Ferris State Soccer Ties School Record By Winning 11th Contest Of The Year

Ferris State Soccer Ties School Record By Winning 11th Contest Of The Year

Big Rapids, Mich. - The streak continues for the Ferris State University women's soccer team as the Bulldogs ran their school-record unbeaten stretch to 12-straight contests with a 1-0 shutout road victory over Ashland on Sunday (Oct. 11) in Ashland, Ohio.

With Sunday's win, Ferris State also tied a school-record by winning its 11th contest of the year. Both the 2003 and 2005 Bulldog teams previously won 11 games apiece, but no FSU squad has ever notched 12 wins since the program's inception in 1999.

Ferris State scored the lone goal of the afternoon in the 56th minute when senior defender Lindsey Scott tallied her first marker of the campaign in unassisted fashion to account for the only scoring.

The goal was all FSU would need as senior goalkeeper Maddie Haustein made nine saves in 90 minutes of action to help the Bulldogs improve to 11-2-1 overall and 7-0-1 in conference play.

Ferris State was outshot 19-9 for the afternoon, which included a 13-5 advantage for Ashland in shots on goal, but Haustein and the back end kept the Eagles at bay to notch their eighth shutout victory of the season. FSU's eight shutouts, which include four in a row, are a school all-time record.

Overall, the Eagles received five corner kick tries for three for Ferris State and FSU had nine fouls compared to eight for Ashland, which suffered only its second loss of the year in dropping to 9-2 overall and 5-2 in the GLIAC.

Senior forward Casey Shauman led FSU with three shots while Carley Dubbert had two, both of which came on goal. Meredith Smith also posted two shots for the Bulldogs.

On the Ashland side, both Morgan Bittengle and Bridget McEldowney had four shots each with Courtney Barker making four saves in 90 minutes in net.

The Bulldogs have currently not lost a contest since the opening weekend of the year on Sept. 6 and are one of two unbeaten teams in the conference standings to date along with rival Grand Valley State.

Ferris State's current 11-2-1 mark is also the best season start in school history.

The Bulldogs return home to host Northern Michigan on Friday, Oct. 16, starting at 4 p.m. (ET) at the FSU Soccer Field in Big Rapids. The Bulldogs then face Michigan Tech in league home action on Sunday, Oct. 18, beginning at 12 p.m. (ET).