This weekend is not only important for Ball State’s soccer team because it is the last weekend before Mid-American Conference play begins, but it is also Senior Day.
Navy Tournament was a huge test for Ball State this weekend, as it was a step up in competition for the Cardinals, gave them a view of what the Mid-American Conference Championship would be like, and let them see if the two weeks of fine tuning the players had paid off.
Not even 110 minutes was enough time for a winner to be decided in Sunday’s soccer match pitting Ball State against Morehead State as the teams finished tied 2-2 after two overtime periods.
A pair of shutout victories has the Ball State soccer team off to a promising start. And a
The Ball State soccer team opened its regular season today
With its season opener against IPFW scheduled for Friday, the Ball State soccer team faced off against IUPUI in an exhibition match.Though the Saturday match ended in a 1-1 draw, head coach Craig Roberts chose to focus on what his team learned about itself in gameplay.“It was a great way to get a look at our team’s strengths and weaknesses that we haven’t been able to completely see during the preseason,” Roberts said.
The Ball State soccer team will look to build off last season’s success and improve even further in 2014.The Cardinals finished with an 11-7-4 record in 2013-14, giving the team its highest win total in six years.The team also reached the Mid-American Conference Championship game for the first time in school history, losing 0-1 against Western Michigan.A big reason for last year’s accomplishments was the team’s outstanding goalkeeping.Ball State ranked in the top 50 in the country in save percentage (20th) and goals against average (47th) last season.
Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.