Oct. 4 will go down as one of the great days to be on the Ferris State campus. Not only was it the day of Homecoming, but it was also the day that multiple nationally ranked Bulldog teams dominated their competition.
To start the day, the No. 15 Bulldog’s volleyball team took on Lake Erie and swept them in three matches. Meanwhile, the men and women of cross country representing FSU at the Northwood Invitational Meet took first and second overall, respectively.
Back home in Big Rapids, the No. 13 Bulldogs pummeled Findlay 49-21 on the gridiron.
Later on that evening, a sold out crowd stood on their feet to bear witness to the main event. The No. 9 Bulldogs’ hockey team skated past a highly competitive #8 Michigan 4-3 to cap off an incredible day for the Ferris State faithful.
Ferris State enters another week of solid competition, as hockey faces Wilfred Laurier and football plays Tiffin at home.
Volleyball winning streak continues
With the Ferris State football team climbing the national rankings and the hockey season just starting, it is a proud time to be a fan of Bulldog athletics. However, these two teams are not the only packs of Bulldogs performing well.
The women’s volleyball team continues to power through conference play, having earned a 7-1 record within the GLIAC with the only loss coming courtesy of Grand Valley State. Despite that hiccup, the team has won 9 of their last 10 games, and only surrendered two sets to opposing teams in that span.
This level of domination on the volleyball court has not gone unnoticed, as the Bulldogs have been rewarded by being ranked No. 15 in the nation. The next match will send the team on the road as they travel to take on Findlay Oct. 10.
Cross Country running strong
Following a trip to Illinois in which the women’s team took fourth and the men took second, the Ferris State cross country teams hit the road once again to participate in the Northwood Invite on October 4th.
Hoping to continue their success, the two teams made the trek to Midland and ran well. The men’s team finished first, with all but one of the top seven finishers representing the crimson and gold. Meanwhile, the women’s team took home second, finishing behind Saginaw Valley State.
The cross country teams will not see any further action for three weeks, when they head to Evansville, Indiana to take part in the Pre-Regional meet on October 25th.
Soccer ends winless streak with victory over Malone
Close games have defined the Bulldogs season, though their 2-5-2 record may suggest otherwise.
A key 2-0 victory over Malone on a successful homecoming weekend for Bulldog sports lifted the women’s soccer team as they prepare for a big five game stretch that could right the ship.
The stretch starts with a road tilt against Saginaw Valley State on Oct. 10, whom the Bulldogs tied 1-1 earlier in the season.
An Oct. 12 home game against Northwood finishes the weekend before a three game week that includes a road game at Grand Valley State and two home games against Ashland and Lake Erie respectively.
The Bulldogs dropped a 3-2 contest to Grand Valley earlier this season on September 20 in Big Rapids.