As early as second grade, incoming Ball State freshman basketball players, Hailey and Olivia Smith, frequently joined in on games of street ball set up by their older brothers. Across local courts in Fishers, Indiana, they faced their siblings and older guys in their neighborhood.
This win secures the third seed in the conference for Ball State and home advantage for their quarter-final match this Sunday, October 29. At the time of this publication, the Cardinals are currently slated to face Ohio University in the Mid-American Conference tournament.
Ball State lost its match against Northern Illinois 1-0, and the Cardinals MAC record now sits at 5-1-3 and 7-6-3 overall. Ball State returns home Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. to play Bowling Green (7-5-2, 5-1-2 MAC).