Ball State men’s volleyball travels to Massachusetts and Connecticut this weekend for matches against Harvard University and Sacred Heart University.
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Ball State men's volleyball moved up to No. 13 in the latest NCAA AVCA Division I-II Coaches Poll after defeating Saint Francis and No. 15 Penn State this past weekend.
P.A. announcer Steve Shondell appropriately refers to the front line for the Cardinals as “The Wall of Ball State,” and they were instrumental in helping No. 15 Ball State defeat No. 14 Penn State 3-1 (25-19, 20-25, 25-17, 25-18) Jan. 13.
The Ball State men’s volleyball team swept Saint Francis in three straight sets during its season home opener and the first match of the Shondell Active Ankle Challenge Jan. 12.
“Not your typical freshman.”
The Cardinals faced the Saint Francis Red Flashes Jan. 12 in Worthen Arena. Ball State won 3-0.
Ball State men's volleyball hosts its first home matches of the season in the Shondell-Active Ankle Challenge Jan. 12 and 13.
Winter break didn’t mean an extended trip home for Ball State athletes. They still had games to play.
Down 11-8 in the third set, the Cardinals went on a 3-0 run to tie the match but weren’t able to ever regain the lead as Western Michigan defeated Ball State 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-17) to eliminate the Cardinals in the first round.
As Ball State women’s volleyball loaded onto the bus Nov. 16 outside of Worthen Arena, sophomore Brooklyn Goodsel had more to celebrate than leaving to compete in the Mid-American Conference tournament.
While the Cardinals were able to tie the set at 11, the comeback attempt fell just short as Northern Illinois went on a 4-1 run to close out the 3-2 win.
Tied 4-4 early in the fourth set, senior outside hitter Mackenzie Kitchel’s block at the net got the Ball State Cardinals fired up after losing the previous set 25-12. After that block, the Cardinals would never trail in the match again and went on runs of 6-0 and 7-0 to defeat Western Michigan 3-1 (25-21, 25-18, 12-25, 25-14).
As Ball State women’s volleyball wraps up regular season this weekend, they are directing their focus on transitioning into the Mid-American Conference tournament.
The Cardinals will wrap up their regular season schedule at home this weekend against Western Michigan (10-17, 5-9) at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 and against Northern Illinois (21-5, 13-1) at 7 p.m. Nov. 12.
Ball State women’s volleyball will be shifting gears as they enter the week with a spot in the eight-team 2016 Mid-American Conference Tournament.
Ball State women’s volleyball will return back to the West Division to continue Mid-American Conference play.
It didn't take long for freshman Kate Avila to make her mark.In a win against Appalachian State on Sept. 10, the defensive specialist recorded 36 digs, the most of any Ball State women's volleyball player since Alyssa Rio’s 44 digs on Oct. 29, 2010, against Western Michigan.
When Ball State women’s volleyball plays Bowling Green State University and Miami (Ohio) this weekend, plenty of long rallies should be in store. The three teams top the Mid-American Conference in digs per set, with Bowling Green leading the conference (16.88), followed by Miami (16.31), and Ball State (16.18).
It was the second loss of the weekend for the Cardinals, who are now 4-4 in Mid-American Conference play (8-14 overall).
Ball State women’s volleyball struggled to keep up with Kent State, picking up its third loss in Mid-American Conference play.The MAC rivals fought a hard through all five sets, but the Flashes pulled away in the fifth set to win 3-2 (25-18, 25-23, 16-25, 23-25, 15-6).Head coach Kelli Miller said she saw some improvements in the loss.“I was really happy with our passing," she said. "I don’t think we could have passed much better tonight.