|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
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|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
7 - DIXIESUNNEWS.COM k, . , , I , ., ,,, , , , . .4 ' , .4 - , t , '4, - I , ' , ' , 11(1(if , , , , t i ' . ,,,,,,, a I ,.1.,- ', I , ',, '.i 1 1 ' 1 . 1 :i (, ) i ,, , , 1 ; '''',' , . ,, I J tjf ss e - , -. I . . N ,P - , ( .... , , i 1 I' P - . , . i , , , i, , r?' r ,, I STli T , ' . I ' , . , ' ball, they're technically , 4 -- sound, and Busen will have them ready to take on the PacWest." Busen said the character the team showed, especially in coming from behind against SLCC, is the same character they've shown in the and the same character that could carry them into a successful season. "Our goals are just to do everything the right way every day," Busen said. "Hopefully, that is going to supply us the best.opportunity to meet our potential." The DSU men's soccer team officially opens its season on the road Friday at the Colorado School of , t ,.. , m Z ,.. 0 )7, m z-- m , 'i ' i , , i ,.. , , . 1 '.. . r. 1 , . , N , , , ,. ., , 4 'iA, , , t , ' 1 k - f , .,. f ' ' ',' '. ,. ' , ', ' ',-- , ; : : , ' , off-seas- , , Freshman midfielder Blake Damato, an exercise science major from Las Vegas, displays some fancy footworkto get by a Snow College defender 1 victory August 27. Dixie State University will start their season on the road against Colorado School of Mines Sept. 2, the Trailblazer's in 2-- SOCCER As is the case with any team looking to improve, is a key the component to making the difference in the following "There was a lot of training this summer ," said freshman midfielder Moises Medina, a general studies major from Mesquite, Nevada. "The practices we've had have really helped out. We all ALUMNI winning moment." off-seas- 27-2- 5. the positions are helping each other out," said setter Kai ley Frei, a senior elementary education major from American Fork. "Our team goal is to win. No matter who is playing, we just want to win." The Trailblazers' current team tightened up its defense in the fourth set. It ran away with the win by a score of In what would prove to be the fifth and final set of the match, the alumni team jumped out to the early 2 said Daniel, a computer science major from American Fork. "I thought we did a pretty good job, but it's definitely something we can work on." The third set was a tale of two stories. DSU's current team jumped out to an early lead and looked poised to run away with its third straight set, but the alumni rallied back to tie the set at 21 apiece. back-and-for- "I wasn't here last season, but from the time that I've been here I can tell that this team is very close," said redshirt freshman Blake Damato, an exercise science major from Las Vegas. "We all love each other, and we're going to do some big things this year. As long as we go out there and keep playing for each other with no regrets, and we leave it all out on the field, that's going to make us a special lead. The current DSU volleyball team showed everyone why it is the defending PacWest Champion by winning 13 of the next 17 points to.win the set and the match. "1 thought we did some good things," Felder said. "There were moments of greatness, but then there were times that we had to be more disciplined." Felder also talked about what is knovn as "hell week" and said that it is a very intense week of practice for the players. During hell week, players are expected to practice upwards of five hours a day. Felder confirmed that several members of the volleyball team were injured during this week but that it they would be ready for the start of the season. "We are resting a few players due to injuries, but most of our hell week girls are getting back in the gym," Felder said. "You have to come into hell week in shape, and if you don't, you're going to hurt yourself." Despite being the reining PacWest Champions, the Trailblazers were picked to finish second this season in the conference's coaches poll which was released Thursday. Cal Baptist University edge out DSU for the top spot by receiving 189 total votes while the Trailblazers received off-seas- "It's so important that all continued from page 6 It was a got to know each other, and we just want to give it our all on the field." With new coaches and players coming in, the and preseason may be just what the team needs to gel in time for the season to officially begin. year. continued from page 6 25-1- th battle until the alumni team finished off the set, 7. 9-- 31, 2016 to have observed and felt a real closeness within this team, something that Damato feels will get them "over the top." Following the best season in program history, this year's team will also be returning nearly 20 players from last year's roster. The potential for the 2016 team is felt even by those outside the DSU mens soccer program. "I think this is one of the better DSU teams I've seen," SLCC Head Coach Mark David said. "I've been coaching against Dixie since 2010, and that's a very good team. They're talented on the ... , , , , . c' .., , WEDNESDAY, AUGUST team." Both Medina and Dama Mines. from last season's team are returning which helps them understand what is expected. "These kids know we do," Felder said. 4 CV fiat 11Itiis different from last season. We've got some learning to do and some things that need to be fixed." The volleyball team kicks off its regular season 180. "Getting picked second definitely motivates us and gets a little bit of fire going," Daniel said. "I thought we had a really good season last year, but no matter how good we did, that season is over. It just makes me really excited." Felder said five starters schedule with the Dixie State Crystal Inn invitation beginning Sept. 2. 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