Ball State's gymnastics team suffered a 192.925 to 191.125 loss in a Mid-American Conference meet at Northern Illinois.
With the loss, the Cardinals fall to 1-4 overall and 0-3 in the MAC. Ball State will return to action Feb. 12 in a meet at West Virginia, which will also include Auburn and Ohio State.
On the bars, Julie Cotter led the Cardinals with a 9.825, which gave her a first place finish.
Ball State suffered its worst team event on the beam with a 45.875. Siemer led the Cardinals with a 9.575 to place sixth.
Angie Hosbach led the Cardinals on the floor with a 9.775 and tied for third.