As the Cardinals get the first win of the season in conference play, they look for Coach Rife and his staff to lean on the leadership and veteran play of his upperclassmen players the rest of the way.
After a fight that had great things like a record-setting performance and one of the best endings I have seen in a while, the Colts defeated the Baltimore Ravens 22-19.
One goal didn’t prove to be enough in Sunday afternoon’s match against Eastern Michigan, where the Cardinals' tied 1-1.This was the Cardinals’ second conference match of the season, and they now hold a 3-5-1 record.
In the first, penalties were the word of the game for the quarter, as Ball State was able to capitalize on four penalty corners and a penalty stroke late in the quarter. The Cardinals capitalized on the penalty stroke with senior defender Micheala Graney, as she put in her third goal in four games and her career-high fourth goal of the season to put the Cardinals on top early. Ball State is currently 4-1 when getting on the scoreboard first.
Coming off their first win of the season, the Cardinals were crushed by Georgia Southern in their worst home loss since Oct. 2017. Ball State returns to action Sept. 30 in its Mid-American Conference opener against Western Michigan at 3:30 p.m. in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Agugliaro goes on to play at Prairie View Golf Course in Carmel, Indiana, for the state championship. The tournament will start Friday, Sept. 29, and end Saturday, Sept. 30. Tee times have not been announced.
Here are three takeaways from the Ball State loss against Georgia Southern. The Eagles were able to stifle out any momentum Ball State had with a dominating 40-3 victory.
In a clash between two North Central Conference rivals, Muncie Central earned its first win of the season with a 49-21 victory over Richmond. The first step towards continuing their momentum starts in Muncie Central's road matchup against the Marion Giants (2-4) next Friday, Sept. 29.
Coaching changes, new football facilities and declining to play in a conference this season couldn’t change the outcome of a 27-0 loss to Monroe Central on Friday. Within the margins, there’s momentum with the program that the Warriors can be proud of.
“There's never a game where we feel like we're out of it because of our defense,” Overholt said. “They’re runners and they're very aggressive. They take a lot of pride in game planning and seeing different formations.”
On Friday evening, Ball State added another piece to its growing tradition. The Cardinals’ decisive 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-16) victory over Central Michigan (6-8, 0-2 MAC) marked the program’s 1000th win in its 52-season history.
The Cardinals are soaring as Ball State takes down Central Michigan in a 4-0 shutout to stretch their winning streak to four, their longest since 2006. Ball State improves to 2-0 in MAC (Mid-American Conference) play marking the second time in a row that the Cardinals have started 2-0 in the MAC standings.
Muncie Burris defeated Frankton for the second time this season with a 3-0 sweep at Ball Gym in Muncie. The Owls picked up their 19th win of the year and look to ride that momentum into the Pioneer Conference tournament Sept. 23.
Led by a group of 12 seniors who have gone through this program together, Muncie Central boys soccer finds itself in prime position to compete for a North Central Conference title.
Ball State opened their third home match of the season with defensive pressure against the Redhawks. That allowed senior forward Avery Fenchel to give the Cardinals the lead with a goal in the 11th minute. With the score from Klauss, the Cardinals took their first MAC win, defeating Miami (OH) 3-1.
Coming off of a 45-7 win against in-state rival Indiana State, Ball State is looking to even its record with a win against Georgia Southern at home on Sept. 23, starting at 2:00 p.m.