MEDFORD — The Rogue Community College Ospreys volleyball team remain undefeated in the NWAC South Region after a 3-1 win at home Saturday, Oct. 5, against Linn-Benton Community College. Meanwhile, the Ospreys soccer teams were on the road Saturday at Lane Community College in Eugene, where the women earned a 0-0 draw and the men fell 3-0.
The Ospreys (18-1, 7-0 NWAC), holding on to first place in the NWAC South Region, wanted to keep the momentum going against No. 3 Linn-Benton (19-9, 5-2 NWAC) on Saturday after taking down No. 2 Lane the night before. And they did just that, winning the match 3-1. The Ospreys played strong in the first set, winning 25-19, battled to a 25-23 win in the second set, lost the third set 25-21 after falling behind early, and then closed out the match by winning 25-16 in the fourth set.
Paia and Violett Togagae again led in kills, with 11 and nine respectively. Noelani Beard followed with seven and Addy Lowder had six kills to go along with her eight blocks. Bella Fudoli and Olivia Wallace had 15 assists each and Trinity Atuatasi had 40 digs.
The Ospreys women (4-5-3, 4-1-2 NWAC) started the second half of their season in second place in the South Region, their highest position in program history. Squaring off against Lane (3-4-3, 3-1-3 NWAC), the two teams played a largely defensive match with only 16 combined shots on the day, six of them on target. The two teams played the full 90 minutes and finished with a 0-0 draw.
The Ospreys men (3-5-3, 1-4-1 NWAC) also started the second half of their season and they needed a result against Lane (5-1-3, 5-1-0 NWAC) that would help to turn their season around, they would not find it. They fought hard in the first half, battling to a 0-0 tie at the break. Lane opened up the scoring in the second half and ultimately ran away with it, resulting in a 3-0 loss for the Ospreys. Josue Reyes had a yellow card in the 45th minute.
Ospreys Volleyball is in Roseburg next, taking on Umpqua (16-10, 2-3 NWAC) to complete the first half of the season, Friday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m.
Women’s Soccer is also on the road again next, traveling to Coos Bay to take on Southwestern Oregon (0-7-1, 0-5-1 NWAC) at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. The Ospreys women sit in second place in the South Region with 14 points. Men’s Soccer will play at home Oct. 9, hosting Chemeketa (3-3-1, 3-2 NWAC) at US Cellular Field #14 at 4 p.m. The men sit in fifth place place in the South Region with 4 points.
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