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Game Recaps Archive (2021)

Ospreys Collect 7 All-Stars, MVP, and Player of the Year

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer and Volleyball programs collected post season awards for their successful seasons.

Men’s Soccer, finishing in 3rd overall, was honored with 5 All-Stars (Jhoel Sarraude, Josue Reyes, Jose Gallegos, Franco Melgar, and Rosendo Juarez Flores) after their historic season. Sarraude was also voted the South Region MVP for a second season in a row, was the Conference player of the week, and collected the NWAC’s top honor of Baden Player of the Year.

Volleyball finished in the top 10, making playoffs in all three years of program history, and collected 9 Region players of the week, 2 conference players of the week, and Amanda Klotz and Devin Ireland were named to 1st team and 2nd team All-Stars respectively.

Men’s Soccer has 19 athletes that are eligible to return, Volleyball has 10, and Women’s Soccer is returning to competition for Fall 2022. Offseason work begins now. The Ospreys future is bright.

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Volleyballs Season Ends with Back-to-Back 5 Set Thrillers

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was in Bellevue WA for their the group play round of the NWAC Volleyball Championships on Sunday November 14th. The Ospreys need one win to move to the Elite 8 after defeating Highline (17-10, 10-2) the previous day. Up first Spokane (18-9, 11-5). They found themselves in storm and were overwhelmed by the surging four-seed who won out in group play losing 2-3 (26-24, 22-25, 16-25, 25-19, 7-15).

That left them with one final chance to advance, later that afternoon against tournament host Bellevue (22-8, 10-2). The Ospreys (21-10, 11-5) showed heart, grit, and the passion that they are capable of as they fought to stay alive in a match where over 240 points were scored. It would come down to the fifth set and the Ospreys couldn’t find the win losing 2-3 (29-27, 19-25, 22-25, 37-35, 7-15).

They were led by (stats combined) Amanda Klotz with 35 Kills, Tessa Frodge with 24, Catherine Rostel 22 Kills and 44 Digs, and Toni Stevens with 19 Kills. Jeanie Palsis, Kylie Anderson, and Kylee Aiwohi combined for another 107 digs while Devin Ireland had 107 assists with 19 Digs.

The loss ended the third season of Volleyball for the Ospreys. They accumulated 9 Region Player of the Week awards and 2 Conference Player of the Week awards as they qualified for playoffs for a third straight season finishing in the top 12 of the NWAC.

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Volleyball Rolls 3-0 over Highline

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was in Bellevue WA for their first playoff match of the NWAC championships. They were taking on Highline College in the first round of group play. The Ospreys stayed composed throughout the match as they dominated early and held on late to sweep Highline 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 26-24).

The Ospreys (21-8, 11-5) were looking to start their third season playoff run with a statement win against Highline (17-9, 10-2). They came out with a consistent and aggressive attack led by Amanda Klotz, Catherine Rostel, and Toni Stevens. They took a lead and held it in the first, followed up with the same pattern in the second, and held off an aggressive push from Highline in the third to get the 3-0 win. 

Klotz had 12 Kills hitting .304, Rostel had 9 hitting .240, and Stevens had 9 hitting .467. Devin Ireland commanded the offense with 38 assists and 4 kills. Jeanie Palsis and Kylie Anderson held down the back line with 20 combined digs.

The Ospreys will face the winner of Bellevue (20-7, 10-2) vs. Spokane (16-9, 11-5) Sunday November 14th at 10:00am. A win sends them to the NWAC Elite 8.

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Men’s Soccer Season Ends in Final Four

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer team was facing Highline College in their first ever NWAC Final Four appearance. They played a competitive first half before a stoppage time penalty kick would put Highline up 1-0. In the second they couldn’t capitalize on opportunities and ultimately lost 3-0. 

The Ospreys (10-3-2, 6-2-2) were amidst their most successful season in program history. To get to their first championship game they would have to go through Highline (13-5, 8-5). While they played the match tough, were down their throats most of the match, they couldn’t find the net when it mattered and they would lose the match 3-0. 

The loss has the Ospreys finishing in 3rd place in the NWAC their best finish in program history. They finish a season that saw their best overall record, their first playoff win, first elite 8 appearance, and first final 4 appearance. They also earned region MVP in Jhoel Sarraude and 5 All-Stars including Sarraude, along with Josue Reyes, Jose Gallegos, Rosendo Juarez Flores, and keeper Franco Melgar.

The Ospreys will look to strengthen the roster through recruiting as their sophomores look to transfer to the next level. The work for the 2022 season begins now. 

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Volleyball Secures Third with 3-1 Win

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was on the road against Southwestern Community College for their final regular season match. The Ospreys needed to win to secure a 3rd place finish and they did just that with a 3-1 (25-12, 18-25, 25-18, 25-23) win.

The Ospreys (20-8, 11-5) came out with dominance in the first set as they won 25-12 over Southwestern (8-19, 4-12). In the second set Southwestern would prove they weren’t going down with a fight as they won a close set 25-18. In the 3rd the Ospreys would gain control and win 25-18 only to see Southwestern place them close in the 4th set as they squeezed out a 25-23 win.

The win sees the Ospreys finish 11-5 on the season in region play and in 3rd place in the south region. It marks a playoff appearance for all three years of the programs history after winning the championships the previous two years.

The Ospreys will head to Bellevue College in Washington to begin the group-play first round of the NWAC playoffs. They will start group play against Highline College (16-8, 9-2) at 10am on Saturday November 13th. 

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Upset! Ospreys are Final Four Bound with 2-1 Win

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer was on the road for the NWAC Elite 8 facing the number one ranked Peninsula College on Saturday November 6th. The Ospreys capitalized on two first half goals, holding strong in the second, to win 2-1 and advance to the Final Four for the first time in program history.

The Ospreys (10-2-2, 6-2-2) were in territory they have never been before as they took on Peninsula (15-1-1, 12-0-1) in the NWAC Elite 8. In the 10th minute Zach Olson would drop in ball that found the net to put the Ospreys up 1-0. In the 25th minute Jhoel Sarraude took the ball off the midfielder, played it through the back line to a racing Rosendo Juarez Flores who went and shot it past the keep to go up 2-0.

The would come out in the second half looking to hold onto the win. In the 72nd minute Peninsula would find the net closing the gap but the Ospreys defense held on and upset the number one ranked Peninsula 2-1 advancing to the NWAC Final Four for the first time in program history.

The Ospreys will be playing Friday November 12th at 11:00am at Starfire Complex in Seattle WA. They will face the winner of Columbia Basin (10-4-2, 9-1-2) vs. Highline (11-5-0, 8-5). 

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Volleyball Rolls RiverHawks 3-0

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was on the road Friday November 5th when they took on Umpqua Community College in the second to last game of the regular season. The Ospreys set the tone in the first set with a dominate win. They would make it interesting in the second until a ten point run sealed the win and set the momentum for a 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-17) win.

The Ospreys (19-8, 10-5) need to win out and Mt. Hood to lose one of two to claim third place in the South. Umpqua (7-18, 2-13) found momentum in the second set but lost control up 17-15, losing 25-17 and setting the tone for the third set and the sweep. The win sets up the final game of the season for the Ospreys before heading into the group play round of the NWAC playoffs.

The Ospreys will be on the road for their final match of the season when they take on Southwestern Oregon Community College (8-18, 4-11) in Coos Bay on Wednesday November 10th at 6:30pm. They will begin group play Saturday November 13th.  

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Men’s Soccer Advances to Elite 8 with 5-2 Win

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer team was hosting its second every playoff game Wednesday November 3rd. They took on Bellevue College in the Regional Round of the NWAC Playoffs. The Ospreys offense rolled to a 5-2 win led by Jhoel Sarraude who had four goals, 20 total on the season, setting the all-time single season record for the Ospreys and becoming the goal-scoring leader in the NWAC.

The Ospreys (9-2-2, 6-2-2) were facing Bellevue (6-8-3, 5-6-2) for a second time this season after they opened against them with a 7-0 shutout win. The offense would pick up right where it left off as Jonny McCoy broke free in the 28th minute and hit a shot that was saved only to collect the ball and fire it into the net to go up 1-0. In the 38th minute Ricardo Escobar would play one in to Jhoel Sarraude who would get his first of four goals on the day. Just before the half Hector Pinto-Perez found Sarraude who would put the Ospreys up 3-0 at the half.

As the second half began Randy Rodriguez would play to Sarraude who would score in the 48th minute. Bellevue found the net twice in the second half before Sarraude would shut the door as Rodriguez picked up his second assist on the day in the 76th minute and the Ospreys would win 5-2.

Jhoel Sarraude sets the single season goal scoring record for the Ospreys with 20 on the season, the previous record being 19 by Brandon Sauceda in 2016, while also moving into first place in the individual NWAC standings for total goals scored. The Ospreys will travel to Port Angeles WA on Saturday November 6th to take on the number one ranked Peninsula College (15-0-1, 12-0-1) at 2:15pm. 

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Volleyball Falls to Linn-Benton 3-0

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was hosting Linn-Benton Community College on Saturday October 30th. The Ospreys were slow to start the match and had to play catch up against a nearly mistake free Linn-Benton and could never grab control. They would fall 3-0 (19-25, 20-25, 17-25).

The Ospreys (18-8, 9-5) were up against the number one ranked team in Linn-Benton (23-2, 13-0) for the third time this season. Each match has played out similar, we play tough tight sets but Linn-Benton minimizes mistakes and capitalizes to win. In the first we fell behind early only to climb back into a tie and then fall behind for a 19-25 loss. In the second we were matching points until late when Linn-Benton pulled ahead to win 25-20. And in the third we fell behind early, climbed back late, but couldn’t pull ahead and lost 17-25.

We were led in Kills once again by Catherine Rostel with 11 Kills and 12 digs, Tess Frodge with 8 Kills, Devin Ireland with 35 Assists, and Jeanie Palsis with 15 digs.

Our final two matches of the regular season are on the road. The first against Umpqua Community College (6-17, 2-12) on Friday November 5th at 6:30pm and the final game of the season will be against Southwestern Oregon Community College (8-17, 4-10) on Wednesday November 10th at 6:30pm. The Ospreys have clinched a playoff spot and sit in fourth place in the NWAC South Region.

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Volleyball Upsets Lane 3-1; Punches Playoff Ticket

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was hosting Lane Community College on Friday October 29th. The Ospreys started slow and fell behind early only to take control in the second set and roll of three straight sets to win the match 3-1 (25-19, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23). The win cements a playoff spot for the Ospreys program making them 3-for-3 in program history in playoff appearances. 

The Ospreys (18-7, 9-4) were looking for revenge after being swept 3-0 earlier in the season by Lane (14-2, 11-2). The first set started rough as they fell behind big early and fought back but would not find the lead and lost 25-19. As the second set began, the Ospreys found their energy and their purpose and went into a three set battle where every point mattered, as they would win 25-22, 25-22, and 25-23.

The offense was led by power hitter Catherine Rostel with 16 Kills, Tessa Frodge 9 Kills, Amanda Klotz and Toni Stevens with 8 Kills, and Mackenzie Ososke with 7 Kills. Devin Ireland captained the offense with 39 assists and Jeanie Palsis and Kylee Anderson held down the defense with 30 and 20 digs respectively.

The Ospreys are will play their final home game of the year tomorrow, Saturday October 30th, at 3:00pm when they take on Linn-Benton Community College (22-2, 12-0). The Ospreys currently sit in 4th place in the NWAC South Region.   

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Men’s Soccer Finishes in 2nd; Will Host Playoff Match

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer team was in action Wednesday October 27th hosting Clark College. The Ospreys started the day locked in second place and after an early PK was granted they rotated players as Clark would win 2-0. The Ospreys finish in second place in the South Region after earning the championship last year. They will host Bellevue College on Wednesday November 3rd in the first round of the NWAC playoffs.

The Ospreys (8-2-2, 6-2-2) came out with energy looking to finish the regular season with a win against Clark (4-2-4, 4-2-4). In the 13th minute a foul occurred as a Clark player was running out of the box and a questionable PK was granted and Clark would go up 1-0. After looking to equalize and not finding the net the Ospreys began to rotate players and plan for the playoffs. Clark would finish the game with a 2-0 win after an own goal early in the second half.

The Ospreys will host Bellevue College (5-6-3, 4-5-2) on Wednesday October 27th at 12:00pm at US Cellular Community Park Field 11 in the opening round of the NWAC Playoffs. It is the second home playoff game for the program. The winner travels to Peninsula College (14-0, 11-0) for a chance to make the final four.

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Ospreys Quiet Storm with 3-1 Win

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was on the road against Chemeketa Community College Saturday October 23rd. After dropping a close first set the Ospreys took control of the match and went three in a row to win 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-15).

The Ospreys (17-7, 8-4) first set against Chemeketa (6-11, 3-8) was tight up until the very end when the storm pulled ahead and won 25-23. In the second set the varied offensive attack of the Ospreys got moving and they rolled to a 25-18 win. The third and fourth sets saw the Ospreys get control and keep it throughout as they won 25-20 and 25-15 closing out the match with a 3-1 win.

The attack was led by Catherine Rostel who had 9 Kills, 11 assists, and 14 digs. Amanda Klotz had 11 kills, Toni Stevens had 10 with 5 Blocks, and Tessa Frodge had 8 kills. Jeanie Palsis and Kylie Anderson kept the defense on point with 36 and 12 digs.

The Ospreys are at home for their next match as they host Lane Community College (14-1, 11-1) on Friday October 29th at 6:30pm. The Ospreys sit in 3rd place in the NWAC South Region. 

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Ospreys Fight Their Way to 3-0 Win

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was on the road Friday October 22nd taking on Clackamas Community College. The Ospreys were in a close battle to start the match and found a fight in each set but always settled in and cruised to a (26-24, 25-14, 25-19) win.

The Ospreys (16-7, 7-4) came out hot and pulled to steady five point lead over Clackamas (4-13, 2-9) only to allow them in close the gap late and fight to a 26-24 win. The second set was a slow start that ultimately saw the Ospreys pull ahead and stay there with a comfortable 25-14 win.

The third set was a back-and-forth battle. Each team would take a lead until the other charged ahead, until they got to 18’s. The Ospreys dug in and used solid defense to set up point after point and finish the set 25-19, winning the match 3-0. 

Catherine Rostel led the offense with 11 Kills, Mackenzie Ososke had 7 as well as Toni Stevens. Jeanie Palsis had 19 Digs and Devin Ireland had 30 assists.

The Ospreys are on the road again tomorrow when they take on Chemeketa Community College (6-10, 3-7) at 2:00pm in Salem. The Ospreys sit in 3rd place in the NWAC South Region.

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Ospreys Secure Home Playoff Game with 3-1 Win

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer team was on the road Friday October 22nd against Portland Community College. A first minute goal set the tone as the Ospreys won 3-1, securing a 2nd place finish or better and a home playoff game for only the second time in program history.

The Ospreys (8-1-2, 6-1-2) came out with instant pressure against Portland (2-5-3, 2-4-3) as they attacked the box and Randy Rodriguez collected a ball and put it into the net to put the Ospreys up 1-0 in the first minute. In the 27th minute Rodriguez would set up Jhoel Sarraude for his 16th goal of the season to put the Ospreys up 2-0 at the half.

In the second half the Ospreys kept up the pressure, allowing a goal in the 79th minute, but securing the win with a PK goal by Jonny McCoy in the 83rd minute to win 3-1 on the day.

The victory secures a 2nd place finish or better for the program and a home playoff game. The Ospreys will host Clark College (3-2-3, 3-2-3) in the regular season finale Wednesday October 27th at 1:30pm at US Cellular Community Park Field #14 in Medford. 

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Ospreys Volleyball Wins 3-0; Men’s Soccer Falls 3-0

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball and Men’s Soccer teams were both in action Saturday October 16th. Volleyball was on the road against Clark College and put a stop to their region losing streak as they cruised to a 3-0 (25-9, 25-21, 25-21) win. Men’s Soccer was at home against Chemeketa College and saw their unbeaten streak end as Chemeketa scored early and secured with one late to win 3-0.

Volleyball:
The Ospreys (15-6, 6-3) were looking to change their tide after dropping 3 of the last 4 with all 3 in region play. They came out with energy and efficiency in the first set against Clark (7-14, 4-7) dominating to a 25-9 win. In the second and third sets Clark showed more fight and battled back and forth with the Ospreys winning both by a margin of 25-21 and winning 3-0 on the day.

Men’s Soccer:
The Ospreys (7-1-2, 5-1-2) entered the day as one of two unbeaten teams in the NWAC but two early goals by Chemeketa (8-3, 7-1) put them in a hole that they would not be able to climb out of. The first goal against came in the 4th minute as it was crossed to the back post and put in. The second goal came in the 15th minute as a foul in the box lead to a PK. The final goal came in the 87th minute after a scrum in front of the net lead to Chemeketa knocking it in. Starting keeper Franco Melgar saved a second PK attempt with his five on the day.

Men’s Soccer will be on the road for their next match when they take on Portland Community College (2-4-3, 2-3-3) on Friday October 22nd. They currently sit in 2nd place in the South Region.

Volleyball will be on the road as well for their next match when they travel to take on Clackamas Community College (4-12, 2-8) Friday October 22nd at 6:30pm. They sit in 3rd place in the South Region.

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Ospreys Volleyball Falls 3-1 to Saints

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball was on the road Friday October 15th taking on Mt. Hood Community College. The Ospreys found themselves in a point-for-point battle against a stiff Saints defense falling the first two sets, taking the third, and then struggling in the fourth set to lose 3-1 (20-25, 26-28, 25-20, 9-25) on the day.

The Ospreys (14-7, 5-4) were going point for point against Mt. Hood (7-5, 6-4) in the first up to a tie at 20 only to stumble and let the Saints runaway with a 25-20 win. The second set was a close match that saw the Ospreys fall behind only to climb back and take advantage only to lose 26-28.

In the third set, the Ospreys looked more in control as they held a multiple point lead to a 25-20 set win. In the fourth set, the theme of miss-hits and stiff defense reigned true as the Ospreys struggled to a 9-25 defeat losing the match 3-1.

The Ospreys will play again tomorrow, Saturday October 16th, at Clark College (7-12, 4-5) in Vancouver WA at 2:00pm. 

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Ospreys Volleyball Cruises to 3-0 Win

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball returned to action on Monday October 11th when they hosted College of the Siskiyous in a non-conference matchup. The Ospreys took a little while to get going but ultimately got back into their offensive flow and cruised to a 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-15) win.

The Ospreys (14-6, 5-3) showed a little rust having not played in 10 days. They shook it off as they pulled to an 8-8 tie with Siskiyous (2-11) in the first set and never looked back. Controlling the first to a 25-18 win. Stormed out ahead and won handily in the second set 25-12 and cursed to a comfortable 25-15 win and a 3-0 match on the day.

The Ospreys spread the attack lead by Devin Ireland with 36 assists and Kylie Anderson and Jeanie Palsis holding down the defense with 14 digs each. Palsis also had 6 Kills along with Amanda Klotz 11 Kills, Tessa Frodge 8 Kills, Mackenzie Ososke 6 Kills, Toni Stevens 6 kills, and Eireen Madelo with 4 Kills.

The Ospreys are on the road for their next two matches when they travel to Mt. Hood Community College (5-5, 4-4) on Friday October 15th at 6:30pm and Clark College (7-11, 4-4) Saturday October 16th at 2:00pm. The Ospreys sit in 3rd place in the South Region NWAC standings.      

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Ospreys Down Lane 2-1; Remain Undefeated

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer team was on the road against Lane Community College on Saturday October 9th. The Ospreys would give one up early only to equalize before the half and Jhoel Sarraude scoring the game winner in the 83rd minute to win 2-1. Sarraude’s 15th goal of the season would keep the Ospreys undefeated on the season. 

The Ospreys (7-0-2, 5-0-2) were looking to keep their unbeaten streak alive when they traveled to Lane (1-6-2, 1-4-2). The challenge got harder when Lane scored in the 12th minute to put them down 1-0. Jose Gallegos would score the equalizer for the Ospreys in the 26th minute and the 1-1 score would hold until the half.

In the second half, the Ospreys increased their offensive pressure and in the 83rd minute Jhoel Sarraude would score his 15th goal of the season and the game winner as the match would end with a 2-1 victory remaining undefeated on the year.

There were six yellow cards issued during the match: Josue Reyes (35’), Lane (15th, 21st, 43rd, 58th, & 71st). 

The Ospreys are home for their next match when they host Chemeketa Community College ( ) Saturday October 16th at 4:30pm at US Cellular Community Park Field 14. The matchup is for first place in the South Region with two games remaining. The Ospreys are currently in 2nd place in the South Region and ranked 4th overall in the NWAC coach poll.  

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Ospreys Volleyball Match Declared No Contest

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was scheduled to host Umpqua Community College on Wednesday October 6th. As a result of COVID-19 protocols the match has been declared a no contest with Umpqua being credited with a win for region ranking purposes. The match will not be rescheduled.

The Ospreys will be at home for their next scheduled match when they host College of the Siskiyou’s in a non-conference match up on Monday October 11th at 6:00pm.

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Men’s Soccer Dominates in 5-1 Win; Volleyball Falls 3-0

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer and Volleyball programs were both in action Saturday October 2nd. Men’s Soccer was at home hosting Southwestern Community College. Two first half goals from Race Rome set the stage for a 3-1 second half and a 5-1 Victory on the day to remain unbeaten on the season. Volleyball was on the road against Linn-Benton Community College and fought hard in all 3 sets but ultimately fell 3-0 (21-25, 22-25, 19-25).

Men’s Soccer:
The Ospreys (6-0-2, 4-0-2) were without 9 players and their assistant coach due to COVID19 protocols when they hosted Southwestern (1-6-1, 0-5-1) and their depth proved why they opened the NWAC rankings in 4th place. Race Rome got the Ospreys started in the 13th minute when Randy Rodriguez would play a ball that somehow crossed the entire middle where Rome drove it home. In the 33rd minute Rome would collect the ball outside the box and drive it under a diving keeper into the right corner to put the Ospreys up 2-0 going into the half.

Southwestern would come out and Toby Balaam hit a great ball that snuck through 3 defenders and past the keeper to bring the score to 2-1. Just minutes later in the 49th Julian Jackson would collect a ball bouncing out of the scrum and drive it into the upper right corner to go up 3-1. In the 68th Jose Gallegos played a ball to Rodriguez who made a shift move at the top of the box and drove the ball home. And in the 75th Zach Olson would set up Jhoel Sarraude who would get his 14th of the season and secure the 5-1 victory.

There was one yellow card issued in the match: Zach Olson (63’)

Volleyball:
The Ospreys (13-5, 5-2) entered the first NWAC coaches poll as the #4 ranked team but they faced a tall task in the #1 ranked team Linn Benton (17-2, 7-0) on Saturday. Although they played competitive sets and fought for each point they ultimately fell short in each set and dropped the match 3-0 (21-25, 22-25, 19-25).

Volleyball will be at home for their next match Wednesday October 6th at 6:30pm. They are hosting Umpqua Community College (4-10, 0-5). Men’s Soccer will be on the road next Saturday October 9th taking on Lane Community College (1-5-2, 1-3-2) at 12:00pm.

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Ospreys Fall 3-0 on the Road

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was on the road Friday October 1st taking on Lane Community College in Eugene. The Ospreys defense struggled against the hitting of Lane as they fell behind early and could not catch up in the first two sets. They put up a fight in the third but ultimately fell losing 3-0 (16-25, 14-25, 24-26).

The Ospreys (13-4, 5-1) struggled the entire night against Lane (8-1, 4-1) as they never found any rhythm and struggled to defend against the offensive attack of the Titans. They were led by Catherine Rostel with 9 Kills, Devin Ireland with 18 Assists, and Jeanie Palsis with 18 Digs in the losing effort.

The Ospreys have a quick turnaround as they head to Albany to take on Linn-Benton (16-2, 6-0) in the NWAC featured Volleyball game of the week at 2:00pm on Saturday October 2nd. 

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Ospreys Volleyball Sweeps Chemeketa; Men’s Soccer Ties 3-3

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball and Men’s Soccer teams were both in action Saturday September 25th. Volleyball was hosting Chemeketa Community College and after being caught off guard with their energy early they took control of the game and cruised to a 3-0 (25-23, 25-13, 25-15). Men’s Soccer was on the road against Clark College in Vancouver WA and went down early only to take the lead and see Clark equalize late to tie 3-3.

Volleyball:
The Ospreys (13-3, 5-0) were slow to get started as they were caught off guard from the energy of Chemeketa (4-7, 1-4). They first set proved to be a close battle with the Ospreys pulling ahead late and holding on to win 25-23. The second and third sets saw the Ospreys take control and roll to 25-13 and 25-16 victories to complete the 3-0 sweep.

They were led by Catherine Rostel with 9 Kills, Mackenzie Ososke 7 Kills, Amanda Klotz 7 Kills, Jeanie Palsis 24 Digs, and Devin Ireland with 36 assists.

Men’s Soccer:
The Ospreys (5-0-2, 3-0-2) opened up against Clark (1-1-3, 1-1-3) on the road and in a match where Clark scored in the first minute to go up 1-0. In the 40th minute Randy Rodriguez would score the equalizer for the Ospreys and they would go into the half tied 1-1.

Jhoel Sarraude would pick up his 13th goal of the season in the 55th minute only to see Clark equalize in the 57th minute. In the 66th minute Rosendo Juarez would put the Ospreys in front only to see Clark equalize once again in the 73rd minute. The two teams would look for opportunities late but none would come and they would tie 3-3.

There were two cards issued in the match. Yellow: Brandon Michaud (39th), Jhoel Sarraude (90th).  

Ospreys Volleyball is on the road for their next match when they take on Lane Community College (6-1, 3-1) Friday October 1st at 6:30pm in Eugene OR. Men’s Soccer is at home for their next match when they host Southwestern Community College (1-6, 0-4) at 12:00pm on Saturday October 2nd at US Cellular Community Park Field #14.

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Ospreys Volleyball Rolls Clackamas 3-0

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was hosting Clackamas Community College Friday September 24th. The Ospreys offense that has been on a roll lately continued its dominant run as the Ospreys controlled their way to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-16) victory.

The Ospreys (12-3, 4-0) came out ready to play against Clackamas (2-7, 1-3) as they pulled out to a comfortable lead in the first set and used their varied attack to cruise to a 25-17 win. They would repeat the pattern in the second set with a 25-19 win. And in the third they would fall behind early only to go on a 7 point run and never look back to win 25-16 and 3-0 on the day.

The Ospreys were led by Devin Ireland who had 38 assists, Toni Stevens with 10 Kills & 3 Blocks, and a variety of hitters; Catherine Rostel 11 Kills, Amanda Klotz 10 Kills, Mackenzie Ososke 7 Kills, and Tessa Frodge 7 Kills.

The Ospreys are home again tomorrow, Saturday September 25th, on a quick turnaround when they host Chemeketa Community College (4-6, 1-3) at 2:00pm at Court House Family Fitness in Medford. 

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Ospreys Survive Titans; Win 3-2

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer team was hosting Lane Community College on Wednesday September 22nd at US Cellular Community Park. The Ospreys jumped ahead early only to see Lane fight back to equalize when Rosendo “Pizo” Juarez Flores made the play of the match to beat 4 defenders to set up Jhoel Sarraude for the winning goal. It was Juarez Flores’ 8th assist on the season and Sarraude’s 12th goal.

The Ospreys (5-0-1, 3-0-1) came out with the pedal to the metal against the Lane Titans (1-4-1, 1-2-1) as they pressed the attack and in the 12th minute Zach Olson would collect a ball off a defender and drive it into the net for his first goal of the season and putting the Ospreys up 1-0. In the 17th minute Jhoel Sarraude was taken down in the box and awarded a penalty kick. He drove it straight in to put the Ospreys up 2-0. In the 25th minute the ball appeared to roll out but Lane capitalized on the lack of whistle and scored to leave the score 2-1 at the half.

In the second half the Ospreys released some of the pressure and Lane made a push. A foul awarded them a free kick from outside the box and they would find the net to equalize in the 60th minute. Late in the match, in the 78th minute, Rosendo Juraez Flores made the play of the match when he received a pass from Josue Reyes at the midline, drove past two defenders, then avoided two slide tackles playing a slow ball to the middle where Sarraude would strike it into the goal. The Ospreys would hold on to win 3-2.

The Ospreys are on the road for their next match this Saturday September 25th at Clark College (1-1-2, 1-1-2) in Vancouver WA at 12:00pm. They currently sit in first place in the NWAC South Region with 10 points. 

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Ospreys Volleyball Wins 3-1; Men’s Soccer Ties 0-0

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball and Men’s Soccer teams were both at home Saturday September 18th. Volleyball was hosting Clark College and steam rolled to a 2-0 lead only to slip in the 3rd set and close it out for a 3-1 (25-17, 25-13, 27-25, 25-18) win. Men’s Soccer was hosting Portland Community College and went back-and-forth all match where neither team could find a goal and would tie 0-0.

Volleyball:
The Ospreys (11-3, 3-0) came out with a strong attack in the first set as they looked to make a statement. They would take a commanding lead before Clark (4-8, 1-1) went on an 8 point run to close the gap before the Ospreys would close out the set 25-17. In the second set the Ospreys defense held off any charge from Clark as they would win 25-13.

In the third set the Ospreys defense seemed to fall apart as they allowed Clark to stay close the entire time as they went into a back-and-forth battle for the lead with Clark winning 27-25. The fourth set saw the Ospreys come out looking to end the match as they went on the attack and closed out the match 25-18 and 3-1 on the day.

Men’s Soccer:
The Ospreys (4-0, 2-0-1) were looking to continue their scoring run but found themselves in a back-and-forth stalemate with Portland. Both sides took their shots, the Ospreys had some great looks but couldn’t finish and they entered the half 0-0.

The second half looked similar to the first but both sides were getting frustrated and it started to show. Neither side could find an opportunity and the match would end in a 0-0 tie. There were 3 cards handed out during the match, two yellows, and one red.

Luis Mercado Y(64’), Bailey Hill Y(90’), R(90’)  

Men’s Soccer is at home for their next match Wednesday September 22nd when they host Lane Community College (1-3-1, 0-1-1) at 1:30pm at US Cellular Park Field #14. Ospreys Volleyball will be home as well, for their next two matches. First up is Clackamas Community College (2-6, 1-2) on Friday September 24th at 6:30pm at Court House Family Fitness.

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Coach Nelson Notches 50th Win in 3-0 Victory

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys volleyball team was at home on Friday September 17th hosting Mt. Hood Community College. The Ospreys defense took a while to warm up as the two teams were close in the first set only to see the Ospreys pull away and finish with a commanding 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-17) win.

The defense was not as solid as it usually is during the Ospreys (10-3, 2-0) first set against Mt. Hood (1-2, 0-1). While the offense was humming they kept Mt. Hood in the match only to turn the momentum and go on a 7-1 run to win the first set 25-20.

The second set saw the Ospreys rhythm spring to action as they commanded and lead and kept it to win 25-14. In the third set Mt. Hood found some good angles but the Ospreys would take and hold the lead to win 25-17, and 3-0 on the day.

The Ospreys were led by Devin Ireland with 37 assists, Catherine Rostel 9 kills, Mackenzie Ososke 9 kills, Toni Stevens 8 kills, Amanda Klotz 8 kills, and Tessa Frodge 6 kills. Jeanie Palsis held down the defense and service with 12 digs and 4 aces.

Coach Nelson earned her 50th win tonight against Mt. Hood. She is 50-11 since launching the program in 2019 while also winning the 2019 and 2020 South Region championships. The Ospreys will be at home again tomorrow, Saturday September 18th, at 1:00pm when they take on Clark College (4-7, 1-0). 

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Ospreys Men Win 2-0 Remain Undefeated

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer team was on the road in Salem taking Chemeketa Community College on Wednesday September 15th. The Ospreys came out with their strong defensive stance, possession based play, and held strong until Randy Rodriguez put two into the net to win 2-0 and keep the Ospreys undefeated.

The first have was a back-and-forth contest for the Ospreys (4-0, 2-0) as they faced a talented mix of players on the Chemeketa (3-3, 2-1) squad. Each side tested the opponent’s defense, looked for opportunities, with both sides coming up empty. They would go into the half 0-0.

In the second half the Ospreys would work their way into their offensive attack. Rosendo Juarez Flores picked up his 7th assist of the year when he crossed the ball from the left side to a streaking Randy Rodriguez who would find the back of the net in the 65th minute to go up 1-0. Ten minutes later, in the 75th minute, Rodriguez would collect a ball off the crossbar from Jhoel Sarraude and put it into the goal to go up 2-0. The Ospreys would close out the match to remain undefeated on the year.

The Ospreys will host Portland Community College (1-2-1, 0-1-1) for the first home game of the year this Saturday September 18th at 5:00pm at US Cellular Community Park Field #14. The Ospreys are in first place in the South Region.

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Ospreys Go 3-1 at NWAC Volleyball Crossover

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was on the road in Tacoma WA for the NWAC Crossover hosted by Pierce College September 10th and 11th. A group play tournament that saw the Ospreys go 3-0 only to fall to Whatcom and finish 3-1 overall.

The Ospreys (9-3, 1-0) were up against Shoreline (3-5) first on Friday September 10th. They were rusty through the first two sets and found their groove in the 3rd to win 3-0. They were led by Amanda Klotz and Tessa Frodge with 8 kills each, Devin Ireland with 24 assists, and Jeanie Palsis with 11 digs and 6 aces.

They faced Green River College (0-3) later in the evening and would cruise to a 3-0 win behind Catherine Rostel with 8 kills, Amanda Klotz with 7, and Kyrah Christensen with 6. Devin Ireland would pick up 27 assists with Tessa Frodge and Kylie Anderson digging 7 balls apiece.

Saturday September 11th would bring North Idaho College (3-4) who would bring some offensive power but the Ospreys would overcome them and win the match 3-1. They would sweep the group play and be matched up against Whatcom College (10-3) who finished second in the opposing group. Whatcom would come out of their previous match fired up and would overwhelm the Ospreys who lost 3-0.

The Ospreys will be home for their next two matches when they host Mt. Hood Community College (1-0) on Friday September 17th at 6:30pm and Clark College (3-6) Saturday September 18th at 1:00pm.

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Ospreys Men Win 4-0; Volleyball Wins 3-0 in Season Openers

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer and Women’s Volleyball teams began NWAC South Region play Wednesday September 8th. Men’s Soccer was on the road against Southwestern Community College and won 4-0 behind three goals from Jhoel Sarraude. Volleyball hosted Southwestern and won 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-17) behind 12 kills from middle Amanda Klotz.

Volleyball:

The Ospreys (6-2, 1-0) came out struggling to land their attacks. The pressure was there against Southwestern (1-6, 0-1) and their defense kept them close but they would fight to a first set win 25-23. The second set started off similar to the first as the Ospreys own mistakes kept Southwestern close. They would maintain the lead and win 25-22.

In the third set all the Ospreys seemed to find their flow as they would climb to a big lead and win 25-17. Amanda Klotz lead the attack with 12 kills with Jeanie Palsis leading the defense. Both players making a great showing after earning South Region Player of the Week honors the previous week. 

Men’s Soccer:

The Ospreys (3-0, 1-0) picked up right where they left off at the NWAC Friendlies against Southwestern (1-2, 0-1) in Coos Bay as they put in 3 goals in the first half. The first would come from Randy Rodriguez after an assist from Rosendo Juarez-Flores in the 9th minute. Followed up by goals in the 18th and 28th minutes by Jhoel Sarraude, both assisted by Jonny McCoy. The Ospreys would go into the half up 3-0.

The second half saw the two sides getting chippy as 5 yellow cards were handed out. In the 79th minute Jhoel Sarraude would secure his 3rd goal of the match, his 3rd hat trick of the season, and surpass his career goal total (9) with now 10 goals on the year. The Ospreys would win the match 4-0.

There were 8 Yellow Cards issued during the match: RCC Sam Macias (45’), Hector Pinto-Perez (53’), and Race Rome (57’). SWOCC Noah Balaam (19’), Dustin Corbin (27’), Isaiah Lundberg (44’), Bryan Oliveira (45’), and Toby Balaam (86’).

Volleyball is on the road for the Pierce College Crossover Friday September 10th and Saturday September 11th and will play up to 5 matches in a group play based tournament. Men’s Soccer is on the road Saturday September 11th when they take on Lane Community College (0-2, 0-1) at 6:00pm in Eugene.

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Ospreys Go 2-2, Finishing in 2nd, at Spokane Invitational

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was on the road Friday September 3rd and Saturday September 4th at the Spokane College Invitational in Spokane WA. The tournament consisted of the previous top 8 finishers across the NWAC in pool play with the finishing position matched up for a tournament finale. The Ospreys went 2-1 in pool play to win their group and finished the tournament in second at 2-2 after falling 1-3 to Linn-Benton in the championship match. Both Devin Ireland and Amanda Klotz would be named All-Stars of the Match.  

The first match pitted the Ospreys (5-2) against the tournament host Spokane (2-3). The Ospreys battled back and forth, holding leads in all sets, but ultimately fell 2-3. The second match of the day on Friday was against Highline College (4-5) and saw the Ospreys find their varied attack offensive rhythm to close out the match in four with a 3-1 win.

The Ospreys would start the second day of the tournament 1-1 playing against the undefeated Whatcom College (10-2) and would stun them with a dominant 3-0 win. That win would win their pool and put them into the tournament championship match against familiar foe Linn-Benton Community College (6-1). The Ospreys would struggle after winning the first set and would fall in four losing 1-3 and finishing in second place.

Devin Ireland and Amanda Klotz were both named to the 8-person All-Star team and will look to carry that momentum into the start of region play this coming Wednesday September 8th when they host Southwestern Community College (0-6) at 6:30pm in Medford. The Ospreys will head to Pierce College for the two-day NWAC Crossover Thursday September 9th.  

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Ospreys Sweep Redwoods 3-0 to Remain Unbeaten

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was hosting its first home game of the Fall 2021 season Tuesday August 31st when they played College of the Redwoods in a non-conference match up. The Ospreys started slow but worked themselves into their flow by the third set to win 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-15) and go 3-0 on the year.

The Ospreys (3-0) were hosting after 12 hour road trip the day before. They were slow to start in the first set as they struggled to put together a run. The varied attack proved too much for the Redwoods defense as they pulled ahead to win 25-20.

The Ospreys came out hot in the second set but let Redwoods creep back in before closing the door with a 25-19 win. The third set saw the Ospreys find their groove as they jumped out to a big lead and held strong to close out the match with a 25-15 win and 3-0 victory.

The Ospreys were led Catherine Rostel with 12 kills, Amanda Klotz 6 Kills, Tessa Frodge 6 Kills, Devin Ireland 20 Assists, and Jeanie Palsis with 13 digs.

The Ospreys head to Spokane WA this weekend for the Spokane Invitational Tournament. They will match up with other top seeds from across the NWAC. Region play begins Wednesday September 8th when they host Southwestern at 6:30pm at Court House Family Fitness in Medford. 

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Ospreys Volleyball Wins 3-2 in Battle with Bellevue

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was on the road in Albany at a neutral site taking on Bellevue College. The Ospreys found themselves in a battle with Bellevue. Falling behind in sets before charging back to falling behind in the fifth and charging back for the win. They relied on their ability to keep the ball in play and attack from anywhere on the court to stay alive and win 3-2 (20-25, 25-22, 25-22, 19-25, 15-13). 

The Ospreys (2-0) came out a little flat against Bellevue (3-2) on a short timeline for their road trip. They fought hard but fell 20-25. They started to find their groove in the second set and jumped out in front only to see Bellevue charge back. They would hold them off in both sets 25-22 to go up 2-1 in the match heading into the fourth.

The fourth set saw Bellevue find control once again as they held the lead and won 25-19. Bellevue started off strong in the fifth set up by 4 at one point only to see the Ospreys dig balls and stay alive to tie it at 12 and win 15-13 and 3-2 in the match.

The Ospreys were led by Devin Ireland with 30 assists and 10 digs, Amanda Klotz with 13 Kills, Catherine Rostel with 12 Kills, Tessa Frodge with 10 Kills, and Jeanie Palsis with 13 digs. 

The Ospreys have a quick turnaround as they host College of the Redwoods tomorrow night, Tuesday August 31st at 5:00pm in a non-conference matchup. The Ospreys sit in first place in the NWAC South Region. 

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Ospreys Make Statement with 7-0 Win

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys men’s soccer team was on the road taking on Bellevue College for the second day of the NWAC Friendlies season opening tournament. They opened the tournament with a commanding 6-2 win and closed it with a dominating 7-0 win once again led by Jhoel Sarraude who notched four goals in the contest.

The Ospreys (2-0) picked up right where they left off as they faced Bellevue (0-1-1) when Rosendo Juarez-Flores set up Jhoel Sarraude in the 2nd minute for his first of four goals in the match. In the 9th minute Sarraude would set up Randy Rodriguez and in the 10th minute Jonny McCoy would set up Sarraude for his second goal. They would go into the half up 3-0.

Jonny McCoy got into the scoring action in the start of the first half when in the 47th minute a ball bounced off the frame and McCoy heel flicked it into the goal. Hector Pinto-Perez would score in the 51st minute unassisted and Sarraude would score in the 71st and 73rd being set up by Noe Cortes and Juarez-Flores once again. The Ospreys would win 7-0 and start the season 2-0.

The Ospreys will play their region opener Wednesday September 8th in Coos Bay against Southwestern with their home opener Saturday September 11th against Lane. The Ospreys are coming off a region championship, the first in program history, and start the season in first place in the South. 

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Rogue Ospreys Men’s Soccer Starts Season with Commanding Win

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer team opened up their Fall 2021 season against Treasure Valley at the NWAC Friendlies. Playing at Starfire Complex in Tukwila WA the Ospreys came out with an offensive attack and a stiff defense to win the first match of the season 6-2. Jhoel Sarraude led the Ospreys in scoring with three goals.

The Ospreys (1-0) matched up against Treasure Valley (0-1) for the first game of their championship defense season. They started off with back-to-back goals and assists from Jhoel Sarraude and Rosendo Juarez-Flores in the 10th and 11th minutes. Juarez-Flores would add his 3rd assist in the 27th minute when he set up Randy Rodriguez for a goal. Treasure Valley would make it interesting with goals in the 33rd and 36th minutes leaving the Ospreys up 3-2 at the half.

Possession was the theme of the second half for the Ospreys as they controlled the ball and looked for opportunities. They would strike 3 times in the final 14 minutes. Hector Pinto-Perez would score in the 77th, assisted by Noe Cortes. In the 85th Sarraude would secure the hat-trick with an assist by Jonny McCoy. And in the 88th minute Jonny McCoy would get one of his own off a pass from Jose Regelado. The Ospreys would win the match 6-2.

They will take on Bellevue, tomorrow, Thursday August 26th at 8:00am to close out the Friendlies. Men’s Soccer will begin regular season play Wednesday September 8th in Coos Bay when they take on Southwestern.

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Ospreys Celebrate Multiple Post Season Awards

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball and Men’s Soccer programs celebrated a record number of post-season awards after both programs win NWAC South Region Championships. Between the two a combined 8 All-Stars, 1 MVP, and 1 Coach of the Year award were received.

Men’s Soccer earned its first region championship after the long wait for the 2020 season. Along the way Jhoel Sarraude would earn the programs 2nd Conference Athlete of the Week award. His efforts would also earn him the South Region MVP award. The 2nd MVP in Men’s Soccer history. Head Coach Greg Millick, who founded the program and will start his 7th year in the fall, earned his 2nd Coach of the Year award. Sarraude and 4 of his teammates would also be named to the South Region All-Star Team. The team is returning the majority of its roster and will look to repeat as champions.

Volleyball completed its second season with a stunning 3-1 upset of the undefeated Lane on the road. The back-to-back NWAC South Region Championships to start program history came with the programs 2nd Conference Athlete of the Week in Devin Ireland along with 4 South Region players of the week. Ireland led the team with 2 of the player of the week awards. Their efforts earned them 3 All-Stars on the season. The program is returning 7 players and will be looking to three-peat in the fall of 2021.

Men’s Soccer:
Coach of the Year: Greg Millick
South Region MVP: Jhoel Sarraude
All-Stars: Jhoel Sarraude, Josue Reyes, Gio Rodriguez, Randy Rodriguez, & Bryce McCole

Volleyball:
1st Team All-Star: Trinity Atuatasi & Noelani Beard
2nd Team All-Star: Amanda Klotz

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Ospreys Volleyball Wins 3-1; Back-to-Back Champions!

EUGENE – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was on the road against the undefeated Lane Community College for the South Region Championship. Looking to avenge their losses earlier this seasons the Ospreys came out with confidence, defense, and a spread attack to win 3-1 (26-24, 17-25, 25-20, 25-21) and go back-to-back as NWAC South Region Champions to start the programs 2-year history.

The Ospreys (11-3) were coming of a delayed semi-final match against Linn-Benton knowing they had to start hot to beat the undefeated Lane (16-1) if they wanted to repeat as South Region Champions. The first set showed the talent of the two teams as they went back-and-forth until the Ospreys built a small lead and held on to win 26-24. The second set saw the talent of Lane come forth as they opened up a lead they would not give back to win 25-17.

Going into the third set the Ospreys settled into the style that has set the tone for the program over their first 2 years. Their defense would lead and their ability to hit from anywhere on the floor pushed through to win the third 25-20. The fourth set fell right into the Ospreys hands as they went back-and-forth until the strong defense and quick attack won the set 25-21 and the match 3-1.

The Ospreys repeat as NWAC South Region Champions to start the programs two year history. Over that time they have accumulated 11 players of the week, 2 adidas NWAC athletes of the week, five 1st team all-stars, two 2nd team all-stars, 3 academic excellence awards, 5 4-year signings, and coach of the year for 2019 and pending for 2020.

The Ospreys will return for their third season this coming Fall.  

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Ospreys Volleyball Heads to Championship Match with 3-0 Win

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was hosting Linn-Benton Community College Tuesday May 25th for the semi-final match in the NWAC South Region Championships. The Ospreys came out swinging and dominated with blocks at the net to go up big early and fight for the sweep winning 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-22).

The Ospreys (10-3) came out with energy against Linn-Benton (10-5) and an aggressive attack hitting balls from all angles while the front line held down the net with consistent blocking all night long. They would pull ahead in the first two sets, leading by double digits, winning the first 25-13 and the second 25-11.

The third set was different as Linn-Benton found their stride taking a five point lead early. The Ospreys would pull it back to a tie at 13-13 where the teams would go back and forth until the Ospreys took a two point advantage 21-19. They would hold the lead to a 25-22 win and sweep the semi-final match 3-0.

The Ospreys will head to Lane Community College (16-0) Thursday May 27th at 6pm to play for the South Region Championship.     

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Ospreys Men’s Soccer Takes Season Title with 2-0 Win

SALEM – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer team was on the road in Salem taking on Chemeketa Community College Saturday May 22nd. The Ospreys found themselves in a closely contested battle but scored in the 44th minute and sealed the victory with a penalty kick in the 88th minute to win 2-0. For the first time in the programs 6 year history they will finish the season in first place in the NWAC South Region with a 4-2 record.

The Ospreys (4-2) wanted to avenge their loss from the week before and lock in their first ever 1st place finish in the South Region in their final game of the season. Chemeketa (2-2-1) has proven to be a tough competitor throughout the season and today was no different. The two teams would go back and forth in the first half until Randy Rodriguez drove down the right side in the 44th minute and played the ball across to Jhoel Sarraude who headed the ball into the net to go up 1-0. The score would hold until the half.

The second half looked similar to the first as both teams pushed for an opportunity when in the 88th minute the Chemeketa keeper was called for a yellow card in the box leading to a penalty kick that was converted by Jhoel Sarraude to take the 2-0 lead. The score would hold the Ospreys would win 2-0.

The Ospreys finish the season with a 4-2 record and with 12 points will secure their first ever South Region season title. They will return to the field in August for the 2021 season.       

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Ospreys Men’s Soccer Earns 2-0 Win Over Lane

EUGENE – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer team was on the road in Eugene taking on Lane Community College Wednesday May 19th. The Ospreys absorbed an early rush by Lane to ultimately control possession scoring in both halves while earning their first clean sheet of the season. The Ospreys were led by Jhoel Sarraude with a goal and an assist to Bryce McCole for his goal.

The Ospreys (3-2) wanted to control possession against Lane (1-3-1) and work their way through the field for scoring opportunities. Lane came with the offensive pressure early and often when in the 32nd minute Dayne Kubo cleared a ball to the midline where Albert Barillas had an amazingly soft touch to the middle for Jhoel Sarraude who played it through the back line to Bryce McCole who put it into the net. The Ospreys would go into the half up 1-0.

They knew they would have to score again to ensure the victory and the Ospreys came out with their attack earning a free kick from outside the box on the left side. Jhoel Sarraude would strike a bending ball into the upper left corner to score in the 48th minute and take the 2-0 lead. The Ospreys defense did the rest as they earned their first clean sheet of the season.

The Ospreys will head to Chemeketa (2-1-1) on Saturday May 22nd at 12pm. It is the final game of the season for Men’s Soccer. They currently sit in 1st place in the South Region standings.  

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Ospreys Volleyball Wins 3-1, Advances to Final Four

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team hosted Clackamas Community College on Tuesday May 18th in the first round of the single elimination South Region Championships. The Ospreys started strong, stumbled in the middle, and then finished with style to win 3-1 (25-15, 25-27, 25-19, 25-5). The win moves the Ospreys to a final four home match against Linn-Benton Friday May 21st at 6pm.

The Ospreys (9-3) came out strong in the first set holding a comfortable lead throughout to win 25-15. The second set saw the Ospreys stumble as they went back and forth with a determined Clackamas (4-10) who fought to hold tie after tie until they pulled ahead for the 27-25 win.

The third set saw the Ospreys correct self-errors and find their offensive rhythm to find a lead and hold it to a 25-19 finish. The 4th set saw the Ospreys finish the first round playoff match with style as Allie Hertager started off the set with an 18 point service run until Clackamas grabbed a point. The Ospreys would finish the set 25-5 and win the match 3-1.

The Ospreys move into the final four of the South Region playoffs and will host Linn-Benton (10-4) at 6pm on Friday May 21st. The winner will play in the championship match Friday May 28th with the highest remaining seed hosting.    

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Ospreys Soccer Falls 1-0 on the Road

SALEM – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer team was on the road against Chemeketa Community College Saturday May 15th. Chemeketa would find the net in the first 10 minutes of the match and it would be the only goal on the day as the Ospreys would lose 1-0.

The Ospreys (2-2) were hoping to hold onto their first place lead against Chemeketa (2-1-1) on Saturday. But after an early goal from Chemeketa to go up 1-0 players from both teams would receive red cards making it a 10v10 match for the final 80 plus minutes. The 1-0 score would hold through the entire match with Chemeketa winning the day.

The Ospreys will be on the road again next week, Wednesday May 19th at 12:00pm, in Eugene Oregon taking on Lane Community College (1-2-1) for their final matchup of the season. The Ospreys now sit in 2nd place in the South Region standings.

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Ospreys Soccer Falls 1-0 on the Road

SALEM – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer team was on the road against Chemeketa Community College Saturday May 15th. Chemeketa would find the net in the first 10 minutes of the match and it would be the only goal on the day as the Ospreys would lose 1-0.

The Ospreys (2-2) were hoping to hold onto their first place lead against Chemeketa (2-1-1) on Saturday. But after an early goal from Chemeketa to go up 1-0 players from both teams would receive red cards making it a 10v10 match for the final 80 plus minutes. The 1-0 score would hold through the entire match with Chemeketa winning the day.

The Ospreys will be on the road again next week, Wednesday May 19th at 12:00pm, in Eugene Oregon taking on Lane Community College (1-2-1) for their final matchup of the season. The Ospreys now sit in 2nd place in the South Region standings.

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Ospreys Volleyball Finishes Season in 2nd after Final Game Cancelled

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was set to host Linn-Benton tonight at 4pm in the final game of the regular season. Late this morning Linn-Benton cancelled due to COVID protocols. The result of the cancelled match sees Ospreys Volleyball finish in 2nd place at the end of the regular season.

As a second place finisher Volleyball will have home court advantage through the first two rounds of the Region based playoff. The first match will be Tuesday May 18th at 6pm. The opponent will be determined later this evening after the results of the other matches in the South.

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Ospreys Volleyball Falls 3-1 on the Road

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was on the road against Linn-Benton Community College Wednesday May 12th. The Ospreys found themselves in a come-from-behind battle all night long. It proved too much as they would lose 3-1 (17-25, 25-23, 20-25, 22-25).

The Ospreys (8-3) first set against Linn-Benton (9-4) set the theme of the night. They fell behind early and attempted to play catch up only to lose 17-25. In the second set it was a close battle and came down to a long 23-23 rally for the 24th point that the Ospreys won. It would carry them to the 25-23 win and tie the match 1-1.

In the third set the Ospreys fell behind big early, fought back to make it close, but ultimately fell 20-25. The final set of the night was a point-for-point battle up until the end when Linn-Benton went on a small run and won the set 25-22 and the match 3-1.

The Ospreys host Linn-Benton Friday May 14th at 4pm in the final game of the regular season. If they win they will enter the playoffs with a number two seed, if they lose they will drop to the number 3 seed. Either result will see the Ospreys host a match in the first round Tuesday May 18th at 6pm.

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Ospreys Volleyball Downs Clackamas 3-0

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was hosting Clackamas Community College on Friday May 7th. After a tough battle that went the distance Wednesday the Ospreys returned to form to win in straight sets 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-22).

The Ospreys (8-2) looked to start strong against Clackamas (4-8) after falling behind earlier in the week. They just did that as they jumped out to a lead and held onto it throughout the first set. They would win 25-20.

The second set was a closer match as the Clackamas defense kicked in. They held it tight but the Ospreys stayed in front to close out the set 25-22. The final set saw Clackamas put up a fight as they took the lead late in the set only to see the Ospreys fight back into a tie and pull into a lead that would carry them to the 25-22 win and 3-0 in the match.

The Ospreys will be on the road next week against Linn-Benton Community College (8-4) in their final home and away series of the regular season. They will play Wednesday May 12th at 6pm. The Ospreys are back into second place in the NWAC South Region standings and can secure a second place finish by winning at least one game next week. 

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Ospreys Volleyball Battles to Victory in Return to Action

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was back in action Wednesday May 5th on the road against Clackamas Community College after a two week pause due to COVID protocols. They fell behind early and battled back and forth with a tough Clackamas team to take the 3-2 (23-25, 25-21, 26-28, 25-18, 15-5) victory.

The Ospreys (7-2) faced stiff competition on the road against Clackamas (4-7) in their return to action. They went back and forth in the first set only to fall behind late and drop the set 23-25. The second set looked much like the first but this time the Ospreys were in control and they won 25-21.

The third set started off promising with a 20-12 lead only to see Clackamas fight their way back into the set and force an extend match that they would win 28-26. The Ospreys found themselves in the break between the 3rd and 4th sets finding themselves once again up 20-12 only to close it out and win 25-18. In the fifth set they started hot and never looked back taking set 15-5 and the match 3-2.

The Ospreys sit in 2nd place in the South Region of the NWAC. They will host Clackamas in Friday May 7th in Grants Pass at 6pm in their next match. Next week they face Linn-Benton (6-2) in a home and away to close out the season. 

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RCC Volleyball team wins over Clackamas


Ospreys Defense Wins the Day over Lane

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer team was hosting Lane Community College in their final home match of the shortened spring season. The Ospreys scored early and held strong on defense to secure the 2-1 win. Goals by Bryce McCole and Josue Reyes with a game winning 1v1 save by keeper Gio Rodriguez.

The Ospreys (2-1) came out on the attack early looking to match their offensive output from their previous match. In the 7th minute Sam Macias played a ball through the Lane (1-1) back line to Bryce McCole on the left side who launched it into the back of the net to go up 1-0. The Ospreys defense would hold Lane to zero shots in the first half to go into half up 1-0.

The second half saw Lane pick up the offensive attack. In the 67th minute Lane got a corner opportunity and capitalized off a header finish to equalize at 1-1. Then late in the match as the two teams looked for chances the Lane keeper earned a yellow in the box to give Josue Reyes the penalty kick opportunity. He would convert to go up 2-1.

The play of the match happened in the final 10 minutes as Lane pushed to equalize and found a 1v1 opportunity on the left side. Keeper Gio Rodriguez charged from the goal and made the cross body slide to save the shot. The defense would hold and the Ospreys would win 2-1.

The Ospreys sit atop the South Region NWAC standings with three games to play. They will be on the road next against Chemeketa (0-1) Saturday May 15th in Salem OR at 12pm.

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5.5.2021 Mens Soccer at play

5.5.2021 Mens Soccer at play

5.5.2021 Mens Soccer at play


COVID Protocols Impact Ospreys Athletics

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College Ospreys athletics program was impacted by multiple COVID protocols the week of April 19th. Men’s soccer learned that their scheduled opponent over the next two weeks was going into a 14-day pause in relation to COVID protocols. They will attempt to reschedule those contests.

Ospreys Volleyball is also shutting down for a 14-day pause through May 1st due to COVID protocols. They were scheduled to play 4 games during that time period against Linn-Benton and Mt. Hood Community Colleges. They will attempt to reschedule if they are able. 

Both Men’s Soccer and Volleyball are playing in a shortened region-based spring NWAC Season. Women’s soccer opted out of competition for the spring. Men’s Soccer and Volleyball both sit in 2nd place in the South Region standings.

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Ospreys Weather the Storm to Notch First Win

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer team hosted Chemeketa Community College on Saturday April 17th. A slow first half saw the tempo pick up in the second as the Ospreys unleashed their balanced offensive attack led by Jhoel Sarraude and Randy Rodriguez to win 3-2.

The Ospreys (1-1) were looking to find their offensive attack against Chemeketa (0-1) after a tough opening day loss. They did just that with 18 shots and 14 of them on goal. The first goal came early, the 7th minute, as Randy Rodriguez played the ball in from the right side to Jhoel Sarraude who collided with a defender and the keeper only to see the ball bounce through and roll into the goal. The Ospreys would maintain pressure for the half but end it up 1-0.

The second match saw Chemeketa adjust and push the pace looking to equalize. In the 51st minute they would sneak one inside the left post just under the diving Gio Rodriguez to equalize at 1-1. Then in the 62nd minute the first of three 1v1 opportunities came for the Ospreys as their counter offense worked to perfection leading Jhoel Sarraude to his 2nd goal of the match to go up 2-1. In the 65th minute Sarraude would play it forward to Randy Rodriguez who went 1v1 to put the Ospreys up 3-1. In the 80th minute Chemeketa would find the net with a ball from the top of the box. The defense would hold and the Ospreys won 3-2.

The Ospreys are playing in a shortened NWAC South Region season, a round of 3 games each versus Lane and Chemeketa. They will play Lane (1-0) in Eugene OR on Wednesday April 21st at 12pm. 

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Ospreys Volleyball Completes Season Sweep of Southwestern

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was hosting Southwestern Oregon Community College on Friday April 16th. The Ospreys completed the season sweep of Southwestern behind the strength of their serving as they put up 12 aces in the 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-21) win.

The Ospreys (6-2) came out hot against Southwestern (4-4) in the first set. They let their defense do most of the work and took opportunities when they came to cruise to a 25-14 win. The second set saw the team fall behind early only for their service to rise to the occasion as they began the first of their 12 aces on the night. Noelani Beard led the team with 5 aces, all coming in a single service run.

They would gain control and dominate to finish the second set 25-14. The third set was a closer match as the teams paced each other until late when the Ospreys pulled ahead and held on to win 25-21 and 3-0 in the match.

The Ospreys will head to Linn-Benton (6-2) next Wednesday April 21st at 6pm. They currently sit in a tie for 2nd place, with Linn-Benton, in the NWAC South Region standings.

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Ospreys Volleyball down Southwestern 3-0

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was on the road in Coos Bay, OR taking on Southwestern Oregon Community College. The Ospreys were looking to bounce back after two tough losses last week and they did. Dominating in the first set, battling back in the second, and holding a lead for the 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-21) win.

The Ospreys (5-2) looked strong in the first set against Southwestern (4-3) as they used their multiple hitters to control the pace to a 25-17 win. They fell into a deep hole into the second set only to once again show their perseverance and grit as they battled back to a 25-22 win. The third saw the Ospreys pull out to a big lead and hold on to win 25-21.

All around team effort once again from the Ospreys as they sit in 2nd place in the South Region of the NWAC. The Ospreys will host Southwestern this Friday April 16th at 6:00pm in the rematch. 

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Rogue Men’s Soccer Falls 3-2 to Lane in Season Opener

MEDFORD – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Men’s Soccer team was back on the pitch after 532 days. They had their spring season opener Saturday April 10th at US Cellular Community Park against Lane Community College. A back-and-forth physical match saw Lane find the back of the net in the 73rd minute to take the 3-2 lead that would end up being the final score.

Lane (1-0) came out with direct pressure against the Ospreys (0-1) as they found the net in the 3rd minute to take the early lead. The Ospreys equalized in the 16th minute when Ricardo Escobar played it in for Josue Reyes who headed it home. Lane would take the advantage in the 28th minute and hold it for a 2-1 lead at the half.

The Ospreys came out with pressure in the second half and after losing a player to a red card in the 58th minute got the equalizing opportunity when Jhoel Sarraude tied it with a penalty kick. Then in the 73rd minute Lane got a glancing shot crossed from outside the box that found the net and the 3-2 lead. The match would end with Lane winning 3-2.

There were 7 cards issued during the match. Six Yellow Cards: Randy Rodriguez RCC (45), Yuma Ozaki LCC (49), Milan Pyle LCC (57), Matthew King LCC (69), Bryce McCole RCC (85), Andrew Bennett LCC (89). One Red Card: Albert Barillas RCC (58). 

The Ospreys will host Chemeketa Community College (0-0) next Saturday April 17th at US Cellular Community Park Field 14. No spectator are allowed inside the fence for the games. It will be the 2nd of 6 games for the Ospreys this spring, with one home and three road games remaining. 

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Ospreys Volleyball falls 3-2 to Lane

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys took on the Lane Community College Titans on Wednesday April 7th. The match between the last two unbeaten teams in the South Region was a closely contested back-and-forth match that saw Lane pull away late in the 5th set to win 3-2 (22-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-22, 15-8).

The Ospreys (4-1) opened up with a quick lead against Lane (5-0) only to fall behind late in the first set. The second set started much like the fist but this time the Ospreys held on to even the match. The third match mirrored the first as the Ospreys climbed to an early lead only to drop the set at the close. The fourth set saw the Ospreys down 21-16 only to climb back in and force a tie and a 5th set. In the 5th they took an early 5-1 lead only to stumble down the stretch falling 15-8 and 3-2 in the match.

The Ospreys will head to Lane in Eugene OR on Friday April 9th at 6:00pm for the rematch. They Ospreys sit in second place in the South Region of the Northwest Athletic Conference.

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Ospreys Volleyball Downs Umpqua 3-0

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team hosted Umpqua Community College on Wednesday March 31st. They won in straight sets, 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-16), to remain undefeated on the year.

The Ospreys (3-0) once again used the first game to find their rhythm. A back-and-forth set against Umpqua (0-3) saw the Ospreys pull ahead late. In the second set they fell behind 14-12 only to end up winning 25-17. In the third set they took the lead and held it to complete the sweep.

The high octane attack was led by freshman middle Amanda Klotz, alongside Kylee Aiwohi, Precious Tauanuu, and Noelani Beard. Freshman Devin Ireland of Grants Pass starting to look more comfortable in the starting setter role as the Ospreys look to carry the momentum into Friday.  

They Ospreys head to Roseburg to face Umpqua this Friday April 2nd at 6:00pm. They currently sit atop the South Region standings in the NWAC. 

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Ospreys Volleyball Sweeps Chemeketa

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team hosted its first home match of the 2021 Spring Season. They faced Chemeketa Community College in the second matchup of the week. They won 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-16) and improved to 2-0 on the year following their 3-1 (25-14, 23-25, 25-17, 25-20) win over Chemeketa in Salem on Wednesday.

The Ospreys (2-0) came out with their attack against Chemeketa (0-2) finding their groove early and often. They were led by Devin Ireland as the starting setter, returner Trinity Atuatasi anchoring the defense, and returner Noelani Beard leading the attack alongside newcomers Amanda Klotz and Precious Tauanuu.

The Ospreys will host Umpqua Community College (0-1) this coming Wednesday March 31st at 6:00pm and will travel to Roseburg Friday April 2nd in the home-and-away format for the NWAC Spring Season. The Ospreys sit atop the South Region standings as the undefeated returning champions.

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