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VSU soccer clinches GSC playoff berth

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 ...

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VSU soccer beats GSC newcomer

Written By: Kristin Whitman  VSU soccer played with their heads to take a 2-1 Gulf South Conference victory against Spring Hill College.   Blazers Leanne Bishop, senior midfielder and Shelby Jennings, junior defender both made successful headers to smother the Badgers Sunday.   The Blazers now stand at an overall 5-5-1 record with a conference record of 5-1-1 holding firm ...

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VSU soccer falls to No. 4 Columbus St.

This story was written by LaMarcus Wilkerson. The Lady Blazers soccer team got pounced on by the Cougars on Friday. No. 4 Columbus State (10-0-1) beat VSU (4-5-1) 2-0 to extend its winning streak to seven games. In the first half, CSU’s Nicole Corcione maneuvered through the Blazers’ defense and volleyed a headshot past senior goal keeper, Olivia Mills. “I ...

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VSU soccer seeks first overall victory, welcomes GSC opponents

Written by Kristin Whitman. VSU’s women’s soccer team gears up for another “Gulf War” this weekend with two Gulf South Conference games. VSU takes on Christian Brothers University Friday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. for the home opener, and finish the weekend road trip against Delta State University Sunday, Sept 21 at 1 p.m. The Blazers enter the weekend with a ...

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New Coach Ready To Open Season

Written By: Kristin Whitman. Valdosta State University women’s soccer team opens their season at North Georgia College Friday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. The team is looking to continue their success after their 10-0 win over South Georgia State College in their scrimmage on Wednesday, Aug. 27. First year head coach, Rebecca Nolin, was all smiles after the scrimmage and ...

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Soccer Has New Coach, Same High Expectations

Written by: Kristin Whitman VSU’s women’s soccer team warms up to new head coach, Rebecca Nolin, with extremely high hopes for the upcoming season. Nolin played soccer at the collegiate and professional level and spent four years as an assistant coach at Kennesaw State. With her level of experience, it was time to take the next step and become the ...

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Heinz explains decision to leave: It’s time to be with family, friends

Valdosta State women’s soccer coach Mel Heinz wouldn’t leave her Blazer family−except to be with her own family. Last week, Heinz announced she was leaving after three years with the team. The coach that built the program in 2011 is leaving for a position in her brother’s business where she will be the sales and account manager. On March 19, ...

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Heinz says bye to VSU

Mel Heinz announced Tuesday that she will be leaving her position as women’s soccer head coach at Valdosta State. Heinz will be changing careers to work with her self-employed brother at his business in the Atlanta area. Heinz said in a VSU press release that she spent much time mulling over the decision and is at peace with it. She ...

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Heinz uses D-1 savvy at VSU

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written by: Alex Tostado Valdosta State women’s soccer coach Mel Heinz has built two collegiate soccer programs from the ground up. Heinz started Winthrop University’s program from scratch in 2003 and at VSU in 2011. Heinz saw much different results between the two programs, however. During Heinz’s seven years at WU, the team compiled an overall record of 56-72-17. The ...

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Blazers look to be reborn with NCAA tournament berth

Written by: Alex Tostado VSU women’s soccer was given a second chance on Monday night. Although VSU lost in the first round of the Gulf South Conference Tournament last Thursday, the team was granted a No. 4 seed in the South Region of the D-II NCAA Tournament. Friday night the Blazers will matchup against the No. 5 seed, Florida Tech. ...

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