The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, October 25, 1978, Page 7, Image 7

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Runner adapts to ‘big time’
¡(¡pation in junior college
!(an be a letdown for the
lyoung athlete. It is not
¡mon for an athlete to
inior college as the “two
before 1 reach the big
beat everyone in the field to
finish first in her debut as a
collegiate runner. In the Bend
Invitational earlier this month,
she laid back and coasted to a
13th place finish as the
Cougars took 11 of the first 13
f so for
iga, freshman cross
¡star for CCC.
“At Bend, we ran as a team
in a pack,” commented the
the shy Barinaga, CCC
big time.” A high school
it in the small eastern
slim freshman. “It was a lot of
fun to see the whole team finish
together.” The sweep at Bend
kept the Cougars undefeated
for the season.
(community of Ontario,
ja has traveled all the
loss the state to help the
The only problem Barinaga
seems to have is homesickness,
something almost every college
student away from home ex­
periences. “Adjusting has been
kind of hard,” she said. “But, I
try to keep busy so I can keep
my mind off of home.
is defend their 1977
il championship . Ad-
to college life hasn’t
asp, but she has had no
i getting' motivated for
»liege competition.
i; never really had a
iwith motivation,” said
■year-old Barinaga. “I’ve
i enjoyed running,
ip, you can’t lack
fen when you run for
uber one team in the
ithe looks of Barinaga’s
¡»year, she hasn’t lacked
(anything. In the first
of the season, the
«as Classic, Barinaga
“Roger Smith, our coach,
makes it easier,” she con­
tinued. “He makes workouts a
lot of fun. But, I’m still ready to
go home for Thanksgiving.”
Barinaga sets during spring
track season, not during the fall
cross country season. “I have
no real goals during cross
country,” she said. “I just try to
run my hardest every meet.”
Barinaga runs the 3,000-
Leandra Barinaga
-bailers tied for first
¡only four league mat­
wining, the Clackamas
is volleyball team is tied
ine Community College
¡place by virtue of a 14-
¡5,15-17 loss to Lane
I facing match-point
ite and serving into the
¡1 each occasion, the
is let the match slip
| their fingers and into
feds of their visiting coun­
should have won,”
¡Nary Rubright said. “We
k match and we just
Numb mistakes really
Moo. I’m disappointed
pe just going to have to
Pt time,” Rubright said,
feet that both teams
fling for sole possesion
.top, made the game a
W one. The Cougars
tagh first game and then
feck to take the second
l^sily. In the third game,
fe®s had an 11-7 lead
M and enabled Lane
pack. After Lane tied
pat 15 the Cougs had a
¡fepull ahead, but again
served into the net.
Although Clackamas lost
Saturday they are still tied with
Lane for the number one spot
in the league as both have 8-2
records. But this would not
have been possible had not the
Cougars swept two league mat­
ches on Friday night. The
Cougs also took a match from
tljeOCE J.V.’s in a non-league
match last week.
The Cougs faced Blue
Mountain and Chemeketa
Friday and after a slow start in
the first game, went on to win
both games easily.
Against Blue Mountain, the
Cougars lost the first game 12-
15 before coming back to win
the match easily 15-4, 15-4.
But these slow starts worry
“I don’t know whether we’re
just not warming up enough or
what,” Rubright said, “But we
just don’t seem to be ready to
play that first game. This we
are going to have to work on,”
Rubright commented on the
outstanding play of Nancy
Perkins and Lisa Laurent
against Blue Mountain.
“I would have to say Lisa
and Nancy were the brightest
spots in that game,” Rubright
'as Community College
said, “it’s hard to pick outsan-
ding efforts but theirs stick out.”
In Fridays’ second match the
Cougars needed little help in
Chemeketa team 15-5, 15-7.
“This wasn’t a real tough
match,” Rubright said, “but I
was happy* with the way it tur­
ned out.
“We just played up to poten­
tial and did well. Mary
(Manley) did a real good job
hustling and spiking. Also Kelly
(Kosik) really helped. She has
really improved on her
blocking and she was hitting
from the middle more,”
Rubright said.
The next action for the
Cougars is today against Mt.
Hood and Clark at Mt. Hood.
Clackamas then travels to
Bend Saturday for an all-day
tourney. All this week’s mat­
ches are all non-league.
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meters during track, and she is
looking forward to breaking her
lifetime best of 10:14. “I set
more goals in track,” said the
first-year star. “Goals make me
work harder in the spring. ”
She has set some long-range
goals for the future, including a
running career at a major
university. “I want to even­
tually run at a four-year
school,” said Barinaga. “But, 1
have no idea where.”
Asked if the Cougars will be
better this year than last,
Barinaga was unsure.
“I can’t really say,” she said.
“I hope we can win again, but 1
just don’t know since I wasn’t
here last year.”
If Leandra Barinaga stays
motivated, chances are CCC
will .be the women’s national
junior .college cross country
champion in 1978, too.
Soccer players
gain poise, respect
By Mark McNeary
Print Sports Editor
The Clackamas Soccer team
picked up its first two wins of
the season last week while
losing only once.
On Wednesday, coach Rich
Taylor’s young team gained its
first win with a 3-1' victory over
Lewis and Clark before losing
Saturday 7-0 to Portland
Community College and win­
ning Sunday versus Oregon
State University, 1-0.
Cougars completely controlled
the game as they allowed
Lewis and Clark only six shots
at the goal.
“We played real well,”
Taylor said. “We wanted to win
and we moved the ball well.”
Massoud Bahrani provided
the offense for the Cougars as
he scored all three Clackamas
The win was pleasing to
Taylor and he commented on
his team’s effort.
“We finally started playing
the way we should,” Taylor
said. “We played as a team and
controlled the ball.”
Saturday, the Cougars
played Portland Community
College at home and experien­
ced the feeling of being totally
dominated, as they were hum­
bled 7-0.
“We were out-manned,”
Taylor said, “they dominated
the whole game and we just
couldn’t keep up.”
PCC won Jhe Oregon
collegiate championship in its
division last year and the
Cougars were slightly psyched
“PCC is a very good team,
even better than last year,”
Taylor said. “I think we were
somewhat wary about playing
them in the first place because
of their reputation.”
The Cougars traveled to
Oregon State Sunday and got
back on the winning road with
a 1-0 victory.
Once again Clackamas had
complete control from the
beginning, holding OSU to
only four shots at goal while
keeping the ball in their
possession for most of the
The match’s only point was
scored on a header off of
Gregorio Manzano’s corner
shot by Randy Doris.
The transition from playing a
team such as PCC to OSU
made the win come much
easier for the Cougs.
“OSU simply wasn’t the
same caliber team as Por­
tland,” Taylor said, “it was a
much easier game.”
Taylor’s team must now win
the rest of their games to
achieve a winning season.
Clackamas’ record is 2-4-1.
“We want to have a winning
record,” Taylor said, “and I
think we can do it.
“We play Lane and Judson
Baptist this weekend and I’m
pretty sure we can win them
both. We tied Lane before and
we should win that one, but we
haven’t seen Judson Baptist
yet,” Taylor said.
The Judson Baptist game
will be played on Thursday
with the Lane game following
on Saturday.
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