

All-Stars:
Logan Billy and Mauricio Sanchez were selected as All-Stars. Both are sophomores in the Ospreys program and looking to transfer on and continue playing. This was Logan’s first All-Star appearance and the second for Mauricio.

All-Region:
Five Ospreys were named to the All-Region team. For women’s soccer it was Lara Nuttall, McKenna Frison, and Melissa Tonkin. All three are sophomores and looking to transfer on. It is the first All-Region honor for both McKenna and Melissa and the second honor for Lara. For the Ospreys men Ramiro Alvarado and Abraham Sigala were selected for the All-Region team. It is the first All-Region honor for Ramiro and the second for Abraham.

All-Academic:
Two sophomores were honored for their success in the classroom. McKenna Frison and Enrique Gonzalez-Diaz. Qualifications for recognition are to be a sophomore in eligibility, have a minimum of 36 credits earned, and a 3.25 cumulative GPA.  

The Ospreys teams move into the offseason each with a large group of freshman looking to earn their own academic awards and continuing honing their soccer skills to prepare for next season.


Ospreys Soccer Season Comes to a Close

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys women’s and men’s soccer teams both played in their final games of the season Wednesday, Oct. 24. The Ospreys women hosted Portland Community College (PCC) and lost the match 1-0. The Ospreys men were on the road against PCC and lost their match 4-0.

Ospreys Women
The Ospreys (5-9-1, 4-7-1 NWAC) hosted PCC in a game that had no bearings on the final season standings. The match was closely contested with a single goal being the difference. Esmeralda Sanchez scored the lone goal of the day in the 14th minute, unassisted, to secure the 1-0 win for PCC.

There was one yellow card issued during the match: Logan Billy (RCC – 82nd)

The Ospreys women finished the season with 13 points and ranked 4th place in the South Region for a third year in a row! For the six sophomore women, it was their final game as Ospreys. With 12 potentially returning players, the Ospreys will look to add to the group and make the push next year to qualify for playoffs.

Ospreys Men
The Ospreys (0-11-1, 0-10-0 NWAC) were on the road against PCC. Four sophomore men played in their final game as Ospreys and were hoping to find a win; however, PCC secured a playoff spot with a final score of 4-0. Miguel Rosas had two assists and a goal for PCC, Bryan Tapia-Silva had two goals, and Miguel Vergara had the final goal. Khalid Aden and Dorian Contreras Bran each had an assist.

There were two yellow cards issued during the match: Luis Cerna (RCC – 45th) and Mauricio Sanchez (RCC - 86th).

The Ospreys men finished the season winless putting them in 6th place in the South Region standings. With 15 freshmen that are eligible to return to the program next year, they will be looking to add a few new players.


Ospreys Men Fall at Home, Women’s Playoff Hunt Ends

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys men’s and women’s soccer teams were in action Saturday, Oct. 20. The Osprey’s men hosted the South Region’s No. 1 ranked Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) and played well but gave up a penalty kick goal early on that was the difference as they fell 1-0. The Ospreys women ended their playoff hunt on the road when they fell 2-0 to Chemeketa Community College (CCC).

Ospreys Men
The Ospreys men (0-10-1, 0-9-0 NWAC) hoped to knock SWOCC (9-1-1, 7-1-1) out of first place in the South Region with a win; however, a foul just inside the box during the 9th minute allowed SWOCC striker, Joe Montero, a penalty kick that put SWOCC up 1-0.

Coming out in the second half, the Ospreys defense held strong. The offense had some quality looks at the goal but they were unable to score. The Ospreys lost 1-0. Goalkeeper Joel Witts played an amazing match with 11 saves, only giving up the penalty kick goal.

The Ospreys men play their final game of the season Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m. when they travel to face Portland Community College (4-5-2, 3-3-2).

Ospreys Women
The Ospreys women (5-8-1, 4-6-1 NWAC) entered into the match against Chemeketa (3-12-1, 2-8-1) knowing they needed a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. The day would not go the Ospreys’ way as they gave up two goals and were unable to score, dropping the match 2-0.

The loss means the Ospreys women will not be able to earn enough points to move into 3rd place in the South Region and capture the final playoff spot.

The Ospreys women will play their final game of the season Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m. when they host Portland Community College (7-7-1, 6-5-0) at U.S. Cellular Community Park, Field 14 in Medford.


Ospreys Women Stay in Playoff Hunt, Win 1-0

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys women’s soccer team was on the road Wednesday, Oct. 17 taking on Clackamas Community College (CCC). The Ospreys need to win their final three games of the season to qualify for playoffs and started off on the right foot with a 1-0 win.

Every game is a playoff game for the Ospreys (5-7-1, 4-5-1 NWAC) at this point. Needing to win out to go to playoffs, their first test came on the road against CCC (1-9-3, 1-8-1). It did not start out well as it was all Clackamas in the first half as they totaled 13 shots against the Osprey’s one. But keeper Megan Cowee was on fire protecting the net, collecting four saves in the first half. The teams went into the half 0-0.

The Ospreys picked up their attack in the second half as they added four more shots to their total. In the 66th minute, it was Hayle Mehl who found the opportunity as she put it into the net unassisted to give the Ospreys the 1-0 lead. Cowee continued her strong defense and added four saves in the second half for a total of eight to help the team secure a 1-0 result.

There was one yellow card issued during the match: Stephanie Roe (RCC – 19th)

The Ospreys are on the road again Saturday, October 20 when they take on Chemeketa Community College (2-12-1, 1-8-1) at Blanchet High School in Salem at noon. Their final game will take place Wednesday, Oct. 24 at home at U.S. Cellular Community Park Field 14 when they host Portland Community College (7-6-1, 6-4-0).

The Ospreys currently sit in 4th place in the South Region and can claim 3rd and a playoff spot by winning their final two games of the SEASON.


Ospreys Fall to Clark in Back-to-Back Losses

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys hosted Clark College (CC) Saturday, Oct. 13. The women played first and held strong early against the No. 4 ranked Clark women but ultimately lost the match 6-0. The men followed and scored quickly to take an early lead but couldn’t hold on and fell to Clark 4-1.

Ospreys Women
The Ospreys (4-7-1, 3-5-1 NWAC) faced a tough challenge in the No. 4 ranked Clark (10-1-1, 9-0-1) women. The undefeated Clark started aggressive and maintained a solid attack throughout the match. The aggressive style saw the Ospreys keeper go down five times in the match, leading to a position change in the second half. Sarah Teubner of Clark scored first off an assist from Mia Castaneda in the 18th minute. Late in the first half, Kayla Sills assisted Samantha Rosenkranz for Clark’s second goal in the 44th minute.

The second half saw Clark continue their aggressive style. In the 56th minute, Teubner served a ball in and Hannah Eakins went through Ospreys keeper Megan Cowee to go up 3-0. Cowee went down for the fourth time and it would be her last as she exited the match. Defender Stephanie Roe, a former high school keeper, came in to protect the net. In the 61st, Castaneda found Whitney Wortham for a goal. In the 65th, Maddie Topaum scored unassisted and in the 79th, Natalie Paul assisted Jillian Bolke for the final goal. The Ospreys lost 6-0.

Keepers Cowee and Roe each had four saves with three goals allowed. There was one yellow card issued in the match: Whitney Wortham (CC – 51st).

The Ospreys women are on the road Wednesday, Oct. 17, when they take on Clackamas Community College (1-8-3, 1-7-1) at 1:30 p.m. in Oregon City. The Ospreys remain in 4th place in the South Region and can still qualify for playoffs by running the table in their final three matches.

Ospreys Men
The Ospreys (0-9-1, 0-8-0 NWAC) were still in search of their first win of the season as they hosted Clark (3-7-1, 3-5-0) on Saturday. They took advantage early when Elijah Akala drove around the right side into the box and sent a shot in only to have it deflected by a Clark defender’s hand. This led to a penalty kick opportunity for the Ospreys that was taken by Ramiro Alvarado. He converted it to put the Ospreys up 1-0 in the 2nd minute. Clark countered quickly when Christian Hernandez played a ball to Jesus Cabrera who put it in during the 9th minute to tie it 1-1. Clark scored again when a 50/50 ball bounced awkwardly and landed in the net in the 15th minute with the goal credited to Kleon Keang. The Ospreys went into the half down 2-1.

The two sides came out battling hard in the second half, taking it to the 76th minute when a free kick went off RCC keeper Witts’ hands and was cleaned up by James Martin to put Clark up 3-1. In the 84th minute, Hernandez added a goal to his assist to put Clark up 4-1. The Ospreys lost the match 4-1.

There were three yellow cards issued during the match: Elijah Akala (RCC – 53rd), Michael Kimbrell (CC – 71st), and Daniel Sanchez (CC – 78th).

The Ospreys men have two games remaining in the season. They host Southwestern Oregon Community College (8-1-1, 6-1-1) Saturday, Oct. 20 at noon at US Cellular Community Park Field 14.    

For more information about:
• RCC Ospreys Athletics, game schedules, and team rosters visit www.roguecc.edu/athletics or contact Darren Van Lehn, RCC Athletic Director at 541-956-7144 or [email protected].
• Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC): www.nwacsports.org/


Ospreys Stumble on the Road

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys were at different destination but both on the road Saturday October 6th. The Ospreys men were playing Chemeketa Community College (CCC) in Salem, OR and the women were in Coos Bay taking on Southwestern Community College (SWOCC). The Ospreys men challenged Chemeketa deep into the match but gave up two goals late to lose 3-0. The women played Southwestern to a draw at the half but gave up a own goal late in the match to fall 2-0.

Osprey Men:
The Ospreys (0-8-1, 0-7-0 NWAC) were playing at Blanchet High School against the number one ranked CCC (10-1-1, 6-0-1). The match started out with high energy with both teams pushing hard and attacking the goal. In the 32nd minute Sebastian Ruelas crossed the ball and found Abner Carillo on the back post to put CCC up 1-0. The teams would trade shots and sides of the field and go into the half with the 1-0 score.

The half started quick with both teams fighting hard and testing the defenses. A controversial yellow early on against the Ospreys set the tone for the officials for the second. Late in the match the Ospreys committed everything to the attack looking for the equalizer which allowed CCC to take advantage and score two quick counter attack goals. The first came in the 82nd minute and the second in the 86th minute both were by Mycol Diaz with the second being assisted by Ruelas. The match would end with a 3-0 loss.

There were six yellow cards issued during the match: Ryan Connop (RCC – 30th), Carlos Cordoba (RCC – 47th), Jose Vazquez (59th – CCC), Mauricio Sanchez (RCC – 73rd), Jonathan Medal (CCC – 89th), and Jorge Garcia (CCC – 90th).

The Osprey men are at home in their next match Saturday October 13th against Clark College (1-7-1, 1-5-0) in the second part of back-to-back games at the RCC Ospreys Soccer Expo event.

Osprey Women:
The Ospreys (4-6-1, 3-4-1 NWAC) were taking on SWOCC (2-6-2, 2-5-1) looking to stay close in the fight for the playoffs. Both teams had opportunities in the first half as they combined for 12 shots but neither could find the next. Starting keeper for the Ospreys, Mikayla Mache, collected 5 saves. The two sides would go into the half with the score 0-0.

The second half produced more of the first but SWOCC was able to take the advantage as Paige Boyce played a through ball past the back line and found Alana Smith who put it into the net in the 60th minute to go up 1-0. In the 74th minute Tabitha Martinez played a corner kick into the box which was struck by Alana Smith and then off an attempted header from the defense which bounced in for an own goal. Second half keeper Megan Cowee had two saves with the two goals allowed. The match would end with a 2-0 loss.

The Ospreys women are at home in their next match Saturday October 13th against Clark College (8-1-1, 7-0-1) in the first part of back-to-back games at the RCC Ospreys Soccer Expo. The Ospreys women currently sit in 4th place in the South Region of NWAC play.      

NWAC Website: www.nwacsports.org/


Ospreys Fall to Lane in Back-to-Back Games

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys women’s and men’s teams were taking on Lane Community College (LCC) Wednesday October 3rd. The women played first and were under attack the entire length of the game as they lost 6-0. The men followed and played a contested match but ultimately lost 2-0.

Ospreys Women:
The Ospreys (4-5-1, 3-3-1 NWAC) faced a tough challenge against the Lane (10-1-1, 6-1-0) women who are ranked 6th overall in NWAC play. Lane took little time to start their attack. In the 13th minute, Bailey Johnson assisted Danielle VanOrd on a goal to go up 1-0. It would be the first of four goals for VanOrd. Her second would come on an assist from Yuuyu Suzuki in the 24th minute and her third would come in the 31st minute unassisted. They went into the half with Lane up 3-0.

The second half played out much like the first. VanOrd started things off in the 60th minute from an assist by Moe Sato to go up 4-0. In the 67th minute Suzuki would get a goal to go along with her assist and the final goal came in the 90th minute when VanOrd assisted Morgan Richards to seal the game. The Ospreys lost the match 6-0. Keepers Mache and Cowee for the Ospreys combined for 17 saves with the 6 goals allowed.

The Ospreys women are on the road for the next match, traveling to Coos Bay to take on Southwestern Community College Lakers (1-6-2, 1-5-1) Saturday October 6th at noon.

Ospreys Men:
The Ospreys (0-7-1, 0-6-0 NWAC) hoped to find a spark to turn around the back half of their season as they took on Lane (6-4-1, 3-2-1, but Lane made it challenging as they opened up the scoring on a free kick from just outside the box. Cian Cronin sent it across and Matthew Peagram headed it in to make it 1-0. Later in the first half Jacob McDonald crossed it and found Santos Martinez who flicked it past the keeper to go up 2-0. They went into the half with the Ospreys down 2-0.

In the second half, the Ospreys play improved but not enough. They battled back and forth but neither side connected on an opportunity. The match ended with a 2-0 loss for the Ospreys.

Two yellow cards were handed out during the match: Omar Navarro-Ramirez (LCC – 14th) and Ryan Connop (RCC – 45th).

The Ospreys are the road next as they travel to Salem Oregon to take on Chemeketa Community College (9-1-1, 5-0-1) Saturday October 6 at noon.

NWAC Website: www.nwacsports.org/


Kick it with the RCC Ospreys at the Soccer Expo!

Come kick it at the soccer expo sponsored by RCC Foundation

Enjoy family-friendly fun soccer games and prizes at the RCC Soccer Expo on Saturday, Oct. 13. The community is invited to “kick it” with the Rogue Community College Ospreys at U.S. Cellular Community Park, Field 14 in Medford. The Ospreys men’s and women’s soccer teams will be taking on Clark College in back-to-back games. Admission is free, great food will be available from local food trucks.

Bleachers are available or you can bring your own chairs.

There will be contests, mini-games, and drawings with prize giveaways such as UA soccer ball and a 50/50 cash prize for guessing how many eggs are in the Osprey nest.

Current RCC students, bring your RCC Student ID card to enter the drawing for an Apple Watch – Series 2 by 3 p.m.

This event runs until 5 p.m. or when the soccer games are completed. The women’s match starts at 1 p.m. with the men following at 3:30 p.m.

Bring some money to purchase lunch or snack items offered by local food vendors. Ospreys cookies and bottled water will be available for purchase to support RCC Athletics.

Visit with Ossie includes photo opportunities!

Information about RCC will be available including our growing soccer and our new volleyball programs.

For more information, visit www.Roguecc.edu/Athletics or call 541-245-7710.


Ospreys Women Win 3-1, Move into 3rd Place

HILLSBORO — The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys women were on the road Sunday, Sept. 30 taking on Portland Community College (PCC) at Ron Tonkin Stadium. The Ospreys went into the match knowing they could overtake PCC in the standings with a win and they did just that, earning a 3-1 victory.

The Ospreys (4-4-1, 3-2-1 NWAC) were riding a two-game win streak heading into their match with the PCC Panthers (4-5-1, 3-3-0) and wanted to maintain momentum and continue the push toward playoffs. The Ospreys set the tone early when Celeste Ruiz found the net in the 14th minute to put the Ospreys up 1-0. Just before half, Ruiz would strike again in the 45th minute, this time assisted by Logan Billy, and the Ospreys went into the half up 2-0.

Looking to keep the pace, the Ospreys came out in the second half and added to their total. This time it was Billy who scored, finding the net in the 57th minute to put the Ospreys up 3-0. PCC got one back in the 69th minute when Esmerelda Sanchez netted to put the final score at 3-1.

The win moves the Ospreys up to 3rd in the Southern Region standings with 10 points.  

The Ospreys are at home for their next match as they begin the back half of the regular season. They host Lane Community College (9-1-1, 5-1-0) Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 1:30 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Community Park Field 14.   

For more information:

Contact Darren Van Lehn, RCC Athletic Director at 541-956-7144 or [email protected].

Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC): www.nwacsports.org/


Ospreys Men Lose at Home

MEDFORD — The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys men found themselves under siege on Saturday, Sept. 29 as they hosted the Portland Community College (PCC) Panthers. The Ospreys lost 8-0. They were under attack from the very beginning and throughout the match, absorbing 30 shots from Portland.

The Ospreys (0-6-1, 0-5-0 NWAC) have been looking for a spark to turn their season around. It did not come Saturday as Portland (4-3-1, 3-1-1) started early with an aggressive attack and maintained the pace. In the 5th minute Miguel Vergara assisted Miguel Rosas for PCC's first goal of the match. In the 18th minute, Khalid Aden assisted Bryan Tapia-Silva to go up 2-0. In the 21st minute, Vergara assisted Aldelrahman Yassin to go up 3-0. And in the 37th minute, Martin Reyes scored unassisted to put Portland up 4-0 at the half.

The second half was similar as PCC struck early and often. In the 51st minute, Dorian Contreras Bran assisted Reyes on his second goal, and in the 68th minute, Aden got his second assist as he fed Reyes who put it away for a hat trick. Reyes then assisted Vergara for a goal in the 81st minute, and the final goal would come in the 90th minute when Rosas assisted Tapia-Silva to end the match 8-0.

There were two yellow cards issued: Angel Sonato (RCC – 70th) and Kipling Parowski (RCC – 91st).

The Ospreys men are at home again for their next match. They host Lane Community College (5-4-1, 2-2-1) to begin the second half of the regular season Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Community Park field 14 in Medford.

For more information:

Contact Darren Van Lehn, RCC Athletic Director at 541-956-7144 or [email protected].

Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC): www.nwacsports.org


Ospreys Earn a 1-0 Win at Home

MEDFORD –– The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys women’s team was in action Wednesday, Sept. 26 when they took on Chemeketa Community College at home. The Ospreys had an onslaught of shots throughout the game with only one finding the net to secure a 1-0 result.

The Ospreys (3-4-1, 2-2-1 NWAC) were looking to build off their victory over the weekend when they took on the Chemeketa Storm (1-9-0, 0-5-0). They came out charging hard through the entire first half with eight shots on goal but the Chemeketa keeper managed to stop them all, ending with 10 saves on the day. The two teams went into the half 0-0.

Knowing they needed the three points to help inch them closer to the playoffs, the Ospreys came out with the same pace in the second half. In the 67th minute, as they pressured the keeper, she misplayed the ball and Logan Billy was able to find it and put it into the goal to give the Ospreys a 1-0 lead. They held strong through the final 20 minutes to earn a 1-0 victory.

The Ospreys are on the road for their next match. They travel to take on Portland Community College (4-4-1, 3-2-0) on Sunday, Sept. 30 for a noon match at Hillsboro Stadium. The Ospreys currently sit in fourth place in the Southern Region.


Ospreys Women Win at Home, Men Lose on the Road

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys women and men’s teams were in action Saturday September 22nd. The women were playing at home against Clackamas Community College (CCC) and earned a 2-0 result. The men were playing on the road against Southwestern Community College (SWOCC) and lost the match with a final score of 5-0.

Ospreys Women:

The Ospreys (2-4-1, 1-2-1 NWAC) were at home against Clackamas (1-4-2, 1-3) and looking to get back on track. Early on they were headed in the right direction when Lara Nuttall crossed a ball into the center that was collected by Logan Billy who used a quick sidestep to get open and knocked if off the crossbar and into the net in the 17th minute to go up 1-0. A short while later a ball was deflected back by the CCC defense, corralled by Taylor Marshall, who lofted it up into the upper left corner of the goal bouncing it in to put the Ospreys up 2-0 at the half.

The second half saw the Ospreys put up nine more shots but none of them could find the net. The defense held strong and kept a clean sheet and the Ospreys earned a 2-0 victory.

The Ospreys are at home again for their next match when they take on Chemeketa Community College (1-8-0, 0-4-0) Wednesday September 26th at 1:30 at U.S. Cellular Community Park Field 14.

Ospreys Men:

The Ospreys (0-5-1, 0-4-0 NWAC) were on the road this weekend taking on the Southwestern Lakers (4-1-1, 2-1-1). The Ospreys found themselves in a hole early when Joe Montero assisted Sam Haghighat on a goal in the 6th minute to put SWOCC up 1-0. They were quick to strike again when Montero assisted Hernan Ibarra in 7th minute to put SWOCC up 2-0. The match would settle down after the first two initial goals and they would go into the half with SWOCC up 2-0.

The Ospreys came out strong in the second half but couldn’t generate any shots. In the 65th minute Eion Brown found Ibarra who put it away for his second goal in the 65th minute. Late in the match Haghighat assisted Anthoni Martin on a goal in the 87th minute to go up 4-0. And near the end of the second half a foul just outside the box lead to a free kick for Alex Moskowitz who put it in during the 90th minute to seal a 5-0 victory for SWOCC.

There were four yellow cards issued during the match: Ryan Connop (RCC), Angel Sonato (RCC), Alieu Diaw (SWOCC), and Kodai Kobayashi (RCC).

The Ospreys are at home for their next match against Portland Community College (3-2-1, 2-0-1) Saturday September 29th at 3:00 pm on U.S. Cellular Community Park Field 14.  

NWAC Website: www.nwacsports.org/


Ospreys Fall in Back-to-Back Matches

RCC Athletics Go Osprey! Registered LogoVANCOUVER, Wash. – The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys women’s and men’s soccer teams were on the road Wednesday, Sept. 19 against Clark College Penguins in back-to-back matches. The women played a close game against the 4th overall ranked Clark women but fell 2-0. The men played a high-intensity match following the women but also fell 2-0.

Ospreys Women:

The Ospreys (1-4-1, 0-2-1 NWAC) knew they would have to play a tight defensive match against the 4th overall ranked Clark College women (5-1-0, 4-0-0) if they wanted to walk away with points. Early on, it looked as if that plan had failed as Clark quickly scored in the 9th minute when Sarah Teubner forwarded the ball to Kayla Sills who put it into the net for a 1-0 lead. The Ospreys recovered and held strong through the remainder of the first half, going into the break 1-0.

Coming out in the second half, the Ospreys looked to equalize but their shots did not connect. The defense held strong throughout until the 85th minute when a scrum in front of the net led to a foul and penalty kick opportunity for Clark and Maddie Topaum put it away to seal the win with a 2-0 result. The Ospreys’ Megan Cowee and Mikayla Mache combined for 11 saves with the two goals allowed.

The Ospreys women are at home for their next match as they take on the Clackamas Community College Cougars (1-3-2, 1-2-0) Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Community Park Field 14 in Medford. The Ospreys currently sit in 5th place in the Southern Region.

Ospreys Men:

The Ospreys (0-4-1, 0-3-0 NWAC) were on the road against Clark College (1-4-1, 1-2-0), looking for their first win of the season. The match was a defensive stalemate for much of the first half as both teams traded back and forth. In the 44th minute, Clark jumped on a mistake from the Ospreys backline with Manuel Cabrera finding the net to put Clark up 1-0 as they went into the half.

The second half played out much like the first as both sides traded opportunities and defensive stands. In the 77th minute, the Ospreys attempted to stop a Clark push but were called for a foul in the box leading to a penalty kick opportunity for Michael Kimbrell who put it away to seal the game for Clark with a 2-0 result. Ospreys goalkeeper Joel Witts had six saves with the two goals allowed.

There were four yellow cards issued during the match: Michael Kimbrell (Clark – 26th), Abraham Sigala (RCC – 42nd), Mauricio Sanchez (RCC – 76th), and Chris Henry (Clark – 80th).

The Ospreys men are on the road again for their next match. They travel to Coos Bay to take on the Southwestern Oregon Community College Lakers (3-1-1, 1-1-1) Saturday, Sept. 22 at 2:30 p.m. The Ospreys currently sit in 6th place in the Southern Region.

For more information about:

  • RCC Ospreys Athletics, game schedules, and team rosters contact Darren Van Lehn, RCC Athletic Director at 541-956-7144 or [email protected].
  • Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC): www.nwacsports.org/

Ospreys Men Stumble in Home Opener

RCC Athletics Go Osprey! Registered LogoMEDFORD – The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys men held their home opener Saturday, Sept. 15 against the Chemeketa Community College (CCC) Storm. The match was fiercely contested on both sides with all goals coming in the final 30 minutes, but the Ospreys ultimately lost 3-1.

The Ospreys (0-3-1, 0-2-0 NWAC) started with a stiff defense against Chemeketa (6-1-0, 2-0-0). Both sides moved the ball back-and-forth looking for opportunities but the defenses held strong. They traded fouls and high pressure but neither could create an opportunity and the match went into the half 0-0.

Coming out in the second half, the pressure increased as both teams started creating opportunities on goal. Chemeketa would strike first in the 61st minute as Sebastian Ruelas collected the pass from Anthony Mota Sanches and found the back of the net to put Chemeketa up 1-0. Mota Sanches would follow shortly with a goal of his own in the 69th minute after getting assisted by Ruelas. The Ospreys quickly struck looking to get back in the game when Sam Bradfield found Enrique Gonzalez in front of the net in the 70th minute to make the score 2-1. However, Chemeketa would close the door in the 72nd minute when Mota Sanches scored his second on the day to put Chemeketa up 3-1. The match ended with a final score of 3-1.

There were four yellow cards issued during the match: Ramiro Alvarado (RCC – 24th), Team (CCC – 55th), Carlos Cordoba (RCC – 57th), and Anthony Mota Sanches (CCC – 57th).

The Ospreys are on the road for their next match traveling to Vancouver, Wash. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 to take on Clark College Penguins (0-4-1, 0-2-0). 

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Ospreys Draw in Home Opener

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys women held their home opener Wednesday September 12th against Southwestern Community College (SOCC). The match was closely contested with both sides finding opportunities and ultimately ended with a final score of 1-1.

The Ospreys (1-2-1, 0-1-1 NWAC) started hot against SOCC (0-2-2, 0-1-1) pushing the ball up the field and looking to strike early. That moment came in the 14th minute when Logan Billy collected the ball after it bounced off the keeper’s hands and put it back into the net to put the Ospreys up 1-0. Southwestern looked to equalize throughout the remainder of the first half but the Ospreys defense held up and they went into the half at 1-0.

The back-and-forth match picked up where it left off as both teams had opportunities to add to their total. In the 58th minute SOCC saw an opening and Sahara Iverson drove it into the goal to bring the score to 1-1. The final 30 was quickly paced as both teams looked for the winning goal but the match would end in a draw with a final score of 1-1.

There was one yellow card issued during the match: Lara Nuttall (RCC – 61st)

The Ospreys are on the road for their next match as they travel to take on Clark College (3-1-0, 2-0-0) in Vancouver Washington Wednesday September 19th at 1:30.

Ospreys Athletics: www.roguecc.edu/athletics

NWAC Website: www.nwacsports.org/


Ospreys Open Season with Back-to-Back Losses

Eugene – The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys women’s and men’s soccer programs opened regular season play in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) on the road Saturday, September 8. Both teams took on the Lane Community College Titans in back-to-back games. The Ospreys women were up first and held strong early but ultimately lost 2-0. The Ospreys men battled back and forth but dropped the match 3-1.

Ospreys Women

The Ospreys (1-2-0, 0-1-0 NWAC) opened the season against the Lane Titans (5-0-1, 1-0-0) and spent the first half locked in a defensive battle across the centerline entering the half even at 0-0. The second half started off as the first had ended, but in the 64th minute Brittany Smith assisted Danielle VanOrd to put Lane up 1-0. Only 6 minutes later the Titans would get on the board again as the Ospreys keeper Megan Cowee deflected a shot that was gathered up by Bailey Johnson and put into the back of the net to put Lane up 2-0 in the 70th minute. The match ended 2-0.

The Ospreys women play next in their home opener as they host Southwestern Community College (0-2-1, 0-1-0 NWAC) on Wednesday, September 12 at 1:30 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Community Park, Field 14 in Medford.

Ospreys Men

The Ospreys (1-2-1, 0-1-0 NWAC) men followed the women against the Lane Titans (4-2-0, 1-0-0). The game opened with quick scoring on both sides as Cian Cronin had a free kick just outside the top of the box in the 4th minute and curled it off the left post to bounce in putting Lane up 1-0. Only 5 minutes later Abraham Sigala took the ball down the right side after a pass from Elijah Akala and crossed it to find Sam Bradfield for a header that equalized the score in the 9th minute. Late in the first half Lane applied pressure and Santos Martinez found Issac Reyna who snuck it inside the net to put Lane up 2-1 at the half.

Both sides increased the pressure in the second half, trading fouls and combining for 9 corner kicks and 12 shots on goal. But it was Lane that found the back of the net as they countered off a free kick from Rogue in the 71st minute and Jesus Velazco found Santos Martinez to put Lane up 3-1 for good.

There were three yellow cards issued during the match: Angel Sonato (RCC) 35th, Jacob McDonald (LCC) 68th, and Mauricio Sanchez (RCC) 72nd. 

The Ospreys men also have their home opener as their next match. They take on Chemeketa Community College (5-1-0, 1-0-0) on Saturday, September 15 at noon at U.S. Cellular Community Park, Field 14 in Medford.

Darren Van Lehn, RCC Athletic Director at 541-956-7144 or [email protected].

Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC): www.nwacsports.org/


Ospreys Women Find Victory on the Road

The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys women’s soccer (1-2-0) team traveled to Eugene to host Tacoma Community College (1-2-0) on a neutral field located at the Bob Keefer Complex Monday, Aug. The Ospreys earned their first preseason victory with a 2-1 result.

The Ospreys were sluggish to start, taking time to find their rhythm. Early in the match, Tacoma’s offense was applying constant pressure and in the 10th minute Julian Johnson found the ball in a scrum in front of the net and knocked it past goalkeeper Megan Cowee. The Ospreys were quick to rebound when in the 19th minute they went on the attack. A shot bounced off the Tacoma goalkeeper direct to Celeste Ruiz who lobbed it back over the keeper and off the crossbar for a goal. The teams went into the break with a score of 1-1.

Fired up at halftime, the Ospreys came out pressing hard when in the 61st minute Logan Billy collected the ball near the midline and drove down the left side, cutting in and sending a lob shot over the keeper’s head and into the back of the net to put the Ospreys up 2-1. Tacoma pressured hard in the final 30 racking up shots, but second-half goalkeeper Mikayla Mache had five saves combining with Cowee for a total of eight Ospreys saves on the day as they split time. The Ospreys finished the match with a 2-1 victory.

The Ospreys start South Region play in their next match against Lane Community College (1-0-1). They will be on the road Saturday, Sept. 8 at noon in Eugene.

For more information about:

  • RCC Ospreys Athletics, game schedules, and team rosters contact Darren Van Lehn, RCC Athletic Director at 541-956-7144 or [email protected].
  • Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC): www.nwacsports.org/

RCC Ospreys Earn Mixed Results at NWAC Friendlies

Tukwila, WA – The Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys men’s and women’s soccer programs opened their seasons at the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Soccer Friendlies held at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washington. The Ospreys men opened with a 2-2 draw against Columbia Basin College and a 5-0 loss against Tacoma College. The Ospreys women fell 4-0 against Yakima Valley College and 5-1 against Bellevue College.

Ospreys Men:

The Ospreys men (0-1-1) took on Columbia Basin College (1-0-1) to begin their 2018 season of competition. The scoring began in the 25th minute when Armando Nieblas of Columbia Basin scored unassisted on a corner kick. In the 41st minute, the Ospreys would equalize when Ramiro Alvarado connected from just outside the 18-yard mark on an unassisted goal. They went into the half at a 1-1 draw. The Ospreys struck first in the second half when Alvarado sent in a corner kick to assist Enrique Gonzalez as he put the team up 2-1 in the 57th minute. Columbia Basin would equalize in the 75th minute on a corner kick by Brian Licona to Emilio Herrera who knocked it into the back of the net. The match would end in a 2-2 draw.

The second match for the Osprey men was against Tacoma Community College (2-0-0) and stayed competitive through the first half. Tacoma opened up the scoring in the 30th minute when Masa Fukushima scored unassisted. That would be the only goal of the first half as the Ospreys headed into the half down 1-0. The second half saw Tacoma get going lead by a hat-trick from Gezim Konjohi who scored Tacoma’s next three goals in the 63rd, 72nd, and 74th minutes. The final goal for Tacoma came in the 86th minute by Bubacar Touray. The match would end in a 5-0 loss for the Ospreys.

The Ospreys men travel to take on Lane Community College (1-1-0) next. It is the first match of South Region play and takes place on, Saturday, September 8 in Eugene, Oregon at 2:30 p.m.

Ospreys Women:

The Ospreys women (0-2-0) began their NWAC Friendlies play against Yakima Valley College (2-0-0). The first half remained a stalemate as both teams were working into their rhythms and looking for opportunities. None would come as the teams went into the half at a 0-0 draw. In the second half, Yakima Valley began to light up the scoreboard. In the 48th minute, Natalie Wright would score unassisted followed by Wright assisting Kellie Pack in the 55th minute for their second goal of the day. Later in the 67th minute, Sessi Allott would assist Corynn Vigil on a goal in the 67th minute to put Yakima Valley up 3-0. The final goal came in the 81st minute when Maddie Hoffman assisted Brittany Little to finish the scoring and the match with a final of 4-0.

The second match for the women was against Bellevue College (1-0-0). The match opened up with the Ospreys taking the early lead as Logan Billy scored unassisted in the 3rd minute of play. That, however, would be the last goal of the day for the women as they allowed a total of 5 goals over the final 87 minutes of play. At the time of posting the goal scoring information for Bellevue was not available.

The Ospreys women are hosting Tacoma College (1-1-0) this coming Monday, August 27th at a neutral playing field at the Bob Kiefer Sports Complex Field 2 in Eugene, Oregon, kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. This will finish the pre-season matches for the women who will open up South Region play on Saturday, September 8 against Lane Community College (1-0-1) in Eugene, Oregon at noon.

For more information about RCC's Athletics program and the Ospreys, contact:

Darren Van Lehn, RCC Athletic Director

541-956-7144 or [email protected].


RCC Athletics Adds Volleyball in 2019

Ospreys will start spiking volleyballs in Northwest Athletic Conference South Division action in 2019.

“We are stoked,” said Rogue Community College athletic director Darren Van Lehn. “Bringing women’s volleyball to Rogue means more opportunity for local athletes to continue their athletic careers while earning a college education. It also means an exciting new sport for our fans.”

The Ospreys will make their first serve in divisional competition in August 2019. They join 33 other college programs in the NWAC.

RCC plans to hire a head coach this fall. “I look forward to working with our incoming head coach to build a competitive roster, continue to expand our athletics program, and further establish Rogue Community College as the Home of the Ospreys,” Van Lehn said.

Practice and games will be held at The Courthouse all-sport facility owned and operated by Don Berryessa at 709 North Phoenix Road in Medford. “It’s an amazing space,” Van Lehn said. “It’s great to be able to further integrate the Ospreys with the community that has been so supportive of us.”

The Courthouse manager Nicole Rosanelli agreed. "We are pleased to partner with Rogue Community College as the pilot year of the women's volleyball program is launched. Go Ospreys!”

RCC will first look locally for athletes, where volleyball is played at a high level. In the last two years, from 3A to 6A competition, Rogue Valley high schools have placed 14 teams in the state’s top ten. "We will also hold an open tryout in the spring 2019,” Van Lehn said. “We are looking for 8-15 women for our initial roster.”

For more information about NWAC volleyball, visit https://www.nwacsports.org/sports/wvball/index.


Ospreys Soccer Kicks Off in September

Medford – The Rogue Community College Ospreys are entering their fourth season of collegiate competition this fall. The men’s and women’s soccer programs kick off the regular season of Northwest Athletic Conference play on Saturday Sep 8 on the road in Eugene, OR against the Lane Titans.

Men’s Soccer:

After setting new standards with a second place finish in the South Division and hosting their first ever playoff game the Ospreys men are preparing to compete for a division championship in their fourth year of competition. The program is returning four players from last year’s team, has worked to bring in a sophomore transfer, and has brought on sixteen freshman to round out the roster for this season. The men open their season against Lane in Eugene, OR on Saturday Sep 8 at 2:30. They host their home opener the following Saturday Sep 15 at 12:00 against Chemeketa Community College at U.S. Cellular Community Park field 14 in Medford.

Women’s Soccer:

After back-to-back years finishing one spot out of the playoffs the lady Ospreys have put together their largest roster to date and look to their fourth year as the one where they qualify for the postseason. The program is returning seven players from last year’s team and has recruited fourteen freshman to complete the roster for this season. The women open their season against Lane in Eugene, OR on Saturday Sep 8 at 12:00. They host their home opener on Wednesday Sep 12 at 1:30 against Southwestern Community College at U.S. Cellular Community Park field 14 in Medford.     

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


RCC Ospreys Discontinues Cross-Country and Long Distance Track Programs

Despite initial successes, the Rogue Community College (RCC) Ospreys Athletic Department announced today that it has discontinued the cross-country and long distance track programs. Participation has not met expectations. 

"We are focusing our resources where they may have the greatest benefit and engagement for the community and our students," said Darren Van Lehn, athletic director for RCC. "We will look into the possibility of new sports programs for our students, and we will continue to grow our successes in men's and women's soccer. Our goal is to provide the most opportunities possible for student-athletes to access education and compete." 

Van Lehn added that Ospreys Athletics is always looking for partners, volunteers, donors and sponsorships to support current programs and grow new sports in the future. "We are also looking for community partners that offer opportunities for our student-athletes to engage with and give back to the community that has supported them," he said.

In 2015, RCC launched Ospreys Athletics and has fielded several Northwest Athletic Conferences (NWAC) standouts in soccer and cross-county. The men's soccer team made the NWAC playoffs for the first time in 2017. Van Lehn said, “The Ospreys are looking forward to more successes in soccer in the 2018 season, and that recruitment for men and women is ongoing.”

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Primary contact: Darren Van Lehn
Title: Athletic Director, RCC
Office: 541-956-7144
Email: [email protected]

Secondary Contact: Grant Walker, APR, MFA
Title: Marketing Director, RCC
Office: 541-956-7088
Mobile with text: 541-848-7307  
Email: [email protected]


Ospreys and Black Tornado Star Signs with Oregon Tech

Medford – Rogue Community College Ospreys and former North Medford Black Tornado star Haley Janky has committed to Oregon Tech’s women’s soccer program for the fall 2018 season.

Following a high school playing career at North Medford, Janky committed to joining an Ospreys program that was beginning its second year of Northwest Athletic Conference play. In her two years, Janky started every game, earned both All-Region and All-Star honors, carried a full course load, maintained a 3.6 GPA. She will graduate this spring with her associate degree.

Janky is the first Ospreys soccer athlete to move forward and commit to playing in a four-year program. Oregon Tech competes at the NAIA level in the Cascade Conference. “Haley has been a model student athlete during her time at Rogue. Her hard work and dedication has paved the way for future women’s soccer players and all future Ospreys athletes,” said Athletic Director Darren Van Lehn.

Head coach Rusty Veth is looking to build on the program's recent successes by working to bring back 10 freshmen last this year’s squad, and has begun the 2018 recruiting class with five players already committed. The fall 2018 season begins in early September.

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


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