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October 15, 2012

Blazers fall short against No. 1 West Florida, 1-0

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Valdosta State’s soccer team fell just short against No. 1 West Florida Sunday, losing 1-0 to the Argonauts.

The Blazers held the top team in the nation scoreless until the 71st minute of play.

In the 71st minute, West Florida’s Julianne Gaubron was able to one touch the ball past Mills for the only goal of the game. Sashana Campbell assisted on Gaubron’s winning goal.

West Florida outshot VSU 15-10 in the match, while placing seven shots on goal. The Blazers put four shots on goal. Valdosta State goalkeeper Olivia Mills made six saves. West Florida keeper Sarah Story had four.

Valdosta State finished the match with one more foul than West Florida, 14-13, and three less corner kicks, 8-5.

For VSU, Emily Cooper, Arielle Sabina, Shelby Jennings and Lauren Ingram were the only Blazers to put a shot on goal in the match. Karly Lentz and Ingram led the Blazers in shots with two each.

The loss drops VSU to 10-2-2 on the season. The match did not count in Gulf South Conference play, so the Blazers stay at 3-1-1 in the GSC.

West Florida improves to 13-1 overall.

Valdosta State’s next match is Saturday at 3 p.m. at Union.

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