GVSU Quick Hits

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GVSU women’s basketball beats No. 19 Marquette on last-second bucket in exhibition game

The Grand Valley State women’s basketball team got their new season started with a huge win – although it won’t count on their record – on Thursday, Nov. 1 as they traveled to Wisconsin and beat the No. 19 ranked Marquette Golden Eagles, 77-75.

Junior center Cassidy Boensch, who led all Lakers in scoring with 28 points, hit a layup with four seconds left that would ultimately be the game-winning bucket.

GVSU dominated the Golden Eagles for the majority of the game, leading the contest for 35 of the 40 total game minutes, leading by double digits at one point and shooting 50 percent from the field. They also bested Marquette in rebounds (38-28), while managing to also turn the ball over less (18-16).

The Lakers will open their regular season at home this Friday, Nov. 9 against Maryville before a Saturday afternoon match-up with Missouri-St.Louis.

GVSU sweeps 2018 GLIAC cross country championships

The Grand Valley State men’s and women’s cross country teams started the 2018 postseason with a sweep of the GLIAC at the Gainey Sports Complex in Grand Rapids this weekend.

The men captured their 17th straight conference title in the 8k race, while the women claimed their 18th consecutive and 19th overall GLIAC Championship with 17 points. Prior to the race, both teams entered the race ranked No. 3 in the nation in the most recent U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Championships Coaches Association poll.

The cross country program also boast both the men’s and women’s Runners of the Year, as senior Zach Panning and graduate student Sarah Berger were able to claim the titles. Both runners finished first in their respective races.

GVSU will now prep for the NCAA Midwest Regional Championsips hosted by Hillsdale College on Saturday, Nov. 17.

GVSU men’s and women’s swimming & diving splits GLIAC matchups

Both the GVSU men’s and women’s teams split their two GLIAC meets last weekend, as they both beat Saginaw Valley State before falling to Northern Michigan on Saturday, Nov. 3.

In the SVSU meet, the men were able to beat the Cardinals, 204-76. The women were also able to dominate in the water, drowning the Cardinals 214-84 on Saturday.

Neither of the Laker teams were able to claim victories against the Wildcats, as the men lost to NMU 174.5-122.5 and the women came up short, losing by a reasonable margin, 171.5-115.5.

Neither the men or women diving teams have meets this week, so they will look to prepare for their home meet against Ball State on Saturday, Nov. 17. The meet is at the GVSU Fieldhouse Pool, and will begin at 1 p.m.

Varsity Schedule

Football: Saturday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m., Home vs Wayne State

W. Basketball: Friday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m., Home vs Maryville, Saturday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m., Home vs Missouri-St. Louis

Soccer: Midwest Regionals, Game time, location, and opponent TBA

M. Basketball: Saturday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m., vs Alderson-Broaddus, Sunday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m., vs Davis & Elkins