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Head coach Josh Rife led Ball State soaring into the MAC championship game for just the third time in program history, but the winning streak came to an end against No. 1 seed Buffalo.
The Cardinals celebrate with chocolate milk and music on their bus ride back to the hotel. While enjoying their post-game drink the Cardinals sang out Mood by 24kGoldn, a song that Ball State soccer has had in their minds for almost two years.
Ball State and Buffalo have both won their games against lower-ranked opponents and the Bulls held their No.1 seed with Ball State trailing behind them in second.
Before the whistle to start the game, Ball State prepared by listening to music, going for walks, talking and even watching Premier League soccer. Elgert said she takes time to watch soccer before her games as a way to get into the mindset while learning from some of Manchester City’s strategies.
Second-seed in the Mid-American Conference (MAC), Ball State, and third-seed, Kent State, went head to head in an attempt to advance in the MAC tournament seedings Oct. 20.
Looks for the shot. Takes her stance. Lines it up and shoots. Every goalkeeper's worst nightmare. The ball pings off the crossbar. She Bows her head until the crowd roars as the Bobcats are back in the game.
Every player had some type of pink visible. Those on the field wore hair bands, bows, tape and pre-wrap while their teammates cheering on the sideline wore pink pennies.
Adrenaline-rushed players scrambled around the field in attempts to guide the ball toward the net but a scuffle between the teams resulted in two red cards, three yellow cards, seventeen fouls and a 10v10 match.
Three goals in under seven minutes. The stands echo the scream of celebrating fans. The team on their feet, jumping with adrenaline.