GV takes big lead in BOTV

The “Battle of the Valleys” has been a one-sided affair between Grand Valley State University and Saginaw Valley State University since the start of the fall season.

GVSU, which most recently had its indoor track and field teams notch two victories at SVSU on Saturday, has now defeated the Cardinals in all eight head-to-head competitions between the institutions.

The Laker football and volleyball teams highlighted the fall season by posting 2-0 records against SVSU. The football team won its games by a combined score of 89-41, while the volleyball team earned a 3-0 sweep in both matches.

The GVSU women’s tennis team also recorded an 8-1 victory on Sep. 20, while the national champion soccer team chipped in with a 1-0 shutout on Sep. 27.

The rivalry figures to heat up again this week, as both the men’s and women’s basketball teams will clash on Thursday night in University Center, Mich.