Entries Tagged as "Soccer"

Hall of Fame announcement

Riverland Community College announces its Hall of Fame class of 2013  The six new inductees are:  Sheri (Bosshart) Keller (1979-81) women’s basketball, Matt Cano (1992-94) baseball, Suzy (Jahr) Hebrink (1985-86, 87-88) tennis,  Maurice Joel (1961-63) baseball, Jon Iverson (1972-74) tennis, and Larry Rensink (1958-60) in basketball.   This will be the ninth class inducted into the Hall of Fame and these six new inductees will join 52 other previously inducted members in the Riverland Community College Hall of Fame.  The induction will take place at noon on October 26, 2013 on the east campus in Austin, MN.  There will be more information at a later date regarding tickets and agenda for the induction.   For more information, contact David Lillemon, the men’s and women’s athletic director at :  david.lillemon@Riverland.edu  or 507-433-0543

Soccer: Blue Devils finish on a high note

Riverland sophomore Esteban Sebastian ended his men’s soccer career on a high note as the Blue Devils beat Crossroads College 4-0 to close out their season at Wescott Athletic Complex Wednesday.

Sebastian played keeper in the first half, where he stopped six shots —including one from point blank range. Then, he moved to the field in the second half and scored his second goal of the season in the 83rd minute for RCC’s fourth goal of the day.

The Blue Devils (10-5 overall) received a boost from Austin grad Pedro Herrera as he took a pass from Austin grad Dante Ortiz and scored in the 60th minute to make it 2-0. Herrera scored again in the 63rd minute on assist from Rafael Bellon.

Bellon started the scoring with RCC’s lone first half goal in the 34th minute. He scored on a pass from fellow Brazilian Anderson Siqueria.

RCC out-shot Crossroads 33-16.

RCC freshman Jesse Ledesma played keeper in the second half and he made five saves to preserve the shutout.

Since it is playing as a club team, RCC will not compete in the postseason.

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RCC soccer player stays busy

It goes without saying that Riverland soccer player Jose ‘Rome’ Parelta-Bartolo is a pretty busy guy.

He’s been on the Blue Devils soccer team for the last two seasons despite never playing the sport before, he’s working a full-time job and he’s taking full semesters of classes at RCC in the nursing program.

Oh, and he also has a 4.0 GPA.

“I kind of say goodbye to my social life during the semesters. Maybe I get one day for myself a week,” Rome, who is a Medford grad and commutes to Austin from Medford on a daily basis, said. “When I set a goal for something, I normally do it. It’s really hard for me to give up or say I can’t.”

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