Ferris State advances to regional semifinals for third consecutive year
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. -- Ferris State advanced to the semifinals of the Midwest Regional tournament for the third consecutive year as the Bulldogs topped Lewis (Ill.) by a 3-1 score in quarterfinal round action on Thursday.
The seventh-seeded Flyers took the opening set 25-22, but number two seed FSU came back for a 27-25, 25-17 and 25-18 triumph at the Grand Valley State Fieldhouse Arena.
The Bulldogs improved to 23-8 overall this season with the victory as Ferris State topped Lewis in the regional opener for the second consecutive season.
Junior outside hitter Courtney Rehm led the Bulldogs with a match-high 17 kills while senior middle hitter Angi Kent chipped in 15 kills in the victory. FSU hit .248 for the match with 52 kills and only 16 errors on 145 total attacks. The match was the Bulldogs' first in two weeks since falling in the GLIAC tournament.
FSU had 11 blocks and eight service aces in the match to go with 70 digs and 49 assists. Merren tallied three aces with both Vander Meer and Huntey netting two each. Caroline Heitzman led FSU at the net with three solo blocks and three assists.