Sports Shorts

Cross Country takes first at Ray Helsing Invite
Ferris cross country ran away from the competition at home with an impressive showing at the 42nd annual Ray Helsing Invitational.

Senior Logan Hammer led the Dawgs with a first place finish with a time of 26:37.7. Junior Trevor Hollowaty placed second with a time of 26:26.9. Kyle Richardson and Casey Neal took the next two spots respectively with times of 26:37.7 and 26:39.1.

For the women, Kathryn Etelenaki led the team at seventh overall with a time of 19:21.9. Coming in behind her was Kensington Garvey with a time of 19:32.3.

The next meet for the Bulldogs will be at the Michigan State Invitational on Friday Sept. 16, in East Lansing.

Volleyball finishes up in Florida
Ferris volleyball went 3-1 over the weekend at the “Bash at the Beach” to even its record at 4-4.

The Dawgs went down to 1-3 after the Ferris Invitational, but corrected the ship this weekend, sweeping two of their opponents in West Palm Beach, Florida. On Friday, Ferris knocked off nationally ranked Washburn 3-2. The celebrations were short lived as the Bulldogs were swept later by tournament host and preseason No. 3 Palm Beach Atlantic.

The next day Ferris took down McKendree 3-1 and Florida Tech 3-0 in the tournament finale.

Freshman hitter Allyson Cappel had a great showing over the weekend posting a match high 19 kills against Washburn with 16 digs. She also led the Dawgs against Mckendree with 12 kills, 14 digs. In that game, three Bulldogs had double-digit kills with senior setter Stephanie Sikorski assisting on most with 37 assists and 16 digs.

Ferris volleyball will be in action this Friday, Sept. 16, at Northwood at 7 p.m. Then again at Hillsdale on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m.

Women’s tennis splits
Ferris women’s tennis picked up its first win of the season sweeping Lake Superior State Lakers 9-0 at home.

The Dawgs lost to Michigan Tech 5-4 on Friday but evened their record at 1-1 on Saturday by taking down the Lakers. No doubles match went closer than 8-5 as the Bulldogs cruised to an early 3-0 start.

Ferris did not let up winning five of six singles matches in straight sets. Only junior Amiena Houston went three sets, but she still pulled off the victory.

Women’s tennis will play this weekend against Northwood and Saginaw Valley. The Dawgs will play at Northwood on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. then it’s on the road again when they play at Saginaw Valley on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m.