Ferris Women's Soccer Wins Third-Straight
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's soccer team won its third consecutive match as the Bulldogs beat Lake Erie 1-0 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play on Sunday afternoon at LEC's Jack Britt Memorial Stadium in Painesville, Ohio.
Senior forward Bri Borgman (Holland, Mich./West Ottawa) notched her team-leading seventh goal of the 2011 campaign on a header served in from freshman midfielder Stephanie Garland (Macomb, Mich./L'Anse Creuse North) early in the second half at 47:37 to account for the only goal of the day.
The Bulldogs limited the Storm to only three shots for the entire contest, including a single shot on goal which was saved by FSU sophomore goalkeeper Rachel McCollum (Grand Blanc). She played the entire 90 minutes in earning the victory.
Ferris State totaled 19 shots for the afternoon with seven coming on goal. LEC's Megan Baldacci was able to stop five of the Bulldog scoring chances in also playing the entire contest.
Borgman had a match-high six shots for the Bulldogs with sophomore midfielder Hillary Braun (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester) registering four shots.
FSU also held a three-to-one edge in corner kick tries and was called for only five fouls compared to seven for the hosts.
With the victory, Ferris State improved to 4-4-1 overall and currently holds a 4-1-1 mark in the GLIAC this season. Lake Erie fell to 1-8 overall and is still searching for its first conference victory with an 0-6 league record.
Ferris played a total of 17 different players in the contest.
The win was FSU's third in a row and the Bulldogs have not lost in their last four matchups this season following a 1-4 start to the year.
Ferris State continues its eight-match road stretch by visiting archrival and defending national champion Grand Valley State on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Match time is set for 6 p.m. (ET) in Allendale, Mich. The Lakers are currently ranked 14th in the Division II National Rankings.