Huskies Suffer 3-1 Road Defeat to Ferris State

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BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (WLUC) – The Michigan Tech soccer team suffered its third consecutive defeat Sunday afternoon as they lost 3-1 against Ferris State from Bulldogs Soccer Field. The Huskies fall to 3-4-1 overall and 0-2 in the GLIAC, and Ferris State moves to 8-1-1 overall and 2-0 against conference opposition.

Sophomore Gabby Sgambati got the Huskies on the board in the 84th minute. Sophomore Alexis Shatrau beat her defender down the right flank and got herself into the box before sending in a low cross to Sgambati. The sophomore midfielder took a touch in front of net before calmly scoring her third goal of the season. The Huskies backline denied a long-ball opportunity for the Bulldogs, and a pass from sophomore Tate Robison helped spring Shatrau down the right flank.

Ferris State got on the board first with a goal two minutes into the contest when Bri Rogers received the ball off a throw-in and curled a shot into the top corner. The Bulldogs would strike again in the 25th minute as they attacked off a goal kick, and Brandi Wagner finished past junior Amanda Young for the goal.

In the 53rd minute, the Bulldogs made it 3-0 following a failed Michigan Tech clearance. A Ferris State cross was snuffed out by freshman Cassie Bonifas, but the ball fell straight to Abigail Gilmore and she finished her shot past Young.

The Huskies took 18 total shots compared to 31 for the Bulldogs. Young faced 14 shots and finished the day with a season-high 11 saves. Grace Kraft earned win for the Bulldogs by making nine saves. Kassity Swanson picked up a yellow card in the second half for the Huskies. Sgambati led the team with seven shots, while Allison Thelen, Hannah Loughlin, and Brooke Schauer all totaled two shots each.

"We made some early mistakes that cost us three goals, but beyond that I thought we played a decent game against a solid opponent," said head coach Michelle Jacob. "It's obviously frustrating to lose games, but we continue to improve as a team. There were a lot of players who stepped up for us today and I'm proud of those efforts."

The Huskies host Northern Michigan (2-7, 0-2 GLIAC) on Sunday (Oct. 13) at noon in the first of five straight home games. Tech won both games against the Wildcats last season, with a 1-0 victory coming on the road in September and a 3-1 win on Senior Day in October.