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Graduation is a weird time.Its a period where youre excited because hey theres no more pop quizzes or research papers to ever do again.
While football season is over and the collegiate careers of the Grand Valley State University seniors have come to an end just because its the offseason doesnt mean the work is done for offensive guard Tim Lelito.
AUGUSTA Ga. In each of the last three seasons the Grand Valley State University soccer team has finished its season in the NCAA Division II title game winning two and losing in last years final.
AUGUSTA The Grand Valley State University soccer team could not overcome a slow start dropping its NCAA Division II women8217s soccer semifinal match against the University of California San Diego 2-1 on Thursday.
These next three weeks are about to be the worst of the year. I dont mean that in a bad way really. I want them to be lovely too.
When youve played in the last three NCAA Division II Womens Soccer Championship games the expectations can be daunting.
Two seasons ago the Grand Valley State University womens cross-country team was on top of the world. The team had broken through winning its first national title after runner up finishes in the two years prior.
And so it ends. It was a roller coaster season in every sense for the Grand Valley State University football team and following Saturdays 55-52 season-ending loss at Saginaw Valley State University its all over. And before you ask no youre not about to read a Fire Matt Mitchell column.
It didn8217t take long for Jonathon Jennings and Saginaw Valley State University to show they were ready to play for a piece of the GLIAC North division title.It did take Charles Johnson and Grand Valley State University until the second half but even a 45-point half wasn8217t enough to carry the Lakers to a win.While GVSU 8-3 7-3 GLIAC spotted the Cardinals 8-3 7-3 GLIAC a 28-point lead in the first half the team eventually took a 52-48 lead late in the fourth quarter on a Mike Ratay touchdown run.
Head coach Matt Mitchell and his football team have had their focus in one direction all season in front of them. No matter if the team was in the midst of a six-game winning streak or a two-game losing streak the mindset was always looking to whats ahead.
Kirk Spencer had no idea what hed done following Saturdays 38-13 win over Wayne State University.
At least for one chilly November night the Grand Valley State University defense was back. Plagued by inconsistency all season the Lakers 8-2 7-2 GLIAC defense stepped up on Saturday shutting down visiting Wayne State University 5-4 5-4 GLIAC in a 35-13 win.
At this point it seems like every week is a do-or-die game for the Grand Valley State University football team. Last weeks thumping of rival Hillsdale College moved the Lakers into a tie for first place in the GLIAC North and a win Saturday over Wayne State University will only help the Lakers postseason hopes.
It doesnt have the same kind of off-the-field hype as some other games on the schedule but if the Grand Valley State University football team has a true rival on the field in the sense of being competitive year-in-year-out that rival may very well be Hillsdale College.
As Northwood University tailback Jordan Jonker sprinted through the Grand Valley State University defense for a 17-yard touchdown early in the first quarter it seemed like a case of different week same story.Then a maligned and injury-plagued defense found its way and an offense returning its starting quarterback began to click.
Maybe the homecoming crowd was all the Grand Valley State University football team needed.Coming in with a two-game losing streak the Lakers 6-2 5-2 GLIAC snapped out of their slump in a big way jumping on visiting Northwood University 4-4 3-4 GLIAC in the second half in a 42-28 victory.The offense returned but it was the defensive effort that keyed the Lakers8217 victory.It seemed to me on the sideline that we were getting more penetration more push said head coach Matt Mitchell.
Adversity can strike any time and it can come in a variety of ways. No matter if its in the form of lackluster play or a rash of injuries the Grand Valley State University football team has five games to right its own ship.