Ball State capitalized off a 10-day rest with a 3-2 win Saturday afternoon at Lindenwood University, dropping the Lions to 1-4.

Ball State junior Tarel Teach led the Cardinals to victory, bumping the team back to .500. Teach was credited with two goals and five shots, while freshman Lexi Kavanaugh scored one goal and two shots.

Kavanaugh got the momentum going early when she scored her goal in the first few minutes of the game. From there, Teach took over scoring a goal assisted by sophomore Allie White less than two minutes later.

Sophomore goalkeeper Shelby Henley added to her defense by making 6 saves, only to be scored on at the 45th minute when Carly Brengosz scored on an assist from Kelsey Musson. Teach scored her second goal in the 56th minute unassisted. The Lions quickly responded in the 57th minute when Ashton Lichvar scored on a Karlie Quinn assist.

Ball State controlled the penalty corners, 10-7. Sophomore Bethany Han, sophomore Natalie Jardell and junior Tori Widrick also were credited with shots. Ball State outshot the Lions 13-11.

On Sunday, Ball State lost to previously winless Saint Louis University, 4-2. The teams had nearly equal shots during the match. The Cardinals had 18 while the Billikens had 19.

Kavanaugh had two goals to give the Cardinals the lead in the 56th minute before the Billikens scored three straight goals.

Saint Louis won the penalty corner battle, 9-5.