With help from past dodgeball stars, the dodgeball club hosted its first alumni verses students game.
Last Friday, the dodgeball club teamed up with former SVSU graduates who had played on past teams to host a game between alumni and the Cardinals club team. Showing that they still had some skills, the alumni beat the current club team by a score of 2-1 in what club president Max Siler called a very competitive game.
“It was a very close and heated battle from start to finish,” Siler said. “It wasn’t just a game where a bunch of people were playing around.
“It was very competitive all the way through.”
Club vice president Lindsay Maynard said that it was no laughing … Read More…
Coming into Saturday, the men’s lacrosse club knew it had to either win or go home. Following a hot start, the club was unable to overcome Akron University and fell 9-6.
Despite coming out to an early 4-0 lead and carrying a 6-3 lead into the fourth quarter, the club was unable to keep things going. According to club president Patrick Gross, everything that could go wrong, did go wrong.
“Nobody really saw it coming when we were going into the fourth with the lead we had,” Gross said. “We had been playing great all game long and thought we had it.”
Assistant coach John Brand said losing the game in that fashion was a shocker for him and the … Read More…
Sunday, the Cardinals came in looking for a win to finish off the series with GLIAC-leading Wayne State University after dropping the first two games of the series.
Freshman right hander Dylan Wisniewski pitched a gem for the Cardinals, limiting the Warriors’ offense to two runs through nine innings of work.
“Dylan (Wisniewski) just went out there and threw strikes,” said senior third baseman Andy Orr. “He didn’t struggle to find the strike zone and he just went after guys.”
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Senior right hander Carson Beauchaine has started seven games for the Cardinals this season. He has posted a 2-4 record despite leading the team in strikeouts with 31 in 40 innings of work.
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Students who love history were given the opportunity to share information about subjects they are passionate about.
Last Tuesday, the History Club hosted its first annual student speaker series. The student-led event allowed history students to give an academic presentation to assist in preparing them for future endeavors involving history. Three students presented topics that pertained to their particular interests.
By presenting topics in an academic setting, club president and history senior Jeremy Killion said the club wanted to do a professional presentation to help students going forward in the history field.
“We wanted to put on an event that gives students in the history program a chance to gain some good experience presenting topics,” Killion said. “In graduate school … Read More…
With only a handful of games scheduled for the remainder of the season, the men’s lacrosse club is looking to make a playoff push.
Sunday, the team improved its record to 8-2 on the season with a 14-5 victory over the University of Michigan – Flint. With most of the team’s season cut short due to inclement weather, most of the players are just happy to be on the field and be in the playoff hunt.
“It’s been fun getting out onto the field and winning, especially getting to play on the football field,” said first-year club member Jeffry Wood. “It’s been great getting to play on turf and enjoying a field that doesn’t flood.”
The team has enjoyed multiple … Read More…
The baseball team dropped two out of three games against Walsh University last weekend.
Sunday, the Cardinals came into the bottom of the ninth inning up 3-1 before the Cavaliers rallied, scoring two runs to tie and send the game into extra innings. In the bottom of the 10th, Walsh scored an unearned run to take the series.
“Errors and defense have been our Achilles heel this season,” said senior catcher Chet LaFave. “It seems like we commit every error at the wrong time, when the game is on the line and we just can’t finish.”
Heading into the ninth inning with a one-run lead, senior third baseman Andy Orr singled to left, scoring freshman second baseman Dylin Eschenburg to … Read More…
With weather making play at home impossible, the men’s baseball team traveled to Canton, Ohio, for a three-game series with Malone University.
Sunday, the Cardinals finished out their three-game series against Malone, dropping the third game by a score of 3-2. The loss came despite a solid pitching performance from senior Michael Schaaf in which he went five innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on eight hits while striking out three.
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Senior third baseman Andy Orr has hit .333 in 2013 along with 16 RBIs and 29 hits. He, along with senior catcher
Chet LaFave and sophomore shortstop Chris Perkovich, have helped anchor a potent middle of the lineup.
Overall, SVSU’s pitching kept Malone in check … Read More…
With five wins in the team’s last six games, the men’s baseball team is looking to continue powering its way through its GLIAC schedule.
The weekend for SVSU proved to be a powerful showing of the team’s offensive capabilities. Saturday, the Cardinals beat Lake Erie 14-9 in the first game before taking the second game 4-2. Sunday, the team capped off the road trip by smashing seven home runs in a 16-6 rout.
Vanguard photo | Taylor LaPlace
Senior catcher Chet Lafave has helped lead the Cardinals offensive assault this season, batting .329 with 20 runs batted in, including three home runs. Lafave has been an mainstay on the Cardinals roster for the last three years, handling the pitching staff
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The Intercultural Night helped educate and entertain last week by connecting cultures.
International students from nine countries came together to perform acts and skits in the 12th annual event. Set to the theme of “around the world 50 years ago,” each act depicted events and showed facts about a country’s history from 1963.
Those who saw the event as well as those who organized it agreed that shows such as the Intercultural Night are pivotal in helping bridge the gap between cultures while helping international students settle in while staying in a new country.
“It really allows some of the international students to come out and show off their identity and culture,” said Intercultural Night Director Deborah Rickert. “It gives … Read More…
The 2013 women’s lacrosse team is expecting big things this season.
Dealing with the inconsistent weather, the women’s club has played five games and one scrimmage for a 3-2 record including a win over Division-I Central Michigan University. Considering the team’s history of inconsistency and losing seasons, this year’s squad is optimistic.
“We’ve come out really strong and we’re already ahead of the game,” said freshman Tessa Curatti. “We just need to fight through and keep up our play and we’ll be successful.”
This year’s team features a number of underclassmen with enough juniors to provide experience and leadership. While most sports may suffer from the abundance of inexperienced players, the girls at SVSU seem to be more prepared than … Read More…