The Oglethorpe men's soccer team suffered its first loss of the young season Saturday, falling to Averett, 1-0, at the Winshape Invitational on the campus of Berry College.
Averett's goal came in the 30th minute, giving them the 1-0 lead entering halftime. The Petrels pressed for the equalizer in the second half, but Averett was able to hold on for the 1-0 win.
The Petrels had numerous chances, unleashing 17 shots, 10 of them on goal, but could not find the back of the net. Despite allowing the game's only goal, Oglethorpe goalkeeper Frank Petersen had an excellent day, stopping seven Averett shots, keeping the Petrels in the game.
The Petrels will next be in action Sunday afternoon, when they will complete their Winshape Invitational slate against Guilford at 3 p.m. from Mount Berry, Ga.