The Ferris State University women's soccer team was unable to get anything going both at both ends of the field for 90 minutes as the Bulldogs dropped a 6-1 decision to Tiffin (Ohio) in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) encounter this Friday (Sept. 25) afternoon at the FSU Soccer Field in Big Rapids, Mich.
Ferris State, which falls to 1-6-1 overall and 1-3-0 in the conference with the loss, trailed 3-0 after the opening 45 minutes of action. The Dragons, who picked up their first league win of the season, scored just over 15 minutes into the match on the first of two Alexandra Sevastakis' goals. A pair of back-to-back Emily Goldsberry tallies at 17:29 and then again at the 20:09 mark gave Tiffin a three-goal advantage at the half.
Tiffin would continue controlling the action in the second half with three more unanswered goals to claim a 6-0 advantage. Satu Hermunen netted her first of the season midway through the 51st minute to put the visitors up 4-0. Alexandra Sevastakis' marker would produce her second goal of the season at 70:24 and then final Dragons' score would occur at 86:31 via Jenna Hornyak's tally on a breakaway.
The Bulldogs, who were outshot 17-10 in the contest, avoided being shutout as a result of a penalty kick conversion. Sophomore midfielder Bri Borgman (Holland/West Ottawa) would register his team-high sixth goal of the season by converting a penalty-shot opportunity into the right side of the Tiffin net with a little over five minutes remaining in the match.
Senior goalkeeper Stevie Salow (Saginaw/Heritage) was saddled with the loss (1-3-0) in a five-save performance. Her counterpart, Lindsey Gallagher stopped seven FSU shots on goal in improving her record to 1-2-0.
Junior midfielder Kara Lovelace (East Kentwood) paced the Bulldogs with two of their eight shots on goal.
Ferris State registered eight corner kicks and Tiffin compiled two.
The Bulldogs will close out their three conference match homestand this Sunday (Sept. 27) taking on the Findlay Oilers in a 12 p.m. (EDT) tilt at the FSU Soccer Field in Big Rapids.