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Ferris State hockey got its first sweep of the season over the weekend against Alaska. The Bulldogs won the first game 4-0 but went into their eleventh overtime of the year the next day. Junior forward Gerald Mayhew scored the game-winner just 14 seconds into the extra period.

Ferris State improved to 11-7-4 in-conference and gained sole possession of fourth place. With six conference games left, the Bulldogs are five points behind first place Minnesota State and three points behind second place Michigan Tech and Bowling Green.

The Dawgs have three conference opponents remaining in Northern Michigan, Bowling Green State and Lake Superior State. First up is Northern Michigan this weekend when Ferris puts its month-long unbeaten streak on the line at home.

End of the road

Ferris State women’s basketball faced setbacks against Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan last weekend. Both games had double-digit deficits taking the Bulldogs to 4-13 in-conference.

With only five games left, Ferris is tied for twelfth in the GLIAC. The top eight schools get a bid to the GLIAC tournament and Ferris is five games out from the three-way tie for seventh. The Bulldogs are mathematically unlikely to make the tournament.

Even though they may not make the tournament, they can still affect the seeding with a strong finish to the season. The Dawgs have upcoming games against Saginaw Valley and Michigan Tech which are tied at second. Last time Ferris played Saginaw, the Dawgs stunned the Cardinals with a buzzer-beater for the win.

Ferris State has a homestand against Northwood and Lake Superior State this weekend. Ferris plays Northwood at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 and Lake Superior State at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.

Check out last week’s sports shorts here.