Weekend Preview: Ball State the lone game this weekend for Hoosiers
Sept. 7, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Hoosiers will continue their five-game homestand with a Saturday game against the Ball State Cardinals starting at 2 p.m. The two teams squared off in an exhibition match on Aug. 18, with the Hoosiers coming away with a 5-3 win. Indiana traveled to Muncie, Ind. last year to take on the Cardinals and pulled out a 2-1 win with goals coming from Kate O'Connell and Lydia Schrott.
Scouting the Cardinals
Cardinal goalkeeper Tiffany Shifflett enters this weekend as the Mid-American Conference leader in saves with 58. She has two games so far this season with 16 or more saves (17 at Villanova, 16 at Northwestern). Although it is still early, Shifflett's 11.6 saves per game is on pace to break the Ball State single-season record.
The Cardinals were picked to finish second in the MAC, behind 2006 champion Ohio University. The game against Indiana will be the final non-conference tune up for the Cardinals before they enter conference play next weekend at Miami (Ohio).
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