Go Petrels Athletics Update: Dec 6-12

In its Southern Athletic Association season opener, the women’s basketball team grinded out a win over Berry. Sophomore Savannah LeGate’s career night was rewarded with her second SAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award of the season.

Women’s basketball overcomes poor shooting night to knock off Berry in SAA opener

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team found themselves mired in a shooting slump for much of the evening Friday, but they used outstanding defense to hold down the homestanding Berry Vikings and eventually pulled away for a 52-39 win at the Cage Center in Mount Berry, Georgia, to open their conference slate.

The men’s team was not as lucky on Friday night, falling to Berry in double overtime to drop its first conference game. The Petrels quickly recovered to pummel Piedmont.

Men’s basketball runs away from Piedmont in second half, wins 69-51

The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team outscored the visiting Piedmont Lions by 16 points in the second half Saturday night at Dorough Field House, using that to sail to a 69-51 victory. The win served as an excellent response after the Stormy Petrels suffered a tough, double-overtime loss on Friday night, and improved the team to 5-4 on the season.

Rodrigo Meade, men’s cross country; Kara Jones, women’s cross country; Jon Guy, men’s soccer; Lindsey Bolas, women’s soccer; and Even Furst, volleyball, all made SAA Fall All-Sportsmanship teams.

Five Stormy Petrels named to SAA Fall All-Sportsmanship Teams

The SAA released their 2018 fall all-sportsmanship teams this week, recognizing student-athletes who displayed outstanding sportsmanship over the course of their seasons.

And for the second consecutive year, senior men’s soccer player Topher Marshall earned Scholar All-America and Scholar South All-Region first team honors from United Soccer Coaches Monday.

Topher Marshall earns scholar All-America and All-Region honors for second straight season

Oglethorpe senior midfielder Topher Marshall received an outstanding cap to his career from the United Soccer Coaches Monday, earning spots on the organization’s Scholar All-America and Scholar South All-Region first teams. It marked the second consecutive season in which he’s earned both honors.


Home Contests

Women’s basketball:
vs. Guilford, Sun., 2 p.m., Dorough Field House

Away Contests

Men’s basketball:
at Covenant, Sat., 3 p.m., Lookout Mountain, Ga.


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