This story was written by Kristin Whitman.
Blazers soccer heated up Tuesday night against University of West Georgia with a 3-0 win.
The Blazers improved to 7-1-1 in the Gulf South Conference and knocked the Wolves to a 2-6-0 record. VSU currently holds the second best record in the conference.
The Blazers scored all three of their goals right off the bat to douse the hopes of the Wolves. All three goals were scored within 25 minutes of the first half.
VSU jumped on top of UWG in the second minute when freshman forward Meagan Doyle scored off of a direct free shot from 33 feet.
Soon after, only 15 minutes into the first period the Blazers fired another goal to shoot down the Wolves again. Meagan Doyle took an assist this time around for Leeanne Bishop, senior midfielder, to score 35 feet from the goal with a ball right over goalie Rebecca Harb’s gloves.
Even though the Blazers took a significant lead in the first period, they were not willing to slack after the first two goals were scored.
The Blazers came in with another goal when Zahimara Fantauzzi, senior forward, attested Kim Caitlin Alderman, junior midfielder in her first goal of the season.
“It has always been a hard fought game when we meet West Georgia all the way to the end of play so we knew that a big lead was needed in the first period,” Olivia Mills, senior goalie, said.
Ending the first period on a good note for VSU did not stop UWG from coming back with intensity in the second period. UWG was unable to score against the defense of VSU, however.
“West Georgia came out in the second period with much more composer than the first,” Mills said. “They focused on playing their strengths and did well to keep their heads up and work hard even though they were down by three.”
With this win in their pockets, the Blazers look forward to more conference games to come so they can get what they want out of this season.
“We are keeping our full focus on winning conference games and with the encouragement of another win under our belts, we are one step closer to our ultimate goal,” Mills said.
The Blazers will continue their conference play at home on Sunday at 1 p.m. against the University of Alabama-Huntsville.