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SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 liVEDNESDAt 6 - DIXIESUNNEWS.COM t ... Met; , -- ,, , r- i i - .. ,,, ,,,,, , ; J DSU volleyball takes first 2 's soccer slashes Crusà.dees k; -- ! ----- I games to start I conference play, , r: , -- , .... , J 't - r-- - BY BEAUX YENCHIK - fi ; '; i ' It ,'' - ) II 1 I v , ,A EZTJ - , t i , Dixie State University volleyball started off confer- ence play over the weekend by going 0 on the road against Point Loma Nazarene University and Concordia ''. i . BeauxYenchik 1 i4-'-'- ) 2-- , ,. s' 1 ,-.. 1 University. DSU managed to handle PLNU in match No. 1 by taking the Sea Lions in four In its second match sets, of the weekend, DSU swept a 10-- 0 CU team Saturday night. DSU came out rolling against PLNU in its opening set by,scoring the games first few points. Yet, it didn't take the Sea Lions long to catch DSU as they evened the score at three. As both teams fought to gain momentum, the most either team could manage was DSU's As the 2 run mid-se- t. to a close, came set opening PLNU had came from behind and captured the momentum to take set one, ,,' , 1 ''''1. y -- k A4 'c ,..", , ' . 5t I e 1' , 3-- 1. r , 4 41 , I , y ' 1 1 ,i, , T, 7, 1 ' z , 1 or i '''.:1 - . k c 7" a. Z, ' . 14t.... for a header during the second half against Dominic Damato, a sophomore defender from Las Vegas, pushes off his defender to go and are set to play Azusa Pacific Univermatch finished the winning Northwest Nazarene University Saturday. The Trailblazers sity in California Thursday. -3 together at halftime and JOE NELSON joenelsonDSU BY Women's soccer told us NNU was not going to go away," said plays begins conference play The Dixie State University men's soccer team Thursday. Keep an dominated Northwest Nazarene University victory Saturday for a into conference heading eye on 1- -3 dixiesunnews.com to see how they did. - - 1 - play. , After beginning the 2016 season with a record of the Trailblazers got back on track against NNU with a decisive victory. After more than 30 minutes of scoreless first-haaction, junior forward Ather Dawood gave DSU a 1 lead with 3, . t''01. lf LI 0-- a goal from 35 yards out. UPCOMING Both defenses finished the half strong, DSU was on top heading into halftime. "Coach brought us GAMES ,, 4lisomON Dawood, a psychology major from Tucson, the Arizona. "We just ball do the work, and we did what we needed to do in the second half." Less than five minutes into the second half, the Crusaders tied the game at off of a penalty kick. -t 1- -1 DSU was able to recapture the lead in the 59th minute thanks to a header from sophomore midfielder Gabby Medina. The Crusaders received another penalty kick, but failed to tie the score after the kick sailed wide right. The game turned extremely physical in the second half, evidenced by three yellow cards given to 8-- over the Crusaders. "I thought we were very well prepared for this game," head coach Tim Busen said. "Leading up to the game we were very focused so I had a good feeling we would come out the way we did tonight. We didn't let anything shake us." Having won two games in a row now, the players and coaches are hoping momentum continues to build heading into confer- NNU players in the span of less than 10 minutes. Despite the physicality of the game, DSU was able to maintain composure. "Our coaches have been really pushing mental toughness," said Medina, a finance major from Mesquite, Nevada. "We can't let the referees or other players decide the game for us. We are accountable for what we are doing and that's what we hold to." Minutes later, Medina put the game out of reach with his second goal of the game coming on a breakaway as he placed the ball just out of the goalie's reach. Neither team scored following Medina's second goal, and DSU walked away with a victory 24-2- 6. "Point Loma is a tough place to play with a really big gym," head coach Robyn Felder said. "It is a different climate than what we are used to." The Sea Lions continued to build off their momentum from set one as they began the second set on a 5 run. DSU battled back to midway through the set. Momentum began to shift in the Trailblazers' direction as their offense began to click. DSU never relinquished the lead after an early 7 tie and took the set, 2-- take-mtlea- ence play. "We got the result we wanted," Medina said. "We're headed into conference play next week very confident and ready." The Trailblazers open conference play Thursday at Azusa Pacific 7-- 25-1- 1- -3 9. see VOLLEYBALL page 7 Women's soccer soars over Griffins, falls to Thunder Birds , ,,,,.,:.,,s,N 5. , dott, '0.0e"17- e- 4--7 . i)) - ' t-- de ! ,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,),,,,, L.--....- ,,... ,...,--'- to hold strong as the time left in the game began to dwindle. Still tied at 0, JOE NELSON joenelsonDSU BY , , The Dixie State University women's soccer team both won and lost nail-bitgames this weekend er they battled couple of foes. The Trailblazers won at Westminster College Tuesday and lost 3 in a heartbreaker to SUU Saturday. DSU started the week off with a game at Westminster College Tuesday. After giving up three goals in its previous game against Sonoma State University, DSU's defense had a much stronger showing. The first half of the WC game was an offensive stalemate as both teams entered halftime tied at The Trailblazers had one shot on goal in the first half. "We came out pretty slow," said junior defender Montana Hadley, an accounting major from Bountiful. "We were able to get it together in the second half and dominate the half." The defense continued a as in-sta- te Men's soccer at Azusa Pacific University Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. (PT) Women's soccer at Azusa Pacific University Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. (PT) Cross-count- l ry at California State San Bernardino Sept. 24 at 10 am. -- Volleyball vs. Holy Names University Sept. 24 at noon Men's soccer at Point Loma - University Sept. 24 at 12:30 a.m. 1- -0 2-- 0-- Football at Central Washington University Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. Women's soccer at Point Loma University Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. Volleyball vs. University of Hawaii - Hilo Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. 0. ' redshirt freshman defender Kilee Lamb had a good shot at the game's first goal but was denied by the WC goalie. Junior forward Darian Mc Cloy also misfired minutes later, and the game remained tied with under five minutes to go. With time running out, Hadley had an opportunity to take the lead with a free kick. She was stopped by the goalie, but Mc Cloy was there for the rebound and put back with under four minutes to play. The final half of play. Following the goal by Mc Cloy, neither team could find the net until SUU connected on the tying goal with under 15 minutes to play. With both teams digging deep to find a way to put in a goal and take a decisive lead, it was SUU who came through, scoring in the 86th minute, Down DSU mounted one final push to tie, but came up short. ,:. , ,,, .. i - ":' - .., ,.v i ,i i c v, , , ,, ,,, IT - I , "oft, ,i , , , , ; - ,,... , , ,,, i 'ii ,.. " ,j .4, V '"'-'- ,,- - k 'I , r , , ; 0 A, .,. 2-- 3, , ., , , "Through 75 minutes, we had possession, and we , ., , ., ; ., , , , Z, ,,,,,, t, defense held off the Griffins attempt to tie, and the Trailblazers walked 00, win. away with a ...,.. "We were happy with a the win," said head coach C. Z Kacey Bingham. "We weren't as happy with our performance. We still have Junior midfielder Gina Tedrow works her way past redshirt freshman defender Nicole Rahman during practice Sept. 4. The things to fix before we women's soccer team went will open conferlast week and begin conference play." ence play Thursday against Azusa Pacific University. DSU then traveled to Cedar City on Saturday to continue the defense dominating the Megan Spencer tied the rivalry with Southern Utah play. game off an assist from The Thunderbirds got on Lamb. University. After 40 minutes of first the board in the 41st DSU was quick to take half play, the game looked minute. DSU proceeded to its first lead of the game very similar to the one fire back 34 seconds later as Mc Cloy scored a goal as senior midfielder against WC, with the just four minutes into the 'if:it.' , , 1- -0 t., 1 -1 in-sta- te . played very well," said Spencer, an exercise science major from Springville. "SUU is a good team. They always give us a good battle, but we came out with a lot of heart and weren't able to finish." Bingham did say there were some positives to take away from the SUU game, like the intensity and focus of the players. "I think we dominated most of the game," said Hadley. "It's just hard when you can dominate most of the game but not come out on top." DSU opens conference play Thursday at Azusa Pacific University.