ARLINGTON — The Lady Indians 3-0 win against Arlington Seguin on Tuesday at Juan Seguin High School Gymnasium gave Waxahachie its 11th straight district volleyball victory.
The Lady Indians won 25-12, 25-13 and 25-11 and were led by freshman middle blocker Audrey Nalls’ 12 kills, senior captain Audrey Willet’s four blocks and junior setter Shelby Martin’s and sophomore setter Taylor Stoops’ combined 27 assists.
Despite the win and the winning streak, head coach Sandy Faussett said her Lady Indians still have a lot of work to do.
“We have some huge matches coming up next week against some of our toughest district opponents,” said Faussett. “Being tied for first with Summit leaves no room for any type of letdown. Though we want to play well so we can continue to build our confidence, we have to be ready to play our best volleyball going into the last few matches of regular season play.”
The Lady Indians, 12-1 in district play, are in a first place tug-of-war with Mansfield Summit’s Lady Jaguars, a team that beat district rival Red Oak on Tuesday.
Faussett said Friday’s open date was a welcome sight, giving the girls valuable time to take care of personal matters and heal from some bumps and bruises before a wild race to the finish.
“We are giving the kids off on Friday to rest and have a chance to do some college visits,” said Faussett. We (the coaches) may do some scouting.”
The Lady Indians next matchup will be at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 at George W. Solis Gymnasium, where they will face the Mansfield Lake Ridge Lady Eagles.
Since losing to Waxahachie 3-1 on Sept. 13, the Lady Eagles have compiled a 4-3 record, knocking off district rivals Red Oak, Mansfield Timberview, Ennis and Lancaster.
Going into the open day and looking toward a tough district schedule next week, Faussett said the team’s identity and mindset are clear.
“Defense and discipline define this team,” said Faussett. “We have some outstanding hitters but I love the idea of outlasting a team on defense. Our mindset is simple. We will stay focused and continue to work on playing with a limited number of unforced errors.”