For Ball State Women's Volleyball, the 2018 season was just the beginning, as the team looks to improve after a 22-10 finish.
The loss is all too familiar to the Cardinals as the Broncos knocked the Cardinals out of the conference tournament last season.
Ball State (27-14, 5-4 MAC) lost the third and final game against Northern Illinois (18-20, 5-6 MAC) Wednesday in a 4-2 game, giving the Huskies a 2-1 series win on the season.
From last season to this, Zion Williamson has played a huge role in the Blue Devils' success. Making a run to the Midwest Regional Championship last season, Duke is a favorite to win the entire tournament this season.
Despite a career night for junior guard Jasmin Samz, her performance wasn’t enough to push Ball State Women's Basketball (7-20, 3-12 MAC) past the top seed in the Mid-American West, as the Central Michigan Chippewas (21-6, 12-3 MAC) won their fifth consecutive. Here are a few takeaways from Wednesday’s MAC west matchup at Worthen Arena.