By: Kristin Whitman
The fourth home soccer game of the season against Columbus State University kicks off Friday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m.
The battle between the Blazers and the Cougars will be the beginning of a seven game home stand for VSU.
CSU (8-0-1) is the second best team in the Peach Belt Conference and VSU (4-4-1) also holds the No. 2 spot in the GSU.
The 2013 season was a tight battle for the Blazers and Cougars, finishing with a 2-1 victory for CSU.
The Blazers took an early lead to the game. In the eighth minute of play, a ball was lined up for a corner kick and played perfectly into the back of the net making it a 1-0 VSU.
In the 20th minute, CSU pushed an attack into the box and earned a penalty kick after a VSU player touched the ball with her hand, tying the game at 1-1.
With time running out in the 1-1 game CSU scored by drilling a corner kick in the 81st minute.
Making it clear that VSU wants to come back with vengeance this year, Olivia Mill’s senior goal keeper, stated the importance of Friday’s game.
“We want to bring our most outstanding defensive performance against Columbus State by staying composed throughout the match,” Mills said.
According to head coach Rebecca Nolin, this is a very important potential win for this team.
According to Mills, VSU was not happy with its tie against Mississippi College last Sunday but they will now focus on making adjustments to prepare for this grueling match against CSU on Friday.