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GVSU Girl’s Soccer Team facing Purdue Northwest in the GLIAC Tournament on October 30th, 2018.  GVL / Emily Modloff

Champs: GVSU soccer beats trio of conference foes en route to GLIAC title

The Grand Valley State women’s soccer team dominated the GLIAC tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 30, Friday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 4 to win the GLIAC championship, defeating Purdue-Northwest 6-1 in the quarterfinal, Ashland 3-0 in the semis and Ferris State 4-0 in the title game.  Though the Lakers were ahead for the majority of the match against UPN on Tuesday, they seemed to be off-beat compared to their usual intense style of play. Head coach Jeff Hosler said that the team’s performance showed a lack of respect for the game and for their opponent, and was looking for a complete turnaround for Friday’s game.

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Cecilia Steinwascher, GVSU Soccer vs. Davenport,10/26/18, GVSU Soccer Filed.  GVL/Katherine Vasile

Postseason Preview: GVSU soccer looks to carry success into GLIAC Tournament

The Grand Valley State women’s soccer team secured their undefeated record in the regular season on Friday against Davenport University with a 5-0 win. Now, the team is looking ahead to starting the GLIAC tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The Lakers are heading into the tournament as the GLIAC Champions, sitting at No. 1 and beating out their opponents in almost every statistic. Head coach Jeff Hosler said that the team’s focus was first set on Davenport, as to not overlook them, and then prepare for next week.

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GVSU Soccer vs. Davenport,10/26/18, GVSU Soccer Filed.  GVL/Katherine Vasile

Undefeated: GVSU soccer blows out Davenport to cap off perfect season

The 1972 Dolphins, the 2007 Patriots, UCLA men’s basketball in the 60’s and UConn women’s basketball in the 2010s: there are few cases in the history of sports where teams have finished their respective regular season undefeated, and the 2018 Grand Valley State soccer team joined that elite group on Friday, Oct. 26 with a 5-0 win against Davenport. With this win, GVSU finishes the season with an impressive 17-0-1 record, including finishing the season on a 12-game win streak and winning all nine of their match-ups in the GLIAC. With this incredible regular season, the Lakers enter the GLIAC tournament this week as the top seed and will retain home-field advantage for the entirety of the tournament.

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#9 Madz Ham.  GVL / Archive

“Definitely Bittersweet”: Senior defender Madz Ham reflects on her GVSU career

Anyone who grew up watching USA women's soccer in the past 20 years knows that the last name ‘Hamm’ is synonymous with success on the soccer field, and that’s exactly the case for Grand Valley State, as senior Madz Ham’s final season with the Lakers draws to a close. Although her name is spelled differently, GVSU’s Ham has had an impressive career in Allendale, being the proverbial quarterback of the Laker defense and earning an All-GLIAC first team selection last season. 

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GVSU beats Ferris State in double overtime, remains undefeated

On Friday, Oct. 19, the Grand Valley State women’s soccer team faced off with one of GVSU’s biggest rivals: the Ferris State Bulldogs. Through the harsh weather and 110 total game minutes, the Lakers were able to add another win to their record to improve to 16-0-1.  The Lakers hit the road for a match-up against the Bulldogs, and found tough competition in Big Rapids, Mich. Throughout the first half, the Lakers dominated the field with six shots on goal and a lot of action by the Bulldogs goal. 

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GVL / Daniel Pacheco

Cardinal Down: GVSU soccer beats Saginaw Valley in overtime, remain undefeated on the year

The Lakers started out strong and quick, scoring their first goal in the first two minutes of the game. After a bit of bobbling around the goal, sophomore Sydney O’Donnell nabbed the ball on the left corner of the 18’ and was able to send it into the goal, unassisted. The Lakers showed great determination in keeping the Cardinals off the scoreboard, despite pressure in playing against cross-Valley rivals. Head coach Jeff Hosler said that the team doesn’t worry too much about their opponents, no matter who it is.

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GVSU soccer comes out on top against Michigan Tech

Throughout the first half of Friday’s game, it was a back and forth battle between the Lakers and Huskies, both aggressively trying to find the back of the net. With long, slick grass, some players found trouble getting their footing, adding difficulty to executing opportunities to score. Head coach Jeff Hosler encouraged his players to continue playing through the less-than-ideal field as both teams were fighting the same weather.

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Cooperate to dominate: GVSU soccer stays undefeated, beats Purdue Northwest 10-0

Domination has been the name of the game for the Grand Valley State women’s soccer team, and as they reach the midway point of their season, they continued to dominate on the field this past Friday, Sept. 28, traveling to Purdue-Northwest and beating the Pride 10-0. Goals were easy to come by in the match for the Lakers as Madeline Becker lead the team in scoring with three goals, all coming in the first half. This was the freshman’s first hat trick since joining the Lakers this fall.

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GVSU soccer continues on hot start, shuts out Indy 5-0

After losing a bit of their momentum in the past weekend, the Grand Valley State women’s soccer team swept University of Indianapolis on Tuesday, Sept. 18, earning the win over the Greyhound’s in a 5-0 match. The Lakers advance their record to 6-0-1 in the season. Tuesday’s game was the third game in five days for the Lakers with the previous two matches resulting in a close win over Northwood University and a draw against Ashland. Head coach Jeff Hosler felt good about the well-earned and needed win.

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