Sports Shorts

Women’s tennis weekend sweep
The Ferris State women’s tennis team dominated two GLIAC foes last weekend to improve to 7-3 on the season.

On Friday, Oct. 15, the Bulldogs blanked the Ashland Eagles 9-0, dropping only one set out of all nine matches to deny the Eagles their first win of the season.

The Bulldogs picked up where they left off Saturday, Oct. 16, as they took down Walsh by a score of 8-1. Ferris State is currently tied for fourth in the GLIAC and has already clinched a berth in the GLIAC Tournament that will take place Friday, Oct. 28, to Sunday, Oct. 30.

Before the Bulldogs play in the conference tournament, they’ll take on rival Grand Valley State at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center.

Shutting it down
The Ferris State women’s soccer team went 2-0 last week with a pair of shutouts.

On Thursday, Oct. 14, the Bulldogs defeated Findlay 1-0 thanks to a goal by junior midfielder Rachel Fouts. Fouts’ goal in the 13th minute of the game was all the Bulldogs needed to walk off Top Taggart Field with a victory.

Ferris State improved to 5-6-3 overall with a 3-0 victory over Ohio Dominican Sunday, Oct. 16. The Dawgs are now 3-2-3 in the GLIAC, which is good enough for fifth place in the conference.

Junior midfielder Hilerie Schatzle, sophomore defender Carley Dubbert and senior defender Meredith Smith all found the back of the net for the Bulldogs.

The team will take the field at home noon Friday, Oct. 21, on Top Taggart.

Former Bulldog plays in first NFL game
Former Ferris State wide receiver Jacob Lampman made his National Football League (NFL) debut on Sunday for the New Orleans Saints.

Lampman was formerly on the practice squad for the Saints, but it was announced Saturday, Oct. 15, that the former Bulldog was promoted to the active roster.

In the Saint’s game against the Carolina Panthers, Lampman was on the field as a gunner for the New Orleans’ punt coverage team. Lampman took advantage of his role, making three tackles in his first ever NFL game.

Lampman and the Saints will head to Arrowhead Stadium in Missouri to take on the Kansas City Chiefs 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23.