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Pierce leads the swarm in 22-21 victory over UWA

The No. 12 ranked Blazers welcomed No. 22 West Alabama into Bazemore-Hyder Stadium for a highly anticipated conference game on Homecoming weekend. The game did not disappoint, as VSU came back to win a 22-21 thriller. West Alabama held a 21-16 lead with 5:25 remaining until junior cornerback Matt Pierce took an interception 85 yards for a touchdown to give ...

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Blazer Volleyball

The VSU Blazers will travel to Pensacola, FL this weekend to take on four teams in the Gulf South/Sunshine State Crossover Tournament. VSU is going in to the tournament looking to continue the strong play they’ve shown as of late. The Blazers dropped three straight matches before the group responded by sweeping their next six sets, resulting in two big ...

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Blazers aim to scorch Tigers Saturday

For the second straight week, VSU made the trek into Arkansas. However, the Blazers left feeling much better about themselves than in the previous week as they ousted Ouachita Baptist by a 40-13 score. The win gives the team confidence heading into conference play but the biggest question coming out of Saturday; will Coach David Dean march out a different ...

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Mills records eighth shutout of season in big 1-0 match victory

VSU forward Rebecca Miller scored the only goal in the women’s soccer 1-0 victory over South Carolina-Aiken Wednesday night, placing them at 9-3 on the season, 4-1 in conference play. Blazer Defender Lizzie Lohmar gave Miller the assist to finally give them the determining goal on their 12th shot. Although the Blazer offense wasn’t executing, their defense continues to come ...

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Football suffers first upset

The VSU football team traveled to Arkansas-Monticello last weekend riding a high of momentum following its advancement up the polls to the number four Division II team in the country; however, the excitement would be short lived as the Blazers were upset 23-9 by the Boll Weevils. The Blazers entered the fourth quarter up by a 6-3 score however Arkansas-Monticello ...

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VSU volleyball struggles

VSU women’s volleyball dominated Albany State on the Golden Rams home court Tuesday night, providing a much needed recovery from a tough weekend resulting in two conference losses for the Blazers. The Blazers faced off against conference foes, the North Alabama Lions, Friday night. The Blazers lost a sloppy first set 21-25. VSU followed with a relatively easy second set ...

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Women’s soccer looks ahead

Valdosta State women’s soccer team (7-3) will travel to Florence, Ala. to face North Alabama (9-2) this Sunday following their first conference loss last week to powerhouse West Florida. VSU’s 5-0 shutout on the road drops them to 3-1 and keeps UWG perfect in Gulf South conference play. The Blazers were held to only two shots on goal compared to ...

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Athletics recap

VSU athletics had its share of successes and shortcomings in the past week of both non-conference and conference play. Blazers football kept up its undefeated run improving its record to 4-0 with a win against Southern Arkansas on Saturday night. The offense produced 415 total yards of offense, 252 on the ground and 163 through the air. David Bailey, running ...

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Soccer burns competition

Women’s soccer coach Melissa Heinz paid tribute to her team’s fighting spirit this past week after the Lady Blazers got back to winning ways, picking up two 1-0 victories against Christian Brothers and Delta State. After suffering two tough defeats a week earlier in Tampa, Heinz was understandably pleased with the response from her team. “Anytime you lose a game, ...

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Muleriders coming to Titletown

After two close, gut-wrenching victories to start the season, the VSU football team headed north to face unbeaten, No. 6 ranked Albany State. In another nail biter, the Blazers defense came up big at the end to preserve a 30-27 victory, moving VSU to 3-0 on the season. For the third consecutive week, the “Black Swarm” of defenders from Valdosta ...

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