Sports Shorts 10.26.11

New wallyball league at the Racquet and Fitness Center

A new student recreational wallyball league is being organized at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center. Wallyball, which was created in 1979, utilizes a racquetball room to change the dynamics of a standard volleyball game. The cost to join the league is $5 per person or $30 per team (4-6 players per team). Teams can register by emailing league coordinator Andrew Buchholz at or Ryan Bauman at Students have the option to sign up individually to be placed on a team pending open spots. On-campus residents are encouraged to talk to their resident advisors about joining a team. Teams and players are asked to register by Oct. 28 as league play is slated to begin the week of Oct. 31. For more information, please call ext. 2212.

Women’s tennis finished fifth at GLIAC Tournament

The FSU women’s tennis team concluded its fall season on Sunday by taking fifth place at the GLIAC Tournament in Midland. The Bulldogs defeated sixth-seeded Lake Superior State University 5-0 in the fifth-place match. In the opening round of the event, fifth-seeded FSU fell to fourth-seeded Ashland University Friday but went on to beat eighth-seeded Saginaw Valley State University Saturday. The Bulldogs finished their fall campaign 10-5 overall. The spring portion of FSU’s season is tentatively slated to begin Feb. 23 at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center against Davenport University.

Women’s golf captured sixth place at GVSU Invite

To wrap up its fall campaign, the FSU women’s golf team finished in sixth place at the Grand Valley State Lady Laker Classic Sunday in Allendale. The Bulldogs scored 338 in the first round and 314 in the final round at The Meadows Golf Course to finish with 652 as a two-round total. Leading FSU was senior Erin Fuchik as she placed 17th overall with a two-round total of 161 on rounds of 87 and 74. GVSU took first place with an overall score of 618. A total of 15 teams took part in the invitational.

Women’s soccer posted win, tie in return to home field

The FSU women’s soccer team defeated the University of Findlay 2-0 Friday before battling to a 1-1 double overtime tie with Tiffin University Saturday. In Friday’s game, the Bulldogs worked the home field advantage as freshman midfielder Hillary Braun and senior forward Bri Borgman both scored for FSU. On Saturday, Borgman answered an early TU goal with a goal of her own off a corner kick by senior defender Mekyla Spraggins. The second half remained scoreless as the two teams scrapped to a double overtime draw. In the two games combined, sophomore goalkeeper Rachel McCollum made eight saves for the Bulldogs. Following the weekend, FSU’s record now stands at 7-7-3 overall and 7-4-3 in GLIAC play. The Bulldogs will return to action Saturday when they host defending national champion Grand Valley State University in a 12 p.m. contest.