Despite scoring the first goal of the match, the Ferris State University women's soccer team suffered a 3-1 loss to the Findlay Oilers this Sunday (Sept. 27) afternoon at the FSU Soccer Field in Big Rapids, Mich.
With the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) setback, Ferris State falls to 1-7-1 overall and 1-4-0 in league play this season to date.
Senior forward Kari Alsager (Mount Pleasant) put Ferris State up 1-0 as she recorded her first collegiate goal just 3:21 into the contest on a header. The converted goalkeeper took a crossing pass from senior forward Megan McCabe (Brighton/Pinckney) and headed the ball into the back of the Oilers' net on the far side.
Unfortunately for FSU, all of the scoring from there on out was by Findlay as the Oilers scored three unanswered second-half goals. Megan McCracken would tie the game at 1-1 less than 10 minutes into the second half on a breakaway shot from 20 yards out. The visitors would go on to snap the deadlock in midway through the 79th minute on another breakaway shot, this one from Emily Beddoes.
Findlay, which evened its overall record to 4-4-0 and 3-2-0 in the GLIAC with the triumph, would score again at 82:59 as Sara Jones' corner kick from left side curled just inside the upper portion of the near goal to complete the day's scoring.
Findlay would compiled a 25-21 shots advantage for the match and also held a six-to-four edge in corner kicks.
Senior Stevie Salow (Saginaw/Heritage) chalked up 10 saves in 90 minutes of action as her season mark drops to 1-4-0. Alicia Tutino stopped 12 Bulldog shots in garnering the win.
The Bulldogs will visit the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals next Friday, Oct. 2, in their next appearance. A 4 p.m. (EDT) start is slated for the GLIAC outing at University Center, Mich.