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.
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.