Dixie State’s women’s volleyball team had leads in all three sets but could not find its way to set point in either frame as the Trailblazers saw their four-match winning streak end at Concordia-Irvine, 3-0, on Friday night in the CU Arena.
Dixie State (13-13, 11-7 PacWest) led 13-12 in the opening set, but the Eagles blitzed DSU with a 13-1 run, scoring the final 12 points of the stanza en route to a 25-14 set-one win.
The Trailblazers bolted out to an early 8-4 advantage in the second frame, but again CUI (17-9, 13-6 PacWest) rallied, eventually pulling even at 14-14 before extending to an 18-14 advantage. DSU managed to cut the deficit to one point on a couple of occasions, but the Eagles held on for a 25-23 win and a 2-0 lead in the match.
In the decisive third set, DSU raced out to a 13-8 lead, but the Eagles slowly chipped away and eventually pulled even at 21-21 after consecutive CUI service aces. The two sides then alternated points until 23-23, which is when the Eagles managed to score the final two points to clinch the match with a 25-23 set win.
Sophomore Shannon Sorenson led DSU with seven kills and hit .312 overall to go with four blocks and two digs. DSU was held to a .108 hitting percentage and 27 kills in the three sets.
Dixie State closes the 2017 season with its final PacWest matches on Saturday at conference newcomer Biola at 6 p.m. PT.
Steve Johnson is the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Collegiate Licensing at Dixie State University. For more DSU Athletics news, please visit www.dixieathletics.com and follow Dixie State on Twitter at @DixieAthletics.