2016 Volleyball Headlines

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    March 23, 2017
    Oglethorpe Athletics to Celebrate Start of Division III Week with Cookout on Sunday, April 2 The Oglethorpe athletic department will celebrate the start of NCAA Division III Week on Sunday, April 2, with a cookout that will be ongoing during the baseball game against Centre and the men's lacrosse game against Hendrix that afternoon. The cookout will take place from noon to 3 p.m., and will be held at Petey's Party Pavilion, the landing overlooking right field at Anderson Field.
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    February 24, 2017
    Joseph Goodson Named New Oglethorpe Volleyball Head Coach The Oglethorpe athletic department is pleased to announce the hiring of Joseph Goodson as their new head volleyball coach, effective immediately.
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    February 15, 2017
    Oglethorpe Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day The Oglethorpe athletic department and the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day Sunday at the Schmidt Recreation Center on Oglethorpe's campus. Inclement weather moved the event inside from its originally scheduled location at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, but it didn't dampen the mood of any of the participants.
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    February 10, 2017
    Thirty-Eight Stormy Petrels Named to 2016 SAA Fall Academic Honor Roll The Oglethorpe athletic department saw 38 student-athletes named to the Southern Athletic Association 2016 Fall Sudent-Athlete Academic Honor Roll Friday.
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    January 30, 2017
    National Girls and Women in Sports Day to Be Held Feb. 12 at Oglethorpe Track and Field The Oglethorpe athletic department and the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Oglethorpe Track and Field starting at 11:30 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside to the Schmidt Recreation Center.
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    November 28, 2016
    Five Stormy Petrels Named to SAA Fall All-Sportsmanship Teams The SAA released their 2016 Fall All-Sportsmanship Teams Tuesday, recognizing student-athletes who displayed outstanding sportsmanship over the course of their seasons. The five Stormy Petrels selected join a total of 55 student-athletes among the conference's eight full-time and four affiliate members across its seven sponsored fall sports.
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    November 22, 2016
    Oglethorpe SAAC Finishes Successful First Annual Toy Drive for Patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta The Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committtee (SAAC) wound up their First Annual Toy Drive last week and delivered the toys received to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital on Friday.
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    November 04, 2016
    Volleyball Season Comes to Close with 3-0 Defeat to Birmingham-Southern in SAA Tournament Quarters The Oglethorpe volleyball team saw its 2016 season draw to a close Friday night in the first round of the SAA Tournament in Conway, Arkansas, as the seventh-seeded Stormy Petrels fell to the second-seeded Birmingham-Southern Panthers, 3-0. With the loss, the Petrels finish the season 11-19, marking the second time in the last three seasons that the program has finished with double-digit victories.
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    November 03, 2016
    Two Stormy Petrels Named to All-SAA Volleyball Teams The Oglethorpe volleyball team saw junior setter Jordan Jones and junior middle hitter Kaitlyn Woodruff earn All-SAA Honorable Mention recognition Friday morning at the pre-championship awards ceremony at the SAA Tournament in Conway, Arkansas. It marked the second career All-SAA honor for Woodruff, who took All-SAA Honorable Mention as a freshman in 2014, and the first for Jones.
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    October 27, 2016
    Volleyball Ends Regular Season on High Note, Sweeps Huntingdon 3-0 The Oglethorpe volleyball team saw their regular season come to a close in style Thursday night at Dorough Field House, as they swept through the visiting Huntingdon Hawks 3-0 to finish the regular year 11-18 and win their third match in their last four tries. The Stormy Petrels hit .320 as a team on the night, including a .382 mark in the first set and a .371 tally in the third, a mark which allowed them to cruise to the 3-set victory.
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    October 23, 2016
    Volleyball Closes SAA Slate with 3-2 Comeback Win over Millsaps The Oglethorpe volleyball team secured a tie for sixth place in the SAA Sunday afternoon with a thrilling comeback victory over Millsaps at Dorough Field House. The Stormy Petrels came back from being down a set twice in a 3-2 victory over the Majors that improved Oglethorpe to 10-18 on the season overall heading into their final regular season game against Huntingdon on Thursday, and secured their highest-ever SAA finish with a final mark of 3-11 in league play.
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    October 22, 2016
    Volleyball Swept by Birmingham-Southern The Oglethorpe volleyball team fell 3-0 to Birmingham-Southern Saturday afternoon at Dorough Field House, dropping sets 25-16, 25-14 and 25-21 to the visiting Panthers. The result dropped the Stormy Petrels to 9-18 on the season overall and 2-11 in SAA play headed into their final conference match of the season.
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    October 21, 2016
    Volleyball to Celebrate Dig Pink Day at Saturday Match against Birmingham-Southern The Oglethorpe volleyball team will be hosting their annual Dig Pink celebration during their match Saturday afternoon against Birmingham-Southern. The match is scheduled to get started at 1 p.m. from Dorough Field House.
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    October 19, 2016
    Volleyball Sweeps Away Wesleyan in Straight Sets The Oglethorpe volleyball team took out visiting Wesleyan (Georgia) in straight sets Wednesday night at the Dorough Field House, defeating them 25-5, 25-8, 25-12. The Stormy Petrels got solid performances across the board and saw their entire active roster get action in the match. The result improved the Petrels to 9-17 on the season.
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    October 15, 2016
    Volleyball Falls in Matches to Rhodes and Covenant The Oglethorpe volleyball team fell Saturday afternoon in a pair of home matches, dropping an SAA contest to Rhodes 3-0 before falling to non-conference opponent Covenant 3-0 in the final match of the day. The results dropped the Stormy Petrels to 8-17 on the season overall and 2-10 in SAA play.
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    October 14, 2016
    Volleyball Falls to No. 25 Hendrix and Texas Lutheran in Tri-Match Sweep It was a tough day for the Oglethorpe volleyball team on Friday, as they were swept by No. 25 Hendrix and Texas Lutheran in a tri-match at Dorough Field House. The results dropped the Stormy Petrels to 8-15 on the season overall and 2-9 in SAA play.
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    October 11, 2016
    Volleyball Drops Matches to Emory and Agnes Scott The Oglethorpe volleyball team went 0-2 in a non-conference tri-match Tuesday on Emory's campus in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, falling to No. 5 Emory 3-0 before dropping a tight, back-and-forth affair with Agnes Scott 3-2. The results dropped the Stormy Petrels to 8-13 on the season overall.
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    October 09, 2016
    Volleyball Falls at Hands of Centre 3-Set Comeback The Oglethorpe volleyball team built a 2-0 lead over the homestanding Centre Colonels Sunday afternoon in Danville, Kentucky, but saw the home side bounce back to take the final three sets of the match and win 3-2. It marked the second time this season that Centre pulled that feat on the Stormy Petrels and it came less than 24 hours after Oglethorpe had accomplished the same feat against Sewanee. The loss dropped the Petrels to 8-11 on the season overall and 2-8 in SAA play.
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    October 08, 2016
    Volleyball Storms Back from Two Sets Down to Clip Sewanee, 3-2 The Oglethorpe volleyball team stormed back from two sets down Saturday to win three sets in a row and stun the homestanding Sewanee Tigers 3-2 in Sewanee, Tennessee. The Stormy Petrels used a 25-16 victory in the third set and a 27-25 win in the fourth set after being down to match point at 24-23 to force a decisive fifth set. The Petrels won the final set 15-13 to claim the comeback victory, which improved the team to 8-10 on the season overall and 2-7 in SAA play.
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    October 05, 2016
    Oglethorpe Athletics Online Team Store Now Open at stormypetrelsteamshop.com We're proud to announce the grand opening of the official Oglethorpe Stormy Petrel online team store! Fans will now be able to purchase all their official Oglethorpe athletics apparel, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Oglethorpe athletic department!
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    October 05, 2016
    Volleyball Suffers Tough Day at Berry, Falls 3-0 The Oglethorpe volleyball team found itself in a tough matchup against the homestanding Berry Vikings Wednesday night in Mount Berry, Georgia, falling 3-0 to their in-state rivals. The loss dropped the Stormy Petrels to 7-10 on the season overall and 1-7 in SAA play.
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    October 02, 2016
    Volleyball Drops Road Contest to Birmingham-Southern The Oglethorpe volleyball team found itself in a tough matchup against the Birmingham-Southern Panthers Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama, and the homestanding Panthers came up with a 3-0 victory, beating the Stormy Petrels 25-21, 25-15, 25-20. The loss dropped Oglethorpe to 7-9 on the season overall and 1-6 in SAA play.
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    October 01, 2016
    Volleyball Falls at Millsaps in Straight Sets The Oglethorpe volleyball team found themselves in a tough matchup with the Millsaps Majors Saturday afternoon in Jackson, Mississippi, and just couldn't get untracked in a 3-0 loss. The Stormy Petrels fell 25-17, 25-18, 25-18, and drop to 7-8 on the season overall and 1-5 in SAA play.
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    September 30, 2016
    Oglethorpe SAAC to Raise Money to Fight Pediatric Cancer on Family Weekend The Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be presenting a variety of activities surrounding Family Weekend here on campus. The events will culminate with a fundraiser at the SAA soccer doubleheader against Sewanee Saturday afternoon beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the Oglethorpe Track and Field.
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    September 28, 2016
    Volleyball Improves to .500 with 3-0 Sweep of Division II Clark Atlanta The Oglethorpe volleyball team improved to .500 on the season with a 3-0 sweep of Division II opponent Clark Atlanta Wednesday evening at Epps Gymnasium in Atlanta. The Stormy Petrels controlled the opening set throughout, then used mid-set comebacks in the second and third to take both and seep the homestanding Panthers. The Petrels now sit at 7-7 on the year as they get set to head back into SAA play over the weekend.
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    September 25, 2016
    Volleyball Nabs First SAA Win Since 2014 with 3-0 Sweep of Sewanee The Oglethorpe volleyball team came out after a couple tough losses in a row and dominated the Sewanee Tigers Sunday afternoon at Dorough Field House, winning a comprehensive 3-0 victory. The win marked the program's first SAA victory since their 3-1 home triumph over Rhodes on Oct. 19, 2014, and improved them to 6-7 on the season overall and 1-4 in SAA play.
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    September 24, 2016
    Volleyball Drops Three Straight to Centre and Falls, 3-2 The Oglethorpe volleyball team built a two-set lead over SAA opponent Centre Saturday at Dorough Field House, but the visiting Colonels won three sets in a row after that to come back and defeat Oglethorpe 3-2. It was the second consecutive match in which the Petrels held a 2-0 lead but went on to lose. The defeat dropped Oglethorpe to 5-7 on the season overall and 0-4 in conference play.
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    September 18, 2016
    Rhodes Comes Back from Two Sets Down to Beat Volleyball in Five The Oglethorpe volleyball team got off to an excellent start Sunday afternoon in Memphis, Tennessee, as they pulled ahead of conference rival Rhodes 2-0 early in the match. However, the homestanding Lynx fought back and won three consecutive stanzas to turn the match around and take it 3-2. The loss dropped the Stormy Petrels to 5-6 on the season overall and 0-3 in SAA play.
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    September 17, 2016
    Volleyball Swept at No. 20 Hendrix The Oglethorpe volleyball team found itself in a tough matchup Saturday afternoon in Conway, Arkansas, as they went up against the No. 20 Hendrix Warriors. The Stormy Petrels fought valiantly, but fell 3-0 to the homestanding Warriors, dropping to 5-5 on the season overall and 0-2 in SAA play.
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    September 14, 2016
    Volleyball Falls to Berry in 3-Set SAA Opener The Oglethorpe volleyball team faced a difficult matchup in their home opener Wednesday night at Dorough Field House, as they went against a Berry team that received votes in the preseason coaches' poll. The Stormy Petrels were competitive in all three sets, but fell 3-0 in the end. The result dropped the team to 5-4 on the young season, 0-1 in SAA play.
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    September 10, 2016
    Volleyball Finishes Weekend at Lynchburg College Invitational 2-2; Beats Randolph, Falls to Maryville on Saturday The Oglethorpe volleyball team split a pair of matches at the Lynchburg College Invitational in Virgina for the second straight day, beating Randolph 3-0 in their first match of the morning before falling to Maryville (Tennessee) 3-1 in their second match. The results moved the Stormy Petrels to 6-3 on the season.
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    September 09, 2016
    Volleyball Splits on First Day of Lynchburg Invitational, Takes 5-Set Match from Methodist The Oglethorpe volleyball team picked up a split on Day 1 at the Lynchburg College Invitational in Lynchburg, Virginia, Friday. They came back from a set down to win their second match of the day over Methodist, 3-2, after falling to hosts Lynchburg, 3-0, in the day's opening match. The results moved Oglethorpe's record to 4-2 on the season.
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    September 03, 2016
    Volleyball Upends Transylvania, Sweeps Keystone; Finishes Stormy Petrel Challenge 3-1 The Oglethorpe volleyball team enjoyed an excellent day Saturday as the Stormy Petrel Challenge wound to a close. They first swept Keystone 3-0, then knocked off a very good Transylvania team that had been undefeated on the weekend to that point. The Stormy Petrels came back from a 2-1 deficit against the Pioneers to take the fourth and fifth sets, winning 3-2. The two victories improved the Petrels to 3-1 to start the 2016 campaign.
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    September 02, 2016
    Volleyball Splits Opening Day of Stormy Petrel Challenge The Oglethorpe volleyball team had an eventful first day at their very own Stormy Petrel Challenge in Dorough Field House, defeating Belhaven 3-0 before falling in a 5-set thriller to in-state opponent Piedmont in the night cap. The results moved the Stormy Petrels to 1-1 to start the season.
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    August 30, 2016
    2016 Volleyball Season Preview The Oglethorpe volleyball team returns this week with a team filled with much more experience than the 2015 squad. The Stormy Petrels will look to improve on last season and move up the SAA standings in Head Coach Richie Tang's fourth year at the helm.
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    August 23, 2016
    Petey the Petrel Helps Gwinnett Braves Mascot Chopper Celebrate Birthday at Coolray Field Petey the Petrel, the beloved mascot of the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels, made an appearance at Gwinnett County's Coolray Field on Saturday night. Petey and a wide variety of other mascots from the Atlanta area were there to help celebrate Chopper's birthday during that evening's Gwinnett Braves game against the Rochester Red Wings. Chopper is the groundhog mascot of the Gwinnett Braves, the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.