In the quaint city of East Grand Rapids, Mich., residents spent the beautiful weekend relaxing. But while most residents spent their mornings sleeping in or eating breakfast, the GVSU women’s tennis team duked it out on the courts against 17 other teams in the USTA/ITA Regional Championships.
Moriah Muscaro is quick to give praise anywhere she finds deserving. She raves about Grand Valley State University, the marching band, the pep band, the dance team, band director John Martin, the fans and anyone else she can think of. The one person Muscaro rarely talks up is herself.
In December, the Ferris State volleyball team ended Grand Valley State's season at Fieldhouse Arena in a five-set regional championship match, snapping GVSU’s 21-game win streak. Since then, the Lakers have had that loss in the back of their minds, waiting for a chance to exact revenge.
GVSU (0-3) will look to get its offense going against Lake Erie College (1-2) on Saturday after a trio of uninspired outings against Azusa Pacific, Ohio Dominican and Ferris State. The Lakers have not been able to move the ball consistently, and have not scored more than 24 points in a single game.
Marti Corby started playing soccer at 4 years old on a Mini Kickers team coached by her mom, Julie, who apparently knew a thing or two about eluding defenders and scoring goals, because since then –whether it's attributed to coaching, skill or hard work – there has been nothing "mini" about Marti's game.