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Tara Lierman celebrates Gabriella Mencotti's goal against Ohio Dominican on Sunday November 12, 2017.

GVSU soccer advances to Midwest Regional Championship after 4-0 win over Ohio Dominican

The road to their fifth straight NCAA National Championship appearance continues for the Grand Valley State soccer team. In the Midwest Regional Semifinals, the No. 1-seeded Lakers (19-3-0) didn’t skip a beat in their convincing 4-0 victory over the No. 5-seeded Ohio Dominican (16-5-2) in the rain Sunday, Nov. 12, at the GVSU soccer field. The win advances the Lakers to the Midwest Regional Championship.

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Quick hits: No. 1 NCAA Tournament soccer seeding, GVSU club sailing victory, return of radio basketball show

After an incredibly successful season and adding their 11th-straight GLIAC Tournament Championship under their belt, the Grand Valley State women’s soccer team can add one more notch to that belt as they enter the postseason. On Monday, Nov. 6, the Lakers (18-3-0, 9-0-0 GLIAC) were selected as the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. 

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Former GVSU soccer player Clare Carlson awarded NCAA Woman of the Year Top 30 Honoree

When GVSU athletic programs begin their recruiting search, there’s a consensus on the three distinct qualities that separate Lakers from athletes in any other program: dominating in their sport, going above and beyond in the classroom, and being willing and passionate about giving back to the community. Recently graduated GVSU soccer player Clare Carlson not only checked all three boxes, but she did so in fashion as she was recently awarded NCAA Woman of the Year Top 30 Honoree in Indianapolis, Indiana, Sunday, Oct. 22. 

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GVSU soccer sweeps road weekend series, claims GLIAC regular season title

Another year, another GLIAC regular season title.  Taking an eight-hour trip up north, the No. 3-ranked Grand Valley State soccer team (15-2, 9-0 GLIAC) didn’t come up empty-handed, claiming their 13th-straight GLIAC regular season title during the team’s 2-0 victory over Michigan Technological University Friday, Oct. 20, and 3-1 win over Northern Michigan University Sunday, Oct. 22. 

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Tara Lierman takes the ball to the net on Friday October 13, 2017.

GVSU soccer holds Purdue-Northwest to zero shots in 9-0 blowout victory

After the final whistle blew at the No. 4-ranked Grand Valley State soccer (12-2, 6-0 GLIAC) contest against Purdue University Northwest (0-11, 0-7 GLIAC), one team recorded a staggering 50 shots, while the other team had zero. Luckily for the Lakers, they were the team bringing the high-shooting numbers, dominating on all cylinders during the team’s 9-0 victory over Purdue-Northwest under the lights at home Friday, Oct. 13. Out of the Lakers’ 50 shots, 26 of them were shots on goal.

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