Sports Shorts

Men’s Tennis wins third in a row at home

The Ferris State men’s tennis team took their third straight home contest 9-0 against Malone on March 29.

The win caps off a home winning stretch that saw the squad earn wins over Lake Erie (9-0) and Walsh (8-1) prior to their match up against the Pioneers. The Bulldogs have now won five of their last six contests, with their lone loss to Western Michigan, 7-0.

Ferris’ recent success against conference opponents has vaulted them into the second spot in the GLIAC, behind only Grand Valley State. The Bulldogs will meet the Lakers on April 15 in a match that will likely shape the race for the conference.

The Dawgs will next test their racquets against the Wayne State Warriors on Sunday, April 6 with first serve scheduled for 11 a.m. The match will be Ferris’ fourth of five straight home contests.

Ferris State golf downs Indianapolis at Purgatory

The Bulldogs left the Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind. with a win on March 28.

Ferris took the dual matchup with a 289-293 overall mark, winning the contest by a close four strokes. The matchup marks the first overall team first place finish for the Bulldogs this season.

Ferris State was led by sophomore righty, Ben Cook, who finished play four strokes under par, taking first place with a 68. Behind Cook was senior Trent Davison, who tied for third with 71 strokes, one under par. Junior righties Sam Stark and Chris Eaton also tied for seventh overall with 75 strokes.

Following play on March 28 and 30, Ferris will enter the 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional #3 on April 5 in Batavia, Ohio.

Motte, Kane and Czarnowczan take home All-Midwest Regional team honors

Three Bulldogs were named to the All-Midwest Regional Team following Ferris’ 2-1 double-overtime loss on March 29.

Motte, a junior goaltender, finished regional play with 59 saves and 141:26 total minutes played between Colgate and North Dakota. The accolade is one of many for Motte including being a finalist for the Hobey Baker award.

Seniors Kane and Czarnowczan finished their Bulldog career nabbing the honor. Kane finished regionals with one goal and one assist, with Czarnowczan earning the All-Region for his stout defensive play.

The Bulldogs finished their memorable season 29-11-3 after dropping the regional contest to North Dakota, missing out on what would be their second Frozen Four in three years.