MEN'S SOCCER: Zac Hales earned recognition on PacWest's weekly Top 10 men's soccer honor roll after scoring a goal and adding an assist in Dixie State's first game in school history.
FOOTBALL: The Rebals dominated Western New Mexico University (0-1, 0-0 RMAC) at Hansen Stadium in St. George 38-3.
The Dixie State (1-1, 0-1 GNAC) defense was the story, scoring a variety of ways recording a safety and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. The defense added 6 sacks, an interception, and four forced fumbles. Defensive lineman Chad Frank collected two sacks, seven tackles, three of those for a loss, and a forced fumble that led to a touchdown. Dixie State dominated the Western New Mexico front line, allowing only 74 yards of total offense.
Dixie State offense set a team record since making the transition to D-II with 404 yards of total offense. Led by QB Dexter Hill's 243 yards (22-35) passing and 2 TD's. His favorite target was Kyser Christensen, who caught 7 balls for 118 yards and a touchdown.
VOLLEYBALL: Dixie State College of Utah Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dexter Irvin announced Tuesday that first-year head women's volleyball coach Jason Stout has been relieved of his duties just eight matches into the 2008 season.
Assistant coach Gregg Jensen will take over as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.
"It is always difficult to release a coach, especially this early in the season, but I felt that this decision was best not only for our student-athletes, but for our program as a whole," Irvin said. "We appreciate Coach Stout's contributions leading into this season and we wish him the best in his future endeavors."
Stout guided Dixie to a 3-5 overall record to begin the season, with all eight matches having been played away from home. including a 3-0 win at CSU-Pueblo, and a pair of 3-1 victories over Saint Edwards and Palm Beach Atlantic.
Prior to his arrival to Dixie State, Stout served as an assistant coach for the University of Utah, where he helped guide the Utes to the Mountain West Conference Championship in 2006 and a runner-up finish in the MWC Tournament last season. In addition, he is currently the head coach of the Summit Volleyball Club 15 Gold team, and has assisted with several programs throughout the state. He has worked at Salt Lake CC, Utah State University, West Lake Junior High, Bonneville Junior High and Taylorsville HS.
Irvin said that a search for a new head coach would begin at the end of the season. DSC's women's volleyball team will wrap-up its 10-match, season-opening road swing Sept. 19-20, with a pair of Pacific West Conference matches at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz.