2017 Men's Soccer Headlines

  • Men's Soccer Sees Season Come to Close in Heartbreaking Shootout Loss to Washington and Lee
    November 12, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team fought tooth and nail Sunday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship at Watt Field in Lexington, Virginia, but fell just short in the end. The Stormy Petrels fell 5-4 in a penalty kick shootout to the homestanding Washington and Lee Generals after a game that finished tied 3-3 after 110 minutes of action.
  • Men's Soccer Earns First-Ever NCAA Tournament Win, Defeats North Carolina Wesleyan 5-2
    November 11, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team won the first NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship game in their history Saturday, defeating the North Carolina Wesleyan Battling Bishops 5-2 in Lexington, Virginia, to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament for the first time. The Petrels used braces from both junior forward Devon Patterson and sophomore midfielder Adam Sole and a pair of assists from senior defender Jordan Locke to pull away from the Battling Bishops.
  • Men's Soccer Set to Compete in First NCAA Tournament since 2011
    November 10, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team is set to kick off their first NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship contest since 2011 when they face off against North Carolina Wesleyan at 11 a.m. Saturday from Alston Parker Watt Field in Lexington, Virginia.
  • Hoeft Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    November 09, 2017
    Senior defender Josh Hoeft of the Oglethorpe men's soccer team was named to College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Men's Soccer Team for District 5, as voted by CoSIDA members. The award recognizes efforts both athletically and in the classroom, and marks the second regional academic award of Hoeft's career after he earned Scholar All-South Region honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 2016.
  • Men's Soccer Ranked 22nd in Final D3soccer.com Poll before NCAA Tournament
    November 07, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team moved up two spots to 22nd in the latest D3soccer.com Men's Top 25, the final ranking before the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship commences this weekend. It marked the second consecutive week in which the Stormy Petrels were ranked in the website's top 25, and the third week overall in which they have been ranked in a major poll after coming in at No. 12 in the United Soccer Coaches Division III poll on Sept. 12.
  • Men's Soccer Takes Three SAA Postseason Awards, Places Nine on All-SAA Teams
    November 06, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team saw the accolades continue to roll in Monday morning after winning their second SAA championship on Sunday, as the SAA's coaches voted nine Stormy Petrels onto the All-SAA teams. In addition, junior midfielder Topher Marshall earned SAA Offensive Player of the Year, senior defender Jordan Locke took home SAA Defensive Player of the Year, and Oglethorpe head coach Jon Akin won SAA Coach of the Year honors. It marked the second consecutive season in which the Petrels took three of four postseason awards and put nine on the All-SAA teams.
  • Men's Soccer Headed to Virginia to Take on North Carolina Wesleyan in First Round of NCAA Tournament
    November 06, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team is heading to Lexington, Virginia, for their first-and-second-round games at the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship on Saturday and Sunday. They'll take on North Carolina Wesleyan in their first-round game on Saturday at 11 a.m. on the campus of Washington and Lee University.
  • Men's Soccer Captures Second SAA Championship
    November 05, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team broke through with the second SAA championship and third overall conference title in their history on Sunday afternoon, beating the No. 2 seed Centre Colonels 2-1 in the SAA Men's Soccer Championship at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, and securing the SAA's automatic berth in the NCAA Division III tournament. It marks the first time in their history that the Stormy Petrels have won both the conference championship and the conference regular season crown in the same season, and will be the second time that the Oglethorpe men's soccer team has made an appearance in the NCAA tournament.
  • Men's Soccer Advances to SAA Championship in Heart-Pounding Fashion, Defeats Berry 2-1 on Alvarez Golden Goal
    November 03, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team advanced to their second SAA championship game in dramatic fashion Friday night in front of a record crowd of well over 1,000 people at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, getting a golden goal from sophomore forward Gabriel Alvarez in the 99th minute to secure a 2-1 SAA semifinal victory over No. 4 seed Berry. The top-seeded and 24th-ranked Stormy Petrels had a 1-0 lead into the final 10 minutes before the visitors scored an equalizing goal, sending the contest into overtime. With the win, the Petrels improved to 15-2-1 on the season.
  • Men's Soccer, Volleyball in SAA Tournament Action This Weekend
    November 02, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer and volleyball teams will compete in their respective SAA tournaments this weekend, both of them starting play on Friday. The Stormy Petrels will host the men's soccer tournament at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, while the volleyball tournament is set to take place in Mount Berry, Georgia, at Berry's Cage Center. SAA champions will be crowned at both venues by Sunday evening.
  • Men's Soccer Ranked 24th in Latest D3soccer.com Poll
    October 31, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team cracked one of the two major polls for the second time this season Tuesday, coming in at No. 24 in this week's D3soccer.com Men's Top 25. It marked the first time this season that the Stormy Petrels have earned a spot in the poll after receiving votes two other times. Tuesday marked the second time that the Petrels had garnered a spot in a national poll, as they were ranked 12th in the United Soccer Coaches poll the week of Sept. 12.
  • Start Times Set for SAA Men's Soccer Championship Nov. 3 and 5
    October 29, 2017
    Oglethorpe University will host the final two rounds of the SAA Men's Soccer Championship for the second consecutive season, and start times have been set for the event, which will take place Friday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 5, on the Oglethorpe Track and Field.
  • Men's Soccer Overcomes Early Deficit, Deluge to Advance in SAA Tournament
    October 28, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team outscored the No. 8 seed Hendrix Warriors 5-0 in the final 55 minutes Saturday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Track and Field to overcome an early 1-0 deficit and a game-long downpour in the SAA quarterfinals. With the victory, the top-seeded Stormy Petrels moved to 14-2-1 on the season overall, secured advancement to the conference semifinals, and earned the right to host the final two rounds of the SAA Tournament.
  • Fall Teams to Compete in SAA Championships Saturday
    October 27, 2017
    The Oglethorpe cross country and soccer teams will be competing in various SAA championship events on Saturday. The men's and women's cross country teams will battle for their respective conference championships, while the men's and women's soccer teams will play in the quarterfinal round of their respective tournaments.
  • Men's Soccer Game vs. Georgia Gwinnett Canceled
    October 23, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer game against Georgia Gwinnett, originally scheduled for Monday night, has been canceled and will not be made up.
  • Men's Soccer Clinches Third Straight SAA Regular Season Title with Riveting Second Half Comeback
    October 20, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team clinched its third consecutive SAA regular season title Friday night with a 2-1 win over in-state opponent Berry at the Oglethorpe Track and Field. The Stormy Petrels were down 1-0 midway through the second half, but junior midfielder Topher Marshall turned the game around with a second-half brace to ensure Oglethorpe their third straight outright league title.
  • Men's Soccer Earns Second Victory over Ranked Team this Season with 3-1 Win over Crosstown Rival Emory
    October 18, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team defeated No. 25 Emory Wednesday night at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, scoring two goals on their crosstown rivals in the second half to secure a 3-1 win. It marked their second victory over a ranked team this season after their triumph over then-No. 19 Washington (Missouri) earlier in October, and improved the Stormy Petrels to 12-2-1 on the season overall.
  • Topher Marshall Wins SAA Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week Honors
    October 16, 2017
    Midfielder Topher Marshall of the Oglethorpe men's soccer team earned SAA Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honors from the league office Monday coming off his performances in the team's 8-1 victory over Millsaps on Friday and their 3-0 win over Birmingham-Southern on Sunday. It marks the second time that Marshall has won the award in his career, and the fourth time that a member of the Stormy Petrels has won it this season.
  • Men's Soccer Blanks Birmingham-Southern, 3-0; Moves to Brink of Clinching Third Straight SAA Title
    October 15, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team picked up on Sunday where they left off Friday, defeating the visiting Birmingham-Southern Panthers 3-0 at the Oglethorpe Track and Field to improve to 11-2-1 overall and 5-0-1 in SAA play. The victory, combined with their 8-1 thrashing of Millsaps on Friday night, moved the Petrels to within a point of clinching their third consecutive SAA regular season title.
  • Men's Soccer Routs Millsaps, 8-1; Retains First-Place Cushion in SAA
    October 13, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team jumped all over the visiting Millsaps Majors from the very first kick of the ball Friday night at the Oglethorpe Track and Field and did not let up. They scored four goals in the first half en route to thrashing the Majors 8-1. The result gave the Stormy Petrels 13 points (4-0-1) through five games, putting them five ahead of second-place Centre, who has eight points through four games (2-0-2).
  • Luke Whelan Garners SAA Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week Award
    October 09, 2017
    Senior goalkeeper Luke Whelan of the Oglethorpe men's soccer team earned SAA Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors from the league office on Monday after leading his team to three victories over the course of the week.
  • Men's Soccer Edges Rhodes 1-0, Maintains First Place in SAA
    October 08, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team remained undefeated in SAA play, defeating Rhodes 1-0 Sunday afternoon in an evenly-played game on the road in Memphis, Tennessee. In a game that was a scoreless tie for the majority of the proceedings, the Stormy Petrels broke through midway through the second half and then held on for the one-goal victory. The result improved the team to 9-2-1 on the season overall and 3-0-1 in SAA play, firmly establishing them at the top position of the league standings with more than half of the campaign finished.
  • Men's Soccer Routs Hendrix, 6-0
    October 06, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team put together a dominating performance Friday night in Conway, Arkansas, defeating the homestanding Hendrix Warriors 6-0. The Stormy Petrels scored three goals in each half and outshot Hendrix 25-4 over the course of the contest. The result improved the Petrels to 8-2-1 overall and 2-0-1 in SAA play.
  • Men's Soccer Tallies Upset Win over No. 17 Washington University
    October 02, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team picked up a huge non-conference win Monday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, knocking off No. 17 Washington (Missouri), 3-1, in a game dominated by the Stormy Petrels. Oglethorpe outshot the visiting Bears 22-9 over the course of the game and built a 2-0 second-half lead before the visitors were able to mount a significant response.
  • Marshall Hat Trick Lifts Men's Soccer to 3-1 Victory over Sewanee
    September 29, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team earned an impressive 3-1 victory over the homestanding Sewanee Tigers Friday night in Tennessee, as junior Topher Marshall enjoyed his best performance of the season so far for the Stormy Petrels. The Petrel midfielder recorded his first career hat trick and put the Sewanee goal under siege over the course of the game, firing eight shots and putting four of them on goal.
  • Men's Soccer Jumps Out to Early Lead, Cruises to 3-1 Victory over Roanoke
    September 26, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team got their neutral-site contest with Roanoke off to an excellent start Tuesday night and rode that to a 3-1 victory over the Maroons in a game played at the CSA OrthoCarolina Sportsplex in Pineville, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte. The victory improved the Stormy Petrels to 5-2-1 on the season as they get ready to head back into conference play over the weekend.
  • Men's Soccer Game against Sewanee Moved to Friday
    September 25, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team's road SAA contest with the Sewanee Tigers in Tennessee, originally scheduled for Saturday night, has been moved to Friday night at 7 p.m. Eastern. The change occurred to accommodate the rescheduled Berry-Sewanee game, which was postponed due to lightning last weekend.
  • Men's Soccer Earns 1-1 Draw with Centre in SAA Opener
    September 22, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team found itself in a tight, hard-fought battle against the visiting Centre Colonels Friday evening at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, and wound up with a 1-1 draw after 110 minutes. The Stormy Petrels fell behind late in the first half, but mounted a stirring late comeback to tie the score after a spectacular bicycle-kick goal from senior forward Devon Patterson, earning them a point in the standings in their SAA opener.
  • Men's Soccer Falls to No. 23 Lynchburg in Nationally-Ranked Showdown
    September 17, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team, ranked 12th in the United Soccer Coaches poll coming into the week, faced off against the visiting Lynchburg Hornets, ranked 23rd in the D3soccer.com poll, Sunday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, but it was the visiting Hornets who picked up a second-half goal en route to a 1-0 victory. The result dropped the Stormy Petrels to 4-2 on the season.
  • Men's Soccer Suffers Season's First Loss in Home Opener
    September 13, 2017
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team fell 2-0 to NAIA opponent Truett McConnell in their home opener Wednesday evening at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, dropping to 4-1 on the young season.
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