The No. 5 ranked Ferris State Bulldog volleyball team will play their last regular season home games this weekend.
The Lady Bulldogs will host Lake Superior State this Friday before taking on Northwood on Saturday. Last year the Bulldogs sweep the Lakers in Sault Ste. Marie 3-0. Ferris State’s competition against Northwood last year saw similar results when they defeated the Timberwolves 3-0 on Northwood’s court.
Alexis Huntey led the Bulldogs in kills against Lake Superior State last year with eight, while Megan Vander Meer added seven kills of her own. Both Huntey and Vander Meer have been dominant in that category this season and are sure to play a big part in this weekend’s contests. Senior libero Danielle Dowd was great in last year’s game against the Timberwolves, leading the team in digs with 13. Vander Meer led the team in kills with 12.
Ferris State suffered their first GLIAC loss of the season last weekend when they made a trip to Marquette to play Northern Michigan. The Wildcats of Northern Michigan, who the Bulldogs beat 3-0 last season in Big Rapids, defeated Ferris State 3-2 on a Halloween day matchup. Northern Michigan came back to win the last two sets after the Bulldogs were up 2-1 through the first three. This was Ferris volleyball’s second loss of the season.
In order to get back to the top of the nation among Div. II teams, it will be imperative for the Bulldogs to win out the rest of their regular season games. The University of Tampa, the No. 1 ranked team in the country before Ferris State was crowned the best, slid all the way down to fifth in the division-two poll after suffering a weekend-upset loss.
Ferris State will start the weekend’s contests off with Lake Superior State at noon on Friday. Saturday’s game against Northwood will start at 3 p.m. Both games will be played in the Ewigleben sports complex.