Waxahachie’s volleyball team is ready to start practicing against someone other than itself.

This weekend, the Lady Indians will get that chance as they travel to Mesquite for a scrimmage with the Lady Skeeters tonight at 5 p.m.

They return to Mesquite for a scrimmage at Poteet High School at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The team has had only four days of practice, but head coach Sandy Faussett said it is hard to tell by the way the team has been playing.

“That’s why spring is so important, you don’t have enough time in August,” she said. “If they can come back in shape, doing what the were doing before, we’re able to pick up where we left off in the spring. I feel like the kids we have understand that.”

At the varsity and junior varsity level, the main objective of the first week of practice is to determine a varsity squad, then a junior varsity from those not on varsity.

“It isn’t a true tryout, but you’re trying out to see which team you’re going to be on,” Faussett said. “We get our varsity team together then fill out the junior varsity. If we need to we make a cut on the JV, but not always.”

The freshmen are typically split into two teams after cuts, but with limited numbers this year, Faussett is not sure if there will be two teams.

“Our numbers are down in freshmen quite a bit,” she said. “We’ve scheduled a B team, but we’ll play it by ear and see what happens.”

The Lady Indians begin their regular season on Monday.