Hockey drops one, ties another with 1-8-1 Wisconsin
The Bulldogs were riding a three win in four game wave of momentum headed to Madison, Wisconsin over Thanksgiving weekend, but were unable to maintain it.
On Nov. 28, the Dawgs found themselves down 1-0 to the University of Wisconsin Badgers in the third period when freshmen forward Andrew Dorantes found the back of the net.
Minutes later, sophomore forward Jared VanWormer appeared to put Ferris up 2-1 in the waning moments of regulation, but his goal was called off on a goaltender interference call.
The Bulldogs ended the game in a stalemate, despite losing the post-tie shootout (which held no bering on the result of the game as it was a non-conference game).
On Nov. 29 Chad McDonald put the Bulldogs in the drivers seat early when he scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season. After the score was tied 10 minutes later, freshman defenseman Austin Kosack scored his first career collegiate goal.
The Badgers scored 37 seconds later to tie the game and went up 3-2 headed into the third. Freshman forward Tyler Andrew scored his second career collegiate goal early in the first, but the Badgers answered on the powerplay and added the empty net goal to take a 5-3 victory, dropping Ferris to 7-7-1 overall.
Women’s basketball burns Tiffin Dragons at home
Ferris improved to 2-1 following a resounding victory over Tiffin University on Nov. 30 inside Wink Arena.
The 77-51 blowout was due in large part to the Bulldogs offensive explosion in the first half.
Ferris went up 51-24 while shooting 54.3 percent from the floor.
Junior guard Katie Mavis paced the Bulldogs in the first half with 11 points, and senior forward Ashley Rando added 10 off the bench.
Mavis finished with 13, but was outstripped by sophomore guard Ally Christman who scored 14 to lead the Dawgs.
Ferris was outscored 27-26 in the second half, as the Dragons shot 34.5 percent. Tiffin went 1-15 from three-point range in the first half, which was good for a 6.7 percent shooting percentage from beyond the arc.
Senior Harper finishes top 20 in region; paces Dawgs
Andrew Harper paced all Ferris cross country runners at Division II regional championships in Evansville, Indiana.
On Nov. 22, Harper took off with the pack in the 10k race, and finished 19th in the region with an official time of 31 minutes and 18 seconds.
Harper’s dash earned him All-Region accolades. Junior Lucas Copi finished in 37, giving Ferris two top-40 runners in the nation in a field of over 200.
Sophomore Logan Hammer and junior Spencer Gerber finished 41st and 78th respectively, giving Ferris four men in the top 100.
The women’s team also saw four runners finish in the top 100 out of 211.
Ferris sophomore Samantha Humphrey led all Bulldog women with a 54th place finish. Junior Ashley Hamilton finished in 58th, while junior Emily Haynes was 62nd. Sophomore Alyssa Cummings finished out in 92nd overall.
The men scored 291 points and finished seventh in the region. The women scored 398 and finished 14th in their region.
National championships will take place in Louisville, Kentucky on Dec. 6.
This season was the Bulldogs first under former Ferris standout Jared Kelsh. Kelsh took over when former coach Steve Picucci moved on to Division I Moorhead State.
Kelsh currently has the tag as interim head coach, and was hired on August 20.