2017 Volleyball Headlines

  • Volleyball Falls to Sewanee, 3-1
    October 21, 2017
    On Saturday afternoon, the Oglethorpe volleyball team hosted the Sewanee Tigers. The Stormy Petrels were able to come away with a first set win, however the Tigers would win the next three sets to give themselves the 3-1 victory. The Petrels dropped to 3-18 on the season and 1-12 in the SAA. 
  • Piedmont Comes Back from Set Down to Beat Volleyball, 3-2
    October 19, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team took a 2-1 lead on the road Thursday night in Demorest, but the homestanding Piedmont Lions mounted a comeback over the final two sets to turn the tables and take the match, 3-2. The result dropped the Stormy Petrels to 3-17 on the season overall.
  • Volleyball Falls to Millsaps in Straight Sets
    October 14, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team fell to the visiting Millsaps Majors Saturday afternoon at Dorough Field House, dropping all three sets. The Stormy Petrels now sit at 3-16 on the season and 1-11 in SAA play.
  • Volleyball Drops Hard-Fought Match to Birmingham-Southern
    October 13, 2017
    On Friday night, the Oglethorpe volleyball team returned home from a seven-match road trip to face a tough SAA opponent, Birmingham-Southern. The Stormy Petrels fought valiantly, but failed to come away with a set in a 3-0 match that was closer than the score would indicate. The Petrels lost the three sets by a combined 11 points. The loss places the Petrels at 3-15 on the season and 1-10 in SAA play. 
  • Volleyball Set to Support Breast Cancer Awareness this Month with "Blocks and Burpees for Boobies" Initiative
    October 12, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team will be promoting and raising money to support breast cancer awareness this month as part of their "Blocks and Burpees for Boobies" campaign, in conjunction with Tropical Smoothie Cafe Brookhaven. Fans will be able to support the cause by donating on location at Oglethorpe's four home matches in October: Friday against Birmingham-Southern at 7 p.m., Saturday against Millsaps at noon, Oct. 21 against Sewanee at 1 p.m., and Oct. 22 against Centre at noon.
  • Volleyball Falls to Division II Clark Atlanta in Midweek Matchup
    October 11, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team went across town Wednesday afternoon to take on the homestanding Clark Atlanta Panthers, a Division II side, and picked up a first set victory. However, Clark Atlanta came back with three straight wins over the final three sets to take the match 3-1. The result dropped the Stormy Petrels to 3-14 on the season.
  • Taryn North Named SAA Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week
    October 09, 2017
    Sophomore libero Taryn North of the Oglethorpe volleyball team earned SAA Defensive Player of the Week honors from the league office on Monday after playing well all week and leading the Stormy Petrels to a 3-1 victory at Rhodes on Sunday.
  • Volleyball Defeats Rhodes 3-1, Bags First SAA Victory of Season
    October 08, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team picked up their first SAA win of the season Sunday, as they ended their six-match road trip with a 3-1 victory over Rhodes in Memphis, Tennessee. Down 1-0 after falling 25-23 in the first set, the Stormy Petrels responded by winning three unanswered sets, taking the second and third 25-20, and the fourth 25-22. The result improved the Petrels to 3-13 on the season overall and 1-9 in SAA play.
  • Volleyball Falls 3-1 at Hendrix
    October 07, 2017
    On Saturday afternoon, the Oglethorpe volleyball team traveled to Conway, Arkansas, for their fifth straight road match. The Stormy Petrels lost the match 3-1 against the SAA rival Hendrix Warriors for the second match-up of the season between the two teams. With the Stormy Petrels unable to come away with a victory, they are now 2-13 on the season, 0-9 in SAA play.
  • Volleyball Swept by No. 4 Emory, Agnes Scott in Tri-Match
    October 05, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team had a tough evening Thursday at Woodruff Gym in Decatur. They took on the homestanding Agnes Scott Scotties and the No. 4 Emory Eagles in a tri-match and fell in both, dropping a tough 3-2 decision to Agnes Scott before getting swept by the nationally-ranked Eagles, 3-0.
  • Volleyball Loses Three-Set Match at Sewanee
    October 01, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team hung tough in a three-set match with the visiting Sewanee Tigers on Sunday, but fell in all three stanzas to lose 3-0. The defeat dropped the Stormy Petrels to 2-10 on the season overall and 0-8 in SAA play.
  • Volleyball Drops Road Match to Centre in Three Sets
    September 30, 2017
    On Saturday afternoon, the Oglethorpe volleyball team traveled to Danville, Kentucky, to face SAA rival Centre. The Stormy Petrels would lose the match to the homestanding Colonels, 3-0, dropping them to 2-9 on the season overall and 0-7 in SAA play.
  • Volleyball Outlasted by Berry, 3-0
    September 27, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team found themselves in a competitive match Wednesday evening against a Berry team that was 5-0 in SAA play coming in. The Stormy Petrels had chances to win two sets, but the visiting Vikings prevailed in all three, in the end, winning 3-0. Berry took the first set 25-21, the second 25-15, and the third 25-22. The loss dropped the Petrels to 2-8 on the season overall and 0-6 in SAA play.
  • Volleyball Drops SAA Match to Hendrix Despite Big Third-Set Comeback
    September 24, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team faced off against the visiting Hendrix Warriors Sunday afternoon at Dorough Field House. This was Oglethorpe's second conference matchup of the weekend. The Stormy Petrels fought hard, especially in a third set where they came back from a 15-6 deficit to stay alive, but the Hendrix Warriors won the match 3-1, resulting in Oglethorpe falling to 2-7 on the season overall and 0-5 in SAA play.  
  • Volleyball Falls to Rhodes in SAA Home Opener
    September 23, 2017
    After being on the road for the previous four matches, the Oglethorpe volleyball team returned home to face SAA rival Rhodes Saturday inside Dorough Field House. The Lynx won the match 3-0, dropping the Petrels to 2-6 on the season overall and 0-4 in the SAA. 
  • ESPN's Maria Taylor Visits with Women's Basketball, Volleyball Teams
    September 22, 2017
    The Oglethorpe women’s basketball and volleyball teams were surprised with a special guest appearance by ESPN College GameDay host Maria Taylor on Monday evening. The event was a truly memorable evening for both programs as Taylor was able to connect with the athletes on a variety of different topics throughout her motivational discussion.
  • Volleyball Suffers 3-0 Defeat at Millsaps
    September 17, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team finished a tough road trip on Sunday afternoon, falling to the homestanding Millsaps Majors in Jackson, Mississippi, 3-0. The result dropped the Stormy Petrels to 2-5 on the young season, 0-3 in SAA play. The visitors got behind the eight-ball early with a 25-7 defeat in the first set. They played better in the next two, but lost 25-19 and 25-17, respectively.
  • Volleyball Falls to Birmingham-Southern in SAA Road Contest
    September 16, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team fell 3-0 in an SAA road match against Birmingham-Southern Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama. The Stormy Petrels put together a competitive first set, falling 25-22 to the homestanding Panthers, but dropped the final two 25-15 and 25-13, respectively. The defeat dropped the team to 2-4 on the season overall and 0-2 in SAA play.
  • Volleyball Opens SAA Slate with 3-0 Defeat at Berry
    September 13, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team had a tough evening Wednesday in Mount Berry, as they fell 3-0 in their conference opener to the homestanding Berry Vikings. The Stormy Petrels got behind the eight-ball early and couldn't recover against the high-powered home team. The defeat dropped Oglethorpe to 2-3 on the season.
  • Tuesday's Volleyball Match against Piedmont Postponed Due to Tropical Storm Irma
    September 11, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team's home match against Piedmont, originally scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Dorough Field House, has been postponed due to the aftereffects of Tropical Storm Irma. The match will be rescheduled for a date and time to be announced.
  • Monday's Volleyball Match Canceled Due to Hurricane Irma
    September 10, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball match against Clark Atlanta, originally scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday in Dorough Field House, has been canceled due to expected impacts in Atlanta from Hurricane Irma. The match is not expected to be rescheduled.
  • Volleyball Falls to Covenant in Five-Set Thriller
    September 06, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team has proved to be a resilient group early in the season, and Wednesday night was no different. The Stormy Petrels fought back from a set down twice on the road in Lookout Mountain, eventually forcing a decisive fifth set. However, the homestanding Covenant Scots prevailed in that frame, going on an 11-2 run to finish it after falling behind 8-4 in the fifth set, outlasting the Petrels 3-2.
  • Volleyball Drops Final Match of Stormy Petrel Challenge to Piedmont, Finishes Event 2-1
    September 03, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team ran into a tough opponent from Piedmont Sunday afternoon on the final day of the Stormy Petrel Challenge at Dorough Field House, and the visiting Lions were able to knock off the Stormy Petrels 3-0. The result dropped Oglethorpe to 2-1 on the season and solidified Piedmont as the only undefeated team from the 4-team weekend event.
  • Volleyball Finishes Opening Day with Rousing 2-Set Comeback over Illinois Tech, Earns Day 1 Sweep at Stormy Petrel Challenge
    September 02, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team got their season off to an outstanding start Saturday at their own Stormy Petrel Challenge at Dorough Field House, earning victories over Illinois Tech and Columbia (South Carolina) to start the campaign 2-0. The 3-2 victory over Illinois Tech in the afternoon featured the Petrels rallying from 2-0 down and coming back from deficits in two of the final three sets. Oglethorpe also swept to a 3-0 win over Columbia in the morning.
  • 2017 Volleyball Season Preview
    August 30, 2017
    The Oglethorpe volleyball team returns this weekend, as they host the third annual Stormy Petrel Challenge on the Blacktop at Dorough Field House. It will be the start of a new era for the Stormy Petrels, as new head coach Joseph Goodson take over the reigns of the program. He'll take over a team that went 11-19 overall and finished 3-11 in SAA play in 2016, and a program that has made strides in recent years.