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 ...
Cedarville Dominates Gannon in men’s soccer
The Yellow Jackets’ defense set the tone for Tuesday's game as they defeated visiting Gannon University 2-0.
Cedarville took control of the game early, possessing the ball and advancing it frequently into the Golden Knights’ defensive third of the field. Just 13 minutes into the game, Cedarville scored its first goal, a strike to the bottom of the net by forward Christian Alexander. They continued to apply pressure for the rest of the first half, but were unable to add to their lead ...
Yellow Jackets Battle to Draw
The battle against visiting Lock Haven University Saturday night ended in a draw. The Cedarville men’s soccer team was on the offensive side for most of the 110 minutes played, but couldn’t manage to put one in the net.
Lock Haven played with a defensive game plan, often keeping nine men in the box. The Yellow Jackets outshot the Eagles 16-7 in regulation, not allowing an Eagles shot on goal. Cedarville narrowly missed several chances to score, most of their attempts sailing high over ...
Yellow Jackets Win Defensive Struggle
The Cedarville men’s soccer team got their first conference win of the season tonight, shutting out Kentucky Wesleyan University 1-0.
Cedarville controlled the ball in the first half, spending most of the time in Kentucky Wesleyan’s defensive third of the field, taking five shots to the Panther’s one. Despite their dominance, the Jackets were unable to put one in the back of the net and went into the half tied 0-0.
The second half continued much as the first had, with Cedarville ...
Late Goal Helps Yellow Jackets Battle to a Tie
Cedarville’s men’s soccer team rallied late tonight, battling Trevecca Nazarene University to a 2-2 tie in their G-MAC opener.
Down 2-1 to the Trojans with a minute left in regulation, the Yellow Jackets stepped up. Forward Ethan Lee bicycle kicked a cross from forward Connor Gilmour into the back of the net, tying the game with 59 seconds left. The game went into overtime, where both teams had chances to win, but strong keeper play and near misses left the game tied 2-2 at the end of the ...