CORSICANA - Waxahachie’s volleyball team needed a big win in the worst way Friday at Corsicana.
After letting a 2-0 lead slip away Tuesday against Lancaster and with Midlothian and Red Oak on the schedule next week, the Lady Indians wanted to take care of business quickly and that is exactly what they did in a 25-6, 25-15, 25-10 win over Corsicana.
“The No. 1 thing going into that third game was to keep our focus and take care of business,” Lady Indian head coach Sandy Faussett said. “We really needed that.”
Unforced errors nearly cost the Lady Indians against Lancaster, but the errors took a backseat in Friday’s win. The Lady Indians had only two passing errors and one missed serve in the entire match.
“We needed to come out and execute like we know we can,” Faussett said. “I thought everybody played well. We served well, passed well and did what we needed to.”
Waxahachie never let Corsicana into the first game as McKenzie O’Teter served the Lady Indians to an 8-0 lead. Waxahachie built a 17-point lead at 20-3 before the Lady Tigers scored two straight points for the first time in the game.
Lauren Weatherford served three straight points, which included a kill and ace by the junior, to give the Lady Indians a 24-5 lead. Waxahachie notched the final point on a hitting error by Corsicana to take a 25-6 win in Game 1.
Corsicana kept the second game close early on. The Lady Tigers were within 4-3 before Waxahachie scored five straight points, including four coming from serves by Jamie Bentley, for a 9-3 advantage.
From there, the Lady Indians extended their lead to as many as 13 points at 24-11 before settling for a 25-14 win.
After Corsicana took a 1-0 lead in Game 3, the Lady Indians went on a 7-1 run that was sparked by a pair of kills by Jennifer Fiedler.
Meredith Backus put the game out of reach, serving six straight points to give the Lady Indians a 20-5 lead.
Katie Schlup ended the match on a kill that gave Waxahachie a 25-10 win in Game 3.
Fielder and Schlup led the Lady Indians with 8 and 6 kills respectively.
Faussett was glad to see the Lady Indians put a team away Friday, but she was also excited about getting to use everyone on the bench.
“Early in the season we weren’t in a comfort zone with our new offense and now we are,” she said. “At this point, the girls are strong enough and have enough confidence to give up playing time. I’m very pleased with the progress we’ve shown.”