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Volleyball spikes through preseason rankings

Coming off a mediocre season, the Blazer Volleyball team hopes to dig deep this time around. Last season, the Blazers were below .500 with a 13-18 overall record. They went 9-11 in conference competition which resulted in them placing sixth in the conference. That record and corresponding ranking resulted in them facing North Alabama, who eventually went on to win ...

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Volleyball has tourney hopes

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer Last weekend, the volleyball team took one step forward and one step back with a 3-2 loss against Christian Brothers on Friday and a 3-1 win over Union on Saturday. Friday’s game against Christian Brothers started with some tough back-and-forth points between the two teams, which ended in a victory in the first set ...

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Volleyball prepared for UWA

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer Following two wins and one loss this past weekend, the VSU volleyball team has been working on offense during recent practices to train for the upcoming home game against West Alabama on Friday at 7 p.m. “Our blocking and defense have been really strong, so I expect that to continue. We know that we ...

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Peonia riding high after GSC first team nod

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer At 6 ft. tall, Susanna Peonia stands out in the crowd. The Italian born volleyball player is starting off this year in the spotlight as she was voted as All-GSC on the preseason polls, an honor only 7 others received throughout the Gulf South Conference. “I feel awesome,” Peonia said. “It’s always an honor ...

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Blazers defeat West Alabama Tigers

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer Valdosta, GA. Valdosta State defeated West Alabama in their volleyball game this past Tuesday with a final score of of 3-1. (25-21, 19-25, 25-20, 25-18) VSU’s defeat crushed UWA’s hopes to continue onto the GSC finals, and will proceed to compete against North Alabama in the Gulf South Conference Tournament. The Tigers made a ...

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Volleyball looks to carry on streak

Written by Kyle Dawson, Circulation Manager The Valdosta State volleyball team is riding a three game winning streak into the weekend where they will face Lee University on Friday and Shorter University on Saturday, in Valdosta. Lee University is also coming off of a three game win streak as they prepare to face the Blazers, but VSU head coach Mike Swan ...

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VSU Volleyball records 20th consecutive home win

Written by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Volleyball team recorded their 20th consecutive home win over the University of West Florida with a nail biting 3-2 victory on Tuesday night. A record 443 spectators, which is the biggest crown in VSU volleyball history, rallied behind the home team to help them secure the big win. It was a ...

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Volleyball’s Epic Streak Ends

Written by Stuart Price, Staff Writer After winning their first 12 matches of the season, VSU Volleyball fell Tuesday night to the nationally-ranked UWF Argonauts in Pensacola. It was a close match the entire time, and VSU came out on fire taking the first set of the match by a score of 25-15, which ended UWF’s ten-set win streak.  However, ...

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Blazers united against Union

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer         As the season goes on, the Valdosta State volleyball team continues its run as they defeat West Alabama. With a score of 3-1, the Blazers are rallying for a spectacular season as they prepare for their upcoming matches. Union continues to struggle as the season goes on with another defeat to Shorter University losing ...

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VSU Volleyball season to kick off season tonight

Written by Stuart Price, Staff Writer Volleyball hopes to start off the season by serving up their first loss. VSU Volleyball starts off its season this Friday Sep. 4 in Boca Raton at the Lynn University Tournament against Barton College from North Carolina. Coach Mike Swan has been very pleased with how practice is going so far this season. He ...

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VSU reaches NCAA tourney for first time in school history

Written By: Neil Frawley People like to say that when in Rome you’re supposed to eat cake. But when the Valdosta State Volleyball team went to Rome, Georgia, they were saying, “When in Rome…let’s be Gulf South Conference Champions for the first time in school history.” The Blazers proved they belonged in the conference’s elite as they dominated their competition, ...

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