Grand Valley football team plays Colorado State-Pueblo during 2023 home opener at Lubbers Stadium

No. 7 Lakers meet No. 19 Assumption during Family Weekend

No. 7 Grand Valley squares off against No. 19 Assumption University, capping a slate of Family Weekend events and festivities across campus. Kickoff is 1 p.m. on September 16 at Lubbers Stadium. 

Grand Valley earned its first win of the season, and picked up the first win under new head coach Scott Wooster, by beating Colorado State-Pueblo, 57-49, in double overtime last week.

Running back Tariq Reid scored on a 25-yard touchdown run that gave the Lakers the lead in the second overtime, and safety Cole Patritto deflected a CSU-Pueblo pass on fourth down to secure the win. Reid had a career-high four rushing touchdowns in the game.

Assumption enters the game following two wins to start its season. The Greyhounds beat Kutztown University in their season opener and downed Southern Connecticut State University last week. 

The Greyhounds’ offense is led by quarterback Jake Cady, who has thrown for 517 yards, eight touchdowns and an interception this season, running back Raekwon Washington and receiver Baley Collier. 

The game is a sellout, but students can enter the game with a valid student ID. 

Fans can watch the game online at FloSports. The game will also be broadcast on the radio at WLAV-FM 96.9 (, WJRW-FM 106.1/WJRW-AM 1340 and WLCS-FM 98.3. 

Spanish-speaking fans can listen to games on La Poderosa 93.3 FM and 810 AM in Grand Rapids and 103.1 FM and 1080 AM in the Midland and Lansing areas. 

Women’s soccer

The Lakers face another big test of the young season, meeting rival Ferris State at 7 p.m. on September 15. 

Grand Valley heads into the game following a dominating 2-1 win over No. 8 Minnesota State on September 10 and improving to 2-1-1 this season.

Grand Valley holds a commanding 33-3-5 all-time record against the Bulldogs, but has just one win in their last seven meetings. In their last game, Ferris State bounced the Lakers from the NCAA Midwest Regionals, playing to a scoreless draw then advancing 3-1 on penalty kicks. 

Tune in to FloSports for live coverage of the game.


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