GVL / Kevin Sielaff - Staci Brower (21) celebrates with her teammates after a point scored. Grand Valley squares off against Ohio Dominican and claims the victory with a final score of 3-1.

GVSU volleyball wins pair of conference matchups

The Grand Valley State volleyball team was given a slight scare on Halloween weekend, but was able to block out the past and get back on track. GVSU (16-8, 10-3 GLIAC) needed all five sets on Friday to knock off Northern Michigan (17-8, 6-7 GLIAC) by scores of 25-20, 20-25, 25-22, 12-25, 15-10.

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Senior Carly Gross assists the volleyball team with drills during practice on Oct. 20th. Gross suffered a back injury during the off season in spring 2015. However, after undergoing back surgery, it is unknown when or if she will be able to return to the court.

GVSU seniors stick around after career-changing injuries

Although they might never play in another varsity volleyball match, Grand Valley State seniors Carley Gross and Audrey Kidd aren't taking the easy way out by bailing on the team. Rather, Gross and Kidd are embracing their roles and their career paths, and helping every way they can. “The respect I have for these girls means so much more to me than the game of volleyball,” Gross said.