Sophomore midfielder Gabby Veldman follows the ball during the game against IPFW on Aug. 22 at the Briner Sports Complex. DN PHOTO JONATHAN MIKSANEK

Ball State off to 2-0 start in MAC play

The Ball State soccer team is now 4-0 in its last four Mid-American Conference openers. Ball State won against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 25, and defeated Bowling Green on Sept. 27 for a 2-0 start in MAC play.



Members of the Ball State soccer team celebrate after scoring a point during the game against the Haiti National team on April 12 at the Briner Sports Complex. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY
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Ball State ends non-conference play with Roberts' 50th career victory

The Ball State soccer team ended non-conference play with a win, and head coach Craig Roberts reached a milestone in the process. Ball State traveled to Morehead State on Sept. 20 and took home a 3-1 victory over the Eagles. Roberts became the second Ball State soccer coach to reach 50 career victories, joining Ron Rainey.


Ball State freshman Lexi Kavanaugh advances the ball up the field against Ohio University on Oct. 26 at the Briner Sports Complex. The Cardinals will travel to Indiana University for a match beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday. DN PHOTO MARCEY BURTON
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Kavanaugh named MAC Offensive Player of the Week

Junior forward Lexi Kavanaugh has been named the Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Week for field hockey. Kavanaugh’s performance in the past three games has been crucial for the Cardinals' offensive attack. She scored four of the team’s six goals this week, as Ball State took on Northwestern, Ohio State and Appalachian State.



during the game against Bowling Green at the Briner Sports Complex on Sept. 26. DN PHOTO JONATHAN MIKSANEK
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Ball State impressive despite 0-1-1 record at LSU

In its first ever match against a Southeastern Conference team, Ball State tied LSU 1-1, and impressed head coach Craig Roberts in the process. “I thought we were outstanding,” Roberts said. “Playing a quality SEC team like LSU is always a good challenge, but our girls stood up there in the heat and produced well.”




Senior forward Nicole Pembleton runs after the ball during the soccer game against Moorehead State on Aug. 31 at the Briner Sports Complex. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY
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SOCCER: Team looks to improve on runner-up finish last season

Last weekend, Ball State clinched a spot in the Mid-American Conference tournament and now have one more regular season match before the tournament starts on Nov. 2. This is the fourth consecutive season that coach Craig Roberts’ squad has made it to the tournament and last year's team had the best finish in school history, making it all the way to the MAC championship match. 







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