Men’s Soccer Preparing For Strong Tournament Run
By Tim Smith
As the soccer season draws to a close, the focus shifts onto the next challenge: the postseason. For the Cedarville men, the future is bright.
The Yellow Jackets head into the last four games of the season with a record of 9-2-6 and 6-2-5 in conference play. The Cedarville men are also in third place in the G-MAC conference, behind only Ohio Valley and Lake Erie. The guys have high expectations around them, and they hope to live up to them.
What has lead up to this point? ...
Cedarville, Ohio Valley Settle for 1-1 Draw
By Joshua Decker
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets battled to a 1-1 draw Thursday night, rallying back from one goal down against the visiting Ohio Valley Fighting Scots. After falling behind 1-0 in the first half, and nearly conceding again before halftime, the Yellow Jackets were able to salvage a point following the conversion of a penalty kick in the second half.
The first half was defined by Ohio Valley’s crisp passing and technical play. Cedarville, however, was unable to string ...
Yellow Jackets Conquer California PA 4-0
by Tim Smith
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets earned their first notch in the win column on Saturday night, defeating the California (PA) Vulcans 4-0. After a disappointing start against Slippery Rock on Thursday, the Cedarville men looked like a different team against the Vulcans. Their passes were on target, their defense was formidable, and their offense was unstoppable.
The first half of play was defined by the Yellow Jackets' constant possession of the ball. Working the whole field, the ...
Cedarville Men’s Soccer Drops Pivotal Senior Day Match
by Tim Smith
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets were defeated by Ohio Dominican 2-1 on Tuesday evening. The game marked the end of the regular season, with Cedarville finishing 11-5-2 on the year.
With the loss, Cedarville dropped out of first place in the conference. The Tiffin Dragons heed the first seed for the tournament, awarding them hosting rights in the semi-finals and finals.
Both squads started out aggressive, garnering multiple scoring opportunities on both sides. But Ohio Domini...
CU Extends Unbeaten Streak With Inspired Win
by Abigail Hintz
The Cedarville men’s soccer team (9-4-2) snatched a win over Alderson Broaddus University (5-8-2) in a high-stakes G-MAC clash on Cystic Fibrosis night Saturday. The match ended 2-1 in favor of the Jackets, extending their unbeaten streak to seven and their win streak to three.
But perhaps outshining the play on the pitch was 7-year-old Nicholas Grindstaff.
Nicholas suffers from cystic fibrosis, and was the reason fans were asked for donations during the match. The ...
Yellow Jackets Overcome No. 6 OVU in Homecoming Thriller
by Tim Smith
The Cedarville men's soccer team upset No. 6-ranked Ohio Valley Scots 1-0 on Saturday evening. The match was a big win for the team, as Ohio Valley sports a talented squad. However, their talent was not enough to out the Jackets.
The game started with strong play, as both defenses stood tall and forced a 0-0 score into halftime. Possession appeared to be spread evenly, with both squads earning scoring opportunities and defensive wins.
Coming out of halftime, the intensity ...
CU Men’s Soccer Wins on Late Chip
by Abigail Hintz
The Cedarville men’s soccer team pulled out a thrilling 1-0 win in their Saturday night match against Malone University. The G-MAC competition was played amidst remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon, which brought some tough conditions to the Athletes In Action Sports Complex.
The Jackets came out with energy in the first half, with two chances and a corner kick in the first two minutes of play. Freshman Bryce Childers was active early in the match, creating several chances ...
Young Players Could Help Cedarville Men’s Soccer
by Joshua Woolverton
A new school year brings a new season for the Cedarville men’s soccer team. This year the team brings more maturity and experience to the table as they plan to win the G-MAC this year and improve on their 12-8-3 record from last year.
“We had a lot of young guys play a lot of minutes last year,” head coach Brett Faro said. “Now we have these guys back that are stronger and more experienced than last year.”
Faro expects his team to do all the little things ...
Jackets Win on Senior Night
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 ...
Penalty Kick Dooms the Jackets
The Yellow Jackets lost a tough game on homecoming Saturday to the Fighting Scots from Ohio Valley 1-0.
The Fighting Scots only goal of the game came off a penalty kick in the 73rd minute of the game on a hand ball in the penalty area.
Ohio Valley did a great job moving the ball and creating opportunities against Cedarville. They outshot Cedarville 11-2, including four shots on goal to one.
The Yellow Jackets were also without three of their players, including the team’s leading ...