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New Coach Ready To Open Season

Written By: Kristin Whitman.

Valdosta State University women’s soccer team opens their season at North Georgia College Friday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m.

The team is looking to continue their success after their 10-0 win over South Georgia State College in their scrimmage on Wednesday, Aug. 27.

First year head coach, Rebecca Nolin, was all smiles after the scrimmage and hopes to see the team play the same way, with as much intensity as they did at their practice game.

“Everyone on this team has a duty and if they work hard and communicate, like they know how, I truly believe we will come out on top,” Nolin said.

Senior Abbi Edwards plays as one of the forwards for the team this year. This is her fourth year with the women’s soccer team and she hopes for “big things” out of this team in their upcoming game.

“I expect hard work and dedication out of these girls this year and I really think as a team we will succeed,” Edwards said.

Looking to start out on the right foot, the team prepares for the game by having an intense week of practice.

“If we play the ball and work together with all the talent that we have on this team, I truly believe we will come home with a win against North Georgia,” Nolin said.

This is an important game to start off the season with, and a big deal for the seniors of the team.

“This is our last year and we have worked four years to make this program what it is,” Edwards said. “I really hope we can start off with a win. I think we have all the potential to do so.”

Even with the commanding win over SGSC the Lady Blazers still look to improve with their communication and working on formations.

“We could improve by tweaking some of our formations but all and all, we played an awesome scrimmage game and hope to bring this confidence and hard work to the first official game,” Nolin said.


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