The Ball State soccer team faced Eastern Michigan on Sept. 25 at the Briner Sports Complex. Ball State won 2-1in the Mid-American Conference opener.

Offense leads Ball State to 4-0 start in MAC

The Ball State soccer team is off to a 4-0 start in Mid-American Conference play, and the Cardinals are doing it with offense. The MAC's last undefeated team swept two matches last weekend and extended its winning streak to five matches. Ball State outshot its opponent in all five of those matches



Junior defender Leah Mattingly throws the ball inbound to her teammates during the game against the Haiti National team on April 12 at the Briner Sports Complex. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY
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Leah Mattingly earns MAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Junior defender, Leah Mattingly, has been awarded with the Mid-American Conference co-defensive player of the week award.  This is the fourth time a Cardinal has been honored by the MAC for a weekly award. Mattingly assisted the Cardinals defense by limiting opponents to six  shots on goal throughout the week. She has played this entire season on the defensive end and only one team has managed to score more than one goal against the Cardinals this year. Ball State remains the only undefeated team in the MAC at 4-0.


Sophomore midfielder Gabby Veldman follows the ball during the game against IPFW on Aug. 22 at the Briner Sports Complex. DN PHOTO JONATHAN MIKSANEK
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Ball State off to 2-0 start in MAC play

The Ball State soccer team is now 4-0 in its last four Mid-American Conference openers. Ball State won against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 25, and defeated Bowling Green on Sept. 27 for a 2-0 start in MAC play.


Members of the Ball State soccer team celebrate after scoring a point during the game against the Haiti National team on April 12 at the Briner Sports Complex. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY
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Ball State ends non-conference play with Roberts' 50th career victory

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.



Ball State freshman Lexi Kavanaugh advances the ball up the field against Ohio University on Oct. 26 at the Briner Sports Complex. The Cardinals will travel to Indiana University for a match beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday. DN PHOTO MARCEY BURTON
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Kavanaugh named MAC Offensive Player of the 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.


during the game against Bowling Green at the Briner Sports Complex on Sept. 26. DN PHOTO JONATHAN MIKSANEK
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Ball State impressive despite 0-1-1 record at LSU

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.”










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