Quick Hits 10/31


Anthony Clark Jr., Sports Editor

Women’s soccer club gearing up for national tournament

Grand Valley State University’s women’s soccer club has closed out its regular season schedule in a regional tournament played in Ann Arbor that finished with a disappointing 0-2 record.

In back-to-back matches, the Lakers faced off against the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Michigan women’s soccer club on Oct. 22.

UW-Madison came into it undefeated as their record stood at 9-0-0, while the Lakers maintained a solid 7-2-0 record themselves. However, the fierce opponent would ultimately be too much for the Lakers’ defense as GVSU would go on to drop the match, 1-6.

Following the loss, the Lakers were hoping to rebound and pull out with at least one win in the afternoon. However, UofM didn’t shy away on offense or defense as they shut out GVSU in a 0-6 finish.

With this tournament behind them and now maintaining a 7-4-0 record, the Lakers have quite a bit of time to regroup prior to the start of the postseason.

GVSU will play its first match in the national tournament on Nov. 17 in Round Rock, Texas as their first-round opponent has yet to be determined.

Women’s basketball to start 2022 season in home opener

After a disappointing ending to their national title run last season, the women’s basketball team is preparing for a redemption season this time around.

The Lakers fell to Glenville State in the final four of the NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship last year after finishing with an illustrious 31-3 record in the regular season while securing the regional championship title.

GVSU’s first game will be an exhibition match against Wisconsin-Whitewater at home on Friday, Nov. 4 and will tip-off at 2 p.m.

XC teams set to compete in GLIAC Championships

GVSU’s men’s and women’s cross-country teams are on the road this upcoming weekend in an attempt to take home the conference title.

Both teams are defending champions in not only the GLIAC Championships, but are also the reigning national champions. 

The men’s side is the only team to place first (twice overall) in a meet this season (Spartan Invite, Live in Lou Classic), while the women’s team has managed to place in the top four of all five meets they competed in. 

As both teams are coming off a second-place finish in their last competition (Jayhawk Invitational), the Lakers will hope to maintain their momentum and make a strong push to the finish line on Nov. 4.