Sports Shorts

Men’s golf finishes in second place

Ferris State University men’s golf team finished only one stroke behind the first place finishers Loyola University. The golf team finished up with a score for the three-day tournament with a total of 866 as Loyola University scored an 865. Sophomore Trent Davidson, who hails from Rockford, led the Bulldogs as he finished up in fifth place overall in the event with a total score of 214. Other solid performances by the Bulldogs included senior Kyle Wittenbach with a final score of 214 for the tournament, placing him in seventh place overall, and senior Garret Simons, who shot a 220 which placed him 15th overall in the event. The Bulldogs’ next contest is April 21-22 at the Ashland Invitational.

Cleaning up LSSU with a sweep

The FSU softball team took to the field against GLIAC opponent Lake Superior State University this past week and the played hard, coming away with a convincing sweep against the Lakers. The Bulldogs took game one in the series with a 9-0 pounding of the Lakers and continued it in game two with a blowout victory of 7-1. The double header notches two impressive wins for FSU and the standout at bat was senior Lindsey Pettit, who hit a grand slam for the Bulldogs to add insult to the first game. The Lakers managed to sneak away with only one hit against junior pitcher Dana Bowler for the entire game. During the second game, the Lakers put up more of a fight as each team tallied seven total hits, but the Bulldogs made them count by putting up seven runs compared to the Lakers’ one. Next on tap for FSU is a road two-game competition against Northwood University on April 18.

Taylor Nelson earns goalie honors for Bulldogs

Senior netminder Taylor Nelson earned the Gongshow Goalie of the Month award this past weekend, which is awarded to the best goalie in collegiate hockey every month. Nelson was a critical piece in FSU’s run to the title game in the Frozen Four as he had four victories in the final month and accomplished a 2.33 goals against average and a .917 save percentage. In the NCAA tournament, Nelson was dominant as he averaged giving up 1.00 goals against with an outstanding .959 save percentage to lead all goalies. Nelson faced 64 shots in the national semis and he came away with 60 saves in two games. This marks the first time Nelson has ever earned this award in his phenomenal career. n