Athletics

Go Petrels Recap: Women’s basketball moves up in final poll before NCAA tournament

Here’s the weekly recap from Stormy Petrels Athletics:

Women’s Basketball

2020 NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament Central

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team will take on William Peace Friday in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship from the Clive M. Beck Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m., and the winner of that game advances to take on the winner of the game between host Transylvania and Randolph-Macon in the second round Saturday at 5 p.m.

Women’s basketball moves up in final poll before NCAA tournament

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team settled at the No. 8 spot in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) poll and No. 11 in the D3hoops.com poll heading into this weekend’s first and second rounds of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship. The Stormy Petrels moved up two spots in each poll, marking their high-water mark in both.

Reed, Vazquez, Richey earn SAA women’s basketball postseason awards; Petrels place four on All-SAA teams

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team saw a windfall of postseason honors come in Monday, as they earned three SAA postseason awards and put four players on the All-SAA teams. Sophomore guard Nikki Reed earned SAA Defensive Player of the Year and All-SAA second team honors, freshman guard Amy Vazquez nabbed the SAA Newcomer of the Year accolade, and Alex Richey secured his second SAA Coach of the Year award.

Women’s basketball heads to Kentucky to take on William Peace in first round of NCAA tournament

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team found out their destination for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Monday afternoon. They’ll head to Lexington, Kentucky, for the second straight year, where they’ll take on William Peace in the first round on Friday.

Women’s basketball clinches second SAA title in three years with 84-67 win over Rhodes

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team nabbed their second SAA championship in the last three years, and the third conference title in program history, with an 84-67 victory over second-seeded Rhodes Sunday at Dorough Field House. The victory tied the Stormy Petrels’ program record for most wins in a season, moving them to 27-1 on the year.

Women’s basketball advances to third straight SAA championship game with 64-53 victory over Millsaps

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team is headed to their third consecutive SAA championship game after the top-seeded Stormy Petrels bested the fourth-seeded Millsaps Majors 64-53 in Saturday’s semifinals at Dorough Field House. The win improved Oglethorpe to 26-1 on the season and moved them to within a game of the single-season program record for wins in a season.

Men’s Basketball

Justin Day earns SAA men’s basketball newcomer honors, four Petrels on All-SAA teams

The Oglethorpe men’s basketball teams saw four players earn All-SAA spots Monday, as voted by the league’s coaches. In addition, freshman guard Justin Day garnered SAA Newcomer of the Year honors, marking the first time that a member of the squad has taken the honor since 2015.

Women’s Lacrosse

Women’s lacrosse notches first SAA victory of season

The Oglethorpe women’s lacrosse team defeated the Hendrix Warriors 13-10 Saturday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, scoring their first SAA win of the season and improving to 3-2 on the season overall and 1-1 in conference play.

Women’s lacrosse uses outstanding second half to run away from JWU-Denver 17-5

The Oglethorpe women’s lacrosse team outscored the visiting JWU-Denver Wildcats 10-0 in the second half Tuesday afternoon to cruise to a 17-5 victory, moving their record to 4-2 on the young season. JWU-Denver scored the first two goals of the game, but the Stormy Petrels responded with a couple of goals to tie the game, sophomore midfielders Samanda Cox and Jalina Rodriguez scoring them.

Men’s Lacrosse

Men’s lacrosse falls 9-1 at Methodist

The Oglethorpe men’s lacrosse team suffered a 9-1 loss to Methodist Monday afternoon in Fayetteville, North Carolina, dropping to 4-4 on the season as a result. The Stormy Petrels tallied the final goal of the game, but saw the homestanding Monarchs score nine goals leading up to that.

Men’s lacrosse defeats LaGrange 11-8, improves to 4-3 on season

The Oglethorpe men’s lacrosse team led from beginning to end Wednesday night in an 11-8 victory over the visiting LaGrange Panthers. The Stormy Petrels led by as many as 5 goals in the fourth quarter and held on for the 3-goal victory, improving to 4-3 on the season and snapping a two-game losing streak.

Men’s Tennis

Men’s tennis moves to 3-0 on spring break trip with 6-3 win over John Carroll, 9-0 sweep of Wartburg

The Oglethorpe men’s tennis team moved to 2-0 for the spring Monday morning with a 6-3 victory over John Carroll at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. They then capped it off with a 9-0 clean sweep of Wartburg in the evening at the same venue, improving the Stormy Petrels to 4-1 on the season.

Men’s tennis gets spring break trip off to excellent start with 6-3 win over North Central

The Oglethorpe men’s tennis team earned its second victory of the season Sunday, besting North Central (Illinois) 6-3 to start their spring break trip in Orlando, Florida, on the right foot. The Stormy Petrels knocked off the Cardinals with outstanding play all the way around, winning two of three doubles matches and four of six singles contests.

Women’s Tennis

Women’s tennis earns first victory of season as part of split on Day 2 of spring break

The Oglethorpe women’s tennis team nabbed their first win of the season Monday evening at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, outdueling the Wartburg Knights 6-3. They fell to John Carroll by the same scoreline at the same venue in the morning, leaving the day with a split and a 1-2 record on their spring break trip to this point.

Women’s tennis blanked by North Central to start spring break trip

The Oglethorpe women’s tennis team fell to the North Central (Illinois) Cardinals Sunday at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, dropping to 0-3 on the season with the 9-0 loss. The Petrels had a rough day, falling in all three doubles matches which included an injury retirement in the No.

Baseball

Baseball sees series wiped out by forecast rain

The Oglethorpe baseball team saw their scheduled two-game series against Pfeiffer postponed this week due to forecast rain. The visiting Falcons were set to play the Stormy Petrels Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon. Makeup dates are to be announced for the midweek series.

Baseball swept by Berry in doubleheader

The Oglethorpe baseball team suffered a tough day Saturday at Anderson Field, falling to the visiting Berry Vikings in both games of a doubleheader. The Stormy Petrels Game 1, scheduled for nine innings, 12-1 in seven after Berry activated the 10-run role for the second straight game.

Baseball falls to Berry 13-3 in SAA opener

The Oglethorpe baseball team fell to the visiting Berry Vikings 13-3 in their SAA opener Friday afternoon at Anderson Field, allowing 11 runs over the first four inning en route to an eight-inning defeat. It dropped the Stormy Petrels to 3-7 on the season overall and 0-1 in SAA play.

Baseball falls behind early en route to 15-4 defeat at LaGrange

The Oglethorpe baseball team fell behind in the first inning Wednesday evening and never could recover in a 15-4 defeat at LaGrange. The loss dropped Oglethorpe to 3-6 on the season. The Stormy Petrels tallied a first-inning run as sophomore left fielder Will Arnold and junior first baseman Alec Babb both reached with two outs to bring sophomore designated hitter Rajan Sampat to the plate.

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