October 7, 2011

Riley Wood's OT Goal Lifts FSU Over SVSU

Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University redshirt freshman Riley Wood (White Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Northern) notched her first collegiate goal 10 minutes into overtime to lift the Bulldogs to an exciting 1-0 victory over Saginaw Valley State on the road in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play on Friday (Oct. 7) afternoon in University Center, Mich.

Wood headed in a goal at 100:16 of the contest off an assist from freshman midfielder Stephanie Garland (Macomb, Mich./L'Anse Creuse North) to break the scoreless tie in the extra session.

Ferris State improved to 5-5-2 overall and 5-2-2 in the GLIAC by beating SVSU for the second time this season.  The Cardinals dropped to 4-5-1 overall and 3-5-1 in conference action.

The Bulldogs managed to win the contest despite being outshot 25-4 for the game by the Cardinals, who totaled 13 shots on goal compared to only three for FSU.

FSU sophomore goalkeeper Rachel McCollum (Grand Blanc, Mich.) tallied 13 saves in the outing, including five against SVSU's Andrea Grove, who totaled a match-high 10 shots with five on goal.

FSU held a slim three-to-two edge in corner kick tries and had only nine fouls compared to SVSU's 14 fouls in the outing.  One yellow card was made against each team.  The Cardinals were also called for offsides three times to only once for Ferris State.

Nine of McCollum's 13 saves came in the opening half of action.

Laura Ivezaj took the loss in net for Saginaw Valley State, but was credited for two saves.

Ferris State continues its road stretch by visiting Northwood on Sunday, Oct. 9, for a 12 p.m. (ET) league encounter in Midland, Mich.

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