The offensive struggles for the IPFW women's soccer team continued on Sunday, as the Mastodons fell to Ball State 1-0.
The Mastodons (1-3) dominated possession during the first half; however, they could not put together a push at the goal. IPFW had just one shot in the first 45 minutes of the game, while Ball State put up eight shot attempts.
The Cardinals were able to boot in a scoring kick with just over 12 minutes remaining in the first half, as Nicole Pembelton put a ball towards goal, and was knocked around in front of the net before Paige Stroinski put a foot on the ball and put it into the back of the net.
In the second half the Mastodons put together a number of strong runs, but could not find the back of the net on any.
Erin Gill had two shots for IPFW, both on goal, while Tylar Allison, Rhea Proctor, and Sydney Hoareau each had one attempt in the game.
Mastodon freshman goalkeeper Sam Pavlika had four save attempts and allowed the lone goal. She has given up just one goal in each of IPFW’s four games this season.
Struggling with a Mid-American Conference opponent is nothing new for IPFW. It has now lost 9 of its last 10 games against MAC opponents with each loss being decided by just one goal, including consecutive 1-0 losses to Ball State.
The Mastodons will travel to Wright State on Friday at 7 p.m.