Winter break didn’t mean an extended trip home for Ball State athletes. They still had games to play.
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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.
Down two sets to none and trailing 20-15 in the third set to Youngstown State, junior outside hitter Sabrina Mangapora stepped on the court for her first regular season match in nearly two years. She contributed a kill and back-to-back service aces to help bring Ball State back within two in a crucial third set.
When Ball State women’s volleyball took its first Mid-American Conference loss to West Division rival Toledo Sept. 29, head coach Kelli Miller said the problem wasn't her team's talent.
Still sitting undefeated in Mid-American Conference play, the Ball State women’s volleyball team will return to Worthen Arena Sept. 29 when it hosts West Division rival Toledo.
Aided by their home crowd in Worthen Arena, the Ball State women’s volleyball team remains undefeated in Mid-American Conference play after picking up a pair of wins this weekend.
This weekend, Ball State football won on the road, women's volleyball and soccer each won two games at home, cross country won its lone home meet of the season and field hockey dropped two games on the road.FootballWith the first part of their season over, there have been a lot more positives than negatives for the Cardinals.Ball State won 31-27 at Florida Atlantic Sept.
The Ball State women’s volleyball team added another victory to its opening weekend of Mid-American Conference play with a 3-2 (25-20, 14-25, 25-15, 20-25, 15-11) win over Eastern Michigan.
The Ball State women's volleyball team closed out the fifth set on a 4-0 run to defeat the Central Michigan Chippewas three sets to two (28-26, 25-21, 23-25, 21-25, 15-11).