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The Phoenix created scoring opportunities but came away empty.
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Phoenix Falls 2-0 to Ball State in Season's Second Game

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: August 24, 2014
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By: Joey Daniels (@GBJoeyD)

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay women’s soccer team fell 2-0 to Ball State on Sunday afternoon at Santaga Stadium, suffering its first defeat of the young season. The Cardinals scored a goal in the first half and added another in the second.

The Phoenix (1-1-0) had four shots on goal in the first half, but the Ball State (2-0-0) defense tightened up in the second to not allow another. The Cardinals converted two of their three shots on goal, including the first goal of the game at 26:18 by Gabby Veldman which proved to be the game-winner.

“Today was another step forward for us as a unit. I was extremely pleased with our team’s overall play today. The final product was missing but we will get back to training this week and continue to work. The organization of the back line was tremendous and this solid base will be crucial for us moving throughout the season,” head coach Kacey Burke said.

Ball State certainly earned both scores, as Green Bay goalkeeper Nastacia Behle (St. Paul, Mo.) had virtually no shot at either save.

Green Bay did land nine corner kicks to Ball State’s four, but was unable to convert a couple of quality scoring opportunities.

“Credit to Ball State for a hard fought game and the victory. They are a talented team and executed well on their chances,” Burke said.

The Phoenix will look to bounce back on Friday, Aug. 29, when it plays host to Northern Iowa in the third game of a four-game home stand to open the season.

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Sunday , August 09
Women's Soccer 
vs. Viterbo (Exhibition)
2:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Wednesday, August 12
Women's Soccer 
vs. Northern Illinois (Exhibition)
6:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Friday , August 21
Women's Soccer 
at Northern Iowa
7:00 PM
at Cedar Falls, Iowa (Cedar Valley Soccer Complex)
 
Sunday , August 23
Women's Soccer 
at South Dakota State
1:00 PM
at Brookings, S.D. (Fishback Soccer Park)
 
Friday , August 28
Women's Soccer 
vs. St. Mary's (Calif.)
1:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Friday , September 04
Women's Soccer 
at North Dakota
4:00 PM
at Grand Forks, N.D. (Ellig Sports Complex)
 
Sunday , September 06
Women's Soccer 
at South Dakota
12:00 PM
at Vermillion, S.D. (USD Soccer Complex)
 
Friday , September 11
Women's Soccer 
vs. Chicago State
3:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Sunday , September 13
Women's Soccer 
vs. Eastern Washington
7:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Friday , September 18
Women's Soccer 
at Detroit
2:00 PM
at Detroit, Mich. (Titan Field)
 
Sunday , September 20
Women's Soccer 
at Eastern Michigan
12:00 PM
at Ypsilanti, Mich. (Scicluna Field)
 
Saturday , September 26
Women's Soccer 
vs. Oakland
6:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Wednesday, September 30
Women's Soccer 
at Milwaukee
7:00 PM
at Milwaukee, Wis. (Engelmann Stadium)
 
Saturday , October 03
Women's Soccer 
vs. Cleveland State
1:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Saturday , October 10
Women's Soccer 
at Youngstown State
12:00 PM
at Youngstown, Ohio (Farmers National Bank Field)
 
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