Vikings Top Petrels in Piedmont Invitational

The men's soccer team lost their first contest of 2011 on Sunday evening when they were topped in the finale of the Piedmont Invitational by Berry College, 2-1. Despite playing a man down for the final 35 minutes of the game, the Petrels nearly got the equalizer they desperately needed before falling to the Vikings.

The Petrels jumped in front on a goal from Mark Lavery that was assisted by Jeff Arsenault but found themselves a player short after Sean King was issued a double-yellow in the game's 55th minute. The Vikings took the lead and, despite a flurry of chances from Oglethorpe, held on for the victory.

The Petrels are now 1-1 on the season and will play their next two contests this coming weekend against Rowan and Methodist on the campus of Emory University in Decatur.

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