Ball State women’s volleyball finished its weekend at the Colorado State University Tournament on Sunday challenging bid No. 16 Michigan, ultimately losing in four sets (25-17, 20-25, 11-25, 18-25).

The Cardinals (6-4) started off strong in the first set, with a solo block set point finish from junior outside hitter Ellie Dunn. Redshirt junior middle hitter/opposite Avery Devoe led with four kills in the first set, totaling for eight with a .467 (8-1-15) attack percentage.

Michigan (7-2) came back in the second set, with five kills a piece from Adeja Lambert and Sydney Wetterstrom. The Wolverines led in total kills with 60, compared to the Cardinals 39. Overall, Michigan recorded a .245 (60-26-139) to .189 (39-16-126) attacking advantage in the match, while also out-digging Ball State’s defense 64 to 47.  

Leading in kills for the Cardinals were junior middle hitter Emily Holland with 10, and junior outside hitter/opposite Brooklyn Goodsel with nine. 

The Cardinals will return home to play the University of Evansville at 7 p.m. this Thursday in Worthen Arena.