WILMER HUTCHINS

Each and every win from this point forward is a new milestone for the Waxahachie Indian soccer program.

The Indians netted four goals in the first half and added one more in the second for the easy 5-nil victory over the Woodrow Wilson Wildcats in the 5A Region II area championship. It is the first time in program history for the Indians to advance to the third round of the UIL soccer playoffs.

Raymond Kennedy, Tyrus Lacey Jr, Edgar Nava, Michael McKay and Jordan Beechum all scored goals on assists by Joshua Duarte, Rolando Nieto (2) and Kennedy (2).

The Indians improved to 19-4-2 on the season with the victory. Waxahachie has now won 10-consecutive matches and has not lost a match since Feb. 6 against Mansfield Timberview (2-1). The 14-match streak without a loss breaks the record of 13-straight without a loss set last year to start the 2016-17 season.

For those keeping tabs at home, the 19 wins on the season are already three better than the previous record (16) set in 2009 and 2017.

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Waxahachie advanced to the Region II quarterfinals with the win and a 6 p.m. date with district-foe Mansfield Lake Ridge at Midlothian ISD Multipurpose Stadium.

The Tribe defeated Lake Ridge 2-1 in their last meeting March 9 in Mansfield and 3-1 Feb. 13 at home.

Lake Ridge finished fourth in the District 10-5A standings at 7-4-3, which was six points behind district champion Waxahachie (11-2-1, 23 points).

The Indians hold the goals scored advantage on the season — 47 to 25 — but both sides have allowed just 16 goals on the year, the best such number in District 10-5A.