With four matches to play in the regular season, the Waxahachie Lady Indians volleyball team is quickly closing in on their first 6A district title after yet another sweep on Tuesday.
The Lady Indians used an Audrey Nalls double-double and strong back-row play to take care of business on the road against a formidable South Grand Prairie team, 25-23, 25-18, 25-21.
Nalls terminated a match-high 25 kills, while Lacy Mott (8) and Essence Clerkley (6) also benefitted from a match-high 36 assists by Ragan Ward.
Alli Wells recorded 13 service points and a team-high three aces. She also notched 11 digs on the back row to go with the 12 by Baylee Whitehead and 19 more digs credited to Nalls.
For Waxahachie, which entered the match No. 7 in the TGCA 6A poll and No. 11 in the USA Today Super25 national rankings, the victory was No. 37 on the season to just four losses. The Lady Indians have still not dropped a single set since Aug. 28, running their perfect winning-streak to 12 matches.
And, for those pessimists out there, the Lady Indians officially clinched a playoff berth with the victory.
The 10-0 record for the Lady Indians also sets the table for the program's first district championship in the first season since jumping from Class 5A, as Waxahachie currently holds a two-match lead on (30-12, 8-2) Mansfield and three-match advantage over (32-12, 7-3) Mansfield Lake Ridge.
Waxahachie and Lake Ridge square off at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Mike Turner Gymnasium in Waxahachie. The Lady Indians will officially claim at least a share of the district crown with a victory and a Mansfield loss.
If both Waxahachie and Mansfield win on Friday night, a district-championship celebration could be had at home Tuesday with a win against DeSoto.