Senior outside attacker Blake Reardon’s effort in the third and fourth sets Saturday was not enough to get the job done for Ball State Men’s Volleyball (8-4, 1-1 MIVA). Dropping their first match at Worthen Arena this season, the Cardinals’ five-match win streak came to an end against No. 6 Lewis (8-5, 2-1 MIVA) in a 3-1 loss.
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Junior setter Quinn Isaacson has spent his entire life surrounded by sports. Playing volleyball in high school, in addition to having parents as coaches, Isaacson knew his transition to Ball State as a freshman would be smooth.
Ball State Men’s Volleyball (7-3, 0-0 MIVA) took a three-set sweep of Daemen (3-5, 0-0 IVA) Saturday, but final results are not always indicative of how closely a match was played.
Playing against a first-year team has its advantages. Coming off a six-match road trip against three ranked opponents, Ball State Men’s Volleyball (6-3, 0-0 MIVA) used them in its 3-0 win over Urbana (0-11) Thursday.
It was a road trip with mixed results for Ball State Men’s Volleyball (5-3, 0-0 MIVA). However, the Cardinals ended their six-match journey away from Worthen Arena on a high note Saturday with a 3-0 win over Saint Francis (2-5, 0-0 EIVA).
The old saying “practice makes perfect” paid off for Ball State Men’s Volleyball (4-3, 0-0 MIVA) Friday. Coming off three consecutive losses, the Cardinals upset No. 7 Penn State (4-3, 0-0 EIVA) in their fifth consecutive road contest.
Prior to Saturday, Ball State Men’s Volleyball (3-3, 0-0 MIVA) had never been on the short end of the stick against the New Jersey Institute of Technology (4-2, 0-0 EIVA). However, the Cardinals’ 10-match win streak against NJIT ended Saturday, as the Highlanders were victorious, 3-0.
Tying his career high in kills with 22 in last Friday’s win over California State Northridge, sophomore outside attacker Kaleb Jenness set a new career high Thursday at No. 12 George Mason (3-2, 0-0 EIVA) with 26. However, the Patriots (4-1, 0-0 MIVA) ultimately had the edge over the Cardinals (3-2, 0-0 MIVA), taking the match, 3-2.
Head coach Joel Walton said one of the issues his team runs into is multiple players wanting to be the voice of the team, but to Walton, there’s one who sticks out.
“They’re just a very good team. They do a lot of things well.”
Notching 11 combined kills in last weekend’s season-opening victories, sophomore outside attacker Kaleb Jenness doubled that figure in Ball State Men’s Volleyball’s (3-0, 0-0 MIVA) 3-2 win over California State Northridge (1-4, 0-0 Big West) Friday.
In the first-ever meeting between Ball State Men’s Volleyball (2-0, 0-0 MIVA) and Queens (0-2, 0-0 IVA), the Cardinals used depth to their advantage to sweep the Royals in night two of the Don Shondell Active Ankle Challenge.
In volleyball, many teams would describe a sweep on opening night as an ideal way to start a new season.
Coming off a quarterfinal exit in last season’s Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament, Ball State will rely on a greater sense of cohesion and an improved offense in hopes of gaining its first MIVA title since 2002.
Freshman defensive specialist Maggie Huber set it up, freshman outside hitter Natalie Mitchem hit it home and Ball State head coach Kelli Miller Phillips said, “Alright, let’s go.”
Entering his first season with Ball State Men’s Volleyball, freshman libero Sammy Adkisson has high expectations for his collegiate career. Having attended Vernon Hills High School in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Adkisson finished his high school career as the all-time digs leader in his school’s history with 1,016.
The Cardinals are going dancing. Ball State Women’s Volleyball (20-11,11-5 MAC) is heading to Lincoln, Nebraska, to take on fifth-seeded Nebraska (25-4,11-5 Big 10) in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament Friday at 7 p.m.
Monday is Amber Seaman’s birthday. She woke up a champion.
Mental toughness has been a theme for Ball State Women’s Volleyball (19-11, 12-5 MAC). The Cardinals have dealt with playing down all season, and their 3-1 win against Miami (Ohio) (17-11, 12-4 MAC) was no different.