Ferris State Women's Soccer Notes (Oct. 20)

Oct. 20, 2008

Soccer Action Ferris State's six wins this season to date already matches last season's total victory output
The Bulldogs' six victories (6-7-1 overall record) this season to date is equals the 2007 team's six-wins total (6-12-1 overall).

Freshman forward Bri Borgman (Holland/West Ottawa), who scored the game-winnining goal in overtime against Findlay last Sunday (10/19) on a penalty kick, has registered all of her four points this season on goals. Two of Borgman's four markers this fall have occurred in conference matches versus Findlay (9/28-10/19).

Both of Ferris State's 2008 regular-season matches versus Findlay this season were overtime contests. The Bulldogs played to a 2-2 double-overtime tie at Findlay (9/28) and then went into the extra session with the Oilers Sunday (10/19) before claiming a 2-1 overtime decision.

Senior defender Jackie Back (Ortonville/Ortonville-Brandon) is presently the program's all-time leader in minutes played with a 4,957 total while senior forward Tammy Unsworth's (White Lake/Walled Lake Northern) 4,109 career minutes ranks second highest on the charts. Back has played in a team fourth-highest 1,011 minutes in 12 matches this season while Unsworth has received action in 799 minutes over an 11-match period. Back and Unsworth both received 2007 All-GLIAC Second-Team recognition.

Prior to this last weekend's (10/17 & 19) matches, Ferris State was listed ninth in the Midwest Region rankings in the latest (10/15) NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Poll which was released by the NCAA-II Women's Soccer Committee. The final regular-season poll will be published Oct. 28 and championship selections will take place Nov. 10.

Ferris State improved to 4-6-0 overall (.400 winning pct.) in regular-season home finales with its 2-1 overtime victory over Findlay Sunday (10/19). The win snapped a two-game losing streak in regular-season finale outings for the Bulldogs, who claimed a 2-0 decision over Saginaw Valley State in 2005 (10/30) for their most recent regular-season home finale triumph.