Fall teams compete in SAA Championships this weekend

Fall teams compete in SAA Championships this weekend

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 at locations around the southeastern United States.

The men's and women's cross country teams head in-state to Mount Berry for the SAA Cross Country Championships Saturday morning. The men's 8-kilometer race gets started at 10 a.m. and the women's 6-kilometer is set for 11 a.m. The men's team enters the meet holding down the No. 5 ranking in the South/Southeast region and will look to follow up on their second-place finish at the 2018 event. The women's team looks to improve on their fifth-place finish at the 2017 event, which served as the program's best-ever SAA finish. Fans can follow along with live results here: http://www.ptgrouponline.com/Live/2019/BerrySAA

The 19th-ranked men's soccer team holds the top seed in the SAA tournament after taking their fifth straight outright SAA regular season title, and will host No. 8 seed Hendrix in their first-round matchup at 1 p.m. from the Oglethorpe Track and Field on Saturday. The Petrels hold the No. 5 ranking in the South Atlantic region, as well, and will be hoping for the third NCAA tournament berth in program history. If they get through the Warriors, the Stormy Petrels will host the final two rounds of the SAA Men's Soccer Championship on Friday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 10. Live video of Saturday's game against Hendrix can be seen here: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/oglethorpe/. Live stats can be seen here: http://www.gopetrels.com/sports/msoc/2019-20/boxscores/20191102_zkqb.xml.

The women's soccer team holds the No. 7 seed in the SAA tournament and travels to Memphis, Tennessee, on Saturday for their SAA first-round matchup. They'll take on second-seeded Rhodes at noon Eastern. The Stormy Petrels enjoyed the program's most wins since 2000, finishing the regular season 9-7. If they get through the Lynx, they'll take on the winner of the matchup between third-seeded Sewanee and sixth-seeded Hendrix. Live video and stats of Saturday's game can be found here: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/rhodes/