In the first round of the 2023 National Invitational Volleyball Championship tournament, Ball State bested Middle Tennessee 3-1. The Cardinals will take on Clemson at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1.
The red and white extended their streak of recent triumphs Friday night, notching a 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-15, 26-24) victory over Northern Illinois (8-20, 6-10 MAC). Ball State (15-12, 12-4 MAC) will return to Worthen Arena at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 for its home finale and Senior Day festivities.
Ball State falls to Buffalo in five sets, marking their second loss in the MAC.
The Cardinals swept the Rockets by leaning on serving and defense, extending a streak of success against their conference foe. Ball State next takes on Buffalo (17-4, 7-2 MAC) at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, and at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.