Ferris State Volleyball Downs Glenville State

Ashley Huntey's 14 kills against Glenville State helped Ferris State improve to 2-0 for the 2010 campaign. (Photo by Ed Hyde)

Junior outside hitter Ashley Huntey (Stanwood/Morley-Stanwood) tallied a match-high 14 kills to help propel the Ferris State University women's volleyball team to a 3-0 win (25-12, 25-15, 25-17) over Glenville State this Friday (Sept. 3) in the Bulldogs' second and final first-day match of the 2010 Ferris State Invitational in Big Rapids, Mich.

With the win, the Bulldogs are now 2-0 overall while Glenville State suffers its second consecutive loss of the 2010 season.

While Huntey's kills output was the only one in double figures, a pair of sophomores in outside hitter Aly Brecht (Alma) and middle hitter Anne Sutton (Grand Rapids/Northview) were also offensive contributors.  Brecht chipped in with six kills and Sutton produced five as the Bulldogs accumulated a 34 team total. 

Sophomore setter Samantha Fordyce (DeWitt) distributed 17 assists in two sets while fellow sophomore Paige Wyers (White Cloud) generated nine helpers to go along with four digs.

Serving and blocking were two of Ferris State's strong suits in the non-conference matchup as the Bulldogs racked up 13 aces and claimed six total team blocks.  Aly Brecht and senior libero Dana Ruttle (Reed City) each served up a match-leading four aces apiece.  At the net, sophomore middle hitter Lindsey Miller (Granger, Ind./Mishawaka Penn) played a part in denying three Pioneer attack attempts.  Samantha Fordyce made two solo blocks and senior middle hitter Danielle Hamilton (Galesburg/Galesburg-Augusta) was a contributor to two more rejections. 

For the match, Ferris State hit at a .237 clip while the Bulldogs held Glenville State in check as the Pioneers mustered a -.047 attack percentage.  FSU also held the upper hand in kills (34-15), service aces (13-3), and blocks (6.0 to 1.0).

Ferris State will seek to continue its winning ways this Saturday (Sept. 4) at the Ferris State Invitational with two more non-conference matches within the Ewigleben Sports Arena.  The Bulldogs host preseason nationally 18th-ranked Minnesota State in a 12 p.m. (EDT) contest before concluding tourney action at 3 p.m. (EDT) taking on former Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) member the Mercyhurst Lakers.   

 

 

 

 

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