Cedarville Advances to G-MAC Final
Cedarville’s men’s soccer team defeated visiting Ohio Valley in the G-MAC tournament semifinal Thursday night in a defensive struggle, 2-0. The win advances the Jackets to the conference final to be held 1 p.m. Nov. 7 on the home field.
The scoring didn’t get underway until the 62nd minute, when junior forward Jon Brown took a long ball from junior defender Bradley Schluter and kicked it into the goal to put the Jackets up 1-0.
For the rest of the game, Cedarville’s defense held ...
Jackets Win on Late Goal, Clinch 1st Round Bye
Cedarville clinched a first round bye in the conference tournament with a 3-2 win over Salem International, thanks to senior midfielder Zachary Harris’s late goal. In a game with eight yellow cards, two own goals, and over 40 fouls, a goal in the final minute of the game caused quite the excitement. Harris scored in the 89th minute to give Cedarville the 3-2 win.
Cedarville took an early 1-0 lead five minutes into the game. Freshman Joel Fullmer scored on a through ball from senior Jared ...
Gilmour’s Late Goal Lifts Jackets
Senior Connor Gilmour scored his NCAA-leading 12th goal of the season with just 7:27 left to play to give the Cedarville men’s soccer team a 2-1 victory over visiting Mercyhurst University Wednesday night.
The team found out Sept. 29 that it was ranked No. 24 in the nation in Division II men's soccer. This is the team's first time in the rankings since joining Division II in 2012.
The Yellow Jackets controlled much of the first half, but Mercyhurst’s bend-but-don’t-break defense let ...
Men’s Soccer Team Ties in Double Overtime, Home Opener
The Cedarville men’s soccer team played their home opener Tuesday evening against 16th-ranked Tiffin University, playing the visitors to a draw, 1-1.
The Jackets struck first in the 27th minute with senior Connor Gilmour’s seventh goal of the season. Defender Joe Davison, a senior, was credited with the assist.
Although the Jackets outshot the Dragons 5-3 in the first half, the Dragons outshot the Jackets 11-3 in the second half. Despite the low shot count, the Jacket’s offense ...
Soccer Coach Serves Students for 40 Years
When John McGillivray started coaching soccer at Cedarville College in 1974, Richard Nixon resigned, Leonardo DiCaprio entered the world, gas cost 55 cents a gallon and Cedarville students paid $30 per credit hour.
Over 40 years and 360 wins later, McGillivray has made a name for himself in Cedarville athletics. But when he’s off the field, he shows his love for others through his servant attitude.
Assistant coach Brianne Barnes has known McGillivray for over eight years. She rememb...
Two Sports, One Goal
Connor Scott experienced a situation that most people can only dream of. In his last collegiate soccer game, the G-MAC championship, he scored a goal that became the difference in a 1-0 victory for the Cedarville men’s soccer team, winning the conference title.
“It was a surreal moment,” he said, “and it’s probably one of the best sports memories I’ll ever have.”
Five days later, Scott traded the grass for the hardwood, stepping into the gym to prepare for the upcoming ...
Jackets Grab Second Straight G-MAC Championship
The Cedarville men’s soccer team shut down Davis & Elkins College to claim the G-MAC Championship for the second year in a row.
A large part of the first half featured solid possession from both teams and good defending. Cedarville’s back four played extremely well for the entirety of the contest. Connor Gilmour had the best chance of the first half in the ninth minute. He turned with the ball on his left foot and nearly put one in the lower right corner of the net. The Senators'...
Second Half Offense Propels Jackets to Conference Championship Game
The Cedarville men’s soccer team earned a trip to their third consecutive G-MAC championship game Thursday night, defeating second-seeded Alderson Broaddus 5-1 in the conference tournament semifinal. The final will be at home, this Saturday, Nov. 8 at noon.
The first half was a defensive struggle, with neither team being able to score. Between the two teams, only six shots were taken. In the second half, however, the goals came in bunches.
Cedarville started the scoring quickly in the ...
Stepping Up Their Game: JV to Varsity
The chasm between JV and varsity sports is much greater at the collegiate level than in high school. It takes more than determination, sacrifice, time and athleticism, although it still requires all of these elements, to move from junior varsity to varsity in college. It takes something more.
Ethan Lee, a senior finance major and forward on the soccer team, is another athlete who made his way from JV to varsity.
During his freshman year at Delaware’s Seaford High, Lee worked his way ...
Yellow Jackets Stumble Against Slippery Rock
The Cedarville men's soccer team fell to a talented Slippery Rock Saturday night, 5-2. Turnovers in the mid-field and fouls hurt the Jackets throughout the game.
Cedarville had 16 fouls and two yellow cards contrasted with seven fouls and one yellow card against Slippery Rock. The game started out well for the Jackets. Junior Connor Gilmour scored on a header in the seventh minute and Cedarville looked to be in control.
But the momentum quickly swayed to Slippery Rock. They scored three ...