Ball State Women’s Volleyball season ends, future looks ‘really bright’ The Cardinals had a 1-0 lead in the first set. They actually had a 1-0 lead in every set Friday. They just didn’t have the lead at the end of any of them. In its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2011, Ball State fell in straight sets (25-13, 25-18, 25-10) to No. 5 Nebraska.