Waxahachie’s volleyball team returned the court Friday after being off Tuesday and responded with a three-game sweep of Ennis.

The Lady Indians, who remain a game behind first-place Red Oak, beat Ennis 25-10, 25-9, 25-17 at Solis Gym.

“We had a good week,” head coach Sandy Faussett said. “We had a break and got to work on some things offensively and defensively that we needed. It was good to get a win after not playing for a week.”

After Waxahachie won the first two games 25-10 and 25-9, Faussett was able to dip into her bench and give everyone playing time.

With the first half of district nearly over, Faussett was glad to have the opportunity for her players to gain experience.

“You have to like it when you have an opportunity to use everyone because you have to prepare everyone in case something happens to someone,” Faussett said. “We were able to do things we aren’t typically able to do, but needed to.”

Katie Schlup led the Lady Indians with five kills while Rachel Hyatt, Caitie Campbell and Jennifer Fiedler all finished with four. Campbell, along with McKenzie O’Teter led Waxahachie with three blocks.

“We tried to implement some things that we had been doing in practice and our setter, Melanie Bryant, did a good job of doing that,” Faussett said. “We do things in practice we haven’t done in a game yet and we were able to do those.”

With just one more game left in the first half of district, Faussett is relying on lessons learned earlier in the season to keep her team focused.

“We learned our lesson about letting up early this year,” she said. “We learned you have to respect your opponent and stay focused. We’ve got to keep moving forward, we don’t have time to take a step back at this point.

“We need to make sure we’re not just going through the motions.”