Sports Shorts

Ferris men’s tennis dominates Bulldog Invitational
Ferris hosted its annual Bulldog Invitational on Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24, for the men’s tennis team. The Bulldogs won 34 out of 36 matches during the two-day span in singles play. The competing players came from Hillsdale College and Lake Superior State University. In doubles play, Ferris won 10 out of the 15 matches played. All losses in doubles play came against Hillsdale College. The invitational closed the Ferris men’s team fall season and they will resume play on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Davenport University.

Women’s volleyball sweep weekend
With three games in two days, the Lady Bulldogs took care of business at home Friday, Sept. 23, and then on the road Saturday, Sept. 24. On Friday, the women’s volleyball team defeated Walsh 3-0 in Big Rapids. Saturday, Ferris faced off against Olivet Nazarene University in the first of two matches they played that day at Davenport University in Grand Rapids. Against Olivet Nazarene, the Lady Bulldogs won 3-0 and were led by freshman outside hitter Allyson Cappel who had 15 kills. The second match for Ferris was against the Davenport Panthers. Ferris muzzled the Panthers and won 3-1 off another strong showing by Cappel, who had 22 kills in that match. The other top scorer on the day was junior Ayanna Buckley who had 17 kills in the two games combined. The next two home games for the women’s volleyball team are Friday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m. against Ashland University and Saturday, Oct. 8, against Tiffin University at 3 p.m.

Women’s soccer end weekend on hard-fought tie
The Ferris women’s soccer team traveled up to the Upper Peninsula this weekend to face GLIAC foes Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan. On Friday, Sept. 23, the Bulldogs fell 1-0 to Michigan Tech in Houghton. Ferris goalie Nyla Peterkins saved five out of the six shot attempts on goal in 90 minutes of play. In game two for the weekend, the Bulldogs faced off against the Northern Michigan Huskies on Sunday, Sept. 25, that ended in a 1-1 draw after two overtimes that resulted in 110 minutes played. Ferris’ lone goal came from freshman forward Brandi Wagner at 2:31 into the match. NMU’s Aimee Colla then scored at 76:56 off her teammate Hollie Koning’s assist. Ferris women’s soccer team is now 2-5-1 and next plays at home Friday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2, at noon. Both games will take place at Top Taggart Field.