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Soccer takes a loss before last home game of the season

Forward/midfielder Madison Cutts dribbles the ball down the field to Blazer territory as a West Florida player runs in to intercept. The Blazers took a loss before the last home game of the season. (Photo Courtesy: Lexis Lloyd)

Written by Julia Rodriguez, Staff Writer

VSU’s Women’s Soccer suffered a loss against West Florida with a score of 0-3  at home on Wednesday.

The Lady Blazers overall record changed to (4-10-2) as a result of the Gulf South Conference loss.

The West Florida Argonauts are one of VSU’s biggest rivals and it was expected to be a tough match. Last season The Blazers lost to West Florida and in 2013 the teams tied.  West Florida is ranked No. 3 in the conference with a record of (8-3) while Valdosta State is ranked No.11  in with a record of (3-7-1).

Senior McCall Gardner was a key player in this game as goalie with twelve saves.

“I am proud of the team,” goalie, McCall Gardner said. “Results don’t show our true potential and we are ready to come back strong Saturday and leave it all on the field.”

The game started with a steady back and forth however, as the game continued West Florida began to dominate. The first half ended in a 0-0 tie with four shots made by Valdosta and eight shots by West Florida.

This year’s team is a new team and although they came out hard, West Florida was put together just enough more to win the game.

A big problem was being marked up on back posts which is something to be improved upon and fixed during practice to avoid letting the opponents get easy goals according to Gardner.

Next up for The Blazers is Oct. 31 against West Alabama at 7 p.m.  The game on Saturday is the last home game for the Valdosta State women’s soccer team and the seniors will be recognized.

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