Athletics

Go Petrels Athletics Update: Feb 20-26

The women’s basketball team made it to the Southern Athletic Association tournament championship game over the weekend before falling to Rhodes. Disappointment quickly turned to elation as the team learned this week that it still received an at-large bid to the NCAA DIII tournament. Senior Lauren Ransom was named SAA Player of the Year, and Savannah LeGate and Bailey Charles also made All-SAA teams.

Oglethorpe will be hosting a breakfast sendoff for the team on Thursday at 8 a.m. at Dorough Field House. Come out to celebrate the team’s accomplishment and to wish them luck.

Women’s basketball receives at-large bid, will play in NCAA tournament for second straight season

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team received an at-large bid from the selection committee for the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Monday afternoon. The Stormy Petrels will play in the 64-team event for the second consecutive season. The Petrels head to Lexington, Kentucky, to take on Chicago in the first round on Friday.

Women’s basketball places three on All-SAA squads; Ransom earns SAA Player of the Year nod

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team saw three players earn spots on the All-SAA teams released Monday by the league office and voted by the SAA coaches. Senior forward Lauren Ransom won the SAA Player of the Year award for her efforts and earned a spot on the All-SAA first team.

On the men’s side, the basketball team lost in the tournament semifinals to Centre, but had three players on All-SAA teams. Senior Tom Inungu earned the SAA Defensive Player of the Year award and a spot on the All-SAA first team, Will Perry came in with All-SAA second team honors, and Will Koch earned All-SAA honorable mention.

Men’s basketball puts three on All-SAA teams; Inungu earns top defensive honor

The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team saw three players named to All-SAA teams Monday, while senior center Tom Inungu earned the SAA Defensive Player of the Year award for his performance over the course of the season.

Baseball dropped a tight midweek showdown with nationally ranked Piedmont.

Baseball drops 5-2 decision at No. 25 Piedmont

The Oglethorpe baseball team faced the 25th-ranked Piedmont Lions in Demorest, Georgia, for the second time in as many weeks Tuesday. Unlike the game on Feb. 13, Piedmont never really struck a finishing blow. However, the Stormy Petrels couldn’t get much from the bats Tuesday night and they fell 5-2.

Men’s lacrosse got its first win of the season, and the women were 2-1 over a busy week.

Men’s lacrosse nabs first win of year, defeats Averett 6-2

The Oglethorpe men’s lacrosse team earned their first victory of the season Saturday afternoon in Danville, Virginia, beating the homestanding Averett Cougars 6-2. The Stormy Petrels got three goals from junior attackman Cameron Ritter and 10 saves from freshman goalie Addison Irwin in the victory and improved to 1-1 on the season.

Women’s lacrosse tops Dallas 20-12, improves to 3-1

The Oglethorpe women’s lacrosse team had an outstanding second half Sunday afternoon in West Point, Georgia, outscoring the Dallas Crusaders 12-4 en route to a 20-12 neutral-site win. The victory improved the Stormy Petrels to 3-1 on the season, marking their best-ever four-game start to a season.

The women’s golf team has yet to start its spring season but has already moved into national ranks.

Women’s golf vaults into coaches’ top 25

The Oglethorpe women’s golf team earned a spot in the top 25 of the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Division III Coaches Poll Friday, coming in at 25th. It marked the first time this season that the Stormy Petrels had earned a spot in the top 25.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Home Contests

Baseball:
vs Rhodes, Saturday, 2 p.m., Anderson Field
vs Rhodes, Saturday, 5:15 p.m., Anderson Field
vs Rhodes, Sunday, 12 p.m., Anderson Field

Men’s Tennis:
vs. SCAD Atlanta, Friday, 12 p..m., Howell Courts
vs. Rose-Hulman, Saturday, 9 a.m., Howell Courts

Away Contests

Women’s Basketball:
vs. Chicago, NCAA DIII Tournament, Friday, 4 p.m., Lexington, Ken.

Men’s Lacrosse:
vs. Concordia Chicago, Friday, 7 p.m., Cincinnati, Ohio
vs. Mt. St. Joseph, Sunday, 1 p.m., Mt. St. Joseph, Ohio

Women’s Lacrosse:
at Hendrix, Saturday, 2 p.m., Conway, Ark.

Men’s Tennis:
at. Piedmont, Sunday, 12 p..m., Demorest, Ga.

Women’s Golf:
Callaway Gardens Collegiate Invitational, Saturday-Sunday, Pine Mountain, Ga.

Men’s Golf:
Callaway Gardens Collegiate Invitational, Monday-Tuesday, Pine Mountain, Ga.

Track and Field:
Victor Icebreaker Duels, Saturday, Mount Berry, Ga.

 

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