Sports Shorts

Ferris cross country teams finish season in stride
The Ferris State men’s and women’s cross country teams ended their seasons at the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championship Friday, Nov. 5, in Evansville, Indiana. The men’s team placed 9th out of 31 in the men’s 10k course with 243 points with an average time of 31:53.33. The women’s team came in 11th out of 32 with 298 points and an average time of 22:19.83 on the women’s 6k course.

The top three Ferris runners in the men’s 10k: senior Logan Hammer 15th at 31:00.20, junior Trevor Holowaty 40th at 31:48.91 and senior Kyle Richardson 46th at 31:54.33.

The top three Ferris runners in the women’s 6k: freshman Katie Etelamki 38th at 32:50.72, junior Molly Emerick 46th at 22:03.45 and junior Racheal McDonald 53rd at 22:56.29.

Women’s volleyball claim third-straight GLIAC North Championship
The women’s volleyball team has now won 19 straight games and have clinched the GLIAC North Division Championship with two games remaining in the regular season.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Bulldogs defeated Grand Valley State (13-11) at home in three straight sets of 25-22, 25-10 and 25-21 to sweep their GLIAC rival in regular play. Freshman and sophomore outside hitters Allison Cappel and Katie Placek along with redshirt freshman middle hitter Mekayla Carey recorded eight kills in the win.

Friday, Nov. 4, the team began their two-game road trip with a 3-1 win against Lake Superior State (3-23) in Sault Ste. Marie. The four sets went 25-15, 25-20, 24-26, and 25-15. Cappel lead the way in kills with 16 and junior outside hitter Ayanna Buckley had 13.

In the final game of the week, the Bulldogs defeated Saginaw Valley State University going 25-23, 25-20, 25-17 in the 3-0 win Saturday Nov. 5, in University Center. Cappel had 14 kills and Buckley notched 11. Senior setter Stephanie Sikorski had 35 assists and junior libero Lauren Reminga recorded 18 digs.

The women’s volleyball team is now 22-5 on the year and 13-1 in the GLIAC conference. Their final two games of the season are at home Friday Nov. 4, against Hillsdale College and Saturday, Nov. 12, against Northwood University.

Women’s basketball falls to Bowling Green
The Ferris State women’s basketball team fell 100-50 to Div. 1 Bowling Green in Bowling Green, Ohio.

After the first quarter, both teams were tied 15 apiece but the Falcons flew away with the score and were up 45-25 going into halftime. A large part of Bowling Green’s offensive output was a dramatic display of marksmanship from three-point range. Bowling Green junior guard Rachel Myers lead all players with 19 points and was five of seven on three-point attempts.

As a team, the Falcons outshot the Bulldogs 15-of-12 at 46.9 percent compared to the Bulldogs four-of-16 at 25 percent on three-pointers. Leading the Bulldogs was junior Rachel McInerney with 15 points, eight rebounds and one assist.

Men’s basketball downed by Div. 1 Powerhouse
The Ferris State men’s basketball team lost to Div. 1 Xavier in Cincinnati, Ohio 80-56.

The Bulldogs fought hard but were simply outmatched by the output of the bigger dog. Ferris shot 18-of-68 at 26.5 percent from the floor compared to Xaviers 29-of-56 at 51.8 percent. Ferris State did indeed out rebound Xavier on the offensive end 15 to 10 but only connected on three-of-25 at 12.5 percent of three point attempts on the night in a failed effort to counter the Musketeers size advantage.

Ferris sophomore guard Markese Mayfield led in scoring with 10 points, six rebounds, one assist and two steals.