Big Rapids, Mich. – For the second consecutive match, the Ferris State University women's soccer team rallied from an early deficit to earn a victory and added to the longest winning streak in program history on Friday (Sept. 25) afternoon.
The Bulldogs got goals from senior forward Casey Shauman and freshman defender Erica Bartlett to defeat Malone 2-1 in Canton, Ohio, for their seventh consecutive win.
Malone struck first to take the lead in the 10th minute when Brianna Smith scored her fifth goal of the season with an assist from Corrin Hayberg.
The start was similar to what Ferris State had to overcome in their last match on Tuesday (Sept. 22), when they allowed a goal to Concordia in the opening minute of the contest, but also finished with a 2-1 win.
Less than three minutes after the opening goal, Shauman shot one from the left side of the field into the right corner of the net. The Portage, Mich., native's first tally of the season came with assists from junior defenders Meredith Smith and Kate Kelly.
Then, in the final minutes of the first half, the Bulldogs took the lead when Bartlett scored her first career goal.
Neither team was able to score in the second half and Ferris State held on for the victory.
Both clubs came into the contest with 2-0 records in GLIAC play. Ferris State improved its record to 7-2 overall, while Malone is now 4-3.
Senior goalkeeper Maddie Haustein made six saves while playing the entire game in net for the Bulldogs.
Ferris State had the edge in shots on goal 10-7, although Malone had the edge in corners 4-1.
Overall, the Pioneers had 14 fouls, while Ferris State committed nine. Leah Rauscher suffered the loss while playing all 90 minutes and making eight saves.
Bartlett, Shauman, sophomore midfielder Rachel Fouts and freshman defender Carly Dubbert each had two shots on goal in the game for FSU.
The Bulldogs are back in action Sunday afternoon, taking on Findlay at 12 p.m. (ET) in Findlay, Ohio. Ferris State's next home match is on Sunday, Oct. 4, against Saginaw Valley State, also at 12 p.m.