Athletics

Go Petrels Recap: Women’s golf gets first full tournament victory; Men’s soccer clinches share of fifth straight SAA crown

Women’s Golf

Women’s golf goes wire to wire at Chick-fil-A Collegiate for first full tournament victory in program history

The Oglethorpe women’s golf team secured the program’s first-ever victory in a full-field tournament Tuesday, completing a wire-to-wire win at the Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational in Rome with a 19-over-par 307 on Tuesday to secure a 2-stroke win over Division II Shorter and a 6-stroke win over their nearest Division III competitor, third-place Centre.

Men’s Golf

Men’s golf team of individuals moves up to seventh place to end fall season at Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational

The Oglethorpe men’s golf team saw their team of five individuals move up the leaderboard Tuesday in the final round of the Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational at Stonebridge Golf Club in Rome, as they posted a 24-over 312 on the day to move three spots up the leaderboard into seventh place at the windswept course.

Men’s golf in at No. 13 in latest coaches poll

The Oglethorpe men’s golf team dropped a spot to No. 13 in the latest Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, released Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America. It marked the third straight time the Stormy Petrels earned a top 15 spot this season. They entered at No.

Men’s Soccer

Men’s soccer re-enters D3soccer.com poll at No. 22

The Oglethorpe men’s soccer team earned the No. 22 spot in the latest D3soccer.com Men’s Top 25, released by the website Tuesday afternoon. It marked the second time over the course of the season that the Stormy Petrels garnered a spot in the organization’s top 25 after they came in at No.

Men’s soccer blanks Hendrix 5-0, clinches at least share of fifth straight SAA crown

The Oglethorpe men’s soccer team clinched at least a share of their fifth straight SAA regular season title Sunday, and with it the No. 1 seed in and home-field advantage throughout the SAA tournament, with a 5-0 shutout of the homestanding Hendrix Warriors in Conway, Arkansas.

Women’s Soccer

Women’s soccer falls 2-0 at Hendrix

The Oglethorpe women’s soccer team fell to a pair of first-half goals in Conway, Arkansas, Sunday. The homestanding Hendrix Warriors scored just after kickoff and then again within five minutes of halftime to take a 2-0 lead that they would not relinquish. The result dropped the Stormy Petrels to 9-6 overall and 1-5 in SAA play.

Women’s soccer falls to Rhodes 6-1 after tough first half

The Oglethorpe women’s soccer team endured a tough matchup Friday afternoon in Memphis, Tennessee, giving up four first-half goals to the homestanding Rhodes Lynx en route to a 6-1 defeat. The result dropped the Stormy Petrels to 9-5 on the season overall and 1-4 in SAA play.

Men’s Cross Country

Aidan Goldston named SAA men’s runner of week

Sophomore Aidan Goldston of the Oglethorpe men’s cross country team has been named the SAA Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for his efforts in the Stormy Petrels’ second-place finish at the Berry Invitational in Mount Berry on Saturday.

Men’s cross country places second in final tune-up prior to conference meet

The Oglethorpe men’s cross country team finished second Saturday morning at the Berry Invitational in northwest Georgia. The Stormy Petrels showed well in their final tune-up before the SAA Championships, scoring 66 points and besting every team in the field other than regional power Emory, including Division I Chattanooga and SAA foes Berry, Sewanee and Millsaps.

Volleyball

Volleyball drops 3-1 decision to Rhodes on Senior Day

The Oglethorpe volleyball team got off to a good start in their match with the Rhodes Lynx Sunday afternoon at Dorough Field House, taking the first set 26-24. However, Rhodes ran off three sets in a row after that to win 3-1 and spoil Senior Day for the Stormy Petrels.

Volleyball fights valiantly against Hendrix, but falls 3-0

The Oglethorpe volleyball team played three tight sets with the visiting Hendrix Warriors Saturday afternoon inside Dorough Field House, but the Warriors won all three en route to a 3-0 win. They won the sets 25-22, 25-23 and 25-22, respectively. The result dropped the Stormy Petrels to 5-16 on the season overall and 0-11 in SAA play.

OGLETHORPE ATHLETICS UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Home Contests

Men’s soccer:
vs. Berry, Senior Night, Saturday, 7 p.m., Turf field

Women’s soccer:
vs. Berry, Senior Day, Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Turf field

Away Contests

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

Men’s golf:
Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational (Individual tournament), Mon.-Tues., Stonebridge Golf Club, Rome, Ga.

Volleyball:
at Sewanee, Saturday, 1 p.m., Sewanee, Tenn.
at Centre, Sunday, Noon, Danville, Ky.

For more information on Oglethorpe athletics, visit gopetrels.com.

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