Sophomore defender Sami Bird takes the ball upfield against Central Michigan Oct. 26 at Briner Sports Complex. Bird played 51 minutes in the game. Andrew Berger, DN
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Ball State snaps losing streak

This win secures the third seed in the conference for Ball State and home advantage for their quarter-final match this Sunday, October 29. At the time of this publication, the Cardinals are currently slated to face Ohio University in the Mid-American Conference tournament. 


Lindsey Blom poses for a photo Sept. 13 at Briner Sports Complex. Blom has worked for Ball State for 15 years. Mya Cataline, DN
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Lindsey Blom’s instruction makes an impact on Ball State Alumni

Blom's experience overcoming adversity helps her empathize with student athletes she has mentored during her 15-year career at Ball State University. Blom has worked as a faculty athletic representative, chairperson for Ball State’s School of Kinesiology, and professor of sport and exercise psychology, but was just named associate athletic director for championship performance.




A Ball State soccer player dribbles the ball against Toledo Sept. 28 at Briner Sports Complex. The Cardinals won 2-1 againt the Rockets. Daniel Kehn, DN
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Ball State draws at Western Michigan 2-2

“[Winning] It’s not going to be easy,” head coach Josh Rife laughed, “I look at it the other way, we scored two goals against a very quality team. Two ties, but we’re still undefeated in conference play which is big… our goal is still in front of us and still in our control.”



Sophmore defender Sami Bird looks ahead for a pass during a game against Miami Sept. 21 at Briner Sports complex. Bird played a great hand at keeping the Redhawks from the goal. Andrew Berger, DN
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Ball State defeats Miami 3-2 in MAC opener

Ball State opened their third home match of the season with defensive pressure against the Redhawks. That allowed senior forward Avery Fenchel to give the Cardinals the lead with a goal in the 11th minute. With the score from Klauss, the Cardinals took their first MAC win, defeating Miami (OH) 3-1.







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