FIELD HOCKEY: Cardinals looking for second consecutive win
Team wants to avenge last season's loss to CMU on Senior Day
The 3-0 victory over Miami on Wednesday has been forgotten. The next Mid-American Conference opponent has arrived.
A new mission has surfaced for Ball State (1-6, 1-0) as the Central Michigan Chippewas make their annual visit to Muncie.
The contest marks the second consecutive MAC game for the Cardinals and coach Beth Maddox considers the 10-game conference schedule to be like a boxing match.
"Each game you have to refocus and make sure that you take care of the little things," Maddox said. "Wednesday was a really nice team effort, but it has no bearing on how we play [today]. Each game is a battle and you never know. Each team is fighting for the top seed and each team wants to win."
It will be the first conference game of the season for the Chippewas (2-4), who are currently riding a four-game losing streak.
Despite the teams' slow start, junior midfielder Erin Dye leads the leads the group in shots with 22 and shots on goal with 13. In addition, Dye is tied for the team-lead in goals with three.
The Cardinals are looking to extend their perfect conference record against the Chippewas after last season's frustrating loss.
Senior Devanny Kuhn remembers the feeling of defeat on Senior Day last season.
Kuhn won't stand to let the same results happen again.
"It's getting back at them," Kuhn said. "It's our time to shine."
Game time is scheduled for noon.