GVL / Daniel Pacheco

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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GVSU vs Dixie State Football Quick Recap

The Grand Valley State football team remained undefeated on the season with a win on Saturday, Oct. 6, beating the Dixie State Trailblazers 35-14. With the win, the Lakers improve to 6-0 on the season. Quarterback Bart Williams threw for 237 yards, completing 57 percent of his passes and throwing three touchdowns, all going to Austin Paritee. Paritee also gained 121 yards receiving on six receptions.

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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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Courtesy / Al Steible

Team speed and depth help GVSU Cross Country to strong showing at Loyola Lakeside

With ideal running conditions at 50 degrees and sunshine, the men and women both managed to have runners finish first and second collegiality among all competitors. Senior Zach Panning finished first with an 8k time of 23:48, while sophomore Enael Woldemichael took second with a time of 23:51. Sarah Berger finished first with a 5k time of 16:57 and Allie Ludge was right behind her at 16:58 for the women’s team.

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Kendall Yerkes sets the ball. GVL / Sheila Babbitt

Battle tested: GVSU volleyball splits weekend matches

The first game against Northwood on Friday, Sept. 28 was a clean 3-0 sweep for the Lakers improving their overall record to 11-5. The Lakers scored 25-12, 27-25, and 25-2. GVSU had very balanced offensive to defensive strategies against the Timberwolves. Overall, the Lakers led in kills (45-34), assists (37-33), blocks (six-two) and digs (69-54). Quickly shutting Northwood out the first game kept momentum high and gave the Lakers an advantage over the next two sets that would help them beat Northwood in stats and score. 

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The team practices pitching the ball onto the green. The team participated in some drills on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.  GVL / Archive

GVSU men's golf performs well, Mitchell White earns GLIAC Golfer of the Week

The Grand Valley State University men’s golf team traveled to Findlay Country Club on Sept. 24 and 25 to participate in the Doc Spragg Fall Invitational. This is only the second tournament of the year for the Lakers, the first of which saw them take home the victory. This tournament would have a similar finish. On day one of the tournament, GVSU shot a 291 as a team, good enough to put them in second place going into the final round. The only team to perform better was the University of Indianapolis, with UIndy shooting a 288.

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GVL / Sheila Babbitt Football game vs Michigan Tech on September 22, 2018.

High five: Lakers destroy Northwood 52-7 to remain unscathed

After winning back-to-back GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week honors, quarterback Bart Williams was only allowed to throw seven passes before giving way to the second string during the Lakers’ blowout of Northwood, defeating the Timberwolves 52-7 on the road in a true team effort. Williams made the most of his short stint on the field, completing five passes for 129 yards and one touchdown. His second completion, a 23-yard pass to Jalen Bryant, made him the school’s all-time leader in pass yardage, surpassing Cullen Finnerty. 

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GVL / Sheila Babbitt Football game vs Michigan Tech on September 22, 2018.

Behind the face mask with Bart Williams

The Grand Valley State football team is off to a dominant start during the 2018 football season after ripping off four straight wins. Much of that success can be attributed to the play of quarterback Bart Williams, who has thrown for 1,038 yards and 13 touchdowns with zero interceptions.  As is the case with everybody, though, there is more to the new all-time school record holder in pass touchdowns. I took some time out of my day to hang out with the school’s four-year starter and talk about more than just what’s happening on the field.

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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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