It was a nearly perfect night for the Waxahachie varsity soccer teams as they traveled to Royse City on Friday.

The Lady Indians shutout Royce City, 5-0, while the Indians blew past Royse City, 7-0.

Waxahachie coach Jason Venable was excited about both team’s performance as district play is a little over two weeks away.

In the girls’ game all five goals were scored in the first half of play.

The first goal of the game came in the 15th minute as Emily Gore scored off a Caroline Clifton assist. Gore cashed in the second goal for the Lady Indians in the 28th minute unassisted.

Three minutes later it was Emily Saunders who increased the Waxahachie lead with the team’s third goal of the game. Saunders scored on an assist by Gore.

Saunders was not finished, as she would record a hat-trick before the night was done with goals in the 34th and 37th minute. Her final goal was assisted by Megan Willoughby,

Waxahachie outshot Royse City 28-2 and had seven corner kicks while Royse City had none.

“Nice effort by all girls involved,” Venable said. “Both Emily’s obviously did well.  It was a total team effort as we possessed the ball for most of the game.” 

The Lady Indians season record is now 4-2 as they head into Tuesday’s home game against Hillsboro.

In their most dominating performance of the season, the Indians varsity team scored two goals in the first half and five in the second to roll past Royse City.

“It was a much needed win for the boys,” Venable said. “Great performances by Thomas McNamara, Jonathan Salinas, and James Gish. Kedric McGrew got his first varsity shut out. Solid effort and performance from Richard Padron in the midfield.”

In the 22nd minute McNamara scored the first goal of the game as he was assisted by Jonathan Salinas. McNamara recorded a hat-trick as he scored three goals in the game. His final goals came in the 44th and 70th minute off assists by Tyler Federwisch, Taylor Brown and Salinas.

Salinas scored a goal of his own in the 34th minute. Federwisch recorded the assist.

Gish followed Salinas’ goal with two of his own. The former kicker for the varsity Indians football team scored goals in the 50th and 52nd minute. McNamara assisted his first goal while his second came off of a free kick.

After several assists, Federwisch scored a goal of his own in the 66th minute as he was assisted by McNamara and Salinas.

Waxahachie suited out 12 players with each player getting a lot of playing time.  The Indians had 19 shots while Royce City had nine.

The Indians’ season record is now 2-5-1. 

On Tuesday, the Indians will play in Waxahachie against Hillsboro and then both varsities will play in the Midlothian Cement Capital Classic next Friday and Saturday.