GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys took on the Lane Community College Titans on Wednesday April 7th. The match between the last two unbeaten teams in the South Region was a closely contested back-and-forth match that saw Lane pull away late in the 5th set to win 3-2 (22-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-22, 15-8).
The Ospreys (4-1) opened up with a quick lead against Lane (5-0) only to fall behind late in the first set. The second set started much like the fist but this time the Ospreys held on to even the match. The third match mirrored the first as the Ospreys climbed to an early lead only to drop the set at the close. The fourth set saw the Ospreys down 21-16 only to climb back in and force a tie and a 5th set. In the 5th they took an early 5-1 lead only to stumble down the stretch falling 15-8 and 3-2 in the match.
The Ospreys will head to Lane in Eugene OR on Friday April 9th at 6:00pm for the rematch. They Ospreys sit in second place in the South Region of the Northwest Athletic Conference.