The Waxahachie Lady Indians junior varsity girls soccer team recorded its fifth shutout of the season in Tuesday night’s match against Arlington Seguin.
The Lady Indians added another ‘W’ to the win column with a 5-0 win over the Lady Cougars.
Sophomore right wing Hannah Hendricks (No. 23) and sophomore stopper Kailee Norman (No. 24) each scored a goal in the win. Freshman left wing Kaitlyn Deen (No. 6) recorded a hat trick, after scoring three goals against the Lady Cougars.
Waxahachie’s JV girls have stepped up this season, said head coach Edward De La Cruz.
“Our girls have been playing smart and not playing outside their means,” De La Cruz said. “They play the way their supposed to and they know what they are capable of. So, instead of trying to do too much, they keep it simple.”
The Lady Indians center-mids have been controlling the ball well, he said.
“By running the new 4-3-3, we’ve been able to keep our wing positions wide, which has caused a lot of space and gaps for the defense,” he said. “It’s honestly that we keep pushing the ball forward so when the other team does try to counter, it puts us in perfect position to do another counter on them.”
The team has improved with each game, De La Cruz said about the Lady Indians.
“Honestly, I can’t say that one player has outplayed another, because they have worked together as a team to better each other,” he said.
The Lady Indians JV team is hoping to continue in their winning ways and grab another victory when they take the pitch Friday against the Alvarado Lady Indians in a non-district game.
“We don’t want the team to get complacent and for the girls to think ‘Oh look, we’re winning 5-0, 4-0, 3-0 and this is a guarantee that we are going to do this every game,’ because every game is a different situation,” De La Cruz said. “They just have to tell themselves that they have to be intense for 70 minutes and you can’t take time off.”
With the Lady Indians having a strong defensive showing and leading most of their games, it has allowed all the players to have some time on the pitch, he said.
Waxahachie is scheduled to kickoff at Alvarado at 5:30 p.m.