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Blazers dominate Wolves in GSC volleyball opener

Katie Onushko, outside hitter for VSU, racked up 14 kills to help the Blazers rout West Georgia 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-17), in Tuesday night’s Gulf South Conference opener at the Complex. The Blazers came into the GSC opener with a slight chip on their collective shoulder, ready to end a two game losing skid from last weekend’s tournament. The UWG ...

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Fall intramural sports start off stronger than ever in 2011

This fall all enrolled VSU students have a chance to show their skills, determination, and teamwork in 16 different intramural sports. Seven sports have begun play since the start of this semester. The intramural schedule ranges from physical sports like 7-on-7 flag football, the new 1-pitch softball, and tennis singles to more knowledge based activities like college football pick‘em and ...

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Table tennis preps the paddles

The aerobics room at the Campus Recreation Center is home to several dance classes throughout the week, but on Saturday afternoons it plays host to a different assembly of people, carrying paddles as opposed to dance shoes. The VSU Table Tennis club team practices there every Saturday afternoon from three to six. The team is not all about the competition, ...

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Women’s soccer keeps winning

The Valdosta State Women’s soccer team continued their unbeaten start to this year’s program last week, notching notable victories against the Coker Cobras and the Montavello Falcons. The Lady Blazers visited Hartsville, S.C. to play against the Cobras, looking to build upon their two opening victories. It proved to be another excellent display from Melissa Heinz’s team and the 1-0 ...

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Volleyball improves to 6-2 at second fall tournament

VSU women’s volleyball team went 3-1 this past weekend when they traveled to Canyon, Texas, to compete in the Lady Buff Invitational. VSU won their first two matches of the tournament without much trouble, shutting out Eastern New Mexico and Oklahoma Panhandle State with both matches ending 3-0. The freshman setter Ashley LaLa put up exceptional numbers racking up 33 ...

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Black swarm strikes again in 24-17 win

The Blazer’s defense and special teams kept the game tight with a few clutch plays while the offense struggled to produce in a 24-17 victory over Newberry. Coach David Dean’s defense made an early statement when Ryan Smith intercepted Newberry quarterback, Bryan Ehrlich on their second drive, but the Blazers failed to score. However, the VSU defense took the scoring ...

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Blazers squeeze by Wingate in double OT

The Blazers fought hard through two overtime periods to silence the Bulldog fans at home in Wingate. Austen Roberts scored the game winning touchdown in double overtime to give No. 20 VSU a 34-28 victory over No.14 Wingate at Irwin Belk Stadium Saturday afternoon. The hard-fought game concluded when Roberts faked a hand off to running back Theseus Jackson and ...

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Rugby club team hits hard this fall

Since its inception in October of 2010, the men’s rugby team has been one of the most popular and successful club teams at VSU. The VSU rugby team began play in January of 2011 and has been winning ever since. Savannah holds a well known rugby tournament every year, The Saint Patrick’s Day Rugby Tournament, in which men’s teams from ...

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Impressive display in opener

The women’s soccer program at VSU kicked off in style this week with the Lady Blazers picking up convincing victories against Georgia Southwestern and Queens University of Charlotte. It all began Thursday evening with the inaugural match taking place against Georgia Southwestern. A crowd of 1,577 turned out to see the Lady Blazers dominate proceedings in what turned out to ...

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Volleyball ready to rally

The women’s volleyball squad is hitting the court for the first time Friday when VSU hosts the Wingate by Wyndham Azalea Classic. The team faces some challenges as they adjust after losing four seniors from last season, but Head Coach Sia Poyer is anxious to see his six new freshmen prove themselves to their squad mates. “I’ve got six new ...

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