The Waxahachie Lady Indian volleyball team scrimmaged five different teams this weekend to prepare for its season to begin tonight.

The preseason concluded Saturday afternoon with scrimmages against Rockwall, Plano West and Carrollton Creekview. The team faced Duncanville and Mesquite Horn on Friday.

“I’d say all the scrimmages went well. We won both on Friday and the girls played very well in both,” Waxahachie coach Sandy Faussett said. “Saturday was a little bit tougher. They are all strong teams, which gave us plenty of offenses to stop and challenged our hitting game with their big blocks.”

Waxahachie ended up beating Rockwall and tied Plano West and Creekview. Last season, all three of those teams made the playoffs so this was much stiffer competition. Four of those five teams are 5A programs. Creekview is 4A.

The Lady Indians got great effort during the weekend from seniors Courtney Miller and Celi Bruce. Miller and Bruce both set school records last year as Miller led the way with kills and Bruce with digs.

They anchored the offensive and defensive units, but Faussett also had praise for her setters Shelbie Tucker and Mary Kate Clark.

“Defensively, I’m very pleased with the scrappy backcourt we have right now,” Faussett said. “On offense, our setters did a great job distributing the ball to our hitters. But we need to continue to work on setting choices versus opponents’ defenses.”

These scrimmages set the stage for the Lady Indians’ slate of non-district games to officially begin tonight. Waxahachie will head to Wylie to take on both Wylie and McKinney.

The Lady Indians at the beginning of last year as well. McKinney gave Waxahachie fits before losing 25-22, 25-23, 25-20. Wylie was a little easier as Waxahachie won 25-17, 25-14, 25-21.

In the six sets against those teams last year, Miller had a total of 32 kills. Lisa Trevino was second on the team with 10 total kills.

These matches will once again be good first tests before the Lady Indians play in their first tournament of the year starting Thursday at the Denton Ryan Kick Off Classic.