The Ferris State University women's soccer team had hopes of securing its first victory of the 2009 season going into this Friday's (Sept. 4) match, but Quincy had other ideas as the Lady Hawks claimed a 3-1 win in a match played at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.
The lone goal by Ferris State occurred in the second half within the 65-minute mark as a Quincy defender knocked the ball into its own goal on a header off a Bulldog corner kick.
Ferris State, which falls to 0-3-1 overall this season with the loss, trailed 2-0 following the first 45 minutes of play. Quincy wasted little time in striking the first score as the Hawks tallied just 4:07 into the contest on a Aimee Ubriaco goal to claim a 1-0 advantage. Ubriaco was able to get the ball past FSU freshman goalkeeper Kara Stephens (St. Johns) on a one-on-one breakaway.
Quincy then increased its lead to 2-0 with less than 13 minutes remaining in the first half as Emma Walker netted her first marker of the season on a loose ball off the left side of net.
The Bulldogs narrowed the two-goal deficit to one on Quincy's miscue, but the Lady Hawks avenged the goal just over three minutes later as Jenna Boyko took the ball down the sideline before going into the middle and scoring near post.
Kara Stephens started for Ferris State between the posts and recorded a pair of saves with two goals allowed in 38:54 minutes of action before giving way to senior Kari Alsager (Mount Pleasant), who played the final 51:06 of the contest. Quincy alternated its two goalkeepers, Tori Champagne and Toni Eye, who had two stops apiece.
Quincy compiled 21 total shots in the match while Ferris State generated nine total. The Lady Hawks outshot the Bulldogs 11-2 in the first half before holding a slim 10-7 lead in the final 45 minutes.
Senior foward Megan McCabe (Brighton/Pinckney) led Ferris with two shots on goal as the Bulldogs registered five as a team to Quincy's 12 shots on goal total.
Ferris State will open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action on Sunday, Sept. 13, versus nationally-ranked Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich. The league opener is slated to start at 12 p.m. (EDT).