Valdosta Daily Times

Top Sports News

October 30, 2013

Valdosta State Volleyball tames West Alabama Tigers, 3-1

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta State Blazer volleyball team turned out a solid performance on Tuesday night at the Complex, defeating Gulf South Conference opponent West Alabama 3-1.

Valdosta State jumped out to an early 1-0 lead with a 25-20 victory in set one, but allowed the Tigers to tie the match up after falling in set two, 25-18.

The Blazers were able to regain momentum in the third set, however, and finished off West Alabama with 25-22 and 25-20 wins in sets three and four.

West Alabama delivered a .252 hitting percentage on the night with four players swinging for an average of .333 or higher, but the Blazers weathered the Tigers' offensive storm and managed to put together an impressive offensive output of their own.

Leading the attack for VSU was Destiny Berry, who blistered 14 kills in 21 attacks with no errors, which resulted in a season high .667 hitting percentage for the junior.

 Berry also made her presence known at the net on defense with two blocks in the contest, one of which was a solo effort.

As a team, the Blazers connected for 69 kills, their highest mark of the year, along with 62 digs and six blocks.

Valdosta State finished the day with a .278 hitting percentage to round out their offensive numbers on the night.

With the win, Valdosta State maintained their spot near the top of the GSC rankings with a 16-9 overall record, 8-4 in league play. The Tigers fell to 9-14 overall, 2-10 in conference play.

The Blazers will hit the road once again for three more matches, starting with Lee in Cleveland, Tenn. this Friday at 7 p.m.

Following the three game road stint, Valdosta State will return home for the final four matches of their regular season schedule.

Stay tuned to

www.vstateblazers.com to follow the team's progress as they continue their pursuit of the 2013 GSC Title.

1
Text Only
Top Sports News
  • VSU scrimmage6.jpg Valdosta State’s offense comes alive, narrowly defeating the ‘Black Swarm’ 59-55

    Worried more about helping Valdosta State win than impressing in his quarterback battle, Kaleb Nobles got the opportunity to do both at the end of the Blazers' spring game Saturday.

    April 13, 2014 4 Photos

  • Baseball drops a pair at West Georgia

    West Georgia got a walk-off 6-5 victory in the first game before using a late-inning rally to win game two 8-4 as the Wolves swept a Gulf South Conference baseball doubleheader from Valdosta State at Cole Field Saturday.

    April 12, 2014

  • Men's tennis clips the Shorter Hawks, 6-1

    The Valdosta State Blazers took care of business against the Shorter Hawks with a short 6-1 win in Gulf South Conference men's tennis action on Saturday morning at The Blazer Tennis Courts.

    April 12, 2014

  • Calhoun throws no-hitter to cap off sweep of UWG

    The Valdosta State Blazer softball team put together a strong effort in a Gulf South Conference doubleheader in Carrollton on Saturday to defeat the West Georgia Wolves 7-3 and 5-0.

    April 12, 2014

  • Women's tennis topples nationally ranked Shorter, 6-0

    In a battle of two of the nation's top 25 teams on Saturday, the No. 15 Valdosta State women's tennis team walked away with a dominant 6-0 win over No. 22 Shorter in Gulf South Conference action at the Blazer Tennis Courts.

    April 12, 2014

  • Kaleb2.jpg Replacing Cochran

    More than 5,100 yards, 46 touchdowns, and a 60 percent completion rating during the span of 30 games in three years; Valdosta State has some big shoes to fill at the most important position heading into the 2014-15 season.

    April 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • Blazer softball picks up two over Hurricanes

    The Valdosta State Blazer softball team traveled to Americus on Wednesday and left with a 7-3, 11-1 non-conference doubleheader sweep of the Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes.

    April 3, 2014

  • VSU.jpg Tight Finish

    Valdosta State withstood a ninth inning rally by Flagler to defeat the Saints 6-5 in non-conference baseball action at Billy Grant Field Wednesday evening.

    April 2, 2014 2 Photos

  • Lowndes.jpg Lowndes golf wins another

    Lowndes won the Lowndes Vikings invitational Monday at Frances Lake.

    April 2, 2014 2 Photos

  • VHS.jpg Wildcats add two more to list of signees

    With high school graduation rapidly approaching, many students may be wondering “what’s next?”. Two Valdosta High Wildcats were able to answer that riveting question today, signing scholarships to colleges to continue their football career’s.

    March 29, 2014 1 Photo

Top News
Poll

What you think about school and workplace rules about Facebook friends?

There have to be rules.
No need for rules, just use common sense.
If people want to be friends, what is the big deal?
Nobody uses Facebook anymore.
     View Results