Senior midfielder Tori Widrick pushes past Indiana during the game against Indiana University on on Sept. 17 at the BSU Turf field. DN PHOTO JONATHAN MIKSANEK
FIELD HOCKEY: Cardinals drop home opener to Indiana
The Ball State Cardinals did not attempt a single goal as they fell victim to the Indiana Hoosiers 2-0 in their home opener on Sept. 17.
Overall, Indiana controlled the game from start to finish. Anytime Ball State tried to drive down the field, they were stopped by a relentless Indiana defense.
At the end of the first half of play, Ball State had no goals, but didn't allow any goals due to the effort of junior goalkeeper Shelby Henley. Henley finished the game with eight saves and only two goals allowed against despite 24 shots coming her way.
The second half was a different story, as Indiana's Audra Heilman scored her ninth goal of the season in the 36th minute. In the 40th minute, Indiana's Sydney Supica capitalized off of the penalty stroke for her third goal of the season.
Ball State will look break its three-game losing streak as it plays No. 13 ranked Northwestern on Sept. 21 in Evanston, Ill.