Bulldog volleyball wins six in a row

FSU volleyball sweeps weekend matches to keep streak alive

HILLSDALE — The nationally 16th-ranked Ferris State University women’s volleyball team wrapped up a big weekend of road action by winning its sixth-straight match with a 3-1 win at Hillsdale on Saturday afternoon.

The Bulldogs dropped the opening set, 25-18, before rallying to win the next three sets by scores of 25-13, 25-20 and 25-16.

With the victory, Ferris State improved to 12-3 overall and 10-1 in the GLIAC this season. The Chargers who, along with Findlay, were near the top of the GLIAC South Division standings heading into the weekend, fell to 7-8 overall and 6-5 in league play.

Balance was again the theme for the Bulldogs as junior Megan Vander Meer and junior Alexis Huntey both recorded 15 kills each. Junior Caroline Heitzman tallied 13 kills in support for the Bulldogs.

Ferris State also received 51 assists from sophomore setter Stephanie Sikorski to go with 22 digs from senior Courtney Rehm. Huntey added 17 digs while libero Danielle Dowd had 15 and Vander Meer chipped in with 13 on the
afternoon.

Overall, the Bulldogs registered 57 kills and only 15 attack errors on 152 total attempts. FSU hit .405 in the third set and finished with a percentage above .200 in all four frames.

In addition to those numbers, the Bulldogs also posted eight service aces, including four from Rehm and two by Dowd. FSU had only five service mistakes and finished with eight block assists to go with two solo efforts.

Ferris State will next take part in the 2014 GLIAC/Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Crossover Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Aurora, Ill.

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