The men's soccer team earned their first victory of the 2010 season by topping Hampden-Sydney on Saturday afternoon on the campus of Emory University, 2-1. The Petrels scored two goals in a span of two minutes late in the second half to grab the win.
After falling behind in the 65th minute on a Tiger goal via a steal and nice shot by Bryan Whorton, the Petrels turned the tide on the contest in a hurry. Freshman Steven Bott scored the first goal of his young career on a loose ball in the box at the 71:39 mark of the second half. Barley two minutes later, Oglethorpe won a corner which Russell Thompson turned into gold when he found the head of Jeff Arsenault who knocked it squarely into the net for the decisive score.
The Petrels are now 1-0-1 on the season and gewt back in action Sunday afternoon when they face Illinois Wesleyan on Emory's campus in the famed Sonny Carter Invitational.