Sports Shorts

Volleyball team pulls out of slide

After an uncharacteristic short losing skid at the GLIAC/GLVC Crossover Tournament, the women’s volleyball team has gotten back on track with a pair of victories over Michigan Tech followed by Northern Michigan, both of which were 3-0 sweeps.

The Bulldogs are currently battling arch-rival Grand Valley State for the top spot in the conference. This is a fight that Ferris volleyball is accustomed to, as last season saw the Bulldogs fall just shy of GVSU in winning the Conference Championship.

With only five games remaining in the regular season, the Bulldogs are hoping to carry their momentum into the playoffs. Last year, Ferris marched all the way into the National Quarterfinal, before falling 3-2 to BYU-Hawaii.

Cross Country teams approach GLIAC’s in good position

Both the men and women of Ferris State’s cross country teams have been running well thus far this season. The men have taken home two first place finishes and a fourth place finish on the year, while the women have claimed two second place finishes.

The Bulldogs have displayed plenty of success on the course during the regular season, but it soon will become apparent if that success will lead to a championship effort, as the GLIAC Championships Meet will be held in Tiffin, Ohio on November, 8.

Following the GLIAC Championships, the Regional Championships and NCAA Championships Meets will still be on the horizon. If the Dawgs can continue running as well as they have been this season, they can really make a splash at these high-profile meets.

Basketball Preparing to Take Flight

The whistles are blowing and the sneakers are squeaking on the Ferris State men’s basketball court. The team was able to warm up in their annual alumni game, winning comfortably with a score of 106-75. Soon the Bulldogs good-natured scrimmage and practicing will translate to beginning serious play, as they start their exhibition season on the road against Division I Oakland University on November 1.

Last year, the Bulldogs finished the season with a 10-16 record. However, they were able to win 3 of their final 4 games. The Bulldogs will look to repeat their late-season successes and further improve upon last year’s results.

Tennis teams hit long fall and winter break

Both the men and women’s tennis team have now reached the halfway point of their seasons, and will now face a lengthy lull until action resumes in February.

The men currently stand at 10-15-2. However, thanks to an impressive conference record, they finished in a four-way tie for second place in the conference with Ohio-Dominican, Tiffin and Wayne State.

The men won second out of the four in the four way tiebreaker to Ohio Dominican.

The Lady Dawgs finished fifth in the GLIAC tournament, and will spend the next few months preparing for their schedule to resume in February. The women finished the regular season 11-5 overall.