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Blazer forward battles injury obstacles

written by: Alex Tostado  Torn but not down. Most people may cringe at the thought of tearing an ACL; for junior forward soccer player, Sydney Smith, this thought became a reality. Twice. Smith first tore her ACL in her left knee before her senior year of high school. She then re-tore it after the 2012 season. The Conyers native knew ...

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VSU faces Cougars Friday

written by: Alex Tostado Valdosta State women’s soccer improved to 9-1-3 on the season with a 1-0 win over Shorter in Rome, Ga. on Wednesday night.  Junior forward Zahimara Fantauzzi scored the lone goal in the 45th minute and had six shots in the game. Junior goalkeeper Olivia Mills had two saves in the game.  VSU combined to have 22 ...

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Impressive first half for Women’s Soccer

Written By: Alex Tostado With midterm tests upon the student body, women’s soccer has a test of their own on the road this weekend. The Blazers enter their road trip undefeated with a record of 5-0-3 (3-0-3) and ranked No. 21 in the nation and have eight games remaining in the regular season. VSU plays Newberry College (4-3) today and ...

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VSU women’s soccer team out of top 25

by: Alex Tostado Valdosta State women’s soccer (3-0-1) hits the road for the first time this season as they make stops at Gulf South Conference opponents Delta State (1-3) on Friday afternoon and Christian Brothers (3-0-1) on Sunday afternoon. VSU is 1-0-1 this season in the GSC after a double overtime tie with Union and a 3-0 win over Alabama ...

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Ladies soccer team tie in first conference matchup

Valdosta State women’s soccer team opened conference play against the Union Bulldogs and neither team was able to walk away a victor in a 2-2 double overtime tie Friday night. The Blazers had plenty of chances to win the game as they outshot the Bulldogs 14-6. “We didn’t show up first half,” Head Coach Mel Heinz said. “We showed up ...

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VSU women’s soccer kicks off conference play

By: Alex Tostado No. 25 Valdosta State women’s soccer team (2-0) begins its conference schedule this weekend at home against Union University (1-0-1) on Friday evening and Alabama-Huntsville (0-0-2) on Sunday afternoon. The Blazers are nationally ranked for the first time in its young history. Head coach Mel Heinz has been working on increasing the confidence of her team as ...

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Ladies soccer team ready to kick off season

by Alex Tostado   This weekend, the VSU women’s soccer team welcomes Florida Southern and Florida Tech in hopes of winning the two games. “We have to be really competitive on the ball and off of the ball,” VSU Head Soccer Coach Mel Heinz said. Coach Heinz also said that increasing scoring from last season has been one of the ...

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2013 Women’s Soccer GSC Preview

by Alex Tostado   Last season was a strong one all around for women’s soccer in the Gulf South Conference. The University of West Florida took home its fifth consecutive GSC tournament title as well as the NCAA Division II title by beating University of California San Diego. Valdosta State and University of North Alabama also made an appearance in ...

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New season awaits for women’s soccer

Written by: Alex Tostado   Blazer soccer is ready to pick up where they left off last season. The Blazers are coming off of a 13-5-2 season which ended in a first round loss at the NCAA Tournament. Third year Head Coach Mel Heinz is eager to get her girls back on the field to compete for a Gulf South ...

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Lady Blazer soccer update

Written by Ace Espenshied   Upcoming scrimmage against men’s club soccer: VSU women’s soccer is getting into the thick of spring training. For the third time, the Lady Blazers face off against the men’s soccer club team in the annual scrimmage on Sunday. This spring the ladies have already played a couple matches resulting in a tie against North Florida ...

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