The Waxahachie Lady Indians improved to 4-0 in District 28-4A play with an impressive 7-0 victory Friday night against Ferris at Lumpkins Stadium.
The win kept the Lady Indians in first place as they head into play against the second place Corsicana Lady Tigers on Tuesday.
“Defensively we had several players out with sickness or were not able to play providing for a few new looks in our defensive end,” Waxahachie coach Jason Venable said. “Great performances were displayed in the second half with ball control and quick play. Overall it was a great game for all the Lady Indians.”
Waxahachie’s first goal of the game came in the fifth minute on a kick by Emily Saunders. Emily Gore picked up the assist on Saunders’ goal.
Moments later, Gore scored a goal off of an assist by Amber Swindle in the sixth minute.
Gore followed up with a goal in the 11th minute as Lauren Weatherford tallied the assist.
Leading 3-0 the Lady Indians next goal came off the foot of Saunders in the 22nd minute. Megan Willoughby picked up the assist on the Saunders goal.
Brittany Johnson scored the fifth Lady Indians goal in the 31st minute as Alyssa Jones and Natalie Kelly picked up the assist.
Four minutes later, Jones scored her first goal of the game on a Saunders assist,
The Lady Indians final goal of the first half came in the 37th minute as Weatherford nailed a 3-yard free kick.
Waxahachie took 23 shots in the first half while holding Ferris to three shots.
Playing in the goal again for the Lady Indians was freshman Sarah Hay. She recorded another shut out with three saves.
Great performances were turned in by defenders Natalie Kelly, Amber Swindle, Caroline Clifton, Rian Smith, and Bridget Reid; midfielders Weatherford, Willoughby, Christian Lloyd, Flor Carrillo, Jones, Danielle Tesei, Sara Sanchez and Jill Obenoskey. The forwards involved for most of the night were Saunders, Gore and Brittany Johnson.
In other district action, Red Oak defeated Corsicana 3-1 and Ennis topped Lancaster 3-0.
“We didn’t shoot or attempt to shoot in second half because we didn’t want to run up the score and we decided to work on some things in second half like only playing with the non-dominate foot and we limited players to only two touches and just work on moving the ball around and work on things for Tuesday against Corsicana,” Waxahachie coach Seth Riley said.