September 4, 2010

Goodson and Huntey Earn All-Tournament Team Recognition

The Ferris State University women's volleyball team's success at the 2010 Ferris State Invitational carried over for two of the team's members as senior middle hitter Arielle Goodson (Grand Rapids/Central) and junior outside hitter Ashley Huntey (Stanwood/Morley-Stanwood) were tabbed as all-tournament team selections.

Both Goodson and Huntey were among 10 players from the eight tourney participating teams to achieve such recognition. 

Goodson recorded a team-best .337 hitting percentage with a combined 40 kills on 83 attempts in three matches played.  The 6-2 middle hitter averaged 4.00 kills and a squad-best 1.40 blocks per set in the two-day (Sept. 3-4) tournament.  She compiled double-figure kills in each contest, including a season-high 19 total versus nationally 18th-ranked Minnesota State in Saturday's (Sept. 4) opening tilt.  She also registered an impressive .846 hitting percentage in the season-opening win over Lock Haven (Sept. 3) with 11 kills in 13 chances.  Defensively, Goodson was active at the net with six total blocks (five block assists) and five digs against Minnesota State followed up by seven total blocks (six block assists) in a three-set sweep of Mercyhurst in Saturday's (Sept. 4) tourney finale.

Huntey produced a team-leading 45 kills as a starter in all four season-opening matches.  She also racked up six service aces, four assists, four blocks, and 12 digs.  The 5-10 outside hitter registered averages of 3.46 kills, 0.46 aces, 0.31 blocks, and 0.92 digs per set.  She notched double digits in kills twice with 14 and 15 match totals respectively in back-to-back outings versus Glenville State (Sept. 3) and Minnesota State (Sept. 4).  Huntey, who was a 2009 St. Cloud (Minn.) State All-Tournament Team member, hit for a match-best .308 percentage against Glenville State and also turned in a respectable .235 hitting percentage versus nationally-ranked Minnesota State.  She also served up three aces in the Minnesota State match while adding five digs and two block assists in the four-set match.

Ferris State is back on the court this Friday (Sept. 10) as the Bulldogs host the Northern Michigan Wildcats in their Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener.  Opening serve is set for 7 p.m. (EDT) at FSU's Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids, Mich.

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