Ferris State Women's Soccer Notes
Oct. 30, 2006
The Ferris State University women's soccer team dropped a 5-0 decision to West Michigan archrival Grand Valley State in its 2006 season finale last Friday (Oct. 27) at the FSU Varsity Soccer Field in Big Rapids, Mich. The sixth-ranked Lakers scored all five goals over a 23-minute span in the second period after the two teams had battled to a scoreless first half.
The contest was the final one of the season for Ferris State and represented the squad's annual Senior Day contest as goalkeeper Carla Gilbertson (Waunakee, Wis.) and defender Lyndsay Sleek (Royal Oak/Kimball) were honored prior to their final home outings.
Ferris State concluded the year with a 7-11 overall mark under interim head coach Neathan Gibson. The Bulldogs finished GLIAC play with a 3-5 league mark.
Eight of Ferris' last 11 outings this season were decided by two goals or less with three going to overtime.
Junior midfielder Kristie Smilanich (Kalamazoo/Christian) totaled a team-high 39 points and 18 goals this season. Her 39 total points this year represented the program's top seasonal performance in school history. The 5-6 Smilanich notched 18 goals this season, which also ranks as the school's top single-season performance ever.
Thirteen of Ferris' 18 outings this season were decided by two goals or less. Eight of FSU's last 14 contests this year were determined by a single goal with the Bulldogs claiming four of those wins.
Sophomore forward Tammy Unsworth (White Lake/Walled Lake Northern) is listed fourth in both points (30) and goals (12) among the school's single-season leaders based off her efforts this season. Her six assists this campaign ranks fifth on Ferris' single-season chart.
The Bulldogs' 120 total points and 46 goals to date this campaign both represented the highest single-season production in school history.
Ferris' 28 total assists this season is listed third on the school's single-season list. The school record of 36 assists was set during the 2003 campaign.
Carla Gilberston's seven victories in net this season ranked tied for third place on Ferris' seasonal list. Gilbertson holds the distinction of owning the program's top four single-season victory marks for a goalkeeper. She tallied nine wins in both 2004 and 2005 along with seven victories in 2003.
Kristie Smilanich's 67 career points and 27 total goals are both listed second all-time on Ferris' career performers list. Former Bulldog player Emily Rogers (2000-03) owns the top individual career performances with 119 total points and 45 goals at Ferris State.
Carla Gilberston concluded her career as FSU's all-time leader in career saves (365) and victories (32) for a goalkeeper.
Lyndsay Sleek and junior defender Ashley Lukes (Kokomo, Ind./Western) have both started 55 career contests, which ranks tied for sixth all-time at Ferris.
Kristie Smilanich had five multiple-goal game efforts to date this campaign while Tammy Unsworth notched three such efforts.
Ferris State's seven victories this campaign tied for the sixth-highest seasonal total in school history.