Junior midfielder Paula Guerrero fights for ball on Sept. 15 during the Cardinals' game against Western Illinois in  Briner Sports Complex. Ball State won with one point during the first half and two points during the second. Harrison Raft, DN File

Cardinals score late goal to salvage tie at Toledo

On a day where Ball State soccer dominated the stat sheet but saw multiple shots deflect off the goalpost, junior midfielder Lauren Roll got one to go her way in the final seven minutes with a shot that deflected off a pair of Toledo defenders into the net. 

Junior midfielder Lauren Roll dashes for the ball during the game against Appalachian State at the Briner Sports Complex on Aug. 27. They travel to Oxford, Ohio to take on Boston University (2-0) and University of Massachusetts-Lowell (1-1) in the Miami Invitational. Kyle Crawford, DN File

Soccer heads to Texas for two-game swing

Ball State soccer travels to Texas this weekend to take on a pair of Big 12 opponents.     With games against Texas Christian (3-1-0) and Baylor (2-0-1), Ball State (1-2-1) will look to grab their first victory in three games. 

The Ball State soccer team celebrates a goal made during the game against Morehead State on Sept. 16, 2016 at the Briner Sports Complex. Ball State plays at Xavier on Friday and against Appalachian State at home on Sunday. Grace Ramey, DN File

Ball State soccer aims for consistency

Ball State soccer opened their season last week with games against Fort Wayne (0-2) and No. 18 Notre Dame (1-0-1). With a 1-1 record, the team will continue play on Friday as they travel to Xavier. 

Sophomore Midfielder Emily Scott attempts to kicks the ball away from Northern Illinois University on Oct. 30 at Briner Sports Complex. The soccer team went on to lose 1-1(4-3)(DN PHOTO Terence K. Lighting Jr.)

Ball State soccer misses out on NCAA Tournament

Ball State soccer held out hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament after an early exit from the Mid-American Conference Tournament, but Monday night the team learned its season is officially over. The Cardinals (14-3-4) won the MAC regular season title and finished the season ranked 51st in the RPI rankings, but did not make the 64-team tournament. 19 teams ranked lower than Ball State made the cut, but only two of those teams -- Oklahoma State and Texas A&M -- received at-large bids.

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