Twenty Four members of the Virgin Valley High School girls soccer team recently participated in the annual Dixie State University Trailblazer team soccer camp held in St. George, Utah.
The campers played a total of 12 games in four days as well as participated in a skills session conducted by DSU coaches and players. The Virgin Valley girls were the only Nevada team, as well as the smallest, at the camp that featured 12 teams, 10 of those from Utah and one from Arizona.
The girls opened play on Monday evening splitting into two teams to play Utah schools Bingham and Herriman.
The following day saw the Lady Soccer Dogs play Cedar High School and Lone Peak. They played two more games in the evening against Richfield and American Fork.
On Wednesday, the girls played Bingham and Herriman in the morning session and followed up with games against Bear River and American Fork in the evening.
The Lady Soccer Dogs played Herriman and Lone Peak Thursday morning to wrap up the camp.
Because of construction at Legend Solar Stadium, only the DSU Encampment fields were available for games and skill sessions on campus. Games were also played off campus at both Desert Hills and Snow Canyon High School.
The all-star game was held Wednesday night at Dixie High School with Ally Wright representing the Lady Soccer Dogs.
Coach Bob Snell said he was proud of his girls for competing hard and not backing down against some of the larger well-established Utah teams that included two 6-A schools.
The girls will resume their summer workouts through July 21. The annual conditioning camp will be held July 24-28 and July 31-Aug. 4 at Hughes Middle School.
The first official day of tryouts/practice will be Aug. 12. In order to tryout, parents must go online to Register My Athlete to register their student athlete and fill out all forms. A yearly physical is also required for all athletes.