Since the beginning of the season, Waxahachie head volleyball coach Sandy Faussett has been talking about wanting to see consistency out of her team.
Now that district is here, she’s getting what she asked for.
The Lady Indians beat Midlothian 25-15, 23-25, 25-21, 25-18 Friday to remain undefeated in District 15-4A action.
It was the team’s sixth win in eight games.
“That’s really the most consistent match we’ve played as far as not making errors,” Faussett said of the win.
Waxahachie and Midlothian were both playoff teams last year as they took second and third respectively.
Faussett likes the fact that the district includes top-level teams like Midlothian and Red Oak.
“They always come over and play us very well,” she said. “Midlothian has good hitters, they play good defense and they make you work for it. They always bring their A game.”
In Game 1, Waxahachie broke open a close game when McKenzie O’Teter served five straight points to give the Lady Indians a 15-8 lead.
Midlothian pulled to within 17-15 before Jansen Hamilton served the final seven points after a sideout to take the win.
Midlothian rallied for the win in Game 2. The Lady Indians led 22-21, but Midlothian scored three straight points and eventually put the game away on a kill by Meghan Morrow.
Midlothian led early in Game 3 as they held a 9-6 advantage.
A long serve, however, gave control back to Waxahachie and the Lady Indians took advantage. Jansen Hamilton served four points to give the Lady Indians an 11-9 lead.
From there, Waxahachie’s lead continued to grow until Midlothian was able to pull to within one at 18-17.
Katie Schlup then fired three straight points as the Lady Indians went on to a 25-21 win.
Waxahachie had three players finish with at least 13 kills. Schlup led the way with 17 while Jennifer Fiedler added 15 and Rachel Hyatt tallied 13.
Caitie Campbell led the Lady Indians with six blocks and Janson Hamilton led the way with four aces.
Hyatt, Neven Simpson and Jennifer Pennock all had at least 14 digs with Hyatt and Simpson netting 21 and 24 respectively.
“I was really pleased with how our setters were spreading it around,” Faussett said. “We’re doing a good job of finding our other hitters because we’re spreading the ball around so much better.”
Waxahachie travels to Red Oak on Tuesday.