On Saturday, the Oglethorpe men's lacrosse team traveled to Sewanee, Tennessee, to face SAA rival the Sewanee. The Stormy Petrels allowed the Tigers to build a 7-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and by halftime, the Tigers created a 12-0 advantage. The Petrels' only goal would come in the final quarter, and they would wind up losing the game 21-1 to the homestanding Tigers. The defeat dropped the Petrels to 1-8 on the season and 0-3 in SAA play.
The Petrels began the game with a strong defensive performance, holding the Tigers scoreless for the opening five minutes of the game. During that stretch, freshman goalie Ramiro Juarez recorded five saves before the Tigers were finally able to sneak one into the net with 9:18 left in the first quarter. In the next two minutes, the Tigers would extend their lead out to 3-0. The Tigers would then go on to the pad their advantage by scoring four goals in the last four minutes of the first quarter.
The second quarter would begin in similar fashion with the Petrels holding the Tigers scoreless for nearly the first five minutes of the quarter. The Tigers' goal allowed them to go up 8-0 with 10:01 left in the first half. The Petrels would once again hold Sewanee scoreless for five more minutes until the Tigers were able to convert a man-up opportunity with 4:50 remaining in the half. Just 10 seconds later, the Tigers would score again, pushing their lead out to 10-0. The Petrels ended the half giving up two more goals, giving the home side a 12-0 advantage.
In the third quarter, Sewanee continued their impressive performance by scoring five more goals, two of which were man-up goals. Within the first 10 seconds of the fourth quarter, the Tigers would score again, extending their lead to 19-0. Sewanee would score again just minutes later.
The Petrels would score their first goal with 9:07 remaining in the game. The goal was during a man-up opportunity where junior midfielder Jibril Stapleton assisted junior attackman Nathaniel Gillespie for the goal. The Tigers would score one last time ending the game with a 21-1 advantage.
The Petrels lost the ground ball battle 46-21. Freshman midfielder Brian Green recorded a team-high with five ground balls. The Petrels were also outshot 60-10 throughout the game. The Petrels were able to force 18 turnovers, however the they also gave the ball away 29 times. The Petrels successfully cleared the ball on 16 of 21 attempts. The Petrels held Sewanee to 6-for-11 on extra-man opportunities.
The Petrels will return home next Saturday to challenge SAA rival Berry at the Oglethorpe Track and Field at 1 p.m. The Petrels will continue their homestand of SAA play to finish the season facing Birmingham-Southern on April 8 and Centre on April 14.