2019 Oglethorpe Men's Soccer News

  • Men's soccer earns at-large bid to NCAA Division III tournament
    November 11, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team grabbed one of 21 general at-large bids to the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship Monday, marking the program's third trip to the national tournament and their second in three years. The 14-4 Stormy Petrels, currently ranked 18th in the country, will take on 11-7-1 Gettysburg in their first-round matchup at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from Lexington, Virginia. The Bullets earned an at-large bid out of the Centennial Conference. The winner of that game will take on the winner of the Lexington pod's other first-round matchup between host Washington and Lee, currently ranked 11th in the country, and North Carolina Wesleyan in the second-round game at 1 p.m. Sunday from Lexington.
  • Men's soccer places nine on All-SAA teams, Waegelin earns top defensive honor
    November 11, 2019
    The SAA men's soccer coaches voted nine members of the Oglethorpe men's soccer team onto the All-SAA teams, released Monday by the league office. In addition, senior defender Christian Waegelin earned SAA Defensive Player of the Year honors, marking the fifth straight season in which a member of the team has earned a conference postseason award.
  • Men's soccer drops SAA final 4-3 to Centre in extra time
    November 10, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team saw their quest for a fourth conference championship in program history come up just short Sunday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, as they fell to the visiting Centre Colonels 4-3 in extra time. The result dropped the Stormy Petrels to 14-4 on the season, and they'll now have to wait to see if they earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship.
  • No. 18 men's soccer outlasts fourth-seeded Berry for 2-1 victory in SAA semifinals
    November 08, 2019
    The top-seeded and 18th-ranked Oglethorpe men's soccer team advanced to their third straight SAA Men's Soccer Championship final Friday night with a tight 2-1 win over fourth-seeded Berry in the semifinals at the Oglethorpe Track and Field. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 14-3 on the season overall and brought them to within a game of advancing to the third NCAA tournament in program history.
  • Men's soccer bumps up to 18th in D3soccer.com poll
    November 05, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team moved up a spot to No. 18 in the latest D3soccer.com Men's Top 25, released Tuesday by the website. It marked the third straight week that the Stormy Petrels were ranked in the poll, and the fourth week overall. They came in at No. 13 -- and No. 3 in the coaches' poll -- on Sept. 10 and moved from 22nd to 19th over the two polls prior to Tuesday's.
  • Men's soccer shuts out Hendrix 5-0, advances to semifinals of SAA tournament
    November 02, 2019
    The No. 19 and top-seeded Oglethorpe men's soccer team found themselves locked in a tight game with eighth-seeded Hendrix in the early-going Saturday afternoon in the first round of the SAA tournament at the Oglethorpe Track and Field. The Stormy Petrels led 1-0 at halftime, but ran off four goals in the second half to pull away for a 5-0 victory. The win improved the Petrels to 13-3 on the season, extended their winning streak to eight games, and advanced to the conference semifinals for the fourth year in a row.
  • Fall teams compete in SAA Championships this weekend
    November 01, 2019
    Four teams will compete in their respective SAA championship events on Saturday, with men's and women's cross country, and men's and women's soccer taking part in locations around the southeastern United States.
  • Men's soccer improves to No. 19 in D3soccer.com poll
    October 29, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team improved to No. 19 in the latest D3soccer.com Men's Top 25, released Tuesday by the website Tuesday. It marked the third week the Stormy Petrels earned a spot in the poll, moving up from No. 22 in the Oct. 22 release and coming in at No. 13 in the D3soccer.com poll and No. 3 in the coaches' poll on Sept. 10.
  • Ulises Rodriguez garners second SAA weekly award of season
    October 28, 2019
    Oglethorpe freshman goalkeeper Ulises Rodriguez earned SAA Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors from the league office Monday after his performance in the Stormy Petrels' 4-0 win over Berry, a victory that secured the team's fifth straight outright SAA regular season title. It served as the second time Rodriguez received the honor in 2019.
  • 22nd-ranked men's soccer secures fifth straight outright SAA title with 4-0 win over Berry
    October 26, 2019
    The 22nd-ranked Oglethorpe men's soccer team made sure they wouldn't have to share their fifth straight SAA regular-season crown Saturday night, shutting out the visiting Berry Vikings 4-0 to secure the league title outright. It served as the 27th consecutive victory in a conference game for the Stormy Petrels, meaning that the senior class that was honored during Senior Night festivities prior to the game at the Oglethorpe Track and Field never lost an SAA contest during their four years.
  • Men's soccer re-enters D3soccer.com poll at No. 22
    October 22, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team earned the No. 22 spot in the latest D3soccer.com Men's Top 25, released by the website Tuesday afternoon. It marked the second time over the course of the season that the Stormy Petrels garnered a spot in the organization's top 25 after they came in at No. 13 in the D3soccer.com poll and No. 3 in the United Soccer Coaches poll released Sept. 10.
  • Men's soccer blanks Hendrix 5-0, clinches at least share of fifth straight SAA crown
    October 20, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team clinched at least a share of their fifth straight SAA regular season title Sunday, and with it the No. 1 seed in and home-field advantage throughout the SAA tournament, with a 5-0 shutout of the homestanding Hendrix Warriors in Conway, Arkansas. The Stormy Petrels also increased their multi-year unbeaten streak in SAA play to 26 games with the win.
  • Men's soccer beats Rhodes 3-0, moves within game of clinching share of SAA crown
    October 18, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak in SAA play to 25 games Friday afternoon in Memphis, Tennessee, with a 3-0 win over Rhodes. The victory improved the Stormy Petrels' current overall winning streak to five games and pulled them to within one win of clinching at least a share of their fifth straight SAA regular season crown, as well as home-field advantage throughout the SAA tournament.
  • Ulises Rodriguez named SAA Defensive Player of the Week
    October 14, 2019
    Freshman goalkeeper Ulises Rodriguez of the Oglethorpe men's soccer team earned the SAA Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week award Monday from the league office. Rodriguez earned the honor for his efforts in the Stormy Petrels' 2-0 weekend, featuring blowout wins over Birmingham-Southern and Millsaps.
  • Men's soccer continues record-breaking weekend with 8-1 rout of Millsaps
    October 13, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team scored 17 goals over the weekend in a pair of SAA contests, throwing in eight Sunday afternoon in an 8-1 win over the Millsaps Majors at a rainy Oglethorpe Track and Field. The ridiculous goal-scoring output marked the most goals scored over consecutive conference games in program history. It also served as the most scored in consecutive games overall for the Petrels since 2004 when they scored 22 goals over two games, including 18 in one game against Fisk.
  • Men's soccer blows out Birmingham-Southern 9-0 in battle between SAA first-place teams
    October 11, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team played their best game of the season so far Friday night, extending their SAA unbeaten streak to 23 games in emphatic fashion with a 9-0 rout of a Birmingham-Southern team who came in tied with the Stormy Petrels for first place in the conference with a 2-0 record. The Petrels left the Oglethorpe Track and Field Friday night having firmly placed themselves on the inside track for the SAA race, improving their record to 3-0 in league play and 8-3 overall.
  • Ryan Marcano earns second SAA offensive award of season
    October 07, 2019
    Oglethorpe senior forward Ryan Marcano earned the SAA Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week from the league office Monday, marking his second such award of the season.
  • Men's soccer holds off Sewanee 2-1, extends SAA unbeaten streak
    October 05, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team extended their SAA regular-season unbeaten streak to 22 games Saturday. They built a 2-0 halftime lead over the homestanding Sewanee Tigers and held on in the second half for a 2-1 victory, improving to 7-3 on the season overall and 2-0 in SAA play.
  • Men's soccer comes back to beat Centre 3-1 in SAA opener
    September 28, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team scored a pair of goals in the second half Saturday afternoon at a steaming hot Oglethorpe Track and Field, turning the tables on the Centre Colonels and earning a victory over their SAA rivals in the conference opener. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 6-3 overall and 1-0 in SAA play, and extended the program's unbeaten streak in regular-season conference play to 21.
  • Men's soccer falls to Roanoke 2-0
    September 22, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team outshot the visiting Roanoke Maroons and took the initiative for much of the game Sunday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, but the visitors bagged a goal in each half and withstood the Stormy Petrel onslaught for a 2-0 win. The defeat dropped Oglethorpe to 5-3 on the season.
  • Men's soccer runs past Anderson 7-1
    September 20, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team got started early and never let up against the visiting Anderson (Indiana) Ravens Friday night, winning 7-1 at the Oglethorpe Track and Field to improve to 5-2 on the season. The Stormy Petrels got a hat trick from sophomore forward Abraham Lopez in the first 15 minutes of the game, a pair of goals and an assist from senior forward Gabe Alvarez, and a pair of assists from sophomore forward Tuli Mwarumba en route to the 6-goal victory.
  • Men's soccer falls to No. 23 Washington and Lee, 2-1
    September 15, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team scored an early goal Sunday against the No. 23 Washington and Lee Generals in Lexington, Virginia, but the home side answered with two goals, including one in the 90th minute, to upend the Stormy Petrels and drop them to 4-2 on the season.
  • Men's soccer suffers first loss of season at Lynchburg
    September 13, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team, ranked third in the coaches' poll and 13th in the D3soccer.com poll coming into this weekend, fell to the homestanding Lynchburg Hornets 2-1 Friday night in Virginia for their first loss of the young season. Lynchburg's Luke Mega scored twice, the second time with just 10 minutes left, and the Stormy Petrels couldn't make it back. The Petrels fell to 4-1 on the campaign.
  • Men's soccer ranked third in first coaches' poll of regular season, 13th in D3soccer.com poll
    September 10, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team earned their highest-ever national ranking Tuesday, as the United Soccer Coaches placed them at No. 3 in the organization's Division III top 25. The Stormy Petrels also came in at No. 13 in the D3soccer.com top 25, which is voted on by a panel of coaches, sports information directors and D3soccer.com staff.
  • Men's soccer trounces Gordon 5-1 to extend unbeaten streak to 17 games over two seasons
    September 08, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team extended their unbeaten streak to 17 games dating back to the 2018 season with a comprehensive 5-1 win over the Gordon Fighting Scots Sunday evening at the Oglethorpe Track and Field. The Stormy Petrels jumped on their opponent early and didn't let up, burying Gordon with three first-half goals. The result and improved the home side to 4-0 on the young season.
  • Men's soccer outlasts crosstown rival Emory in 4-2 shootout for third straight victory over crosstown rival
    September 06, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team found itself in a tough battle with crosstown rival Emory Friday night at the Woodruff PE Center in Atlanta, but they wound up leading virtually the whole way in a 4-2 victory over the Eagles. The win marked their third straight over their crosstown rivals.
  • Marcano earns weekly award as SAA's best offensive player
    September 02, 2019
    Senior forward Ryan Marcano of the Oglethorpe men's soccer team has been named the SAA Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the team's victories over Claremont-M-S and Pomona-Pitzer at Emory's Sonny Carter Invitational.
  • Men's soccer routs Pomona-Pitzer to win Sonny Carter Invitational, starts season with 2-0 opening weekend
    September 01, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team completed their outstanding weekend at Emory's Sonny Carter Invitational Sunday with a 4-0 victory over Pomona-Pitzer which gave them first place in the four-team event. The Stormy Petrels got a pair of goals from sophomore forward Abraham Lopez and single tallies from senior forward Ryan Marcano and junior forward Gilberto Ramos en route to the victory.
  • Men's soccer starts season with 2-1 extra-time win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
    August 30, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's soccer team got a golden goal from freshman forward James Williams five minutes into the second period of extra time Friday afternoon, lifting them to a 2-1 victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in at Emory's Sonny Carter Invitational. It marked an excellent start to the season for the Stormy Petrels, who will complete their Carter Invitational docket on Sunday against Pomona-Pitzer.
  • 2019 Men's Soccer Season Preview
    August 29, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men’s soccer team returns to the field this weekend, as it looks to defend its SAA regular season title for the fifth consecutive year and continue its streak of 20 straight games without a loss in SAA play.