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Cedarville Improves to 2-1-0 in the GMAC with Win Over Trevecca

By: Alan Brads The Cedarville University men’s soccer team squeezed by the Trevecca Nazarene University Trojans 1-0 on September 15.  Jake Johnson netted the lone goal off a penalty kick in the 63rd minute. As soon as the head referee blasted his whistle and pointed to the penalty mark, Johnson confidently strolled to his starting spot to take the kick. “I went into the game already thinking about where I would put the penalty kick if we got one,” Johnson said. “I ...

Cedarville Volleyball Succumbs to Walsh Defense, Loses in 5 Sets

As the ball dropped to the gym floor, the crowds’ cheers quieted as the match came to a dramatic close, with Cedarville falling to Walsh in five sets.  Despite this, head coach Greg Smith felt positive about the direction that his team is headed in.   “I do feel like we're growing, we're getting better,” Smith said.  After dropping a close first set 28-26, the Yellow Jackets won the following two sets 25-16 and 25-19. They then dropped the last two sets, ...

Cedarville Men’s Soccer Opens Conference Play with Win

By: Allan Brads The Cedarville University men’s soccer team outlasted the Northwood Timberwolves by a score of 2-1 on September 8.  The victory boosts the Yellow Jackets to an undefeated 3-0-1, while handing Northwood the first defeat of their inaugural season as a member of the GMAC, a not-so-warm welcome for the Timberwolves. “We knew they were a great team who would hang around and put up a fight,” said Cedarville head coach Brett Faro. “But there was a lot of quality play ...

Cedarville Volleyball Bounces Back Against Tiffin, Wins in 4 Sets

By Julia Swain As the ball hit the floor, Cedarville players leaped and celebrated as their five-match losing streak ended in triumph. Coming into Tuesday night’s match against Tiffin, Cedarville looked to bounce back and win their first conference game. They did just that, winning in four sets and improving their record to 3-5.  One crucial aspect of the match was how the Lady Yellow Jackets responded to their losing streak. The team’s positive attitude was seemingly one ...

Cedarville Volleyball Team Struggles Against West Liberty, Loses In Four Sets

By Julia Swain When Friday night’s match began, Cedarville already had a loss on the day against Seton Hill University and was 2-3 on the season overall. Struggles continued for the Lady Yellow Jackets as they dropped 3 of 4 sets to fall to West Liberty and drop to 2-4 on the year.  The crucial part of the match came in the fourth set, which was a struggle for the Lady Yellow Jackets due to a lack of communication on the floor and difficulty passing effectively. This allowed the ...

Men’s Basketball Season Recap: Yellow Jackets Reach NCAA II Tournament

By Josh Decker The Cedarville Yellow Jackets capped off a historic 2021-2022 season with an impressive postseason run that ended only after Cedarville fell to rival Hillsdale in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament. Entering the year, the Jackets, who returned with a fully reloaded roster from last year, were picked fifth in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference in the Preseason Coaches’ Poll. It was a slow start, however, with losses to then-ranked No. 6 in the country ...

Yellow Jackets’ Historic Season Ends in First Round of NCAA Division II Tournament

By Josh Decker The 2021-2022 season came to a close Friday afternoon for No. 6 seeded Cedarville men’s basketball with a 68-61 loss to No. 3 Hillsdale in the first round of the NCAA Division II tournament. The Midwest regional matchup featured two conference rivals who were meeting for the fourth time this season, with the Jackets emerging victorious in the most recent contest 68-66 to stun the Chargers in the G-MAC conference tournament last Friday night. Senior Branden Maughmer ...

Cedarville Earns First-Ever Bid to NCAA Division II Tournament

By Josh Decker The Cedarville men’s basketball team has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament for the first time in school history. “I am grateful to God for this opportunity and thrilled for our program,” head coach Pat Estepp said. “This group has put in the hard work and sacrifice to get to this point and they have a lot to be proud of.” The 64-team field is divided into eight regions, with 23 spots determined by conference tournament ...

Yellow Jackets Come Up Short in G-MAC Championship

By Josh Decker No. 6 seed Cedarville fell just short of a G-MAC conference championship for the second consecutive year on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 76-62 result to No. 1 Walsh. Branden Maughmer and Kollin Van Horn each scored 12 points in the contest for the Yellow Jackets and Quinton Green chipped in 10. The Jackets’ offense was stagnant in the game and Cedarville was unable to contain the Cavaliers’ offense, which shot nearly 60 percent overall from the field. Cedarville kept ...

Maughmer’s Last-Second Shot Propels Yellow Jackets to G-MAC Championship

By Josh Decker The No. 6 seed Cedarville Yellow Jackets pulled off an impressive 68-66 upset to stun No. 2 Hillsdale in a G-MAC semifinal matchup Friday night. The victory sends Cedarville, 19-11 overall and 14-8 in conference play,  to the G-MAC championship for the second straight year and marks the first time the Jackets have ever defeated Hillsdale. With Cedarville and Hillsdale tied at 66-66 and only five seconds left on the clock, senior Branden Maughmer perfectly timed a steal off ...