Sports Shorts

Football rumbles past Northwood

Ferris State football got their foot in the door of the national ranked list after their terrorizing of McKendree, 75-14. The Bulldogs kicked the door in last Saturday as they put Northwood, a GLIAC opponent, away with a score of 27-7.

The Bulldogs are now nationally ranked at 18th in the country at the Division II level of collegiate football. This ranking came in the heels of another offensive explosion on the road.

Ferris State put up early points on the board against Northwood in their first conference matchup of the season, scoring twice in the first six minutes of the contest. These scores came from the legs and arms of star quarterback, Jason Vander Laan, as he ran for a 67-yard touchdown, and threw for a 56-yard strike to receiver Antonio Agurs.

Northwood’s only points on the night came on a 1-yard touchdown run with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Ferris next hosts Grand valley for their first home game of the season on Saturday, Sept. 20th at 7 pm.


Men’s golf starts season with tournament win

It didn’t take long for the Ferris State men’s golf program to post their first team win of the 2014-15 season as the squad won the Watrous Intercollegiate Team Championship.

The team traveled to Saginaw Valley State for the Al Watrous Intercollegiate Tournament, held on Sept. 13th and 14th, which signaled the official start to the team’s season. The group took the overall victory with a two-round score of 582, which consisted of scores of 294 and 288, respectively.

The Bulldog’s success was in large part due to the play of junior Ben Cook and sophomore Cody Simmons.

Ferris next heads to South Haven, MI for the GLIAC Fall Invitational, which starts on Sept. 20th and runs through the 21st.


Women’s Tennis remains unbeaten

The women’s tennis squad has extended their unbeaten streak to 4-0 after a close victory over conference foe, Saginaw Valley, on Sunday.

The team was lifted by their singles play early on, as flights one through four all took wins in their three-match sets. Stand outs ShawneeAnn Brelsfor and Noelly Longi Nsimba took their matches in two rounds as the first and second flight players.

Nsimba and Brelsford then teamed up in doubles to post Ferris’ only doubles win, posting an 8-2 victory as the first flight doubles team.

Bulldogs women’s tennis will next head to Northwood, MI on Wednesday, Sept. 17th to face off against the namesake university as the team looks forward to keep their unbeaten streak alive. The matchups are scheduled to start at 2 pm.


Volleyball wins back-to-back conference games

Ferris State volleyball kicked off the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season with definitive wins.

The squad won each of its three matches against both Saginaw Valley State and Wayne State, respectively. The 3-0 victories lifted Ferris to 4-2 overall, 2-0 in the GLIAC, starting their conference season off as an unbeaten.

The Bulldogs have yet to play a single home game as each of their matchups, including the first four of which came during the Tampa Invitational, have been on the road. Three of four of their road wins ended 3-0 in favor of the Bulldogs, the lone one out being a 3-1 mark over Indianapolis at the Florida based tournament.

Ferris opens their home schedule against Walsh University on Friday, Sept. 19th held at the Ewigleben Sports Complex. First serve is slated for 7 pm.