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.
Craig Roberts is in the middle of a season as the head coach of the Ball State soccer team, but he will be coaching elsewhere this 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.
The Ball State soccer team tied IU Sept. 13, giving up a late goal in regulation for Indiana to even the score at 1-1. They played two overtime periods before ending in a tie.
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.”
The Ball State soccer team struck twice against Wright State in the first half and held off in the second to defeat the Raiders 2-1.
After two straight 11 win seasons and coming up one game short of the Mid-American Conference Championship last year, the Ball State soccer team is hungry for more.
The Ball State soccer program will be hosting a skills training camp for boys and girls ages 4 to 13 beginning on Jan. 25. The camp will be held every Sunday for eight weeks.
The Ball State soccer team experienced its most winning season under head coach Craig Roberts, as it finished with 11 wins overall and six in the Mid-American Conference, the most in his tenure.
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.
In its last road game of the regular season, the Ball State soccer team defeated Akron 4-2.
With just under five minutes left in the rematch of the 2013 Mid-American Conference Championship between Ball State and Western Michigan, the score was tied 0-0.