Sports Shorts 10.12.11

Men’s golf finishes fifth at GLIAC Championships

The FSU men’s golf team captured fifth place overall in the 2011 GLIAC Championships, which concluded play Monday, Oct. 3 at Eagle Eye Golf Course in Bath, Mich. The Bulldogs finished at 916 (+52) for the 54-hole event. Grand Valley State University took home the team championship with an overall score of 887 (+23) on the par 72 course. The Lakers’ Chris Cunningham was crowned as the individual champion after shooting a 217 (+1) for the tournament. Leading FSU was sophomore Trent Davison. He tied for fifth place overall after recording a six-par over score of 222 in the two days of action. A total of 12 teams and 60 golfers competed in the tournament.

FSU volleyball ranked 11th nationally

The FSU women’s volleyball team jumped six spots to 11th in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II National Rankings which were released Oct. 3. The new listing marks the Bulldogs’ highest position in the national rankings in over 20 years (The team was ranked ninth during the 1991 season.) FSU’s highest national ranking ever is sixth, which last came on Nov. 24, 1987. The team is currently 13-1 overall and 9-1 in GLIAC play this season.

Men’s basketball team to play MSU

In preparation for the 2011-12 season, the FSU men’s basketball team will face Michigan State University in an exhibition game on Oct. 30. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. Other exhibition games this season will include Grace Bible College and Calvin College. The Bulldogs will host Grace Bible Nov. 2 before travelling to Calvin Nov. 8. FSU’s regular season will begin Nov. 11 in Ann Arbor with the Bulldogs facing off against the University of Michigan. Conference play is scheduled to start Dec.1 in Ohio against Tiffin University.

Women’s golf takes sixth place at tournament

The FSU women’s golf team captured sixth place in Ohio this past weekend at the William “Bing Beall” Fall Classic. The University of Findlay hosted the two-round event which fielded 88 golfers from 15 teams. Grand Valley State University won the event with an overall score of 625. The Bulldogs placed sixth after finishing with a score of 656 overall. Seniors Bryce Hetcher and Erin Fuchik led FSU as they both tied for 13th place with scores of 160 overall.

Women’s tennis team returns from Ohio road trip

The FSU women’s tennis team experienced both victory and defeat while on their Ohio road trip. The Bulldogs first faced off against Ashland University on Thursday only to be defeated by the Eagles 7-2. Senior Mary Coleman secured the only singles win for FSU. She was also part of the doubles team which earned a victory. Friday, the Bulldogs got back on track with a decisive 7-2 win over Ohio Dominican University. The Panthers only wins came at the top singles and doubles positions. Wrapping up the trip on Saturday, FSU was prepared to play Lake Erie College. However, the Storm did not have enough players to compete, so the Bulldogs claimed a forfeit victory to improve to 8-3 overall as well as in conference play. FSU will host Grand Valley State University in a rescheduled match Oct. 13 at 2 the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center to conclude regular season play.

Men’s ice hockey player earns CCHA offensive honor

Junior forward Kyle Bonis was chosen as this week’s (Oct. 10) Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s Offensive Player of the Week. Bonis recorded a team-high four points with three goals and an assist in FSU’s season-opening series sweep at St. Lawrence (N.Y.) this past weekend. He registered a personal career-high three points and tallied another game-winning goal on a power-play in Saturday’s contest. Bonis added an even-strength goal and notched an assist on the final goal. He concluded the two-game set with a plus two efficiency rating. The weekly award represents the first of Bonis’ collegiate career.