Oct. 10, 2010

Courtesy of GVSU Athletics

Allendale, Mich. -
The No. 4 Grand Valley State women's soccer team defeated conference rival Saginaw Valley State 3-0 on Sunday (Oct. 10) in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action. The Lakers recorded all three goals in the first 45 minutes of action to claim the victory. GVSU will host Northern Michigan on Friday, Oct. 15 at 4:00 p.m. at the GVSU Soccer Fields.

The Lakers got on the scoreboard with just six minutes into the game. Sophomore Ashley Botts notched her sixth goal of the year after she rebounded a blocked shot took by Kayla Addison. Then during the 16th minute, Addison notched a goal of her own, her team-high ninth on the year. Addison stole the ball from a Cardinal defender from the right side and then turned and knocked the ball in the back of the net, giving GVSU a 2-0 lead.

Grand Valley State added its third goal of the match at the 20:31 mark. Junior Erin Mruz was set up by teammates Jaleen Dingledine and Botts. Botts crossed the ball over from the right side, where Dingledine then found Mruz. Mruz kicked the ball from inside the box, giving the Lakers a 3-0 win.

GVSU controlled the ball for most of the game, by holding Saginaw Valley State to just one corner kick, while the Lakers took nine. Grand Valley State also dominated in the shot column, by taking 40 shots, including 25 on goal. The Cardinals only attempted six shots, two of which were shots on goal. Goalkeeper Chelsea Parise recorded her seventh shutout win and notched two saves during the match.

The Lakers claimed their 11th shutout victory and advanced their record to 11-1-1 overall and 8-1-1 in GLIAC. Saginaw Valley State falls to 6-5-1 overall, 5-4-1 GLIAC.