The top-seeded Cedarville women’s soccer team wasted no time scoring the first goal of their 3-0 victory Saturday afternoon in the first round of the G-MAC tournament against eighth-seeded Ohio Valley.
Freshman Grace Miorelli netted a pass from sophomore Jacoby Ziegler just 2:19 into the contest, before the visiting Fighting Scots could even get the ball past mid-field.
Cedarville dominated the rest of the first half with numerous shots on goal, culminating in senior Elizabeth Cox’s put back goal off Ziegler’s shot with 2:30 remaining in the half.
Junior Elise Hurley put the finishing touches on the victory with her goal, also a put back off a Ziegler shot, 34:45 into the second half giving Ziegler three assists on the day.
Freshman Hanna Harris’s shutout gives her eight on the year, breaking the Cedarville record of seven set by Melissa Fawcett in 2001.
The win moves Cedarville to 14-5-0, breaking the previous team record of 13 for wins in a season set by the 2004 squad. They’ve advanced to the G-MAC tournament semifinals, where they’ll host Ursuline College Thursday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m.
Tyler Greenwood is a freshman mechanical engineering major and a sports reporter for Cedars. He can be followed on Twitter at @tgreenwood413.