With three district games left this season the Waxahachie soccer teams are in position to reach the playoffs during the same season for the first time since 2009.
The Indians took a 3-1 lead against Ferris Tuesday before winning 4-3 in District 28-4A play while the Lady Indians shut out the visiting Lady Jackets 6-0.
With the win the Indians are 3-3 in district play and are a game ahead of Corsicana.
“This was a great win for the program in a season that had us struggling to find our identity, we may have started to find it at the right time,” Waxahachie coach Jason Venable said. “This team has always had potential and they are starting to show some of it the past couple weeks. Three district games remain and we are not in the playoffs yet but if we continue to grow and mature we should be fine. Of the three teams we have left we defeated two of them last round. So if we can match that we will be in really good shape. ”
Nathan Dyke and Nathan Garcia scored two goals each to help lift the Indians over Ferris Tuesday as the team now shifts its focus to beating Lancaster Friday.
The Lady Indians took a 4-0 lead at the half before winning 6-0 and picking up their sixth straight shut out in district play.
Emily Saunders recorded her second straight hat trick with three goals while Natalie Kelly, Millie Atkins and Tierney Thomison scored a goal each.
“Nice games were turned in by our freshmen Karleigh Hector, Tierney and Millie,” Venable said. “Millie and Tierney both scored and contributed to the offense and their growth is nice to watch. The amount of shots we produced were encouraging but we should have finished more than we did. Like any game we will take something away from this and try to improve each game to prepare us for the playoffs.”
Waxahachie and Red Oak remain tied for the district lead at 6-0-1 and will face off Tuesday in Waxahachie. Both teams have clinched a playoff spot and Tuesday's game will be the final home game of the season.