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Brugnoni powers GV in series win at Walsh

Senior Giancarlo Brugnoni makes the play at first base. GV / Emily Frye.

Brugnoni powers GV in series win at Walsh


By JAY BUSHEN Published 04/13/14 9:07pm

Brugnoni hit his 40th and 41st career home runs in his first two at-bats of a three-game series as the No. 15 Grand Valley State University baseball team took two out of three games (a 10-1 win, a 5-2 win and a 15-12 loss) at Walsh University to maintain its place atop the GLIAC standings.


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GV women's tennis team posts 2-2 road trip

GV women's tennis team posts 2-2 road trip

GVSU traveled to Hope College on Thursday for a non-conference matchup before making a trip to Pennsylvania for a trio of non-conference games on Saturday and Sunday. GVSU ousted Hope 7-2, split its games on Saturday and lost a 5-4 contest on Sunday.
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Skomial leads Lakers to fifth straight win

Skomial leads Lakers to fifth straight win

The Lakers won their fourth and fifth consecutive games over the weekend, blanking Alderson-Broaddus University in a 20-0 rout on Friday before topping Tiffin University 15-9 on Sunday.
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GVSU falls 2-0 in spring exhibition at MSU

GVSU falls 2-0 in spring exhibition at MSU

A Miley Cyrus fueled playlist blared on the bus ride home from East Lansing after a final game of the spring season – a season where last year’s NCAA Division II national title counts little – in which the Grand Valley State University soccer team was defeated 2-0 by Michigan State University.
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Cleary, Lakers push winning streak to nine

Cleary, Lakers push winning streak to nine

With the bases loaded at a crucial spot in a crucial game, Grand Valley State University senior Briauna Taylor stepped to the plate with a chance to break the tie. She stood in the box amidst a 2-2 count, and delivered.
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GV honors Jamie Hosford in Spring Classic

GV honors Jamie Hosford in Spring Classic

Parents, alumni and fans alike did their best to determine who was who at the 2014 Spring Classic as all members of the Grand Valley State University football team donned the same jersey number.
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Andrasik, Gevaart dazzle as GV sweeps LSSU

Andrasik, Gevaart dazzle as GV sweeps LSSU

On Wednesday afternoon, the Grand Valley State University softball team hosted Lake Superior State University in a doubleheader for its first home games of the 2014 season. In the first of the two games, GVSU sophomore Sara Andrasik took to the circle with hopes of extending the team’s streak of three straight scoreless games. It appeared that the streak would continue in game one, until LSSU picked up a run in the sixth inning.
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Lakers take seventh at The Jewell

The Grand Valley State University men’s golf team finished seventh on Sunday at The Jewell, a 22-team event held at the Elks Run Golf Club at Batavia, Ohio. GVSU senior Chris Cunningham carded a five-over par 76 on Saturday and a three-under par 68 on Sunday to finish fifth individually.
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Franklin earns weekly GLIAC honor

Senior sprinter Kalena Franklin of the No. 1 Grand Valley State University outdoor track and field team was tabbed as the GLIAC Athlete of the Week on Wednesday for her performance in the Big Blue Classic at Eastern Illinois University over the weekend. Franklin hit a pair of provisional marks and had a trio of top-five finishes at the two-day event.
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