CORSICANA – The Waxahachie Lady Indians soccer team hit the road on Tuesday night to finish the first half of District 28-4A play.
In the 24th minute, Emily Saunders scored the only goal of the game to give the Lady Indians a 1-0 win.
With the win the Lady Indians are perfect in district with a 5-0 record.
“Saunders had the goal on a great effort to win a ball near the box and put it in the net. All around we all played well,” Waxahachie coach Jason Venable said.
Waxahachie goalkeeper Sarah Hay made a great save near the end of the game while lying on the ground in the goal. She reached over the end line to make a fantastic save and keep Waxahachie in the lead.
Waxahachie had eight shots while holding Corsicana to three.
“We had a header go off the post on a great header by Emily Gore. Willoughby had another header off a corner that went just wide,” Venable said.
Waxahachie had nine corners in the game while Corsicana had four.
Hay has four shutouts through the first round of district. She has had some excellent effort on defense in front of her. Natalie Kelly, Anna Barnes, and Amber Swindle all contributed in the back.
Lindsey Williams came off the bench to play the second half in the back against Corsicana. It was her first game back after being out with sickness the last couple of weeks.
Waxahachie’s midfield controlled the game and there was great play particularly by Willoughby, Alyssa Jones and Lauren Weatherford.
“I thought it was a great effort by all in a heated contest in an unfriendly environment,” Venable said.
Indians fall 5-0
Corsicana topped Waxahachie in boys’ action, 5-0. The Tigers led at the half, 1-0, before scoring four points in the final 40 minutes.
“Defense made a few poor decisions and we paid for them. Yovani Arvizu played well defensively,” Venable said.
Corsicana (10-5-4, 4-0-1) is currently in first place with 13 points and is the only undefeated team in the district. Waxahachie is third in district with a 3-2 record.
Waxahachie will host Ennis on Friday at Lumpkins Stadium.
Standings after the first round of district play:
Red Oak 4-1
Red Oak 4-1