For the last four weeks, Waxahachie’s volleyball team has been playing the toughest competition it could find in order to prepare itself for district.
If Tuesday’s district opener is any indication, the schedule has paid off as the Lady Indians swept Corsicana 25-8, 25-10, 25-13 at Solis Gym.
“That was huge, I needed to see us play at a high intensity level,” head coach Sandy Faussett said. “Ever since we struggled against Poteet last week, we’ve taken care of business and prepared well.”
With each of the three games in hand early on, Waxahachie was able to dip into its bench and get playing time for everyone on the roster.
Meredith Backus, Lauren Weatherford and Reagan Smith combined for six aces.
Weatherford also added a pair of kills.
“I was pleased with the subs,” Faussett said. “They work so hard in practice and they’re so eager to get out there. I was really happy to see Lauren being aggressive and swinging away. She really is very talented.”
Waxahachie led 6-3 in Game 1 when Katie Schlup served eight straight points to extend the Lady Indians’ lead to 14-3.
Kelly Pennock helped put the game away for good with three straight points, including one ace, to give Waxahachie a 22-6 lead. The Lady Indians went on to win the game 25-8.
In the second game, the Lady Indians jumped out to a 7-0 lead behind Smith’s serving.
Schlup had kills on three of the team’s first five points and added a third to give the Lady Indians a 9-2 advantage.
Corsicana made a small run at the Lady Indians midway through the second game, cutting their lead to 16-8.
After a side-out, Weatherford served six straight points to end the rally and put the game away as the Lady Indians went on to win, 25-10.
Waxahachie trailed 3-2 in the third game before Jamie Bentley served seven straight points as the Lady Indians built a 15-5 lead at one point.
Corsicana pulled within nine at 22-13, but the Lady Indians put the game away and took the 25-13 win.
The Lady Indians are now preparing for Friday’s game with Midlothian.
Last year the Lady Indians and Lady Panthers finished second and third respectively in district.
The team’s practice week slows down considerable now that the tournament season is over and there is one game to prepare for.
“We try to cram so much so fast early in the season, but now we get to take a couple days,” Faussett said. “We can focus on things we think they do well or try against us.”