Three Bulldogs Score In Shutout Victory at Northwood
A pair of firsts were achieved by the Ferris State University women's soccer team in Sunday's (Sept. 12) 3-0 conference decision at Northwood as the Bulldogs received goals from three different individuals to not only registered their first victory of this season but also give first-year head coach Matt Kellogg his first win at Ferris State.
Sophomore defender Kasey Ruimveld (Vicksburg), junior forward Bri Borgman (Holland/West Ottawa) and sophomore forward Cassie Aro (Gaines/Linden) all scored their initial goals of the 2010 campaign for the Bulldogs, who improved to 1-4-0 overall and 1-2-0 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) this season. Freshman goalkeeper Rachel McCollum (Grand Blanc) made nine saves to notch the shutout as her season record stands a 1-4-0 in net.
All of Ferris State's tallies were unassisted, starting just 3:41 into the contest when Kasey Ruimveld scored her first career goal from 25 yards out which floated over Northwood goalkeeper Julia Monger to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead going into intermission.
The Bulldogs came out of the locker room with momentum on their side and promptly extended the lead to 2-0 just 45 seconds into the second half when Bri Borgman tallied off a rebound from about two yards out. Borgman's kicked ball eluded NU netminder Rebecca Lipinski, who began the second half replacing starter Julia Monger.
Ferris State continued their offensive assault on the Timberwolves in the 73rd minute by connecting for the third time as Cassie Aro netted a goal with a 15-yard kick which went over Monger's head near the inside crossbar to cap the scoring for the match. Aro's marker would occur with 17:25 remaining in the contest.
The Bulldogs won despite being outshot 16-11 in the match, which consisted of eight Timberwolves' shots in each half. FSU produced five in the first half and registered six in the second. However, Ferris State dominated in corner kicks by recording all nine in the match.
Senior midfielder Megan Stec (Novi) and Cassie Aro each garnered two shots on goal to lead Ferris State.
Ferris State continues the second half of its current four-match conference road trip as the Bulldogs venture to Michigan's Upper Peninsula next weekend, Sept. 17 and 19, for outings versus Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech, respectively. Both GLIAC encounters are scheduled for 12 p.m. (EDT) starting times.