GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Ospreys Volleyball team was hosting Southwestern Oregon Community College on Friday April 16th. The Ospreys completed the season sweep of Southwestern behind the strength of their serving as they put up 12 aces in the 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-21) win.
The Ospreys (6-2) came out hot against Southwestern (4-4) in the first set. They let their defense do most of the work and took opportunities when they came to cruise to a 25-14 win. The second set saw the team fall behind early only for their service to rise to the occasion as they began the first of their 12 aces on the night. Noelani Beard led the team with 5 aces, all coming in a single service run.
They would gain control and dominate to finish the second set 25-14. The third set was a closer match as the teams paced each other until late when the Ospreys pulled ahead and held on to win 25-21 and 3-0 in the match.
The Ospreys will head to Linn-Benton (6-2) next Wednesday April 21st at 6pm. They currently sit in a tie for 2nd place, with Linn-Benton, in the NWAC South Region standings.