Big Rapids, Mich. – Nationally #11 ranked Ferris State University women's soccer fell 3-1 to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) foe Ashland (Eagles) on Sunday (Sept. 29) at the Bulldog Soccer Field. The contest was a non-league tilt and marked FSU's first setback of the season.
Ashland jumped in front at 2:17 when Deijah Swihart finished a breakaway from Nadya Boualany, giving AU a 1-0 lead.
The Eagles extended the lead to 2-0 at 20:48 when Mackenzie Kelly scored from Hannah Riddle, which stood as the eventual game-winning goal.
AU's Tori Baker picked up the final goal on a long free kick into a crowd that went off a Bulldog and into the Ferris State goal for a 3-0 Ashland advantage at 50:38 of the second half.
Ferris State cut the lead to two when junior Mackenzie Dawes scored her second of the season from sophomore Grace VerHage on a header. VerHage's cross floated into the box past Ashland keeper Hannah Lee before Dawes stepped into it. The assist was VerHage's third of the season.
In goal for Ferris State, senior Alison Chesterfield took the loss to fall to 3-1-1, allowing three goals on eight shots on goal. Ashland's Lee remained unbeaten at 3-0-1, making eight stops on nine Bulldog shots on goal.
The Bulldogs had a 22-12 edge in total shots and 9-8 on goal over the Eagles. Ferris State attempted 10 corner kicks to Ashland's four.
Ferris State will next take on the Northern Michigan Wildcats in GLIAC play on Friday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. (ET) at the Bulldog Soccer Field.