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Game Recaps Archive (2016)

The Rogue Community College (RCC) men’s and women’s cross country teams turned in competitive times this weekend at the 42nd Annual Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational sponsored by Willamette University at Bush's Pasture Park in Salem, Oregon.

The men placed 16th overall, and finished in 6th place in the Junior College Division.

The men finished as follows:
47. Salvador Salinas 25:55
130. Devin Rodman 27:43
164. Leif Amundsen 29:01
176. Nigel Leonis 29:51
181. Cameron Merker 30:16
189. Rio Lopez 31:05

Two runners represented the Rogue women’s cross country team Saturday, in Salem. The women finished as follows:
43.Mallory Ward 18:55
105.Allex Bachtell 21:05

Head Coach Cole Watson didn’t feel that the men’s team had their best race, as it may have had to do where the race fell on block of training they are currently engaged in.

“I may have let them taper a little too much a get soft. Regardless, we won't change our goals; we'll make some adjustments, but stay true to what we do,” Coach Watson stated. “This is just one race in the grand scheme of it all and does not define our season or our potential to do really well come conference. We still got 6th amongst junior colleges and we held out one of our top runners for strategic purposes, so I feel like we're still in a good place.” Watson added, “The women on the other hand, ran excellent and executed their race plans really well. Mallory had a personal best by over a minute. Alex had a personal best for 5k cross-country by about 40 seconds. They both looked really strong over halfway through their race.”

The Ospreys cross country teams are back in action Saturday, October 15, at the Lewis and Clark Invite in Estacada, Oregon.

Men’s Soccer

The Rogue Community College men’s soccer team (3-3-1) (5-4-1) dropped a match on the road Saturday afternoon, but avoided the shutout against the Clark College Penguins (4-3-0) (4-6-1) by scoring late in the second half to make it 4-1. The Penguin’s David Joyce produced a hat trick in the first half collecting three unanswered goals in the first 25 minutes of the game. Woodlin Placide scored in the 55th minute before Brandon Sauceda’s solo shot in the 72nd minute put the Ospreys on the board. Jorge Pinon (RCC) and Kyle Millette (RCC) both were issued yellow cards.

The Ospreys host the Southwestern Community College Lakers (0-7-0) (0-10-1) at home at U.S. Cellular Community Park in Medford, Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Women's Soccer

Women’s soccer (3-3-0) (3-5-0) is on the road Wednesday as they travel to Clackamas for a 1 p.m. mid-week match.

Sports information: Chelsea Fine, [email protected]
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The Rogue Community College (RCC) women’s soccer team added to their win column Wednesday, September 28 as they shut out the Clackamas Cougars 2-0, at home.

Haley Jankey fed Ranae Nisbit two assists that resulted in two goals in the 23rd and 28th minutes. The Ospreys (3-3-0) (3-5-0) held the Cougars (1-3-0) (1-6-1) scoreless in the second half to seal the victory. This marks the Ospreys' second straight Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) win, and places them in firmly in fourth place in the seven-team south division. Nisbit now leads the team with six goals on the season, while Jankey has collected five. Samantha Lilley (RCC) was issued the only yellow card.

“We were a bit sleepy today but we got the result we needed. We have spent time since August talking about rhythms of the season and with school starting this week we are entering our last rhythm until playoffs come which could still be a possibility for us if we continue to take care of business,” said Women’s Head Coach Rusty Veth. “The measure of being a true student-athlete is the ability to focus in the classroom and on the field by taking care of your body and you mind. The team has a week to figure out this routine and then we hit the road to put it to use.”

The Ospreys have a bye schedule this weekend but return to their home pitch Wednesday, October 5 at U.S. Cellular Community Park in Medford as they face South Western Community College at 2 p.m.

Men’s Soccer

Rogue (3-2-1) (5-3-1) fell to the Portland Panthers (4-0) in a physical match Wednesday, September 28. Portland sits atop the South Division standings with a (5-1-3) record in NWAC play with RCC sitting right behind them as they try to position themselves for a playoff berth. Portland found the net twice in the first half and twice in the second half to secure the shutout. Both Osprey goalies earned time in the goal as Derian Saldana and Beto Estrada collected a total of seven saves, allowing only two goals each. The tough match kept the referees’ whistles busy as Trenton Luebbert (RCC) garnered two yellow cards, while Anthony Ramierz (RCC) and Marco Perez (RCC) received one each. Portland’s Imael Kone was issued a red card in the 45th minute.

Ospreys head coach Greg Millick kept it short, "Tough game for us today because I felt we played better than the score indicates. We have some things to work on to get ready for Clark on Saturday."

The Rogue men’s team heads to Vancouver, Wash., on Saturday, October 1 to play Clark Community College at 1 p.m.

Sports information: Chelsea Fine, [email protected]

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The Ospreys (2-3-0) (2-5-0) found the goal early with a goal by Reane Nisbet in the fifth minute. Samantha Lilley added back-to-back goals in the 11th and 33rd minutes to add momentum heading into half time. Haley Jankey drilled home a goal with an assist by Mackenzie Hickman in the 54th minute and then Hickman found the net at the 72nd minute to seal the shutout. Marisol Espinoza controlled her passing game well as she added two assists to set up clean shots. Lilley was issued a yellow card in the 74th minute.

“The team handled their business today,” said RCC Head Coach Rusty Veth. “We have been in a funk and I think we broke out of it today. When we are all on the same page this team creates some amazing things on the field and it's fun to watch. I am happy we got the shut-out again today, at home, and to get our confidence up.”

The women Ospreys return to their home pitch Wednesday, September 28 at noon when they face Clackamas Community College.

Men’s Soccer

The Rogue men (3-1-1) (5-2-1) battled Chemeketa (2-1-1) (2-3-3) to a 2-2 draw Saturday afternoon at home at U.S. Cellular Community Park in Medford. The match was physical as both teams left it all on the field down to the final minutes. Ospreys leading scorer Brandon Sauceda scored first off of a penalty kick in the 30th minute. Chemeketa tied it up and then added one before Sauceda passed up to Travis Cave for the game-tying goal in the 64th minute. Jonny Esqueda was issued a red card in the 69th minute, which left the Ospreys one man down for the remaining 20 minutes.

"It was a hard fought game today,” said RCC Men’s Head Coach, Greg Millick. “We were very unfortunate to go down to 10 men when Jonny was sent off. The boys didn't panic, they stayed disciplined and I am very proud of the effort and result."

The Ospreys take on Portland Community College in midweek action, Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Community Park.



Rogue Ospreys Enter Soccer Season with One in the Win Column and One in the Loss Column

The Rogue Community College Women’s Soccer team traveled north on I-5 to play at Hillsboro Stadium on September 10, 2016, as they took on Portland Community College in the opening game of conference Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) league play and left in the win column.

The Ospreys women played a great game that also earned them their first shutout of the season. The shutout in net goes to Alycea Jones who had to make three saves on the day. The game was made interesting when in the 15th minute red cards were shown to a RCC defender and PCC forward making it a 10v10 game for the remainder of time.

The Ospreys rallied around their teammate and were lifted up when Samantha Lilley assisted Renae Nisbet in the 20th minute to put RCC up 1-0. After a short dry spell for Haley Janky in preseason she opened the flood gates when she found the net off a pass from Ashley Fontanelli in the 33rd minute to put them up 2-0 going in to the locker room for halftime.

Janky came back out fired up and Nisbet assisted in what put the Ospreys up 3-0. Finally, for good measure, in the 86th minute Janky made a breaking run to goal that put her 1v1 with the keeper and she netted her 3rd of the day for the hat-trick and the final goal of the match to end it 4-0.

Head Coach Rusty Veth said, "It was a great day to be an Osprey. From Jones in net to our backline, and players having to step in to new spots due to the red card, and midfielders on to forwards we played some great soccer. I can't praise this group enough for the hard work they put in and the expectation bar we are able to continually raise. I'm fortunate to be working with this group of talented athletes."

The Rogue women are now 1-0 in conference play and 3-2 overall. They are sitting in 3rd place in the Southern Region standings of the NWAC. Their next match is Wednesday, September 14 at home as they try to knock off Clark College who currently sits in first place. Kickoff is at noon at US Cellular Fields #10 in Medford, Oregon.

Ospreys Men Have Tough Opener

The Rogue Community College Men’s Soccer team opened Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) league play on the road against Portland Community College in Hillsboro on September 10. The Ospreys were coming off a 2-1 preseason record and were looking to continue momentum entering league play. PCC had other ideas, downing the Ospreys in a 6-0 rout. The Ospreys conceded 3 goals in each half of play.

“It’s difficult to have this result when we worked so hard in the preseason to identify what we want to do and how we want to play,” said head coach Greg Millick. “We have work to do and the players know we do not accept this type of performance. We will get back to training and get ready for Clark.”

The Ospreys Men will host Clark College on Wednesday, September 14 at US Cellular Park in Medford, Oregon. Kickoff is 2 p.m. at field 10.



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