GENEVA, OH. – In only a series of four points, Kara Bates epitomized the effort Ball State displayed in trying to defeat No. 1 seeded Northern Illinois in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.
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An end to the Ball State women's volleyball team's Mid-American Conference Tournament hopes came to a swift end at the hands of No. 1 seeded Northern Illinois Saturday afternoon.
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Redemption came for the Ball State women's volleyball team Friday afternoon as it beat Eastern Michigan 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-8, 27-25) to advance to the semi-finals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.
Kelsey Brandl still remembers the day she met Steve Shondell.
It's sometimes said in sports that winning can fix anything.
A crowd of at least 50 people sat in anticipation for senior middle blocker Jennifer Boyd to emerge from the locker room.
For 23 straight matches, Ball State brought a sense of intensity and power to the Worthen Arena court that couldn't be matched by any team. It was proven with a win in every one of those matches.
The continued development of sophomore right-side hitter Lauren Grant and junior outside hitter Kara Bates came into full view in Ball State's loss to Western Michigan last Friday.
Two disappointing results and several injuries last weekend did nothing to extinguish the positive vibe surrounding the Ball State women's volleyball team.
Ball State already had a mountain of a physical obstacle to conquer this weekend in playing two powerhouse Mid-American Conference teams.
With the intent on proving itself as the best team in the Mid-American Conference, the Ball State women's volleyball team ran into a roadblock Saturday night.
Ball State came within a game of a sweep against a top Mid-American Conference opponent Friday night. But on its home floor, Western Michigan just wouldn't accept defeat.
With one of the most important weekends in deciding the Mid-American Conference champion lying ahead, Ball State has been presented with a simple situation.
With two conference wins each weekend becoming the norm for the Ball State women's volleyball team, the national panel of coaches is beginning to take more and more notice of the team's exceptional season.
In the wake of an ankle injury to senior middle blocker Jennifer Boyd, Ball State needed a player to assume her role versus Buffalo on Saturday.
Sophomore middle blocker Mindy Marx made sure an injury to Jennifer Boyd didn't derail Ball State on Saturday night.
Even with losing senior middle blocker Jennifer Boyd to a "day-to-day" ankle injury, the Ball State women's volleyball team came out strong Saturday night in a sweep against Buffalo, 25-19, 25-19 and 25-17.
If Ball State didn't prove its resiliency enough by beating Northern Illinois in a five-game match earlier this month, it gave Ball State fans a refresher tonight against Toledo.
Whitney Heeres saw Haitian children playing soccer in front of her just as she would see American children playing the game.