Quick Hits 10/24


Anthony Clark Jr., Sports Editor

Men’s DI and DIII Hockey clubs continuing strong start to season

Grand Valley State University’s Division I hockey club has had a promising start to the 2022-23 season as they currently sit at 8-3 after their most recent matchup against the University of Illinois.

The Lakers faced this opponent in back-to-back matchups and defeated them 7-2 on Oct. 21 and completed a shutout on Oct. 22 that finished 5-0.

GVSU will continue its road trip as they face off against Roosevelt University in another pair of matches between Oct. 28-29. 

On the other end of things, the men’s DIII club has started an undefeated streak after defeating their first two opponents; Davenport University and Michigan State University.

The Lakers pulled out a close 4-2 battle against the Panthers on Oct. 13 to start their season, and would ultimately win the following match against them, 7-1 in a dominant showing. More recently, the club also closed out their matchup against the Spartans with a 5-2 score.

Information regarding the DI and DIII schedules can be found on gvsu.edu/clubsports.

GV rugby programs putting on successful showings

Both the men’s and women’s rugby clubs have added several wins to their overall records as both seasons are nearing a close.

The women’s club is currently 3-1 as they have defeated Michigan State (31-22), Western Michigan (32-17) and Saginaw Valley State (32-21). The Lakers were also originally scheduled to face Calvin College but the match was canceled due to unknown reasons.

GVSU’s first loss was in a tough match against Bowling Green State that finished 26-42.

The men’s club is also tallying several wins after dropping their first matchup of the season against Notre Dame, 3-20. Since then, the club has defeated Calvin College (93-5), Central Michigan (26-18), Trine University (50-7) and were given a win against the University of Toledo after the team forfeited the match.

The men’s team will play their next home match in an undecided matchup against either Oakland University or Ferris State on Oct. 29 with a 1 p.m. kickoff.

The women’s final match of the season will also be played on the same date against Ferris State in Big Rapids.

GV swim and dive drop matchup against UIndy

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs lost their recent meet against the University of Indianapolis on Oct. 22 that finished 178-115 (men’s) and a close 155-143 (women’s).

GVSU’s next match is on the road against Northern Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 29 starting at 12:30 p.m.