Ferris State Volleyball Puts New Scoreboard To Use In Decisive Home-Opening Victory

Ferris State Volleyball Puts New Scoreboard To Use In Decisive Home-Opening Victory

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Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's volleyball team officially unveiled its new scoreboard and video board on Friday (Sept. 19) evening inside the Ewigleben Sports Arena and the Bulldogs wasted little time in lighting it up as FSU rolled to a 3-0 triumph over Walsh University.

The Bulldogs handled the Cavaliers in decisive fashion in their 2014 home opener as FSU captured a 28-18, 25-16 and 25-10 victory to improve to 5-2 overall and 3-0 in the GLIAC.

The victory was Ferris State's fourth-straight win and came in front of a near capacity home crowd to open a busy weekend for FSU Athletics.

The Bulldogs utilized 13 different players in Friday evening's match and all 13 saw significant time as Ferris State registered the win. A balanced FSU lineup was led by sophomore outside hitter Megan Vander Meer's team-high seven kills. Both junior hitter Alexis Huntey and freshman middle hitter Ayanna Buckley contributed five kills each.

The Ferris State attack was led by sophomore setter Stephanie Sikorski, who posted 27 assists while distributing the ball around effectively as evidenced by FSU's .309 attack figure. She also added six digs, three aces, three block assists and a solo block to aid the Bulldog cause.

FSU's .309 attack figure came with 33 kills and only eight errors on 81 total attempts.

Meanwhile, they held Walsh to a -.078 attack percentage as the Cavaliers finshed wiht 22 kills and 29 errors on 90 total attempts.

Defensively, the Bulldogs received seven digs each from Vander Meer, Huntey and libero Danielle Dowd. Overall, they netted 35 digs and also had six aces in the match with 11 service errors.
Ferris State also registered nine total blocks, which included five assisted efforts from freshman hitter Maria Kronner.

Walsh was paced by Gina Kramer's match-high nine kills. Kaitlin Bronikowski totaled 18 digs to lead all players in the outing while Haley Howell finished with 16 assists.

Overall, the Cavaliers recorded 38 digs and had two aces, four service errors and no blocks on the night. WU fell to 0-7 overall and 0-3 in the league with the setback.

Ferris State hosts Malone in league action on Saturday (Sept. 20) as part of a tripleheader in Bulldog Athletics with match time set for 3 p.m. (ET) inside the Ewigleben Sports Arena. FSU will then visit archrival Grand Valley State on Tuesday (Sept. 23) for a 7 p.m. (ET) battle between the two GLIAC North Division favorites in Allendale.