2011 Men's Soccer News Archive


2011 Season

(Wed., 11/30/2011 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Ritchie Named New Pumas Coach
Olympic College coach James Ritchie, who has been an assistant with the Kitsap Pumas the past few years, was named the new head coach of the team on Wednesday. (more>>)  

(Sun., 11/20/2011 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Stopped Short of Title
OC came up just short - five minutes to be exact - and lost to Chemeketa on a goal in the 85th minute. The Rangers fought back to tie the game at 1-1 in the second half. Olympic finishes 2nd overall at the tournament. (more>>)   

(Sat., 11/19/2011 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
They Did It: OC Makes NWAACC Finals
The West Division team in the NWAACC Finals this year is the Olympic College Rangers. OC pulled off the upset against Highline 1-0 on an own goal at Starfire in Tukwila on Saturday. (more>>  

(Thu., 11/17/2011 - GoalWA.net)
In Support of Ritchie To Lead Pumas
There is growing sentiment in the soccer community that OC coach James Ritchie should be seriously considered for the open Kitsap Pumas coaching position. (more>> 

(Fri., 11/18/2011 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
What A Difference Two Years Makes 
James Ritchie has changed the men's soccer culture just as he said he would. Here's a good read to get you ready for Saturday's semifinal. (more>>)    

(Sun., 11/13/2011 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers To Face Highline, Again
The Olympic College men's soccer team learned they will play a familiar foe in the NWAACC semifinals - Highline. OC lost both games to No. 2 ranked Highline during the regular season. The game is Saturday in Tukwila. (more>>)  

(Sat., 11/12/2011 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Soccer's Season Continues
The winner of OC's quarterfinal game at Edmonds couldn't be determined after 90 minutes and a 1-1 tie. Two overtimes and six goals scored in penalty-kick fashion later, the Rangers find themselves advancing to the NWAACC's Final Four. Tyrelle McLeod-Bentley scored the Rangers goal during regulation off a James Horan assist. (more>>)  

(Wed., 11/9/2011 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC Wins First Playoff Game 
Ciaran Kearney's goal in overtime lifted the Rangers to a playoff victory in Vancouver Wednesday against Clark. Kearney broke the scoreless tie and sends OC to the quarterfinals Saturday at Edmonds. (more>>

(Sat., 11/5/2011 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Get Help, Head to Postseason
OC lost their last regular season game to Highline on Saturday 2-0, but it didn't matter. Peninsula's victory over Bellevue helped Olympic clinch their first NWAACC playoff berth since the program was started in 2004. (more>>

(Mon., 10/31/2011 - OC Athletic Dept.)
OC Loses Lead Late to Peninsula
The Rangers led Peninsula 2-1 in the second half of Saturday's game, but could not hold on. The Pirates, who are currently ranked #1 overall, tied the game and scored a late goal with less than 10 minutes left to pull out the victory 3-2. OC will need a tie or win in their last two games to qualify for playoffs. (BOX SCORE>>). 

(Mon., 10/24/2011 - OC Athletic Dept.)
Rangers and Bulldogs Tie 1-1
It was a heated match between OC and Bellevue on Saturday. There were four players given yellow cards, and four given red cards. James Horan scored OC's lone goal on a penalty kick. Bellevue's goal was also on a penalty kick. (BOX SCORE>>). 

(Wed., 10/19/2011 - OC Athletic Dept.)
Bellevue Game Becomes Critical
Highline, the #2-ranked ranked team in the NWAACC, pulled out a 3-1 win over OC last night at Highline. The Rangers remain in 3rd place of the NWAACC West Division with a 5-2-2 record in league play. Saturday's home game versus 4th place Bellevue (3-3-3) becomes a key game now, with playoff implications on the line. After Saturday's game, the men have only three games remaining. Last night's (BOX SCORE>>).  

(Sat., 10/15/2011 - OC Athletic Dept.)
Horan Keeps Men on Playoff Pace
Men's soccer got a home victory over Tacoma on Saturday, 4-2. Victor Akoi scored two goals and James Horan had a goal and two assists. OC is at Highline Wednesday before returning home to host Bellevue on Saturday at 2:15pm.  

(Tue., 10/11/2011 - OC Athletic Dept.)
OC Moves Up to #6 in Poll
The Rangers moved up in the most recent NWAACC soccer poll to #6. OC (4-0-2, 6-1-3)played Bellevue to a 1-1 tie on Wednesday. (BOX SCORE>>) (POLL>>)

(Mon., 10/3/2011 - OC Athletic Dept.)
Rangers Blank Skagit
Men's soccer stays unbeaten in West Division play with a 7-0 win against Skagit on Saturday. James Horan had the hat trick for OC, scoring three goals in the game. (BOX SCORE>>

(Thu., 9/22/2011 - OC Athletic Dept.)
OC #7 in First NWAACC Poll
The first release of the men's soccer NWAACC poll finds the men's soccer program at #7 overall. See the complete poll here ---> (more>>

(Wed., 9/21/2011 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Men's Soccer Preview
The Kitsap Sun previews the OC men's soccer season this year. James Ritchie has players from seven different countries on the roster. (more>>

(Thu., 9/15/2011 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC Blanks Shoreline to Open League 
The men's soccer team started NWAACC West Division league play with a 5-0 shutout versus Shoreline. Cristian Valdez earned the shutout in net. (more>>

(Thu., 9/1/2011 - OC Athletic Dept.)
Rangers Clip Spokane 4-3
OC beat Spokane in their second game of the season. Click (
HERE) for the box score.

(Wed., 8/31/2011 - OC Athletic Dept.)
Men's Soccer Opens With Tie
The Rangers tied Wenatchee Valley to open their season. Click (HERE) for the box score.

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Athletic Dept. Press Releases 

Reports in Word (.pdf) format

(Mon., 4/30/2012)
Ranger Roundup

(Sat., 4/21/2012)
FOCUS on Athletics, Vol. II, Issue VIII

(Fri., 3/30/2012)
FOCUS on Athletics, Vol. II, Issue VII

(Wed., 1/25/2012)
FOCUS on Athletics, Vol. II, Issue VI

(Mon., 11/21/2011)
FOCUS on Athletics, Vol. II, Issue V

(Tue., 11/15/2011)
FOCUS on Athletics, Vol. II, Issue IV

(Tue., 11/8/2011)
FOCUS on Athletics, Vol. II, Issue III

(Thu., 10/27/2011)
FOCUS on Athletics, Vol. II, Issue II

(Thu., 9/22/2011)
FOCUS on Athletics, Vol. II, Issue I