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Cailey Starck helped the Cardinals to two draws over the weekend.
Photo by: Courtney Metzger, Hawaii Media Source
Soccer Team Remains Unbeaten in Spring Season

MUNCIE, Ind. -- The Ball State soccer team had a busy day Saturday as the Cardinals continued their spring schedule at the Briner Sports Complex.

Ball State remained undefeated for the spring with a pair of 1-1 draws against the University of Indianapolis and Olivet Nazarene. The Olivet Nazarene team finished as the national runner up at the NAIA level last fall.

Nicole Pembleton scored the Ball State goal in both games. Pembleton, who also scored two goals the previous weekend, brought her total for the spring to four.

The Cardinals played well offensively and gave themselves a high number of scoring opportunities despite being limited to one goal in each of the two 70-minute games.

“I am very pleased with the way we played,” Ball State coach Craig Roberts said. “We continued to make progress, especially with the possession-style game we are trying to play. We had a lot of shots and put a lot of pressure on our opponents.”

Jenna Finke turned in another strong performance over the weekend, while Cailey Starck, Ariane Struckmeier and Erin Greeley all made key contributions.

Following the games with Indianapolis and Olivet Nazarene, the Cardinals were back on the field for a game against a team of Ball State soccer alumni. The game provided a chance for players on the current roster to interact with former Cardinals.

“It was great to have the alumni back,” Roberts said. “They are a very valuable part of our program, and we appreciate all they have done. It was fun for our girls to be out there playing with them.”

Ball State continues its spring schedule April 6 at 3 p.m. with a game against the Haitian Women’s National Team at the Briner Sports Complex.

Here is the Cardinals' remaining schedule for this spring:

April 6 
3 p.m. -- Ball State vs. Haitian Women's National Team

April 13
Noon -- Ball State vs. Canadian Team
1:30 p.m. -- Grace College vs. Canadian Team
3 p.m. -- Ball State vs. Grace College

April 20
Noon -- Ball State vs. Saint Joseph's (Soccer Field)
Noon -- Rose Hulman vs. Indiana Tech (Field Hockey Turf)
1:30 p.m. -- Ball State vs. Indiana Tech (Soccer Field)
1:30 p.m. -- Rose Hulman vs. Saint Joseph's (Field Hockey Turf)

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