Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's soccer team lost a road match this Sunday afternoon (Oct. 16) against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opponent Northern Michigan. The match ended in a 1-0 decision in favor of the Wildcats at the NMU outdoor fields in Marquette, Mich.
With the loss, the Bulldogs drop to 6-7-2 overall and 6-4-2 in GLIAC play. The Wildcats improved to 8-4-3 overall and 6-4-2 in conference action with the triumph.
Ferris State was held to only one shot on the day, which came from freshman midfielder Stephanie Garland (Macomb) in the second half of the match. Northern Michigan totaled four shots with two on goal.
Northern Michigan scored the lone goal of the contest at the 20:01 mark of the first half. Kim Rietveld shot from the right side of the goal box, three yards in front of FSU sophomore netminder Rachel McCollum (Grand Blanc).
Northern Michigan had four shots on goal and they blanked Ferris State in that category as the Bulldogs were unable to notch a shot to their goalkeeper. NMU also had the corner kick advantage by a 3-1 count. FSU out-fouled the Wildcats 7-5 with three fouls in the first half and four in the second.
Four Bulldogs played for the entire 90 minutes of match play, including McCollum, sophomore defender Amanda Foster (Byron Center), senior defender Mekyla Spraggins (Grand Rapids) and senior defender Kasey Ruimveld (Vicksburg).
The Bulldogs will finish the 2011 regular season at home with a three-match homestand beginning this Friday (Oct. 21) against GLIAC opponent Findlay. The slated start time is 4 p.m. (EDT) at the FSU Soccer Field in Big Rapids.