Sports Shorts

Women’s soccer keeps the ball rolling
The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Concordia Cardinals and the Malone Pioneers last week and tied Findlay to improve their record to 7-2-1.  With these two wins in the bag, the ladies have extended their winning streak to seven games.
Against Condordia, the Bulldogs got out to a slow 0-1 start. It wasn’t until the 32nd minute of regulation that Ferris State scored a goal of their own from junior defender Meredith Smith, tying the competition up and ultimately sending the game into two overtimes.  From there, it was senior defender Hunter Dolan who brought the game to an end with her last minute goal, cementing a 2-1 victory.
In what looked like a repeat of Tuesday’s game, Malone scored a goal in early on the Bulldogs, putting Ferris down 0-1.  Shortly after Malone’s goal, Bulldog senior forward Casey Shauman struck one into the back of the net to tie it up.  It wasn’t until the end of the first half that freshman defender Erica Bartlett put in her first career goal to ensure the bulldogs 2-1 victory as the rest of the contest was scoreless.
Ferris tied Findlay 1-1 in double overtime in a game where Carley Dubbert scored the only goal for the Bulldogs in the 22nd minute. Women’s cross country runs away with a victory.

Women’s cross country finishes first, men run sixth
With 50 teams vying for the number one spot during the Augustana Invite on Friday the 25th, the Ferris State Bulldog women took first place honors with a team score of 125.  In no small feat of their own, the men’s team took seventh out of the 50 teams in attendance with a score of 191.
Leading the Bulldog pack for the women was senior Emily Haynes with a time of 22:28.4, earning her ninth place overall.  Close behind her, fellow Bulldog junior Samantha Humphrey ran a time of 23:13.5, granting her 22nd place overall.
As for the men’s squad and their seventh place finish, they were led by junior Logan Hammer, who took seventh place overall with a time of 24:57.6.  The next closest Bulldog was sophomore Trevor Holowaty with a time of 25:34.9 and 31st place overall.
Ferris State Cross Country will be running again on Oct. 10 when they take on Lewis Crossover in Illinois before heading back to Michigan to compete at the Northwood Invitational in Midland.