GVSU teams prep for NCAA playoff action

By Lanthorn Staff | 11/20/14 2:43am

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  • Soccer team set for snowy Sweet 16

The No. 11 Grand Valley State women’s soccer team will be the underdog for the first time this season when it travels to Somers, Wis. to take on No. 2 Wisconsin-Parkside.

The Lakers (19-2-1, 10-1-1 GLIAC) are the No. 2 seed in their region, while the Rangers (18-0-3, 12-0-3 GLVC) hold the No. 1 seed.

The teams will square off with a berth to the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Tournament Quarterfinals on the line.

Both squads topped their second-round opponent by a score of 2-0.

The action kicks off on Friday at 2:30 p.m. at UW-Parkside.

  • Volleyball team catches break, hosts regionals

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the No. 18 Grand Valley State volleyball team has been selected to host the NCAA Midwest Region Tournament.

GVSU (23-5) enters the tournament as the No. 3 seed after dropping a four-set match in the GLIAC Tournament championship. The Lakers will take on sixth-seeded Missouri S&T (18-13), which swept GVSU on a neutral court earlier this season.

The home-court luck isn’t the first for GVSU this season. The team tied Ferris State atop the GLIAC standings, but was awarded the No. 1 seed – and home court advantage in the GLIAC Tournament – after winning a coin flip. Ferris State beat GVSU in the championship match.

Ferris State, the No. 2 seed in the regional tournament, takes on seventh-seeded Lewis (22-7) in the first round.

The match between GVSU and Missouri S&T is Thursday at Fieldhouse Arena at 7:30 p.m.

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