MIDLAND, MICH. – The Northwood University volleyball team dropped a 3-0 match to No. 22 Ferris State Saturday afternoon (November 1). Set scores were 25-16, 25-17, 25-19.
Northwood falls to 6-16 overall, 3-12 in the GLIAC. Ferris State improves to 18-5 overall, 15-1 in the GLIAC.
The opening set was tight until a late run by the Bulldogs earned FSU the lead. The Bulldogs led 15-13 when they rattled off five straight points to go up 20-13. Ferris State eventually scored 10 of the final 16 points to earn the set 25-16. Northwood hit .000 in the set 9-9-39) while FSU finished at .258 (13-5-31).
The Bulldogs offense was sharp in the second set, finishing with a .400 attack percentage (17-1-40). But the Timberwolves still had a chance to earn the set, trailing just 17-16. FSU responded with another late run, scoring eight of the final nine points to win the set and go up 2-0. Northwood finished the second set hitting .154 (11-5-39).
Both teams hit well in the third and final set. Northwood finished with their best attack percentage in the match at .259 (13-6-27), while FSU ended up at .310 (13-4-29). With the score tied 8-8, the Bulldogs ran off eight of the next 10 points to open up a 16-10 lead. Northwood got no closer than three points the rest of the way.
For the match, Ferris State hit .330 (43-10-100), while Northwood finished at .124 (33-20-105). The big advantage for FSU in the match came in blocks, where the Bulldogs finished with a 9-0 edge.
Chelsea Watson (Bowling Green, Ohio/Niagara) and Krysta Kramer (Lansing, Mich./Grand Ledge) each led Northwood with seven kills. Jacyln Kimmet (Maumee, Ohio/Springfield) had a team-high 19 assists, while Lisa Kisil (Rochester, Mich./Stoney Creek) had a match-high 14 digs.
Northwood will travel to Michigan Tech Friday night (November 7). First serve is set for 5 p.m.