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Go Petrels Athletics Update: Men’s soccer wins fourth straight SAA title

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The Oglethorpe men’s soccer team clinched their fourth straight outright SAA regular season title Sunday afternoon in a tense 2-0 victory over second-place Rhodes.

With the win, the Stormy Petrels have secured the No. 1 seed in the Southern Athletic Association tournament and the right to host the 4-team championship round of the event if they get through their opening-round game. They also improved to a perfect 6-0 in SAA play and, with a subsequent out-of-conference win on Tuesday over crosstown rival Emory, are now 10-2 overall on the season and have moved their winning streak to nine games.

The women’s soccer team was unable to get a win on Senior Day Sunday versus Rhodes. The team honored five players for their contributions to the squad over the past four years.

Women’s Soccer Falls 3-0 on Senior Day

The Oglethorpe women’s soccer team fell to the visiting Rhodes Lynx Sunday afternoon on Senior Day at the Oglethorpe Track and Field. With the loss, the Stormy Petrels fell to 4-10-1 on the season overall and 1-4-1 in SAA play.

Also picking up a win against an area rival was the volleyball team, who defeated Agnes Scott in an out of conference match-up a week ago. The team would go on to drop a couple conference matches, including a close Senior Day showdown with Rhodes.

Volleyball Blanks Agnes Scott, 3-0

The Oglethorpe volleyball team earned a victory Wednesday night in Dorough Field House, as they swept the visiting Agnes Scott Scotties, 3-0. With the win, they improved to 5-16 on the season. The Petrels took a 3-0 lead in the first set, but Agnes Scott responded with five consecutive points to take a 5-3 lead.

At the Golfweek Invitational in Miramar Beach, Florida, the women’s team earned a fifth place overall finish and senior Hailey Willman ’19 finished in a tie for tenth in individual scores. The men’s team finished in a tie for 12th at the same tournament. Sophomore Alivia Mattiace ’21 was also profiled in a Golfweek article in the lead-up to the event.

Oglethorpe’s Alivia Mattiace continues family golf tradition

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. – When Alivia Mattiace was in middle school, her teachers would ask her why she didn’t play golf more. “Are you a Mattiace?” they’d ask. “Then go play golf.” By the time Mattiace was in high school, she had dropped soccer to focus solely on the sport that her family is known for.

Men’s cross country finished in fifth at the Berry Invitational, and two women runners finished in the top half of their field, while a full team did not compete.

Men’s Cross Country Finishes Fifth at Berry Invitational; Jones, Goodwin Finish in Top Half of Women’s Field

The Oglethorpe cross country teams competed Saturday at the Berry Invitational in Mount Berry, Georgia, with the men’s team finishing fifth at the event. The Stormy Petrels competed against 20 teams at the event, and came in ahead of all but two Division III schools, as Berea and Emory finished ahead of them.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Away Contests

Men’s soccer:
at Berry, Fri., 7 p.m., Rome, Ga.

Women’s soccer:
at Berry, Fri., 5 p.m., Rome, Ga.

Volleyball:
at Birmingham-Southern, Fri., 6 p.m., Birmingham, Ala.
at Millsaps, Sat., 1 p.m., Jackson, Miss.
at Maryville, Tues., 6 p.m., Maryville, Tenn.

Men’s golf:
Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational, Mon.-Tues., Rome, Ga.

Women’s golf:
Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational, Mon.-Tues., Rome, Ga.

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