DSU sweeps APU

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It was business as usual for Dixie State University women’s volleyball as it swept Azusa Pacific University Saturday for its ninth straight victory.

After winning eight straight matches, the Trailblazers entered the match Saturday against APU looking to continue the streak and for momentum before a stretch of road games in Hawaii.

“We came out knowing APU was going to be tough,” said redshirt sophomore outside hitter Taylor Duryea, a communication major from Logan. “They always battle pretty hard, so we knew we had to just play our game.”

Right out of the gate DSU held a 7-1 lead in the first set. After APU came back to make it 15-13, the Trailblazers dominated the remainder of the first set, winning 25-16.

The second set was much closer. APU opened with a 11-6 lead before DSU rallied to tie it at 18. The Trailblazers held strong and took the second set 25-21.

The third and final set was much like the first set. DSU lead the entirety of the set and ended the match 25-17, claiming its ninth straight victory.

“I thought it was a good win. I love to win in a [sweep]”, head coach Robyn Felder said. “I felt like we had control a majority of the match and made them adjust to our game.”

Now 11-4 overall and a perfect 7-0 in Pacific West Conference play, DSU looks to continue its winning ways heading into a four-game road trip to Hawaii.

“We are playing with a ton of confidence and swag,” said Felder. “These girls have a gear that they’re playing at that’s fun to see. Hopefully we’ll take that all with us [to Hawaii].”