In a battle between two nationally ranked teams, No. 19 Lake Erie was upended by No. 16 Grand Valley by a score of 14-4 at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium. The Friday evening showdown served as the season opener for both teams.
A pair of nationally ranked teams will square off Friday evening as No. 19 Lake Erie hosts No. 16 Grand Valley State in the season opener at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium. Both teams had excellent 2018 campaigns that saw both teams combine for 29 wins and five losses.
Defending champion Lake Erie has been selected third in the 2019 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Coaches Poll presented by Under Armour that was released this morning. The Storm, who are coming off of the best season in program history, received 40 points and one of the eight first place votes.
After last year’s banner season that resulted in an undefeated G-MAC season and championship, Lake Erie is ranked in the preseason national polls by both Nike/US Lacrosse Magazine and IWLCA. The Storm will enter the season at No. 19 in the Nike/US Lacrosse Magazine Poll. The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association has Lake Erie slated at No. 24.