Sports Shorts

Volleyball continues to pave through GLIAC

Ferris State volleyball didn’t lose a set in their weekend GLIAC road sweep of Tiffin and Ohio Dominican.

More impressive is that volleyball has lost just three of 22 sets in their seven conference games to kick off the 2014 season, with all three losses coming to Grand Valley.

Ferris has climbed into the No. 15 spot in the national rankings in Division II Volleyball.

Junior Megan VanderMeer has put up 106 kills in 36 sets this season to lead the Bulldogs.


Women’s soccer drops to Dragons

A 2-1 loss at the hands of the Tiffin Dragons has put Ferris in a sticky 1-4-2 start to the 2014 season.

Despite putting up a good front and playing Grand Valley State close (3-2 loss on September 20) Ferris has yet to win a conference game.

The Bulldogs only win to this point is a 2-1 overtime victory over Indiana Wesleyan back on September 16.

The record, while sluggish is slightly deceptive. The Bulldogs have a minus-six score differential (Have allowed six more goals than they have scored) in seven matches.

Defense hasn’t been the issue in that Ferris has given up three goals only once, it’s the offense that has only scored five goals in seven matches.

Ferris have only lost one game by more than a goal.

Junior forward Casey Shauman is pacing the Bulldogs with three goals.


Ferris lambasts conference foe; 4-0 for first time since 1995

#13 Ferris football has jumped to 13 in the Division II National Rankings after destroying Saginaw Valley State on the road to move to 4-0.

The Bulldogs plastered the Cardinals 47-13 to avenge a 2013 homecoming loss that cost Ferris a chance at the GLIAC Championship.

Junior quarterback Jason Vander Laan threw for 257 yards and four touchdowns on 20-27 attempts. Vander Laan also led the Bulldogs in rushing with 109 yards and two touchdowns.

Junior receiver Kenny Feyh and redzone threat (6 feet 6 inches tall) hauled in two touchdown catches to lead all receivers.

Junior wide receiver and team leading receiver in touchdowns, Jake Lampman, did not play.

#13 Ferris returns home for homecoming against #25 Findlay on October 4.