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.