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Volleyball is riding winning streak, still concerns

Written by: Neil Frawley With just three games under their belt, it’s too early to talk season standings or project end-of-season results for the VSU Blazer volleyball team. However, three games are enough to provide a sample size to pick apart and analyze all that was worked on throughout the preseason. Before the Blazers embark on their upcoming road trip, ...

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Volleyball Opens Season Against Lady Rams, Flyers

Written by: Neil Frawley. On Friday, six Blazers will begin their final season as collegiate athletes. But before we delve into the sentimental aspects of everything in their past, there are still 28 regular season matches and a post season to do what no other Lady Blazer volleyball team as done before: win a Gulf South Conference title. While head ...

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Volleyball Ready To Serve Up Big Season

Written By: Neil Frawley There are 56 banners hanging in the PE Complex and not one is for volleyball. But when 2013 Gulf South Conference volleyball Coach of the Year, Mike Swan, and his revamped Lady Blazers break in the complex’s new paint job on Sept. 6 against Albany State, adding a 57th banner will be of top importance. On ...

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Blazers prepared for playoffs, coach Swan earns Coach of the Year honors

Written by: Neil Frawley Sometimes hard work goes unrecognized. But for three members of VSU’s volleyball squad, hard work paid off in a way one hopes it would. The Blazers finished the regular season with a 19-13 record (winning eight of ten at home) and secured the second seed in the Gulf South Conference tournament after being selected to finish ...

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Lady Blazers close out regular season this weekend, preheating for playoffs

Neil Frawley A pair of volleyball matches this weekend is VSU’s last of the regular season and the final chance to catch the Lady Blazers in action on their home floor. Coming off a heart-breaking 3-2 loss to No. 14 West Florida on Tuesday night, VSU must regain focus in its final weekend. The first match will be against Lee ...

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West Florida crowned champs again / VSU ousted in first round

West Florida repeated as Gulf South Conference champs on Sunday afternoon with a commanding 4-0 victory over No. 2 seeded Christian Brothers. UWF was led by senior forward Shelby Bush. Bush finished the tournament with two goals and two assists while averaging 60 minutes per game. Bush, along with teammates April Syme, Kelley Andres and Shashana Campbell, were named to ...

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Lady Blazers torch the Wolves

With a 3-0 victory over West Georgia (12-11 in GSC standings), VSU (17-7) extended its perfect home record to 7-0. However, the match did not play out as smoothly as the final score would indicate. VSU never led in game one until taking a 25-24 lead over the Wolves. Leading up to that point, VSU displayed lots of sloppy play, ...

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VSU beats West Alabama

Written by: Neil Frawley After being on the road for over a month, the VSU volleyball team returned to its friendly confines on Tuesday night when it came away with a three set to one victory over the West Alabama Tigers. “It’s great to be back home,” Head Coach Mike Swan said after the match. “We needed it so bad ...

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Lady Blazers off to best start in over a decade

Written By: Neil Frawley Just two losses separate the current VSU volleyball team from the best start of any Valdosta State volleyball squad dating back to 1995. The 1999 Lady Blazer squad which jumped out to an unimpeded 16-0 start, went on to finish the season with a final record of 28-6. The current Lady Blazer team, at 12-2, compares ...

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Blazer volleyball opens conference play this weekend

 by: Neil Frawley Valdosta State volleyball team enters Gulf South Conference play with a pair of matches against Alabama Huntsville and North Alabama on Friday and Saturday. Despite going up against two teams with losing records, this weekend presents a great opportunity for VSU to improve upon its weaknesses as they play towards their goal of winning the GSC volleyball ...

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