Ferris State Soccer Continues Impressive Shutout Streak In Scoreless Double OT Tie

Ferris State Soccer Continues Impressive Shutout Streak In Scoreless Double OT Tie

Big Rapids, Mich. - For the fifth consecutive contest, the Ferris State University women's soccer squad had a strong defensive effort and did not allow a goal as the Bulldogs battled the Northwood Timberwolves to a 0-0 double-overtime scoreless decision on Sunday (Oct. 23) in Midland.

The Bulldogs and the Timberwolves squared off for 110 minutes of action with neither team able to find the back of the net in the deadlock. It marked the fifth outing in a row in which the Bulldogs did not allow a goal and FSU has now surrendered only a single goal in its last eight contests to date.

Freshman netminder Grace Kraft recorded her ninth shutout this season, which ranks as a school single-season record. In 12 outings to date this season, she's given up only six goals and now owns a 6-2-4 overall record in net for FSU.

In Sunday's decision, Kraft needed to make only five saves as the Bulldogs outshot NU 17-15 for the day. Northwood's Samantha Cook totaled eight saves as both goalkeepers played all 110 minutes.

Along with the slight edge in total shots, the Bulldogs matched the Timberwolves with three corner kick tries and NU finished with eight fouls to five for FSU.

The Bulldogs were led offensively by Jenna Hong, who tallied a team-best five shots with four on net in the contest. FSU's Hilerie Schatzle compiled three shots and senior Meredith Smith had two on goal in the tie.

With the scoreless decision, the Bulldogs now own a 6-6-4 overall record to date this year and are 4-2-4 in league action. Northwood holds an 8-6-1 mark and is 5-4-1 in the GLIAC.

In its last nine outings to date, Ferris State has only a single loss and has recorded a 4-1-4 overall record. The Bulldogs have given up only two total goals in that span.

The Bulldogs have officially clinched a GLIAC Tournament berth and currnetly sit tied with Northwood for fourth place in the league as both squads own 16 total points. 

Ferris State wraps up the league regular-season by hosting GLIAC leader and three-time defending national champion Grand Valley State on Friday (Oct. 28) night under the lights at FSU's Top Taggart Field. Match time is set for 6 p.m. (ET) in Big Rapids.