Time to bounce back

The Bulldogs lose at the hands of MTU and NMU

The Ferris State University women’s soccer team suffered two heartbreaking losses over the weekend.

The Bulldogs hit the road to play Michigan Tech University and Northern Michigan University in some unfavorable weather conditions. Both days the teams were faced with windy, rainy and cold conditions.

First up for FSU was Michigan Tech University. MTU got out to quick start with two early goals to secure a 2-0 halftime advantage.

In the second half, senior forward Bri Borgman scored off a terrific pass from freshman midfielder Taylor DiCicco.

However, FSU failed to put up another goal as the MTU Huskies avenged their loss to the Bulldogs earlier this season.

“This game was just a rough game, terrible weather and we didn’t play as sharp as we could,” freshman midfielder Leanne Boehm said.

Next on the road schedule for the Bulldogs were the Northern Michigan Huskies. These two teams played to a thrilling 0-0 draw in the last matchup.

Sunday, the FSU defense held NUM to just five shots on goal.

Unfortunately for FSU, one of the five shots slipped by sophomore goaltender Rachel McCollum in the first half to give the Huskies the 1-0 edge they needed to win the match.

The offense was absent for the Bulldogs as they only managed to muster up one shot on goal.

After the weekend, FSU is now 6-7-2 overall and a 6-4-2 record in GLIAC conference play.

“We were in a good spot to gather six points from this weekend, it’s obviously disappointing to come away with zero,” head coach Matt Kellogg said. “I’d like to say the weather had something to do with it, but I’d be lying. The truth is both teams had to play through it”.

FSU will finish out the regular season with three consecutive home matches against Findlay University Oct. 21, Tiffin University Oct. 23 and Grand Valley State University Oct. 29.

“Findlay is the biggest game. The next game is always the biggest. If we don’t do well this weekend, the game against Grand Valley State University might mean nothing,” Kellogg said.

Wins are necessary for the Bulldogs as the team looks to position themselves in good standing for the GLIAC conference tournament. n