Athletics

Go Petrel Recap: Cross Country earns Coaches’ All-Academic Honors, Women’s Basketball clinches title share

Cross Country

Cross country teams earn coaches’ all-academic honors; Villa takes individual all-academic acoolades

The Oglethorpe men’s cross country team received multiple academic awards from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) this week, as the team was named an all-academic squad and senior Mateo Villa earned individual all-academic honors. It marked the first such award of Villa’s career.

Track & Field

Men’s and women’s track and field each finish 10th at Tiger Indoor Invitational

The Oglethorpe track and field teams both finished 10th at the Tiger Indoor Invitational Saturday, held at the Fowler Center in Sewanee, Tennessee. The men’s team accrued 10 total points while the women’s squad tabulated 9 for the afternoon. On the men’s side, junior Deauntee McDuffie led the way with a third-place finish in the pole vault.

Women’s Basketball

Women’s basketball notches 20th win in 91-49 rout of Hendrix

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team recorded its 20th win of the season Friday night, marking the fewest games required to accomplish that feat in the history of the program, with a 91-49 romp over the homestanding Hendrix Warriors in Conway, Arkansas.

Women’s basketball clinches share of SAA title and No. 1 seed in SAA tourney with 78-71 win at Rhodes

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team clinched at least a share of their second SAA regular season title in three years and secured the No. 1 seed in the upcoming SAA Tournament Sunday afternoon, holding on late to a 78-71 win at Mallory Gymnasium in Memphis, Tennessee.

Taylor Smith nabs SAA weekly honor

Junior guard Taylor Smith of the Oglethorpe women’s basketball team was named the SAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Monday afternoon by the league’s office. It marked the first such award of her Oglethorpe career and the Stormy Petrels’ second SAA weekly award of the season.

Women’s basketball remains 11th in coaches poll, moves up to 16th in D3hoops.com ranking

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team maintained their spots in both major Division III polls this week, moving up to a season-high 16th in the D3hoops.com Top 25 and maintaining the No. 11 spot — albeit via tie — in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) coaches poll.

Men’s Basketball

Men’s basketball pulls away from Rhodes in second half, takes sole possession of third place in SAA

The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team led the majority of the game Sunday en route to an 83-65 rout of the homestanding Rhodes Lynx. The Stormy Petrels outscored the home side 51-37 in the second half, turning what had been a 4-point game at halftime into an easy win for the visitors.

Men’s basketball drops tough one to Hendrix, falls to third place in conference

The Oglethorpe men’s basketball team fought hard Friday night in a battle for second place in the SAA, but fell the homestanding Hendrix Warriors 75-71 in Conway, Arkansas. The result dropped the team to 12-9 overall and 6-4 in SAA play, moving them into a third-place tie with Berry with four games to play in the regular season.

Men’s Lacrosse

Men’s lacrosse off to first 2-0 start in program history, beats Division II Shorter 10-9

The Oglethorpe men’s lacrosse team got off to the first 2-0 start in program history Wednesday night in Rome, coming back from a goal down in the fourth quarter to beat the homestanding Shorter Hawks 10-9. With Shorter holding a 9-8 lead heading into the fourth quarter, the Stormy Petrels responded with a pair of extra-man opportunities.

Men’s lacrosse gets season off to excellent start with 8-5 win over Averett

The Oglethorpe men’s lacrosse team started their season on the right foot Saturday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, coming back from 3-1 down in the first half to knock off the visiting Averett Cougars 8-5. It marked the first time the Stormy Petrels won their season opener since their inaugural season of 2011.

2020 Men’s Lacrosse Season Preview

The Oglethorpe men’s lacrosse team returns to the field Saturday for their season opener against Averett. It’ll mark the ninth season for the program, which continues to develop under head coach Zach Taylor. The Stormy Petrels come off a season in which they accumulated a 4-10 mark, recording the most victories in program history.

Upcoming Schedule

Home Contests

Women’s Basketball:
vs. Sewanee, 2/7, 6 p.m.

Men’s Basketball:
vs. Sewanee, 2/7, 8 p.m.
vs. Centre, 2/9, 1 p.m.

Women’s Lacrosse:
vs. Truett McConnell, 2/8, 1 p.m.

Baseball:
vs. Maryville (Tenn.), 2/8, 2 p.m.
vs. Maryville (Tenn.), 2/8, 5:15 p.m.
vs. Maryville (Tenn.), 2/9, 1 p.m.

Away Contests

Baseball:
vs. LaGrange, 2/11, 7 p.m.

JV Men’s Baseball:
at Piedmont JV, 2/12, 5 p.m.
at Piedmont JV, 2/12, 7 p.m.

Men’s Lacrosse:
vs. Piedmont, 2/12, 7 p.m.

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

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