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National champs!

By Pete Barrows pbarrows@lanthorn.com It rolled across 25 yards of mud and slick grass, over 25 games without a loss, through soccer careers years in the making and a season spanning months and three seconds of the 5,400 played in Saturday’s Division II women’s soccer title game. And then it rolled past Argonaut keeper Sara Story’s lowered finger tips into the bottommost corner of the University of West Florida crease, like a car off the highway 800 miles away from home finally arriving at an intended and much desired destination.

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Katie Klunder

Battling the elements

Stiff winds raked across mud soaked turf Sunday as the Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team defeated Rockhurst University 5-0 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional.

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Freshman Gabbie Guibord taking the ball up the pitch against Northwood University.

Soccer advances to GLIAC semifinals

Since defeating the University of Tiffin 13-0 on Oct. 20, the Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team has averaged just 1.5 goals per game. Whether it was the offense experiencing a bit of a slump in the five previous games or the opposing defenses making adjustments, it was up to the Laker defense to lead the team to victory against Northwood University in the quarterfinals of the GLIAC Tournament.

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Undefeated

Despite 18 shots in the first half, the Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team’s final match of the regular season was not a demonstration of instant gratification.

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Taylor Callen

GVSU hold FSU to one shot in 1-0 win

For the Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team, sustained success is all a part of a recipe carefully measured and tactfully prepared. Like any other recipe, a single ingredient, a single game, can make all the difference.

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