By Chris Moore
ACHA Staff Writer
Grand Valley State University (2-0-0 ACHA) made the long trip to Marquette this past weekend to take on the Northern Michigan University Wildcats (2-2-0 ACHA).
In the first game, GVSU started out slow and sloppy, falling behind 1-0 after the first, but with help of goals from Nate Morang and two from Phil Murray, the Lakers prevailed in their season opener, 3-1. Robert Divoricek was spectacular in net for NMU, but couldn't hold on against the constant Laker pressure.
In the second game, things went a little better for the Lakers, jumping up 3-0 halfway through the first period and keeping up the pressure throughout the game to win easily 10-0. Murray again added two goals, along with Rick Lehman and Tim Hillebrand. Goaltender Chris Moore kept the shutout with 26 saves.
The Lakers travel down to Bowling Green next weekend to face the Falcons in two league games. Last year, GVSU swept the Falcons in two close games.