ST. GEORGE – This week in sports saw the Dixie State Red Storm volleyball team net four straight wins and golfer Kenny You win top individual honors at the Western Washington University Men’s Golf Invitational Tournament. The following is a recap of the Red Storm action this past week:
Coach Scott Brumfeld’s squad was on the road last week in Oregon to take on the Western Oregon University Wolves. With both teams looking for their first win of the season, it turned into an offensive shootout with the Wolves coming out on top 51-32. Tight end Joe Don Duncan and wide receiver Mitch Frei both finished in triple-figure receiving yardage and totaled four touchdowns. Quarterback Griff Robles ended the night with 336 yards and four touchdowns. But the DSU defense had trouble stopping the Wolves passing game as they amassed 426 yards through the air. The road campaign continues as the Red Storm will now go to southern California where they will face off against Humboldt State, which is also looking for its first win of the season.
Dixie State’s volleyball team finished the past week with consecutive wins, moving its record to 7-3 overall and 4-0 in the Pac West Conference. The Red Storm’s first match against the Dominican University Penguins on Monday went five games, 22-25, 25-19, 25-23, 16-25, 15-6.
Leading the way offensively with 15 kills was Kendahl Weiland. Maddie Rex and Shannon Young also added 12 kills apiece. Defensively, Alex Anderson led with 23 digs and Shelby Sorenson had 41 set assists.
The following night the Red Storm needed only four games to defeat the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, 15-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-22. Rex and Weiland had 14 and 12 kills respectively. Sorenson again led in assists with 37. Rex and Alex Anderson led defensively with 17 and 16 digs, respectively.
“I am really proud of the girls,” said coach Robyn Felder. “They came through and played the best volleyball they have of the road trip tonight.” The two-match stand concluded a four-match-in-five-days road trip and helped DSU to its best start since 2009. “Moving forward this trip gave us so much confidence and momentum,” Felder said. The Red Storm will host Fresno Pacific at home on Saturday at noon.
The men’s soccer team traveled to Belmont, Calif., to take on Notre Dame de Namur this past Thursday. In a defense-dominated match, Coach Danny Ortiz’s squad fell 2-0. Erik Shallenberger led the team with four shots. Tyler Walters made three saves, but ended up with the loss. “We played another solid game, but in the end it came down to missed opportunities,” said Ortiz.
On Saturday, Dixie State played Dominican to a 1-1 draw. The match took place in San Rafael, Calif. Jordan Steed netted his first collegiate goal in the 35th minute to give the Red Storm a 1-0 lead. Steed was assisted on a long pass from Shallenberger. The lead held until the 69th minute when Red Storm keeper Tyler Walters was called for a foul for grabbing an opponent’s ankle. The penalty kick tied the match at 1-1. Neither team could score in the remaining time.
On Wednesday night, the Red Storm returned to friendlier confines, beating Hope International at Hansen Stadium, 3-1. Shallenberger scored two goals while Sean Jenne added the third. Both teams were scoreless at the break. Jenne used a free kick after an HIU foul to rocket the first goal in from 30 yards. Shallenberger added the second goal off a rebound from a Jenne shot in the 80th minute. Six minutes later, Shallenberger added the last goal off an assist from Nadav Elimelech.
The shutout for Walters was averted when HIU scored with just 10 seconds left in regulation. The win moves the Red Storm’s record to 1-3-2 overall and 0-2-1 in the PWC. Dixie State will host the Sea Warriors of Hawaii Pacific this Saturday.
The Dixie State women’s soccer team dropped a conference match against the Notre Dame de Namur Argonauts, 3-0, on Thursday. Jennifer Mason led all players with eight shots, including three on goal. Two shots hit the goal post. Ashley Wade also had three shots on goal. Red Storm keeper Cecilee Horlacher saw a total of 22 shots, three of which found the back of the net during a seven-minute span in the second half.
Two days later the Red Storm traveled to San Rafael, Calif., defeating Dominican University for a conference win, 2-0. Mason and Kaisa Goodman both scored goals. Mason’s goal came in the first half when the Red Storm’s Kimberly Thurman’s shot on goal was mishandled by the Dominican keeper. Thurman assisted on Goodman’s goal in the 61st minute. Red Storm keeper Stacie Gubler stopped all seven shots on goal to earn the shutout.
Dixie State hosts Hawaii Pacific on Saturday afternoon to begin four critical Pac West matches against Hawaiian schools.
The Red Storm’s Kenny You played his best collegiate golf on Monday and Tuesday at the 42nd Annual WWU Men’s Golf Invitational Tournament. You shot his collegiate low of 65 in the second round on Monday and followed with his third best score of 69 Tuesday. That helped him secure medalist honors with a 10-under score at the 6,561-yard Bellingham Golf and Country Club.
This marks the first tournament win for You and his fifth top 10 finish. His best previous finish was second place at the Coyote Classic in February of 2013.
As a team, the Red Storm jumped from seventh place yesterday to a third-place finish. They shot 286 on the final day to finish with an 878 in the 54-hole event. British Columbia, which was third after 36 holes Monday, shot 9-under par 279, the best round of the tourney, to win by five strokes at 867. Sonoma State was second at 872 (285).
You won the tournament by one stroke over Sonoma State’s Alex Marry (69-207). Montana State Billings’ Brad Harrelson was third at 212 (74), with Kelly and UBC”s Scott Secord (70) tied for fourth at 214. You began the day as the leader with a one-shot advantage over Marry and Harrelson.
Helping the Red Storm make their move was Hayden Christensen (222) and Jesse Porch (229), who each carded even-par 72s. Christensen finished tied for 18th and Porch tied for 39th. Also keeping the pace for DSU was Cody Wass (226), who shot 75 and finished tied for 27th. Skylar Schone (230) shot a final round 73 and tied for 40th place.
The Red Storm have two weeks off before they travel to the Chico State Wildcat Invitational on Oct. 7-8 in Corning, Calif., at the Serviallano Links Golf Club.
Haley Dunn and Brittney Bisgrove led the Dixie State women’s golf team to a ninth-place finish at the Western New Mexico Fall Intercollege at the Coldwater Golf Club.
Dunn carded a pair of 76s, good enough for a 152 and tied for 12th place. Bisgrove shot 78-76 and finished tied for 16th with a 154.
The Red Storm team improved on their round one score of 326, by shooting fifteen strokes better with a 311.
Chico State took the team title with a score of 613 with Oklahoma Christian and Northeastern State one shot back at 614.
DSU golfer Hannah Folks (82-77) finished tied for 32nd. Madalynne Fedoruk (90-83) and Shanna Adamiak (91-82) finished tied for 75th. Kellie Busse, who participated as an individual, finished 75th as well with an 86-87. “The greens were tough to hold, but we managed a couple good scores,” said Coach Rachel Harmon.
The Red Storm have two weeks off before they travel to Bellingham, Wash., for the Western Washington Fall Invitational at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club on Oct. 7-8.
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