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6 -- DIXIESUNNEWS.COM f.IEiTS SOCCER extends shutout streak to 7 games DSU BY PORTER LARSEN PLarsenDSN Dixie State University soccer continued its impressive run under the direction of head coach Josh Pittman. Following two consecun tive seasons, administration decided it was time for a coaching change; it has paid off. Prior to the season, DSU was tabbed to finish near the bottom of the conference and with a brand new head coach, some wouldnt be surprised if that was the case. Head Coach Josh Pittman, though, has the Storm exceeding expectations in a two-wi- huge way. After wins against Brigham Young University of Hawaii and University the Storm of Hawaii-Hilfive have won straight games and are sitting atop the Pacific West Conference o, standings. e During their winning streak, the Storm have not allowed a single goal, marking a school record for shutouts and the first time DSUs mens soccer team has begun the conference season Led by senior midfielder Santiago Alejandro, DSU has already matched its point total from all of last season. Alejandro scored five-gam- 5-- 0. VOLLEYBALL continued from page 5 again. DSU had the help of five loud hecklers that made their way to the stu- dent sections Saturday. We could definitely hear it, said junior setter Kailey Frei, an elementary education major from Orem. I love it when the crowd gets involved. It helps our performance so much. The third set would be a slugfest. Both teams leads in gained four-point both of DSUs goals in the win vs Hilo, extending his 1 1 team-hig- h point total to . atAlthough the offensive the tack is much improved, staple for DSUs turnaround has been on the defensive side of the pitch. Junior goalkeeper Bradley Trella hasnt allowed a goal in over 500 minutes of play and notched a career-hig- h nine saves in the win against BYU-H- . Trella currently leads the PacWest with his 0.43 goals against average. Junior defender Jason Arollo scored the only goal of the game in the 34th minute. Our defense has been great, Pittman said. We are on a roll right now, and well do our best to keep it J 1- -0 & V - zr going. DSU traveled to the bay area this week to take on g f m two conference foes in w f Notre Dame de Namur University and the Academy of Art. Senior midfielder Alex Galvan, a finance major from Guadalajara, Mexico, takes on a Hawaii Hilo defender The Storm kicked off DSUs fifth straight game in which its held a clean sheet the road swing Thursday Trella continued his stellar season, and Pittman said the in the game and suffered a against the Argonauts of dislocated knee and MCL assist from Alejandro was NDNU and in doing so, exwin against play in the tear. Pittman said its a huge executed to perfection. A of A Saturday night as he tended their school record shutout-strea- k blow for the team, but the a hit extended his school record to six games. Alejandro perfect finished next guy just has to step up. cross and Mallek and Division II best DSU defended well, as streak it beautifully, Pittman to seven games it has all season, but could Alejandros assist was the fourth of the season and is, said. We got the win, but and over 700 minutes. not find the back of the as lost we it was forward bittersweet net against one of the top along with his 12 points, a Sophomore team-higdefenses in the PacWest, Frankie Mallek added the Jorge Echavarria for the a season. and the game ended in a 0 header on Weve been playing a goal dea lot in the 30th minute. It was draw. better, Alejandro, an Echavarria, senior Junior goalkeeper Bradley Malleks third goal of the fender, was taken down late accounting major from I . in 1- -0 shutout-- h. 0-- the set, but neither team could find a way to win the set until Duryea closed with one of her team-hig- h 15 kills to give DSU 1 set lead. The Red Storm led the entire fourth set and led 2-- k after solo blocks from Frei. Frei had a double-doubl- e with match-hig- h 42 assists and 10 digs, not to mention three solo blocks. It felt good because I ... struggled blocking before, and I wanted a block, Frei said. I was really focusing on it. I think it just 20-1- 4 back-to-bac- go-ahe- ad gave us more motivation, and we were able to finish out that game. DSU improved 3 in 2-- 0 win This is Oakley, California said. We started to move the ball really well and defensively we forced a lot of turnovers. DSU will head back to ;B The Golden State next week to continue conferF( ence play against California Baptist University Oct. 22 and Concordia University Oct. 24. Storm succeeds fifth 6-- PacWest play after winning against Academy of Art Saturday. The Storm straight winning streak won 25-2- the Storm's 2. rr f Dixie State begins a h PacWest road swing to close out October, starting with three matches next week at Fresno Pacific University Oct. 21 , at Holy Names University Oct. 23, and at Dominican University Oct. 24. f I - five-matc- . X ; P e v fiv A; r ' Y i if . Q Junior forward Megan Marchbanks, a junior general education major from Provo, makes an effort to beat the Hawaii Hilo goalkeeper to the ball Marchbanks has a goal and assist on the season providing a spark and burst of energy when she comes on as a substitute ai A Q rn . ,U'': tLZl si rn ??) A Q rfl-TLl v- - Pi LIFE D A ft e u Li3 ! The Storm celebrate after successfully obtaining a point sity Oct 1 0 DSU is 3 in Pacific West Conference play 6-- in the match against Hawaii Pacific Univer- r: l" Q i U ac A he f FUljY 1 4 Tf yTTTUflPi'fri J rt ,1 u'