BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Deep playoff runs are starting to develop into a standard follow in Massive Rapids.
Ferris State soccer head coach Tony Annese has reworked this system since taking up the place in 2011. FSU has made the NCAA Division II playoffs each season since 2014.
The playoff runs proceed to run additional into the postseason with every season, because the staff is trying to make its second consecutive quarterfinals look with a win on Saturday.
“We gained extra video games during the last six years than any program within the state,” Annese stated. “Information are, we’ve gone additional within the final two years than any program within the state.”
Saturday’s recreation is the primary time the Bulldogs will host a December house recreation within the almost one hundred twenty-yr historical past of the group’s existence.
“We’re one step away from the place we (have been) final yr, and clearly, we will style it, however we simply need to maintain what’s coming this Saturday,” stated senior operating again and East Grand Rapids native Jahaan Brown.
The Bulldogs will face off towards No. 7 Harding, who upset reigning Nice Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Convention champion Ashland final week.
Ashland was the one workforce to defeat FSU this season.
“We’ve received mad respect for them,” Annese stated. “Their coach is type of enjoying that they’re the mangy canine, they’re not. They’ve received our full consideration.”
The Bison run a triple-choice veer offense, which presents a singular problem to any protection.
“Clearly, old-fashioned offense, we’re excited,” stated junior defensive linemen Zach Sieler. “(A) lot of strain on the D-line, lot of banging and we’re actually wanting ahead to it.
Kickoff is scheduled for midday on Saturday at Prime Taggart Area in Massive Rapids.