The Grand Valley State University women’s football team has won more national championships than any program in Division II history.
The No.1-ranked Lakers now have one more hardware chance after beating Central Missouri 1-0 Sunday afternoon at home to advance to the Final Four. The Lakers are the seed and will face Lenoir-Rhyne Thursday at 1 p.m. in Colorado Springs.
This is the 13th time that Grand Valley has qualified for the Final Four. Grand Valley has won six national crowns.
Grand Valley, 22-1-2, scored a first-half goal in Sunday’s quarterfinal and held it up with their 16th shutout of the season. After a flurry of shots – one off the bar, one save and one deflected, senior striker Caitie Baron de Novi found the ball at her feet in the middle of the box and was able to hit it in front of the keeper inside. from the right post. 16th shutout of the season.
The Lakers are the reigning national champions, having won the title in 2019 before last season was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grand Valley also won championships in 2009 and 2010 and added three more from 2013 to 2015. The Lakers have been vice-national four times.
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