Early Goal Gives Ball State Win
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Ball State forward Dee Nocero knocked in a goal ten minutes into the first half to down Marshall 1-0 in women's soccer action on a rain-soaked Sam Hood Field.
The defensive battle went down to the wire as Marshall missed several opportunities in the final minutes to tie up the match.
"We had our chances today," head coach Chris Kane said. "We just couldn't put the ball in the back of the net. It is disappointing."
Marshall was out-shot by the Cardinals 11-8.
Ball State also took a whomping ten corner kicks to the Herd's three.
Senior Stacy Wells (Monroe, Ohio) , who recently made the jump from defender to forward, led all Herd shooters with three.
Goalie Ashleigh Woods (Penfield, N.Y.) made three saves in the loss.
Ball State moves to 8-5-2 (6-3-1 MAC) while Marshall falls to 2-12-1 (2-7-0 MAC).
Next up for the Herd is a Sunday MAC showdown with the Miami Redhawks at home.
The game begins at 1 p.m. and is Fan Day.
Autographs and posters will be available for fans following the Herd's match.
Tune into all the action via the Internet at www.marshall.edu/wmul.