Athletics

Go Petrels Athletics Update: Feb 27-March 5

The women’s basketball team made the most of its trip to the NCAA DIII tournament by knocking off nationally ranked Chicago in the first round for its first tourney win since 2009. The team fell to no. 18 Transylvania in the round of 32, but finished the year at 23-7, its best record in 10 years.

Women’s basketball nabs first NCAA tourney win since 2009, defeats No. 23 Chicago 57-51

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team won a tight, back-and-forth contest in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Friday evening, advancing to the second round for the first time since 2019. The Stormy Petrels knocked off the No. 23 Chicago Maroons 57-51 at the Clive M.

Baseball is off to a strong start to the conference season as they won a weekend series over Rhodes.

Baseball earns series win over Rhodes with 18-6 victory Sunday morning

The Oglethorpe baseball team brought out the bats in a big way Sunday morning at Anderson Field, defeating the visiting Rhodes Lynx 18-6 in seven innings and taking the three-game series. With the win, Oglethorpe improved to 4-7 on the season overall and 2-1 in SAA play.

Men’s lacrosse is also off to a stellar start, posting its best start in program history after two wins on an Ohio road trip.

Men’s lacrosse continues best start in program history with 7-3 win at Mount St. Joseph

The Oglethorpe men’s lacrosse team defeated Mount St. Joseph 7-3 in Cincinnati on Sunday to continue the best start in program history. They now sit at 3-1, matching the most-ever wins by a Stormy Petrel men’s lacrosse team, and their three-game winning streak is the largest in program history.

Only one golf team was able to take part in the Callaway Gardens Collegiate Invitational as the men’s portion was canceled due to weather. The women finished middle of the pack in their first action of the season.

Women’s golf finishes eighth at 18-hole Callaway Gardens Collegiate

The Oglethorpe women’s golf team finished eighth out of 15 teams at the Callaway Gardens Collegiate Invitational on Saturday. They shot an 18-hole score of 41-over-par 333 to finish 25 strokes behind first-place Methodist on the day. The Stormy Petrels saw all five competitors on the countable scorecard finish in the top half of the field.

Outdoor season started for the men’s and women’s track and field teams with solid showings at the Victor Icebreaker Duels. A big congratulations to senior Arielle Shaw for her fourth consecutive indoor track All-Region honor.

Arielle Shaw earns fourth straight indoor track All-Region honor

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named Oglethorpe senior track and field athlete Arielle Shaw to its indoor All-Region team this week, marking the fourth consecutive time that Shaw has earned the honor out of the South/Southeast region for indoor track.

Tough losses for men’s tennis and women’s lacrosse.

Women’s lacrosse falls to Hendrix in overtime

The Oglethorpe women’s lacrosse team suffered a tough loss in overtime Saturday morning in Conway, Arkansas, falling to the homestanding Hendrix Warriors 13-12. The Stormy Petrels were down 12-10 with 10 minutes left in the game, but came back to tie the score and send it to overtime.

Men’s tennis suffers tough 5-4 loss to Rose-Hulman

The Oglethorpe men’s tennis team suffered a difficult loss Saturday at the Howell Courts, falling to Rose-Hulman 5-4 despite taking a 3-0 lead following the doubles competition. The loss dropped the Stormy Petrels to 1-1 on the season.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Home Contests

Baseball:
vs Emory, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Anderson Field
vs Adrian, Friday, 5 p.m., Anderson Field
vs Adrian, Saturday, 1 p.m., Anderson Field
vs Case Western Reserve, Sunday, 2 p.m., Anderson Field
vs Case Western Reserve, Monday, 1 p.m., Anderson Field
vs Piedmont, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Anderson Field

Men’s Lacrosse:
vs. Methodist, Thursday, 4 p..m., Turf Field
vs. Earlham, Saturday, 1 p..m., Turf Field

Away Contests

Women’s Tennis:
vs. Bellhaven, Monday, 11 a.m., Orlando, Fla.
vs. St. Scholastica, Monday, 7 p.m., Orlando, Fla.
vs. Austin, Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Altamonte Springs, Fla.
vs. Immaculata, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Men’s Tennis:
vs. Amherst, Sunday, 10 a.m., Orlando, Fla.
vs. Bellhaven, Monday, 11 a.m., Orlando, Fla.
vs. St. Scholastica, Monday, 7 p.m., Orlando, Fla.
vs. Austin, Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Altamonte Springs, Fla.
vs. Wheaton, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Women’s Lacrosse:
at Central Florida, Saturday, 1 p.m., Orlando, Fla.
at Palm Beach Atlantic, Monday, 7 p.m., West Palm Beach, Fla.

Track and Field:
Southern Invitational, Friday, Birmingham, Ala.

Men’s Golf:
Adidas Intercollegiate, Monday-Tuesday, Beaufort, SC

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