Sports Shorts

Soccer drops game to GVSU

The Ferris State women’s soccer team ended their winningest regular season in history with a road loss to the No. 2 Grand Valley State Lakers 2-0 on Friday. In a matchup of the top two seeds in the GLIAC, Ferris State only had one shot on goal which came from senior forward Casey Shauman.

The Bulldogs are 8-1 at home outscoring their opponents 19-5, but Ferris has had far less success in away games. On the year, they are 4-3-1 on the road being outscored nine goals to 10. Grand Valley has been unstoppable regardless of venue all year outscoring their opponents 76-7. However, a Ferris defense that has eight shutouts on the season held the Lakers to a below average scoring day. On the year, Grand Valley averages 4.47 goals per game.

Looking towards the GLIAC Tournament, Grand Valley and Ferris State are the one and two seeds respectively. If both are able to win their sides of the bracket, they will play again in the finals. In the first round, Grand Valley will host Malone and Ferris will host Northwood at Big Rapids High School.

Cross Country prepares for Regional Championships

The Ferris State cross country team is heading to the NCAA-II Midwest Regional Championships on Nov. 7. Last year, the FSU men’s squad placed seventh overall by totaling 291 points while the women’s squad was 14th overall with 398 points.

Last year, Andrew Harper was the top dog for the Ferris men taking the 19th spot. Junior Logan Hammer was the top runner still on this year’s roster placing at 41. For the women, junior Samantha Humphrey led the team placing 54th overall.

FSU football blows out Lake Erie

No. 3 Ferris State football had a blowout win against Lake Erie this past Saturday 70-19. Nine different Bulldogs ended up scoring in the game. The defense was stout as well as Ferris had three interceptions and six sacks allowing only 4.3 yards per play. The leading tackler for the Bulldogs was senior David Churchwell with 10.

There was a quarterback not named Jason Vander Laan that ran for two touchdowns. Junior quarterback Tyler Birmingham came in for relief duty passing for 181 yards on 10-12 throws. Vander Laan threw for 200 yards and four touchdowns and led the team in rushing with 105 yards. The leading receiver for Ferris was senior Antonio Agurs with 112 yards on six catches. Junior Shakur Sanders and senior Jake Lampman had two touchdowns a piece with 35 yards and 58 yards respectively.

Ferris State has two regular season games left against Northern Michigan and Walsh. Ferris looks to keep their 23 game regular season winning streak alive. The Bulldogs will take on the 5-4 Northern Michigan Wildcats Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. in Marquette..