MAEGAN SMITH'S TWO SCORES GIVES FERRIS ITS THIRD STRAIGHT WIN
Freshman midfielder Maegan Smith (Hickory Corners/Kalamazoo Christian) scored twice, including the game-winning goal, to help the Ferris State women's soccer team to a 4-0 shutout win over Northwood Sunday (Oct. 26) afternoon in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) match at NU's Gerstacker Field in Midland, Mich.
|Maegan Smith (12) and Nicole Vick (9) helped the Bulldogs to their third consecutive victory.
With the win, Ferris State improves to 8-7-1 overall and 7-5-1 in the GLIAC. The Bulldogs' eight victories this fall to date represents the program's most since the 2005 campaign when FSU compiled an 11-7-0 overall mark.
Ferris posted the lone first-half goal of the match in the seventh minute of action. Smith recorded her sixth goal of the season on an assist from senior foward Tammy Unsworth (White Lake/Walled Lake Northern) at 7:11 off a cross pass.
The Bulldogs, who had eight shots apiece in each half, would go up 2-0 at the 49:26 mark in the second half as sophomore midfielder Megan Stec (Novi) netted her first collegiate goal on a penalty kick. Ferris State would continue applying the pressure on the offensive end as the Bulldogs were able to convert for third time as Smith put the ball over NU goalkeeper Emily Pierce's right side from 15 yards out for her second of the match and seventh of the season. Junior defender Stevie Salow (Saginaw/Heritage) picked up an assist on Stec's goal.
The final score would come in the 58th minute as freshman forward Bri Borgman (Holland/West Ottawa) tallied her fifth of the year off a corner kick by Megan Stec.
The Bulldogs, who have now won four of their last five contests to date this fall, finished the match with 16 shots to the Timberwolves' 10 total. Each team had five corner kicks.
Sophomore goalkeeper Becci Houdek (Canton) earned the shutout with eight saves in 90 minutes of action. Emily Pierce took the loss for Northwood as she turned aside seven shots in 58:37 between the posts. Patricia Lamberti came in relief of Pierce and made two stops in the final 31:23 of the match.