All they needed was a little confidence and big things could happen.
Senior team captain Yovany Arvizu landed a 30-yard free kick in the first half and the Waxahachie Indian defense played lights out as the No. 5 team in District 28-4A pulled off an upset against the No. 1 team in district Tuesday night at Wilmon Field.
Waxahachie shut out Corsicana 2-0 as Arvizu’s goal gave the team the momentum it needed before Nathan Garcia sealed the win with a goal in the 71st minute to shock the district leading Tigers.
“This was a good win, we needed it. This is a good way to start fresh in district and everybody is going to think different of us now,” Arvizu said. “It was a good goal. It was my first goal in district since my freshman year and I am really proud it went in. This gives us confidence and helps us grow closer together. We are going to do some good things in the next round.”
Corsicana entered the game 2-0-2 while the Indians were 1-3 in district but Venable had a feeling things were about to turn around for Waxahachie.
“This puts us on the map and it shows what we can do when we have all our players here. This is the first game we really felt like we have had everybody here. Everybody contributed and played very well,” Waxahachie head coach Jason Venable said. “We kept our temper in a game that got a little physical because when you are winning like that late it is hard to keep composure sometime as it is a little quicker and more aggressive. They were in first place and we are in fifth place and I think we are capable of doing way better. I think tonight proved that.”
Venable hopes the win will help springboard into second half success for the Indians as the second half of district starts Friday in Ennis.
“This is something for us to build on. We got two wins in the first round and I think we have the possibility to win a lot more in the second half if we can just get all the kids here,” Venable said. “I think a lot of the kids know we are capable, and we are. Ennis will be the first mark on Friday because when we played them last time we pretty much played a man down the entire game. Going into Ennis we have a pretty good feel. We have a few things going our way and build and this to see what we can do.”
Luke Harvey, Charlie Bentley and Arvizu helped lead the strong defense effort by the Indians while goalkeeper Kyle Downs held Corsicana scoreless for the first time in district play.
“The defense played outstanding, we shut them out and nobody has been able to do that in district,” Venable said.