FRISCO — The Lady Indians lost back-to-back matches to Prosper and Justin Wakeland High Schools Monday during their volleyball season openers at Wakeland HS Gymnasium.
Waxahachie High School's first game was against the Lady Wolverines, a rematch of last season's 5A Region 2 semifinal, and its second pitted Head Coach Sandy Faussett and the Lady Indians against Prosper's Lady Eagles, a 5A quarterfinal round qualifier last year.
Wakeland reached the regional finals but lost to Lovejoy High School.
The Lady Wolverines edged Waxahachie (0-1) in five sets and gained a 3-2 victory despite Lady Indian rallies in the second and fourth sets.
Wakeland (1-1) took the first set with a convincing 25-12 win. Waxahachie rallied in the second, winning 26-24.
The two teams traded the next two sets with the Lady Wolverines taking the third 25-20 and the Lady Indians fifth and final set after a 25-17 fourth set.
Wakeland won the final set and the match after edging Waxahachie by two points, 15-13.
The Lady Indians lost 3-0 in their second game of the afternoon, falling to Prosper 25-19 in the first set, 25-15 in the second and 25-17 in the third. Last season, Waxahachie fell in its season opener against the Lady Eagles 3-2, but evened the series on Aug. 26 via a 2-0 shut out victory.
The two losses mark the second year in a row Waxahachie began its varsity volleyball season 0-2. The Lady Indians have reached the regional semifinal every year since 2009 — including during the two-loss starts between 2016 and 2017.
Waxahachie won 46 games in 2016 and finished its 10-5A schedule as undefeated district champions.
The Lady Indians will compete in the three-day Mansfield Varsity Tournament on Aug. 10-12. Last season, they went 6-0 in the tournament after beating Arlington Martin, China Spring, Crowley, Dumas, Kennedale and Mansfield High Schools.
They outpaced their opponents 12-2 sets. The Mansfield Varsity Tournament marked the beginning of a 17-match winning streak.