The Bulldog Volleyball team is 18-9 overall this season
The Ferris State volleyball team split its two road contests over the weekend.
The Bulldogs dropped a competitive 3-1 decision to Saginaw Valley State on Friday. The Bulldogs lost the first two sets and were not able to rebound as they ended up losing in four sets (21-25), (20-25), (25-19), (20-25).
Junior Arielle Goodson led the Bulldogs on their offensive attack as she recorded 13 kills and a .357 attack percentage. Redshirt freshman Samantha Fordyce recorded 37 assists for the Bulldog offense.
On the defensive side, sophomore Lisa Tobiczyk recorded 14 digs and sophomore Ashley Hunter contributed nine digs for the Bulldogs in the losing effort. The loss was the third straight for the team. Redshirt freshman Aly Brecht said the team let some mistakes affect its overall play.
“We let some of the small things get to us and they were able to go on a few runs,” said Brecht.
On Saturday, Ferris broke its three-match losing streak as the team swept the Lake Superior State Lakers 3-0 in straight sets.
Ferris jumped out to a quick start, as they were able to outhit the Lakers .294 to .188 and coasted to a 25-17 victory. The team then won the next two sets 25-17 and 25-23 to earn the sweep.
“We were able to get everyone on the team involved and we were just able to have fun out there,” said Brecht.
Goodson again led the Bulldog attack as she recorded 12 kills and a .417 hitting percentage. Ferris had a .324 attack percentage as a team, while the Lakers had a .174 attack percentage. Fordyce led the women in assists with 36 and six digs for the visiting team.
Ferris has two more regular season matches before the GLIAC Tournament begins on Nov. 11.
On Nov. 6, Ferris will host the Michigan Tech Huskies who are 13-12 overall and 9-5 in the conference. Earlier this year, Ferris traveled to Houghton and defeated the Huskies in four sets.
The team will finish the regular season on Nov. 7 as they host Northern Michigan, who is currently 17-9. Ferris already accounts for one of their losses, as the Bulldogs were able to pull out a win in five sets on the Wildcats home court.
The results of the final two contests of the season will determine which seed Ferris receives for the conference tournament. Northern Michigan is one game ahead of the Bulldogs in the GLIAC North Division while Michigan Tech has the same conference record.