OC soccer squads still trying to establish rhythm

The Olympic College men’s soccer squad continued a rough season under first-year coach Kris Lowry, falling to 1-9-0 in Northwest Athletic Association of Community College’s West Division play.

Playing at Pierce College last Saturday, the Rangers fell behind 5-0 before Matt Simonson (freshman; North Kitsap) found the back of the net in the 75th minute to keep Pierce from clean sheets.

Joey Fletcher led Pierce with a goal and an assists, while Seth Baker dished out a pair of assists in the Raiders (6-1-3) win.

The Rangers are at home for a 2 p.m. match with Southwest Oregon today.

Women drop one against Lower Columbia

OC’s women remained winless on the pitch after falling to Lower Columbia (2-10-0) 3-1 last Saturday. The Rangers (0-10-0) had a chance late but couldn’t bounce back from two early goals on the road.

Lauren Lee and Laura Casey vaulted the Red Devils ahead with goals in the first half.

OC answered in the second half, as Jordan Cottingham (sophomore; Douglas, Alaska) found the net in the 58th minute. But Onasis Gonzalez would add another LC score 6 minutes late to cement the win.

Olympic played host to Lane last night, but results were unavailable at press time.

At noon today, OC will line up against Southwest Oregon at home.

Rangers split at Walla Walla crossover

The Olympic volleyball team had a strong performance at the Walla Walla Crossover Tournament last week, defeating Edmonds 2-0 (30-27, 30-22) before falling to host Walla Walla in two tight sets, 30-21, 30-23 on the final day of the two-day tourney, which took place Oct. 5 and 6.

On the opening day, OC (6-17 overall, 1-5 in NWAACC North Division play) fell much harder against Walla Walla, losing 30-23, 30-13. The team held close to ranked Tacoma however, falling 2-0 in a narrow 30-28 opener before TCC pulled ahead 30-16 in the second set.

The Rangers did beat Lower Columbia however 30-26, 30-20 to ensure wins on both days.

OC travelled to Bellevue yesterday, but results were unavailable at press time. OC returns home Monday when they host Edmonds at 7 p.m.

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