Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's soccer team won for the fifth time in its last seven outings with a 1-0 shutout over Northwood on the road in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action on Sunday (Oct. 9) afternoon in Midland, Mich.
The Bulldogs scored 22:31 into the contest on freshman forward Sam Kay's (Portage/Northern) first career goal at Dean Field and the score stood up as Bulldog sophomore goalkeeper Rachel McCollum (Grand Blanc) did not surrender a goal in 90 minutes of action.
Kay was able to beat NU keeper Rebecca Lipinski out front of the net off a deflection to account for the day's only scoring.
It was the second 1-0 victory in a row for FSU, which also beat Saginaw Valley State by an identical score in league play on the road Friday (Oct. 7) in overtime.
The Bulldogs outshot Northwood 10-8 for the afternoon and had eight on goal compared to only two for the Timberwolves. Ferris also received four corner kick tries while NU had only three corners in the contest.
Freshman midfielder Stephanie Garland (Macomb/L'Anse Creuse North) and sophomore midfielder Hillary Braun (Rochester Hills/Rochester) both had a match-high three shots for the Bulldogs.
McCollum made two saves for the Bulldogs in picking up the win while Lipinski had seven saves overall in the setback for Northwood.
Ferris State did total 11 fouls compared to just one for Northwood and the Bulldogs were whistled for offsides twice on the day. Nine of FSU's 10 shots came in the opening half.
The game was played under sunny skies and 72-degree weather in Midland.
With the victory, Ferris State remains in second place in the GLIAC North Division behind defending national champion Grand Valley State as the Bulldogs own a current 6-2-2 league record and are 6-5-2 overall.
Northwood fell to 4-7 on the year and 3-7 in league play with the loss.
The win was FSU's fifth in its last seven contests and the Bulldogs have lost just once in that seven-match stretch with despite having six of those matches on the road.
The Bulldogs wrap up an eight-match road swing with a pair of matches this coming week in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. FSU first visits Michigan Tech on Friday, Oct. 14, for a 4 p.m. (ET) tilt in Houghton before meeting Northern Michigan on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 12 p.m. (ET) in Marquette.