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.
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.