Dixie State had early momentum during the first 15 minutes of the match, out shooting HIU four to one. The visitors from Southern California responded back using a brisk 20 mile per hour wind at the backs to fire shots back-to-back in the 21st minute. Great goalkeeping from Tyler Walters (Ogden, UT/Ben Lomand) for Dixie and Jared Shirai for Hope International kept the match scoreless at the break.
The Red Storm took control of the match early in the second half. A foul on HIU set up a free kick from 30 yards out. Jenne, a freshman from Las Vegas playing in his first match of the year, lined up from just right of center and rocketed the ball inside the left post for a 1-0 lead.
Netting his first collegiate goal was not enough for Jenne, as he played the supporting role to make the score, 2-0. Off another free kick, at nearly the same spot on the field, Jenne's attempt was blocked away by Sharai. The ricocheted ball ended right at the feet of Shallenberger, who put the rebound in for his first goal of the year in the 80th minute.
Shallenberger would put the final touches on Dixie State's victory in the 86th minute, finishing with a sharp shot from the left side assisted by Nadav Elimelech (Las Vegas, NV/Spring Valley) to give DSU a 3-0 lead.
Hope International would avoid the shutout on a Carlos Guarneros goal with 10 seconds remaining in regulation.
Overall, the Red Storm converted on three of their 14 shots while Walters made four saves on the night to pick up win number one of his senior campaign.
Dixie State (1-3-2) returns to the pitch at Hansen Stadium for the first of four straight matches in Pacific West Conference play beginning Saturday. At 7:30 p.m., the Sea Warriors of Hawai'i Pacific visit DSU for the second time in consecutive years.