Fifth-year midfielder Sammi Corcoran fights for the ball against number 19 on the opponent team, Eastern Michigan, in the first half of the game on Oct. 9 at Brinner Sports Complex. Eve Green, DN

Ball State falls to Western Michigan at home

Adrenaline-rushed players scrambled around the field in attempts to guide the ball toward the net but a scuffle between the teams resulted in two red cards, three yellow cards, seventeen fouls and a 10v10 match.

A soccer ball rolls on the field Sept. 4 during a game between Ball State and Valparaiso at Briner Sports Complex. Ball State shutout Valparaiso 3-0. Amber Pietz, DN

Cardinals draw in MAC opener

Ball State (1-3-3, 0-0-1 MAC) headed East to their neighboring state, Ohio to battle it out on the field at Miami University (4-2-2, 0-0-2 MAC).  The Cardinals scored twice quickly to go up 2-0 before the Red-Hawks swooped in putting two on the board, resulting in a 2-2 draw.


Ball State drops final Spring Cup match against Kentucky

The Cardinals were originally scheduled to play Cincinnati while the Wildcats would play Louisville. However, in a tweet from the Spring Cup April 9, the Bearcats and Cardinals were unable to compete due to “unfortunate circumstances." Rife said Ball State didn't complain and adjusted quickly despite not preparing for Kentucky.

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