October 22, 2011

Ferris State Volleyball Blanks Michigan Tech

Big Rapids, Mich. - The nationally 13th-ranked Ferris State University women's volleyball team dominated Michigan Tech in a 3-0 (25-11, 25-9, 25-14) victory over the Huskies in Great Lake Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action on Saturday (Oct. 22) afternoon inside the Ewigleben Sports Arena in Big Rapids.

With the win, the Bulldogs improve to18-2 overall and 12-1 in GLIAC action.  FSU also remained unbeaten at home this season in its first home match since Oct. 1. The Huskies dropped to 2-18 overall and have yet to win a conference match as they fell to 0-12 in league play.

A total team effort featured 10 Bulldog student-athletes registering kills to contribute to a team total of 40 on the day. Senior outside hitter Ashley Huntey (Stanwood/Morley-Stanwood) had a match-high 12 kills in the three-set match. Senior outside hitter Aly Brecht (Alma) and freshman middle hitter Courtney Rehm (Portage/Central) each tallied six kills apiece.

Junior setter Samantha Fordyce (DeWitt) led the match with 26 assists, which contributed to the team total of 31 helpers. Senior libero Lisa Tobiczyk (Marysville) had a match-high 10 digs.

Ferris State held the block advantage with four to Michigan Tech's two. The Bulldogs recorded an impressive .478 kill percentage in the second set on 23 attacks.

The Bulldogs will continue conference home play Sunday (Oct. 23) as they take on the Northern Michigan Wildcats. The Wildcats edged out the Bulldogs earlier this year (Sept. 11) in a 3-2 victory in Marquette, which marks the lone GLIAC loss for Ferris State this campaign. Tomorrow's action will begin at 2 p.m. (EDT) at the Ewigleben Sports Arena and the squad's two seniors, Huntey and Tobiczyk, will be honored prior to the final regular-season home encounter.

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