Adam Altobella


No. 14 Ball State tallies key road victory over No. 10 Loyola Chicago

Ball State atoned for its past struggles Saturday night, breaking Loyola Chicago’s precedent of home success in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) matchup. The No. 14 Cardinals defeated the No. 10 Ramblers (8-7, 3-2 MIVA) in five sets (25-16, 25-23, 22-25, 18-25, 15-11) inside hostile Gentile Arena. 

Cardinals secure 5-set road win against Lindenwood

Ball State prevailed in the offense-dominated match, downing Lindenwood (3-7, 0-3 MIVA) in a two-and-a-half hour, five-set thriller (22-25, 28-26, 25-23, 18-25, 21-19), inside the Lions’ Hyland Arena. 

Ball State stumbles against McKendree for 1st MIVA loss

The Cardinals dropped a three-set battle (28-30, 23-25, 21-25) to McKendree (5-4, 2-1 MIVA) inside the Bearcats’ Melvin Price Convocation Center. The loss not only brought Ball State’s winning ways against McKendree to a halt, but it also marked the red and white’s first setback of the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) this season.

No. 15 Ball State downs No. 11 Loyola Chicago in MIVA opener

Ball State’s emotional rally in the second set proved to be critical Thursday night, as it set the foundation for the 15th-ranked Cardinals win (23-25, 26-24, 27-25, 25-23) over No. 11 Loyola Chicago (5-6, 0-1 MIVA) in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) opener.