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GVSU sweeps outdoor track & field GLIACs

Grand Valley State’s GLIAC dominance in the track & field arena continued over the weekend with a sweep of the 2015 GLIAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. With the win, the women’s squad captured its 16th consecutive GLIAC title, while the men pick up their fourth in five years.

The female Lakers blew away the competition, finishing with 159 points – nearly 50 more than the runners-up from Hillsdale (109.50). Tiffin finished third with 100 points.

The men’s field saw a closer contest, but GVSU still managed to prevail. The Lakers earned 157 points, topping Ashland (143) and Hillsdale (103) to take the title.

Laker baseball splits series with Malone

The Grand Valley State baseball squad split a doubleheader with Malone on Saturday, May 2. The No. 13 Lakers (29-15, 20-10 GLIAC) earned a dramatic 3-2 victory in the first match before dropping the nightcap 2-1.

Redshirt junior Patrick Kelly continued his outstanding season in game one, surrendering two runs in six innings of work to pick up his seventh consecutive win. Despite the strong start, it took a three-run outburst from GVSU in the final frame to steal the victory.

Pitching was the story of game two as well. The Lakers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but failed to add to their lead and fell 2-1 in a nine-inning tilt.

Women’s lacrosse garners awards

After leading Grand Valley State lacrosse to a third consecutive undefeated GLIAC season, Laker head coach Alicia Groveston earned her third consecutive GLIAC Coach of the Year award.

Joining Groveston in the award three-peat was senior captain Alyssa Neumen, who, for the third straight year, took home the GLIAC Defender of the Year award.

Neumen was also named to the All-GLIAC First Team along with teammates Sarah Lowe, Erika Neumen, Ryan Skomial and Caitlin Wojichowski.

All-GLIAC Second Team laurels were handed out to Brooke Ingraham, Zoe Stiemann and Sarah Zwilsky, while Carolyn Kraus and Kelly Leibovitz earned spots on the All-GLIAC Honorable Mention Team.