GVL / Hannah Mico. Junior Abby Aiken spikes the ball down on Ashland’s team during the Lakers’ second match on Sunday.

Full speed ahead

The Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball team certainly appears to have all the characteristics of a group primed for a deep playoff push.

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GVSU volleyball celebrates as GLIAC champs

Champions don’t cower in the face of adversity. They dance. The No. 15 Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball team celebrated its first outright GLIAC regular season championship since 2008 over the weekend by furthering its dominance of GLIAC competition with a pair of four-set road victories at Northwood University and Hillsdale College.

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Junior Christina Canepa

She can dig it

The poise of junior libero Christina Canepa means everything to the Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball team when it’s time to dig deep.

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Senior Megan Schroeder (11) and sophomore Kaleigh Lound (15)

Back on top

The players representing the Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball team have been all smiles on the court lately after a jubilant ascent to the top of the GLIAC.

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Ally Simmons (8) and Kaitlyn Wolters (7) block a Ferris State players spike.

On a roll

A crowd of more than 1,000 erupted in cheers as junior captain Abby Aiken tallied the game-winning spike that put a decisive end to the battle for first place. Aiken made her offensive presence felt as the No. 16 Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball team took a commanding lead atop the GLIAC standings after getting its revenge against rival No. 24 Ferris State University in three sets (25-20, 25-22, 30-28) on Tuesday night at the Fieldhouse Arena.

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