Students are on spring break this week but the athletics teams continue to compete.
An impressive comeback showing from the men’s golf team who rallied for a win at the Adidas Intercollegiate.
The Oglethorpe men’s golf team earned a victory in their first tournament of the spring season this week, firing a round of 8-over-par 296 on Tuesday to win the Adidas Intercollegiate with a three-round tally of 19-over 883. The Stormy Petrels finished three strokes ahead of second-place Hampden-Sydney and 14 strokes up on third-place North Carolina Wesleyan.
The baseball team is taking no days as it’s played six of the past seven days. It’s been a rough go but the Petrels did pick up a win against crosstown rival Emory.
The Oglethorpe baseball team played well at a frigid Anderson Field Wednesday evening, knocking off their crosstown rivals, the Emory Eagles, 6-3 on a night where the temperatures fell into the 30s during the game. The Stormy Petrels used a four-run fifth to push an early 1-1 game in their favor and improved to 5-7 on the young season.
Both women’s and men’s tennis teams were in Florida for a series of matches. The men’s team is 4-1 with one more match on Wednesday, and the women are 3-1 with one match left as well.
The Oglethorpe women’s tennis team earned a split of their second full day at spring break in central Florida. They defeated Immaculata 8-1 Tuesday night in Altamonte Springs, but fell 7-2 to former Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Austin early Tuesday afternoon in Casselberry. With the results, the Stormy Petrels moved to 5-1 on the season.
The Oglethorpe men’s tennis team enjoyed an outstanding Monday on their spring break trip. They beat the Belhaven Blazers 7-2 Monday morning in Lakeland, Florida, before turning around and beating St. Scholastica n a 5-4 barn burner Monday night. The Stormy Petrels improved to 3-2 on the season with the victories.
Sophomore Jacob Hadden set a school record on the way to winning the 5,000-meter run at the Southern Invitational.
The Oglethorpe track and field teams competed this weekend at the Southern Invitational in Birmingham, Alabama, with the men’s team finishing tied for eighth and the women coming in 12th at the meet which featured competitors from all divisions of NCAA play as well as the NAIA.
The men’s lacrosse team has already set a record for most wins in a season. The women’s team dropped a tough game in Florida.
The Oglethorpe men’s lacrosse team won its fourth game of a season for the first time in program history Saturday afternoon, running away from the visiting Earlham Quakers 19-4 at the Oglethorpe Track and Field. With the win, the Stormy Petrels improved to 4-2 on the season.
The Oglethorpe women’s lacrosse team fell to NCAA Division II side Palm Beach Atlantic 18-1 Monday night in West Palm Beach, Florida. The loss dropped the Stormy Petrels to 3-4 on the season. The homestanding Sailfish enjoyed an efficient offensive game. They scored 12 goals on 17 total shots in the first half and held Oglethorpe scoreless.
vs. Greensboro, Saturday, 4 p..m., Turf Field
at Sewanee, Saturday, 1 p.m., Suwanee, Tenn.
at Sewanee, Saturday, 4:15 p.m., Suwanee, Tenn.
at Sewanee, Sunday, 1 p.m., Suwanee, Tenn.
vs. Transylvania, Wednesday, 12 p.m., Altamonte Springs, Fla.
vs. Ohio Wesleyan, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Track and Field:
Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational, Thursday, Conway, S.C.
Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational, Friday-Sunday, Jekyll Island, Geo.