Cedarville men’s soccer team opened their 2013 season with a draw against the University of Southern Indiana the evening of Sept. 5.
The Yellow Jackets outshot Southern Indiana and maintained better possession of the ball for the duration of the game. However, both Cedarville and Southern Indiana were unable to put the ball in the goal throughout the 110 minutes of play, leaving the scoreboard blank.
Cedarville coach Brett Faro said that multiple factors played a role in the final outcome of the game.
“I didn’t think that it was our best game,” Faro said. “I think that Southern Indiana is a good team, and I think that they made it hard for us in a lot of ways.”
Faro said that Cedarville needs to polish some of the finer points of play as they look ahead to future games.
“I thought technically we were just a step off,” Faro said. “Just anticipating where the ball is going to be and where other players are around us. And this was our first game of the year, so we’ve got a lot to sort out.”
The next game for the Jackets is Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. The game will take place at Cedarville against Malone University.
Erik Johnson is a junior journalism major and sports editor for Cedars. He competes on the cross-country and track teams. Follow him @edgejohnson49.