On a rainy senior night on Tuesday, the Jackets graduated eight seniors and won 4-3 against the Mercyhurst Lakers in the first overtime.
The game started with a Cedarville goal in the first five minutes from Sebastian Duque, but the goal was answered two minutes later by Mercyhurst. This was quickly followed up by a goal from Cedarville’s Aaron Plummer, and by a goal from Mercyhurst again. This high scoring half ended with Cedarville’s Bryce Childers scoring a goal on an assist by Duque.
The second half got off to a much slower start. Both teams went back and forth, but there were no goals. That is until Mercyhurst was fouled in the box with ten minutes left and scored on the penalty kick. The half ended without another goal being scored.
The game then went into a sudden death overtime. With 26 seconds left in the first overtime, Levi Haight scored with a shot into the right corner. To add to the excitement Lendyn Prickel got engaged immediately after the game.
The Jackets next game will be Thursday night at Kentucky Wesleyan at 6:30 p.m.
Eric Blevins is a freshman at Cedarville with an undeclared major. He enjoys soccer, reading and writing fiction, and playing too much FIFA.