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Freshman Abby Aiken goes up for a spike during a past match.

Aiken advantage of opportunities

The emergence of a go-to player has sparked quite a run for the surging Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball team. Junior captain Abby Aiken has taken her game to the next level this season by learning to flourish in a leadership role that has helped guide GVSU to its best start since 2008. “All of the great teams here have had somebody who is a go-to player, a person who steps up in the big moment,” head coach Deanne Scanlon said.

	GVL / Hannah Mico. Junior Kaitlyn Wolters sets the ball up for a team mate during the Lakers’ second game on Saturday againt Findlay.

Get the brooms out

The No. 20 Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball team is finding new ways to dominate opposing teams from the GLIAC.

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No. 12 Abby Aiken and No. 15 Kaleigh Lound block the ball against SMSU.

?Midseason Grades: Volleyball earns A-

It would be an understatement to say the No. 20 Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball team has exceeded its expectations midway through its 2013 campaign. GVSU (14-3, 8-1 GLIAC) currently holds the No. 1 spot in the conference after being tabbed as the North Division’s third-best team in the 2013 GLIAC Coaches’ Preseason Volleyball Poll.

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Sophomore Kaleigh Lound

Laker winning streak ends at eight games

The eight-game winning streak belonging to the No. 17 Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball team was snapped on Tuesday night in a 3-2 loss (23-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-16, 10-15) against No. 22 Ferris State University inside a packed Ewigleben Sports Arena in Big Rapids, Mich.