Sports Shorts

Women’s hoops heads to Tennessee

Through exhibition play, the women’s basketball team has scored no more than 35 points in either of its two preseason contests. However, considering that the Bulldogs climbed the Divsional ladder to play Division I talents Notre Dame and Toledo to shake off the rust of last offseason, the Dawgs’ offensive struggles can be temporarily excused.

This Friday, Ferris will take to the court in Nashville Tennessee to take on Kentucky Wesleyan, thus opening their regular season. On the following day, they will take the floor once again against hosting university Travecca Nazarene.

They will look to capitalize on lessons learned against tough competition as they finally match up with a team better suited to their level of play. The Bulldogs will then play Cedarville on the road on Nov. 25 before hosting their first home game of the season and beginning conference play against Tiffin on Nov. 30.

Bulldogs fall to Quincy in triple-OT

The Ferris State men’s basketball team opened the regular season with a heartbreaking loss by the hands of Quincy in triple overtime. As regulation expired, the score was knotted up at 76-76. The two teams then exchanged points shot-for-shot for the ensuing two supplementary periods before Quincy finally claimed the victory, winning 109-107.

Leading the Bulldogs in both points scored and minutes played was senior Ferris wing Drew Lehman, who was on the floor for 50 minutes while racking up 29 points. Also making a difference for the Dawgs was junior Josh fleming, who scored 22 points and dealt out 5 assists.

The Bulldogs will look to grow from their early endurance-testing triple overtime marathon as they host Lewis on Nov. 22 in their home opener.

Shauman and Wood earn All-GLIAC Honors

Determined to improve upon a slow start to the season, the Ferris State soccer team began to catch fire as the season wore on. Their 6-10-2 overall record was enough to earn them a spot in the GLIAC Postseason Tournament for the fifth consecutive year, which is the longest streak in the team’s existence.

Helping to accomplish that feat were Ferris junior forward Casey Shauman and senior midfielder Riley Wood. Shauman earned All-GLIAC Second Team laurels by recording 9 goals and 6 assists this season. Wood was the recipient of All-GLIAC Honorable Mention Honors as she accounted for 5 goals and 1 assist while also playing in every game played this year.

While Wood has played her final season in a crimson and gold jersey, Shauman will return next season along with a host of other Bulldogs who are looking to continue the streak of qualifying for the GLIAC Tournament, and hungry to contend for the league championship.