FERRIS – The Waxahachie Lady Indian soccer team got a big lift in their chase for the district title with a win at Ferris.
Waxahachie got goals from Tierney Thomison, Mackenzie Posey, Karleigh Hector and Marybeth Martin to coast to the 4-0 win.
Senior goalie Erin Moon didn’t have to make a save in the game thanks to great defensive play by the likes of Haley Atkins, Griselda Burciaga and Mica Mottla. Ferris only got two shots off the whole game, neither of them on goal.
Waxahachie got 16, a dozen of them on target. Thomison started the scoring just seven minutes into the game with a goal off a rebounded shot by Posey. The two flipped the script the next time up as Thomison found Posey for an easy goal just four minutes later.
Hector scored with 12 minutes left in the first half off a header. Thomison shot sent a ball into the box and Hector leapt up and slammed the ball to the bottom half of the net with her forehead and it just squeezed past the keeper.
Martin scored the game’s final goal off an assist from Posey 15 minutes into the second half.
The Lady Indians (12-5-3, 7-1-1 in 28-4A) will be hosting Red Oak in the regular season finale at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The winner of that game will be the district champion and the loser will be in second place.
Indians draw Ferris
Coming into this week, the Indians had a chance to make some history as early as Tuesday. A win in that game would have secured at least a share of the district title for the first time in school history.
Unfortunately, the Indians couldn’t convert a single goal despite outshooting Ferris 17-4 and the two teams battled to a scoreless tie.
Waxahachie only allowed one shot on goal and had five of its own, but couldn’t quite find the net.
The Indians (11-5-3, 6-1-2 in 28-4A) still have a shot at winning district Friday night. A win at 7:30 p.m. against Red Oak would clinch it outright. A draw or loss would mean that Ennis has to lose at Corsicana. If both lose, Waxahachie would win the district. Corsicana must win to have a shot at making the playoffs.
This Friday is also youth soccer and teacher appreciation night. All youth players that wear a soccer jersey get in free and there will be scrimmages between 6U and 10U players during the halftimes of the two varsity games.