Article Image
The Cardinals are back home Sunday at 2 p.m. versus Morehead State.
Courtesy: Devin Sellmer

Two Second-Half Goals Lift Boilers over Cardinals

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
         
Release: August 29, 2014
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Share |

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Ball State soccer team suffered its first loss of the season Friday night, dropping a 2-0 decision to Purdue at the Boilermaker Soccer Complex.

The game was delayed by lightning for more than 90 minutes late in the first half. It was scoreless at the time of the delay and remained scoreless into the middle of the second half before Purdue broke through with two goals in a three-minute stretch.

Ball State fell to 2-1 on the season and will now return home to host Morehead State at 2 p.m. Sunday. Purdue improved to 2-1 on the year.

The Cardinals had a streak of 246 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal until Purdue's Maddy Williams, one of the top offensive players in the Big Ten, scored in the 66th minute Friday.

Williams unloaded six shots in a span of two and a half minutes with Ball State surviving the first five, including one on a post-to-post save by Brooke Dennis. But the sixth one proved to be too much with Williams finding the right corner of the net from the middle of the box.

The Boilermakers then tacked on a second goal just minutes later when Soraya Toppin-Herbert scored on a rebound after a corner kick.

Ball State managed a couple looks over the final 20 minutes and Franziska Sottner forced a sliding save from Purdue keeper Maddy Olsen, but the Cardinals could not break through. Olsen played the final 53 minutes of the game and combined with starting keeper Jordan Ginther on the shutout.

Kelsey Wendlandt led Ball State offensively with two shots on goal, while Dennis finished the night with six saves between the posts.
CONNECT WITH THE CARDINALS
BALL STATE ALL ACCESS
Highlights of the Ball State soccer team's 5-0...
Soccer vs. Morehead State Highlights
Soccer Highlights vs. IPFW
Ball State soccer had a banner year in 2013,...
Catch up with coach Craig Roberts and senior...
Meet Ball State Soccer's Kelsey Shapiro and Kalynn...
The Ball State soccer team played Toledo to a 2-2...
Ball State soccer has two starting goalies, yes...
Ball State Soccer's Leah Mattingly and Kelsey...
Layne Schramm says the team's freshmen have worked...
Ball State All Access
http://www.meijer.com/
Meineke Car Care
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
A-1 Graphics
American Chevrolet
Applebee's
Burger King
Cousin Vinnys
Dillman's Furniture
Discount Tire
Holiday Inn Express
Jimmy John's
Johnny Carino's
Mancino's
Muncie Auto Group
Mutual Bank
Peak Property Group
Pepsi
Sam Pierce Chevrolet
Shane Co.
Tom Raper RV
Victory Honda
Village Promenade
MacAllister Rentals
A-1 For Fun
Baskin Robins
Domino's
Prime Trust
Sport Clips
T.I.S. Bookstore
TMax
Advanced Signs
Cambria Hotels and Suites
Central Indiana Orthopedic
Coldwell Banker
Cooper Tires
Deans
Downtown Muncie Red
Ford
Intrust Bank
McCoy Ford-Lincoln
Mits
Mursix
Papa John's
Reynold's Farm Equipment
Terrance Smith Distributing
Texas Roadhouse
University Avenue Dental
Windermere Place
McDonald's
Lids
Stoops
stop