vs. Grand Valley State
Wednesday, Sept. 28 – 6 p.m. (EDT)
vs. Ohio Dominican
Friday, Sept. 30 – 4 p.m. (EDT)
*The Opening Kick: The Ferris State University women's soccer team will continue an eight-match road stretch this Wednesday (Sept. 28) against the Grand Valley State Lakers in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play at Allendale, Mich. The Bulldogs will then continue league action by traveling to Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday (Sept. 30) where the Ohio Dominican Panthers will host the 4 p.m. (ET) match.
*Wednesday Time Change: Wednesday's match at nationally-ranked Grand Valley State will start at 6 p.m. (ET) instead of the previously announced starting time of 4 p.m. It will be webcast live to watch at GVSULakers.com and live internet statistics will also be provided.
*2011 Record: Ferris State is currently 4-4-1 overall and 4-1-1 in the GLIAC's North Division to date this season.
*The Coach: Ferris State - Matt Kellogg (Butler, 2000), 1st, season, 11-13-4 (.464). Kellogg serves as the fourth head coach in FSU women's soccer program history. Under the direction of Kellogg, the Bulldogs held a 7-9-3 overall record and a 7-6-2 record in GLIAC match play last year. Prior to coaching at Ferris State, Kellogg spent the 2009 season as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Morehead (Ky.) State and quickly made an impact in his initial campaign as the Eagles captured the program's first-ever Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) regular-season championship.
*2010 GLIAC Coaches Poll: Ferris State has been chosen to finish third in the GLIAC Preseason Women's Soccer Poll, which was released Aug. 24 by the league office. The Bulldogs earned 16 points in their third place North Division finish. Grand Valley State finished first in the poll with 25 points. Tiffin was tabbed for the first place honor in the South Division. The league's 11 head coaches participated in the balloting, but weren't allowed to vote for their own team.
*Bulldog Bytes: Senior forward Bri Borgman (Holland/West Ottawa) leads the Bulldogs in goals as she's accounted for seven of the team's 12 goals on the season to date. She's currently tied for the GLIAC lead with seven individual goals this campaign .... In last Sunday's (Sept. 25) contest against Lake Erie, Borgman scored the lone goal in the 1-0 victory for Ferris State … The Bulldogs also posted a 3-0 win over Ashland on Friday (Sept. 23) evening in Ashland, Ohio ........ Freshman midfielder Stephanie Garland (Macomb/l'Anse Cruese North) is another Bulldog with multiple goals on the season as she's totaled two …Garland also has registered two assists in the 2011 campaign…
*Returning Firepower: Ferris State returns 13 letterwinners from a season ago. The Bulldogs welcome back senior forward Bri Borgman (Holland/West Ottawa), who compiled a squad-best 23 points on 10 goals and three assists in the 2010 season. Senior defender Mekyla Spraggins (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Central) also returns with an All-GLIAC Second-Team selection in 2010.
*Northern Ties: Ferris State's 0-0 double-overtime tie against Northern Michigan (Sept. 16) marked the third consecutive time the two squads finished in a double-overtime draw. The 2010 campaign saw two tie results from the matches.
*Scoring Even More: Senior forward Bri Borgman (Holland/West Ottawa) currently has tallied seven goals thus far in the 2011 season, which is more than half the total number of goals she scored in the 2010 season.
*2010 Season: Ferris State concluded the 2010 season with 7-9-3 overall record and 7-6-2 GLIAC record.
*FSU's 13th Season: The 2011 campaign represents Ferris State's 13th season of women's soccer. The Bulldogs own an all time mark of 86-112-16 (.403) to date since the program's inception in 1999. The 2003 (11-5-1) and 2005 (11-7-0) season hold the program's record for most victories in a single season.
Grand Valley State
Grand Valley State currently holds a record of 6-0-2 and a GLIAC mark of 5-0-0 to date. The Lakers finished last weekend sweeping Lake Erie 4-0 and Ashland 5-0 in conference action. In the 2010 campaign, the Lakers and Bulldogs faced off twice with the Lakers winning both times en route to capturing a national championship. This season marks the ninth year at hte helm for head coach David Dilanni. Dilanni posted a 157-15-10 record in his first eight season with GVSU. The Lakers were tabbed to finish first in the GLIAC's North Division this fall.
The Panthers have a current overall record of 2-5-1 to go with a 2-3-1 GLIAC record. Over the weekend, Ohio Dominican fell to league foe Tiffin 3-0 last Friday (Sept. 23). On Sunday (Sept. 25), the Panthers dropped a game against Findlay by a 3-1 score. Head coach Jonathan Meade is competing in his third season at ODU. Last season, Ohio Dominican finished 11-4-3 and went 7-4-3 in conference play. ODU was tabbed to place second in the GLIAC South Division this campaign.