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Field Hockey Team Earns National Recognition for Stingy Defense

MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State field hockey team earned two top 10 national rankings in the latest NCAA Division I statistics release this week.

The Cardinals are tied for the top spot nationally with Dartmouth in defensive saves with 10 and are also ranked ninth in save percentage (.798).

Ball State's defense has been a crucial part of its success this year. The Cardinals have registered three shutouts this year; Davidson College (1-0), Saint Louis (3-0) and Central Michigan (2-0). The three shutouts are the most a Ball State team has compiled since the 2004 season.