Bulldogs defeat OSU in shootout

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ferris State men’s hockey team ran its unbeaten to six with a 3-3 shootout victory over Ohio State on Saturday.

The win gave the Bulldogs five out of a possible six points this weekend after scoring a 4-3 victory on Friday.

Ferris State is now 15-8-3 overall and 9-6-3 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.

ON A ROLL: Aaron Schmit (left) and the Ferris State hockey team are unbeaten in its last six games after a shootout victory over Ohio State. (Pioneer file photo)

FSU defenseman Derek Graham opened the scoring seven minutes into the contest with Simon Denis and Chad Billins earning assists. The lead was shortlived as the Buckeyes scored 2:30 later on a tally by Tanner Fritz.

The score would stay 1-1 through the rest of the first period and all of the second period. Ferris State reclaimed the lead 1:10 into the third period as Kyle Bonis recorded his 12th goal of the season with assists garnered by Graham and Billins.

Ohio State once again tied the game on a short-handed tally by Danny Dries midway through the third period.

The Bulldogs would take their third one-goal lead of the game seven minutes remaining as Matthew Kirzinger scored on the power play with assists given to Denis and Billins.

But as they have all night, the Buckeyes answered on a goal by Max McComick.

The game remained tied through regulation and a five-minute overtime period.

In the shootout, Bonis and Graham each convered, while Ohio State was held scoreless.

Ferris State goalie CJ Motte earned the victory after making 31 saves.

The Bulldogs are home this weekend when they host Michigan State.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

MARQUETTE — The Ferris State men’s basketball team overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to stun Northern Michigan 69-55 Saturday at the Berry Events Center in Marquette

The Bulldogs move back into a first place tie in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings after Michigan Tech fell to Grand Valley. FSU and the Huskies are 7-3 in the GLIAC North Standings.

The Bulldogs are 10-7 overall.

Ferris State’s Drew Lehman scored a career-high 23 points to pace the comeback. Kenny Brown added 13 points for the Bulldogs and Dontae Molden netted 12 points.

The Bulldogs trailed by as many as 17 points in the first half before going into the intermission down 39-27.

Northern Michigan was led by Jared Benson with 18 points. The Wildcats shot better than 53 percent from the field in the first half, but made only four field goals in the second half.

Jerrell Sanders led the Bulldogs on the boards with 10 and FSU out-rebounded Northern Michigan 36-32.

Ferris State is in action Saturday when it hosts Grand Valley.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

MARQUETTE — The Ferris State women’s basketball team kept its two-game lead on the rest of the division after a 78-71 victory over Northern Michigan.

The Bulldogs are 9-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division and 12-4 overall. The win was the Bulldogs’ sixth consecutive victory of the season.

Ferris State trailed at halftime 33-24.

Northern Michigan was led by Chelsea Lyons, who scored a game-high 30 points, while teammate Alyssa Colla added 17 points.

The Bulldogs were paced by Christina Branch with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Sarah Deshone netted 18 points. Nikki Arner tallied 13 points and nine boards.

FSU’s comeback was helped by solid shooting, as the Bulldogs connected on 61 percent from the field in the second half.

The Bulldogs are in action Saturday when they host Grand Valley.

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