Ball State Sports Link will produce its first of nearly 30 ESPN productions this year as Ball State Soccer returns Friday to the Briner Sports Complex.
The match between Ball State (5-2) and Purdue Fort Wayne (4-2-1) kicks at 5 p.m. live on ESPN +.
Sophomore Faith Denig is the executive producer, while sophomore Tristan Russell is the director. Junior Jared Frank is the technical director.
The broadcasts will feature nine cameras and produced from Ball State’s centralized fiber control room in the Ball Communications Building.
Senior Jack Kizer will handle the play-by-play, junior Jarin Matheny is the analyst and senior Preston Husband is the sideline reporter.
Ball State, under first-year head coach Josh Rife, opened the season with a 5-0 record before dropping a pair of matches last weekend in Florida.
Tatiana Hawkins-Dabney has scored three goals this season, two of which were game winners. The Atlanta native scored the only goal of the match against Illinois State in the 84th minutes, and struck again against Loyola in the 67th minute to keep BSU perfect on the year. Her two game winners are tied for third most in in country.
The Mastodons are off to a hot start and have won three straight heading into Friday’s tilt at Ball State. Purdue Fort Wayne is unbeaten since dropping its conference opener against Youngstown State. Three different ‘Dons have two goals, while Hannah Kroger and Morgan Reitano lead the offense with five points apiece. Lorah Pund is the keeper for Purdue Fort Wayne and has 23 saves.
For a complete schedule of Ball State Sports Link live productions, click here.