Air Force Topped By Ball State, 1-0

Sept. 5, 2008

Box Score

USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 match to Ball State Friday night at the Cadet Soccer Stadium. The Falcons drop to 0-4 on the season while the Cardinals improved to 1-2.

The Falcons continued to struggle defensively with set plays, as Ball State scored the lone goal of the match with a header off a corner kick. In the 26th minute, Megan Ridley took the corner from Katelyn Alexander and headed the ball in from 10 yards out.

It was another night of solid scoring chances but no score for Air Force. The Falcons were able to get many scoring chances, including several breakaway opportunities, but again, failed to finish off the runs.

Air Force attempted five shots on the night, with Susan Finch, Krystin Shanklin and Cassie Wilson getting shots off on goal. The Falcons split goalkeeping duties, with Erin Wallace playing the first half and Ashlee Curtis getting the second period minutes. Both recorded one save each.

Ball State had seven shots on the night. Rachael Murphy had three saves in the shutout win at goalkeeper.

The Falcons look to get into the win column with their next match, Sunday, Sept., hosting Long Island. Kickoff time is 11 a.m



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