UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | April 23, 2024

Seniors leave volleyball team on high despite loss

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The Dixie State College volleyball team ends its season with an overall record of 7-14.

The Red Storm said goodbye to two seniors: outside hitter Brita Jensen and setter Kimee Clegg Saturday night.

Jensen played at Taylorsville High School, and she has been a four-year starter for Dixie State with 89 games played. She was named to the All-PacWest Preseason Team this year and had a career high of 18 digs against University of Hawaii-Hilo. She also set a DSC record last week with a hitting percentage of .467 against Notre Dame de Namur University where she had 14 kills and no errors.

Clegg is the second graduating senior this season. She transferred to DSC from Arizona Western Junior College where she led her team to a Region Championship. She has been a four-year starter at Dixie State, and she has accomplished a match-high of 56 assists against Chaminade University in the 2010 season. She ranked third all-time in assists per set at 8.04.

The team finished its last game with a 0-3 loss to Grand Canyon University. The Red Storm had their last game Saturday night and suffered the loss with the scores of 14-25, 18-25 and 14-25.

Jensen had another outstanding performance with 11 kills and nine digs. Jensen ended her volleyball career Saturday night with four records in the DSC record books. 

Another key player against GCU was freshman outside hitter Mercedes O’Neal, who had 14 kills and hit a .324 percent. Freshman setter Shelby Sorenson added 30 assists, and sophomore libero Alex Anderson had 14 digs on the night.