Coming off a victory against Michigan Tech, the Bulldog Volleyball team continued its success by claiming two out of three contests on the road.
The Bulldogs started the road trip with a Wednesday contest against the Grand Valley State Lakers, but couldn’t manage to pull out a win, losing 3-1. After being out-hit .343 to .188 in the first set, the Bulldogs managed to fight back in the second set.
Although Ferris had a great second set, it couldn’t keep the power going as it fell to a .179 hitting efficiency in the third set to let GSVU pull away with the win in the fourth set, ending the set with a score of 25-22.
Trying to find their winning ways once again, the Bulldogs faced off against Northwood on Saturday. Playing an important GLIAC match, the Bulldogs dominated the match winning the game 3-0.
Senior Danielle Hamilton had an impressive outing as she piled up a .471 hitting percentage. Although all three sets stayed close in the end, the Bulldogs pulled away with the win. The Bulldogs would win the third set, as they tallied a .342 hitting percentage in the final set to close out the victory.
The Bulldogs tried for their second consecutive win of the weekend against Lake Superior State on Sunday. After winning the first two sets, 25-21 and 25-16, the team fell flat in the third set, losing 22-25.
With a chance to close out the match, three powerful kills by sophomore Samantha Fordyce, sophomore Anne Sutton and senior Danielle Hamilton powered the Bulldogs to a final set win, 25-15, clinching the match, 3-1.
“I believe we learned a lot from our loss on Wednesday. We came back and worked really hard in practice on Thursday and Friday and produced two great wins this weekend,” said Hamilton. “We really came together as a team to work towards our goal.”
The team will try to improve on its 6-3 record this week, as they will next face off against conference foes Hillsdale, Wayne State and Findlay.
“We played really well this weekend,” said junior Mallory Kopa. “Lake State and Northwood are both very tough teams, and these wins will give us momentum as we play more GLIAC teams.” n