After three straight losses, two in scrimmages and one in district, the Waxahachie girls soccer team was in desperate need of a win at this weekend’s 287 Classic.
The Lady Indians did more than get their win and gain confidence; they did with a pair of shutouts, one of which came against the second-ranked team in Region IV, Brenham.
“Those were much-needed,” head coach Jason Venable said of the wins. “We’ve had to change a lot recently and I think that affected us in a first (district) game. This should help our confidence a little bit.”
Waxahachie opened the tournament with a 2-0 win against perennial power Brenham. Lindsey Fairless got the Lady Indians on the board first off an assist from Katie Hinds.
Hinds finished the scoring with an unassisted goal.
In their final game of the day, the Lady Indians were 3-0 winners over Cleburne. Hinds scored the games first goal on an assist from Fairless. Emily Gore gave Waxahachie a 2-0 lead just before halftime with an unassisted goal after stealing the ball and dribbling around a defender.
Hinds put the game away in the second half with a goal on an assist from junior Sara Williams.
“They key was that Katie had help tonight,” Venable said. “I think we’re getting used to what we’re doing and we have a better idea of what to do. I was impressed with how we played.”
The Lady Indians had one more game left in the tournament as they were scheduled to play Longview Pine Tree on Saturday.
“We still aren’t great, but we’re definitely getting better,” Venable said. “This was a huge confidence booster for us.”
In other girls action, Brenham and Longview Pine Tree played to a scoreless tie at Lumpkins Stadium.