Head coach Jason Venable has high expectations for the Waxahachie boys soccer team this year.
A win and a tie on the first day of the 287 Classic proved the Indians have the potential to meet those expectations, but they aren’t there quite yet.
“We didn’t play well, but its hard to keep your intensity up against a junior varsity team,” Venable said of playing Corsicana’s JV in the day’s first game. “Everybody got to play and we got both goalkeepers in.”
The Indians opened with a 5-0 win over Corsicana’s JV and followed that with a 1-1 tie against R.L. Turner in the day’s final game.
Sheldon Ellis and Hank Alven each scored two goals against Corsicana. Chase Brown had the other goal while Rex Parker and Ellis each added an assist.
“We got three quick goals and then kind of got relaxed after that,” Venable said. “There are some days we don’t even beat our JV 5-0.
In the nightcap, R.L. Turner scored the game’s first goal with just five minutes left in the game. Waxahachie had an answer though as Thomas Schaeffer, off an assist from Ellis, scored with 46 seconds left to for the tie.
“The goal [Turner] got wasn’t a quality goal, but they were faster than anyone we will see all year,” Venable said. “I was proud of the way we didn’t give up considering the field conditions and playing against a good 5A program.”
In other boys action at Lumpkins Stadium on Friday, R.L. Turner blew open a close game with four second half goals to beat Bishop Dunne 5-1.