Sports Shorts

Vander Laan breaks another record

Jason Vander Laan now holds the record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in Div. II.

With four rushing touchdowns last week against Northern Michigan, Vander Laan brought his total to 75, which was enough to surpass Wheaton College’s Shawn Graves’ previous record of 72 rush TDs.

Vander Laan passed Graves earlier in the season to become the leading rushing quarterback in the history of college football at any division, a number that he is continuing to improve.

The FSU senior ran for 175 yards on 38 carries and four touchdowns against Northern Michigan last weekend. The Bulldogs will take on Walsh University at home in their last regular season game of the year.

FSU volleyball clinches GLIAC North crown

The Ferris State volleyball team didn’t drop a set last weekend as they romped Lake Superior State (LSSU) and Northwood on their way to a GLIAC North division title.

Ferris improved their record to 26-2 overall and 15-1 in the conference with the wins.

The Dawgs handled LSSU 25-13, 25-7, and 25-11 in a match in front of their home crowd. The story against Northwood wasn’t much different as FSU dominated the Timberwolves 25-9, 25-7, and 25-15.

In the two matches, senior Megan Vander Meer combined for a team-high 21 kills for the Bulldogs. Senior Danielle Dowd contributed 24 digs, and junior Stephanie Sikorski combined for 46 assists over the weekend.

Hockey splits with Minnesota State

Ferris State got their first win against the Minnesota State Mavericks since entering the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) two seasons ago.

Last Friday, Nov. 6, the Dawgs netted seven goals against the No. 1 ranked team in the WCHA. In the 7-4 victory in Big Rapids, freshman goalie Darren Smith made 34 stops to hold the Mavs at bay in a high-powered game.

The Bulldogs spread the wealth as senior defenseman Sean O’Rourke had two goals in the contest. Kyle Schempp, Andrew Dorantes, Chad McDonald, Gerald Mayhew, and Matt Robertson also had goals for the Dawgs.

Saturday’s game ended in a disappointing 3-2 loss for the Bulldogs to bring their season record to 4-4-2. Midway through the second period, FSU lead 2-1 thanks to a goal from freshman forward Corey Mackin. The Mavericks would come back strong though, scoring two goals of their own in the second period to ultimately take a win back home to Mankato, Minn.

Cross country finish 10th and 11th at Midwestern Regional

The FSU men’s cross country team placed eleventh out of 31 teams in the Midwestern Regional while the women’s team finished tenth out of 30.

Grand Valley State took home first in both events with a team score of 43 for the men’s and 45 for the women’s teams.

For the men, Ferris State junior Logan Hammer placed 25th overall and first for the Bulldogs, followed by Holowaty (27), Clayton Springer (58), Kyle Richardson (76), and Hunter Nivison (86). Hammer’s time was 31:43.290 on the day. This gave the team a total of 272 points in the event.

In the women’s event, Jessica Delaney was the top placing Bulldog in 32nd place with a time of 22:03.396. Coming in behind Delaney was Emily Haynes (39), Racheal McDonald (58), Kristie Lesage (67), and Samantha Humphery (73), for a team total of 269 points.