GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Jayci Suseland (15) leaps up to try to make a block. The Lakers fall to the Bulldogs of Ferris State with a final score of 1-3 Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 in Allendale.

Brower, Suseland duo a force for GVSU volleyball

The Blackhawks and the Red Wings. The University of Michigan and Ohio State. No matter where people turn in life, personal rivalries play a huge role. It could be that scrappy point guard from a rival high school. Maybe it’s the kid who sat two rows to the left that always got the highest grade in the class. Or maybe it’s something all the way back to a kid playing backyard football with the neighborhood kids.

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GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Jayci Suseland (15) spikes the volleyball over the net and past a Ferris blocker. The Lakers fall to the Bulldogs of Ferris State with a final score of 1-3 Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 in Allendale.

GVSU volleyball downs Tiffin, Ashland at home

The Grand Valley State volleyball team lost a set to the Tiffin Dragons for the first time in school history on Friday. The rest of the weekend would go their way, though, as the Lakers came away with two home victories at Fieldhouse Arena over the Tiffin Dragons (9-8, 3-6 GLIAC) Oct. 7 and the Ashland Eagles (10-8, 4-5 GLIAC) Oct. 8, both by scores of 3-1 to raise their record to 10-6 (5-3 GLIAC).

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GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Jayci Suseland (15). The Lakers fall to the Bulldogs of Ferris State with a final score of 1-3 Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 in Allendale.

GVSU volleyball splits two-game road trip

The Grand Valley State volleyball team split their weekend series with a win at Ohio Dominican (4-9, 1-5 GLIAC) Friday, Sept. 30 by a score of 3-1 and then a loss at Lake Erie (10-6, 3-3 GLIAC) Saturday, Oct. 1 by the same score. The Lakers now sit at 8-6 (3-3 GLIAC). The first match against the Ohio Dominican Panthers was close. The bout featured 20 ties and 12 lead changes (25-23, 24-26, 25-22, and 26-24).

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GVL / Kevin Sielaff - Staci Brower (21) winds up for a kill. Grand Valley squares off against Ohio Dominican and claims the victory with a final score of 3-1.

GVSU volleyball sweeps four game road trip

Few feelings surpass the sheer delight brought upon competitors than the feeling after a big victory. The Grand Valley State volleyball team felt that feeling four times this weekend. The 1-3 Lakers travelled to California, Pennsylvania to take on four out-of-state opponents and beat them all, losing only two sets total in the process.

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