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Women's soccer vs. Western Washington

GVSU misses out on fourth straight national championship

For the first time in four years, the Grand Valley State women’s soccer team did not emerge as national champions after the last game of the season. The Lakers fell one game, one goal short in a 3-2 loss to the Western Washington Vikings in the NCAA Division II National Championship Saturday, Dec. 3 at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Missouri.

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GVL / Luke Holmes - Bailey Cairnduff (34) shoots the free throw. GVSU Women's Basketball lost to Truman State 69-74 on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.

GVSU women's hoops opens GLIAC play undefeated

Statistics look pretty in the box score, but what makes and breaks games in this sport are hustle plays fans overlook. This combination of stats and hustle plays has allowed the Grand Valley State women's basketball team to excel after starting the season 1-1. No. 17-ranked GVSU has now won five straight games and opened conference play on a high note after sweeping its slate of home games this week, Dec. 1-3. The Lakers (6-1) handled GLIAC foes Findlay 64-43 and Ohio Dominican 81-77.

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Marti Corby celebrates her second goal of the semi final game on Thursday Dec. 1, 2016.

GVSU downs Columbus State 3-0 in semifinal

In a rematch of the 2015 NCAA Finals, the Grand Valley State women’s soccer team faced off against Columbus State in the NCAA Semifinals, and like last season, the Lakers bested the Cougars, this time by one more goal. The Lakers beat Columbus State 3-0 to move onto to the team’s fourth straight NCAA National Championship.

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