Volleyball

FSU VOLLEYBALL DROPS SECOND CONSECUTIVE FIVE-SET MATCH

Katie Edwards
Katie Edwards
For the second consecutive time, the Ferris State women's volleyball team dropped a five-set match as the Bulldogs suffered a 3-2 loss (25-20, 25-16, 22-25, 21-25,15-10) to Michigan Tech Saturday (Sept. 20) in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action at FSU's Ewigleben Sports Arena in Big Rapids, Mich.

The loss evens Ferris State's overall record to 7-7 this season while the Bulldogs are now 1-4 in conference play.

Junior outside hitter Katie Edwards (Cedar Springs) recorded a team-leading 14 kills for the Bulldogs, who hit .035 as a team to the Huskies' .180 attack percentage. Sophomore middle hitter Arielle Goodson (Grand Rapids/Central) chipped in with nine kills and four block assists.

Senior setter-outside hitter Andrea Rich (New Baltimore/Anchor Bay) posted 37 assists to go with nine digs and four block assists. Redshirt freshman libero Lisa Tobiczyk (Marysville) compiled a squad-best 14 digs for Ferris State while sophomore defensive specialist Dana Ruttle (Reed City) and freshman outside hitter Ashley Huntey (Stanwood/Morley-Stanwood) added 11 digs apiece. Ruttle also accounted for a match-best three service aces of the Bulldogs' seven total for the contest.

Ferris came out on the short end of the first two sets, but bounced back to win the next two back-to-back sets and force a deciding fifth set. The fifth set, which included seven ties and five lead changes, started out evenly played by both teams. Michigan Tech was able to gain the upper hand for good when the Huskies snapped a 7-7 tie and went on a 5-1 run (12-8) en route to the decision.

Veronica Armstrong's 15 kills marked a match high for MTU, which also received a 14-kill effort from Jen Jung. Jung along with Kelly Jorgenson racked up eight block assists as the Huskies totaled 15.5 team blocks while FSU garnered a 10.0 team total.



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