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RCC holds off Lane in men’s soccer

GRANTS PASS — The defense stepped up for Rogue Community College in a men’s soccer match Tuesday, a 2-1 victory over Lane Community College.

The Ospreys (2-1) scored early and held off the Titans.

Bryce McCole and Josue Reyes scored the RCC goals, and goalkeeper Gio Rodriguez made a crucial one-on-one save to preserve the win.

In the seventh minute, RCC’s Sam Macias played a ball through the left side of Lane’s back line to McCole, who launched it into the back of the net.

The Osprey defense held Lane without a shot in the first half and led 1-0. After intermission, Lane (1-1) scored in the 67th minute to tie. Late in the match, a penalty kick by Reyes put RCC up 2-1, and in the final 10 minutes, Rodriguez charged from the goal and made a cross body slide to save a shot by the Titans.