Despite a third straight individual all-around title by Nicole Allen, the Ball State women's gymnastics team suffered a 194.225 to 191.600 loss at Western Michigan.
With the loss, the Cardinals fall to 2-6 overall and 1-4 in the Mid-American Conference. Ball State will host Bowling Green Friday at 7 p.m. in Irving Gym in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
Allen posted a 39.00 all-around total to claim the title. Allen won the beam with a 9.675, placed third on the vault with a 9.875, was fourth on the bars with a 9.700 and finished fourth on the floor with a 9.750. Allen also won the all-around in Ball State's previous two meets -- at home vs. Eastern Michigan and at Michigan State.