Waxahachie’s volleyball team should get a good idea of where they stand this weekend at the annual Justin Northwest Tournament.
The tournament includes eight state-ranked 4A schools and one state-ranked 5A school.
Two of those schools, 4A No. 2 Hereford and 5A No. 6 Abilene, are in Waxahachie’s pool.
Just to get to the championship bracket the Lady Indians will need to get through each of those schools and Southlake Carroll.
“We schedule this tournament knowing we’re going to get challenged,” head coach Sandy Faussett said. “I’m anxious to see how we match up against those teams now that we’ve been at it a couple weeks.”
Despite the challenging schedule that includes every state-ranked 4A school except No. 3 Calallen and No. 7 New Braunfels Canyon, Faussett said the tournament is actually easy to prepare for.
“This is probably the easiest one to get ready for because the girls our so excited about it,” she said. “They like playing good teams just as much as I do.”
Waxahachie blitzed through their first tournament last weekend, placing second at Denton Ryan.
The Lady Indians followed that by splitting two games on Tuesday with Wylie and Rockwall.
Faussett said the focus of practice has not changed since the first week.
“We’re working on blocking and we’re spending a lot of time with our setters and middles to speed up our offense,” she said. “With our outside hitters and defenders we’ve been working on our passing because they handle most of our passing game.”