The evenly played first half ended 0-0, with Cedarville holding a slight edge in shots 6-4.
However, the second half proved to be an exciting match that went down to the last second. SSU's Chad Johnston started the scoring in the first minute of the second half. He finished a penalty kick after being taking down in box for his team leading sixth goal of the season.
It didn't take long for the Yellow Jackets to respond. In the 48th minute, Cedarville's Dillon King got his foot on the ball from six yards out after a mad scramble in front of the goal. His shot found the back of the net and Cedarville had tied the score at 1-1.
Shawnee, playing their third game since Saturday afternoon, played a gutsy second half keeping Cedarville from scoring again despite several great opportunities.
Bears goalkeeper Kevin Fischer made some spectacular saves to keep the SSU alive. The last minutes saw a Yellow Jacket shot hit the post and two corner kicks end with shots on goal that Fischer kept out of the net.
The Bears looked to finish things quickly as they took the overtime kick off right down the field only to have Dylan Stevens' shot deflected wide.
For much of the rest of the period, Cedarville was able to control the ball recording six shots to SSU's one. However, neither team was able to tally the winning goal, forcing the game into the second overtime.
The Bears seemed to get their second wind and had some great scoring opportunities to finish the game. But things were not to go the Bears way.
In the 116th minute, Scott Roseberg took a throw-in ball from Dillon King and was able to slip a shot past the diving Fischer to give Cedarville the 2-1 victory.
Cedarville outshot the Bears 30-13. SSU's Kevin Fischer recorded 12 saves in the loss while Alex Scott picked up the win stopping five Bear shots.
Shawnee State travels to the University of the Cumberlands on Sept. 17 to open Mid-South Conference action.
Game time is set to begin at 4p.m. in Williamsburg, Ky.