September 6, 2009

Men Upended by Eagles

The Oglethorpe University men's soccer team lost for the first time in the 2009 season on Sunday afternoon when they fell to the University of the Ozarks Eagles on Salamone Field, 2-1.

The Eagles jumped in front of the Petrels in the game's 24th minute on a goal by Scott Janers that was assisted by Brandon Vancleave. The Ozarks pushed their lead to 2-0 early in the second half when Tate Ramirez found the back of the net.
 
It looked as though Oglethorpe would succomb quietely until a furious finish nearly eqaulized the game. With under five minutes remaining, E.J. Ovie-Ogodo took a pass from Russell Thompson and scored past the Ozarks keeper. Then, with under a minute left, the Petrels had two near-goals, one off the foot of Ovie-Ogodo and the other from Gardar Sigurdsson. Both shots sailed wide left by only a matter of inches.
 
For the game, Oglethorpe outshot the Ozarks 15-12 but still came up on the losing side of the contest. With the result, the Petrels are now 2-1 on the season and will get set to face off with Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

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