Ball State soccer is about to start its bid to defend last season's regular-season Mid-American Conference title. After a 5-2-1 start to the season, The Cardinals open conference play against Buffalo (3-3-1) Friday. Head coach Craig Roberts said the MAC has improved in recent years. “I think the MAC continues to increase in ability level," he said.
Following the soccer game against Buffalo Sept. 23, Ball State fans will just keep swimming to Scheumann Stadium for a screening of Finding Dory. Shawn Sullivan, assistant athletics director for marketing and fan engagement, said that the athletics department has been looking to tie in more promotions such as this to some of the sports that don’t get as much attention.
Ball State Field hockey (4-4) went 0-2 this weekend in Iowa City, Iowa, losing against No. 15 Iowa (6-2), 1-4, and No. 4 Penn State (8-0), 0-7. The Cardinals got off to a good start against Iowa, taking the lead in the first half, 1-0, via a goal by senior midfielder Mikayla Mooney, her third of the season.
It was an emotional week for Ball State soccer, with two goalkeepers competing for playing time and a surprise visit for one of the seniors on Senior Day.
After an 80-minute rain delay, Ball State soccer (5-1-2) came out firing to win the game against Morehead State (3-4-1) 4-0.
After practice Thursday, senior defender Lorina White was sitting on the floor of the locker room, listening as coach Craig Roberts stalled for time. Finally, a knock on the door.
Junior goalkeeper Alyssa Heintschel started all 20 of the Cardinals' soccer games last season, leading the team to the Mid-American Conference regular season title. But it wasn't enough to keep head coach Craig Roberts from bringing in Tristin Stuteville, a junior transfer from Saint Louis University.
Labor Day weekend meant long road trips for Ball State athletics. Football went down to Georgia and beat Georgia State 31-21 in its season opener. Cross country finished third in the Butler Open in Carmel. Field hockey split its games in Louisville, soccer dropped two games in its California road trip and women's volleyball fell to 0-7 on the season.
Two new faces will roam the sideline alongside head coach Craig Roberts this fall for Ball State soccer.
Ball State is still unbeaten, but head coach Craig Roberts wants to see the team improve its 5 percent goal conversion rate.
Ball State soccer is off to a 2-0 start in its bid to defend its Mid-American Conference regular season title. Head coach Craig Roberts said Cardinals are ready to move forward after the 2015 season ended on a sour note when the team fell to Akron in the first round of the MAC tournament in penalty kicks.
With the first week of classes underway, three Ball State athletic teams will compete this weekend. Soccer will play at home against Xavier Aug. 26 and Fort Wayne on Aug. 28. Field hockey opens its season with a pair of games in North Carolina against Appalachian State Aug. 26 and Davidson Aug. 28. Women’s volleyball kicks off its season with three games at the Fort Wayne Invitational beginning Aug. 26.
This week, Ball State released schedules for soccer, women's volleyball and field hockey, while also finalizing the start times for most of its football games. Here are a few games to watch out for: Football Saturday, Sept.