The Waxahachie Lady Indians varsity soccer team has spent the last week preparing for its area playoff game against Hallsville after shutting out the Molina Lady Jaguars 3-0 last Thursday.

The Lady Indians are not rookies when it comes to postseason appearances, head coach Jason Venable said.

“This year we have a great group of girls, with many girls having a lot of playoff experience,” Venable said. “We have several strong players at each position, which includes a strong defensive back line, a solid midfield and some very talented strikers. I am excited to see what this postseason holds for this special team.”

With all of Waxahachie’s setbacks behind them, the team will only continue to climb up the ladder to success, he said.

“The second season is about to begin and these girls are experienced and ready,” he said. “With poor weather this season and with injuries to several key players behind us, this group looks to become the ‘Perfect Storm’.”

In the game against the Lady Jaguars last week, sophomore midfielder Abby Martinez (No. 18) recorded another brace for the year by scoring two of the Lady Indians’ three goals. The third goal was scored by senior defender Aeriel Horton (No. 2).

The Lady Indians are looking to record another shutout victory against the Hallsville Lady Bobcats at 8 p.m. on Friday at Lindale’s Eagles Stadium. Last week’s shutout was the 18th shutout Waxahachie recorded this season.

The Lady Indians are hoping to continue the rich tradition of Waxahachie’s girls soccer program making a deep playoff run towards the state title, he said.

“These players want to make all of the past teams and players proud and continue what they started back in 2005,” he said.