DUNCANVILLE — Round one of the UIL 5A playoffs was business as usual, or at least of late, for the Waxahachie Lady Indian volleyball team.
Behind 19 Audrey Nalls kills and nine team aces, Waxahachie easily handled District 9-5A's second-seeded Cleburne in three sets at Duncanville High School, 25-9, 25-19, 25-13.
The bi-district championship victory Monday moves Waxahachie into the area round of the 5A playoffs where the Lady Indians will face either Dallas Wilson or Conrad at a site and time to be determined. The match is planned for Thursday.
All signs point to the Lady Indians then matching up with District 10-5A foe, Mansfield Lake Ridge, in the regional quarterfinals. The Lady Eagles swept Burleson on Monday and did so without the services of senior Capri Davis.
Waxahachie, now 29-14 on the season, committed just 12 hitting errors in the Monday win, while Lacy Mott and Essence Clerkley each added eight kills to the 19 posted by Nalls. Courtney Crownover chipped in four kills, while Macie Milholen and Taylor Stoops added three, respectively.
Continuing their aggressiveness behind the service line, Allison Wells, Ragan Ward and Sara Sims all recorded a pair of aces and combined for just three service errors. As a team, the Lady Indians faulted on only seven of their 71 serve attempts.
Wells and Ward also tallied 12 and seven digs, respectively. Stoops added nine digs and Bailey Whitehead finished with seven.
Clerkley continued her strong play from the middle with a team-high four blocks and Nalls added three.