The Dixie State University women’s soccer team performed like a work of art Saturday against the Academy of Art University in a 2-0 shut-out victory.
The Trailblazers won their sixth consecutive match and continued to push their way towards a post season birth with a dominant performance on both ends of the field.
“We are pleased with our performance,” head coach Kacey Bingham said. “I do think we can improve on certain things [heading into] next week [when] we have a really tough last four games.”
The offense got it done in the first half, scoring two goals on eight shots. The defense allowed only two total shots by the Urban Knights, both in the first half.
“We are finally getting into our groove,” said junior forward Darian McCloy, a nursing major from Herriman. “We have a lot of girls on the attack, and we are happy to walk away with the win.”
Freshman forward Kamie Hunter opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with her first goal of the season. After a missed shot off the post by DSU, Hunter was able to get the rebound and fire it into the net for a the 1-0 lead.
McCloy pushed the lead to 2-0 with her PacWest Conference-leading 11th goal of the season. The goal came when junior defender Shelby Christensen secured another missed shot and hit McCloy with a pass to the left side where she finished it.
DSU outshot AAU 13-0 in the second half but neither team scored. DSU secured its fifth shutout victory of the season.
“It was a good win for us,””Hunter said, a nursing major from Hooper. “We are just another step closer accomplishing our goal of making it into post-season play.”
At 9-5 overall, and 7-2 in PacWest play, DSU plays Saturday against Dominican University at Dixie High School at 7 p.m.