Petrels Top Methodist, Claim Sonny Carter Invitational

Petrels Top Methodist, Claim Sonny Carter Invitational

The men's soccer team topped the Methodist Monarchs by the score of 5-2 on Sunday afternoon to win the 2011 Sonny Carter Invitational hosted by Emory University. The Petrels outscored their opponents 9-2 in the two-day event to easily claim the crown.

Prior to the contest the team huddled in prayer and dedicated their performance in the memory of John P. Salamone who died in the 9/11 terrosist attacks. The squad them went out and played one of their best game's in recent memory.

The Petrels struck first in the 6th minute when Ben Robertson volleyed Sean King's pass into the back of the net for his third goal of the season. The Monarchs would tie the game in the 19th minute but Oglethorpe would rip off the next three tallies to put the game out of reach.

Jakub Madej converted a penalty kick to give the Petrels a 2-1 advantage heading into halftime and then Nick Williamson connected with Mark Lavery just three minutes into the second for a 3-1 Petrel lead. Williamson assisted on yet another goal, this one to Madej, just two minutes later and the rout was on.

Williamson put the finishing touches on a brilliant weekend by converting a header in the 53rd minute to cap the Petrel scoring.

Lavery was named Tournament MVP while Madej, Robertson, Aaron Walker and Frank Petersen were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Oglethorpe is now 3-1 on the season and will return to face Emory on Wednesaday at 5:30 p.m.