Cardinals In The Crowd (March 22)

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The women’s golf team break two records as the rest of Ball State sports continue to roll. Here’s this weeks five “Cardinals In The Crowd”.

Amy Kaplan – Tennis

The Ball State women’s tennis team improved to 12-2 (3-0 MAC) last week after defeating Miami (OH) and Western Michigan.

Sophomore Amy Kaplan had an incredible comeback victory in her match against Miami. After going down in the first set 6-0, Kaplan came back to win the next two sets closing out the third with a score of 7-5.

Riding the momentum from her previous win, Kaplan defeated Kaitlyn Rogosch from WMU in her next match with a score of 6-0, 6-4.

The Cardinals look to keep their 12 match winning streak alive this Friday, March 26 at home against Bowling Green starting at 1 p.m.

Hadley Moritz – Golf

The Ball State women’s golf team broke both the 18-hole record (286) and 54-hole record (882) at the Spring Break Shootout in Florida this past week.

BSU was led by junior Hadley Moritz with the team’s lowest score 220 (+7) including a strong finish by going even-par in her final round.

Moritz, who finished tied for 18th, was joined by teammates Liz Kim (T21) and Morgan Lewis (T21) in the top 25.

The Cardinals finished in sixth place out of 15 teams, beating all four MAC schools (Toledo, Akron, Bowling Green, Ohio) handily by 24 strokes or more.   

BSU returns to action Monday, March 29 at Eastern Kentucky’s Colonel Classic.

Melissa Diceman – Soccer

Ball State defeated MAC opponents Northern Illinois and Eastern Michigan last week to improve to 3-1-1 on the short season.

In the Cardinals 2-0 victory in Thursday’s matchup against NIU, senior Melissa Diceman scored her fist career goal in the 21st minute on a penalty kick. Diceman followed her first career goal with another in the second half to secure BSU’s win.

After being sidelined by injuries and the shortened season a year ago, Diceman has long awaited opportunities like this. Diceman finished with 3 of BSU’s 16 shots on goal compared to NIU’s just one.

The Cardinals return to the field this Friday, March 21 at home in a rematch against Central Michigan starting at 3 p.m.

Trenton Quartermaine – Baseball

Ball State opened its MAC schedule last weekend by winning three of four at home against Western Michigan.

The Cardinals saw promising play from several players throughout the weekend, but it was junior Trent Quartermaine who came through when they needed it most.

After winning game one of Saturday’s doubleheader 13-1, BSU found itself in a much closer fight in game two of the day. With the score locked at 2-2, Quartermaine stepped up and drove in Mack Murphy for the winning run.

Quartermaine finished Saturday with three hits, three RBIs, and one run scored.

Ball State (9-8, 3-1 MAC) heads to Toledo (3-14, 1-3 MAC) Friday, March 26 for a four-game series.

Kia Holder – Volleyball

Ball State women’s volleyball went 2-1 in last week’s action after beating Miami and splitting a two-match series with Central Michigan.

Kia Holder led the Cardinals in both kills (36) and blocks (16) between the three matches.

The lone senior on the team Holder played her final two matches at Worthen Arena. She finished with a match-high 18 kills and five blocks in Friday’s win over Central Michigan followed by 11 kills and a career-high six blocks Saturday.

The Cardinals play their first of three matches this week at Miami on Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m.