UNSWORTH'S THREE GOALS LIFT BULLDOGS TO WIN
Senior forward Tammy Unsworth (White Lake/Walled Lake Northern) notched three goals to spark the Ferris State women's soccer team to a 4-1 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) win over visiting Northwood Sunday (Oct. 5) afternoon at the FSU Soccer Field in Big Rapids, Mich.
Unsworth tallied two goals in the opening half and added her final one only 6:49 into the final frame as the Bulldogs snapped a three-match non-winning streak to improve to 4-5-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the GLIAC this campaign.
The Timberwolves started the scoring at the 6:51 mark of the contest on a goal from Kristen Giovenazzo, which was her second of the season. It came off an assist on a long pass from Heather Rhodes.
The Bulldogs would respond, however, with four unanswered goals to secure the victory. Unsworth scored the first in unassisted fashion on a shot over the keeper with 18:33 to go in the first period.
Freshman forward Bri Borgman (Holland/West Ottawa) posted her third goal of the season with 5:50 left in the half off an assist from sophomore midfielder Kara Lovelace (East Kentwood) to give FSU a 2-0 edge. Then, a little over two minutes later Unsworth found the back of the net for her second goal of the afternoon as Borgman earned the assist with a pass around the keeper to set up the goal.
The Bulldog tallied the lone goal of the final half at 51:49 as Unsworth beat Northwood keeper Emily Pierce in a one-on-one situation from a long upfield pass by junior defender Steve Salow (Saginaw/Heritage) for her third goal of the day and fourth of the campaign.
Ferris State totaled 21 shots, including 11 on goal, compared to only 14 total shots for the Timberwolves of which 11 were on goal. The Bulldogs also held an eight-to-four edge in corner kick tries and the Timberwolves were whistled for 12 fouls while FSU finished with six such calls.
Sophomore goalkeeper Becci Houdek (Canton) earned the victory in net for the Bulldogs as she made 10 saves in 90 minutes of action. Pierce took the loss for NU by allowing all four goals to go with six saves. Patricia Lamberti came on and played the final 19:48 in net for Northwood and had one save.
NU dropped to 1-8-0 overall and remained winless in the GLIAC with a 0-6 mark following the setback.