The Ferris women’s soccer team kept full steam ahead this week as they came out on top in a pair of GLIAC matchups.
The Bulldogs defeated Tiffin University (Ohio) 4-0 Wednesday, Oct. 10, on the back of an outstanding performance by Ferris freshman
forward Pia Nagel. Not only did Ferris get the win, but they set a school record for the most consecutive games without a loss, as they have not lost in 13 games.
In the matchup with Tiffin, Nagel recorded two goals and managed to set an all-time school record in the process, marking her fifth game-winning goal of the year.
Nagel and Ferris senior defender Carley Dubbert have been no stranger to goals this year, as they sit atop Ferris’ depth chart with the most goals scored. Nagel has netted seven, while Dubbert is right on her tail with six.
“No matter if we win or lose, each game we can look back and evaluate what we need to improve on,” Dubbert said. “We want to keep improving as the season goes on.”
The Bulldogs continued their dominance on Senior Day Sunday, Oct. 14, defeating Northwood University 4-1. Finding the back of the net yet
again were Nagel and Dubbert. Ferris junior forward Morgan Irwin and sophomore forward Mackenzie Dawes also managed to score.
Winning has been a common theme for the Bulldogs this year, as the soccer team is currently 12-1-2 and unbeaten in GLIAC play. The Bulldogs have scored a total of 37 goals in the 15 games and have outshot their opponents 326 to 130.
Ferris junior goalkeeper Alison Chesterfeld has started six games, and her record remains unblemished at 6-0. Chesterfeld has had three shutouts this season and has racked up a total of 29 saves.
“The girls in our back-line work so well together and work so well off each other. We can always rely on them to know what their role is
when they step on the field,” Chesterfeld said. “Our defending starts with our forwards and works all the way back to whoever is in goal. No matter who is on the field, everyone gives their all because we know how bad we all want this”.
Ferris women’s soccer will face rival Grand Valley State University at home 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.