The Rogue Community College (4-3-1) (4-5-1) Women’s Soccer team shutout the Portland Community College (1-8-0) (1-9-2) Panthers 2-0, Saturday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Fields in Medford. Rogue soccer added Typhoon Songda to the roster as they played most of the game in an unrelenting downpour. Annie Teehan collected her first goal in an Ospreys kit when she connected with the back of the net in the 11th minute. Haley Janky sealed the shutout for Rogue with an unassisted goal in the 75th minute. Goalkeeper Alycea Jones recorded another shutout for the Ospreys in goal. There were three yellow cards issued during play: Samantha Lilley (RCC), Marisol Espinoza (RCC), and Isabella Hernandez (PCC).
“There was a lot of uncertainty about the weather and how it might impact the game today but the girls know that when the jersey comes on we are clocking in to do work,” said Head Coach Rusty Veth. “It wasn't a perfect day but the conditions don't need to be for business to get taken care of. I'm happy to see us continuing to grow as individuals and as a team in the second half of the season. I'm very pleased to collect our fifth shutout in conference, and I give praise to our keeper and the backline for that stat. I asked some players to give me different things today, captain Kensie Ragan in particular, and they delivered in a way that made us more threatening.”
The Ospreys are sitting third in the NWAC Southern Division and looking for a playoff berth as they enter the last two weeks of regular season play. They hit the road Wednesday to face undefeated Clark Community College (9-0-0) (12-2-0) in Vancouver, Washington at 2 p.m.
The RCC (4-6-1) (6-7-1) Men’s Soccer team dropped their home match 6-2 against the Portland Community College Panthers (7-3-1) (7-4-3) Saturday afternoon. Portland collected four goals before Travis Cave prevented the shutout out with a goal in the 53rd minute. Then Brandon Sauceda, NWAC leading scorer, added the second goal for the Ospreys in the 62nd minute. Four yellow cards were issued in the highly physical match: Owen Stevens (RCC), Jorge Pinon (RCC), Josiah Quijano (RCC), and Ezequiel Escobedo (PCC).
“Portland is a very athletic team and they capitalized on our mistakes. It's a tough team to prepare against because even if you do play well they are always dangerous,” said Head Coach Greg Millick. “We gained some momentum in the second half scoring two goals in 10 minutes, but we were just too far behind to make it back into the game. We will get ready for Clark on Wednesday.”
The Ospreys travel for midweek play as they will be in Vancouver, Wednesday afternoon to take on Clark Community College (6-3-1) (6-6-2) at 4 p.m.