Both Waxahachie soccer teams came away with big wins in District 28-4A action Tuesday night at home against Lancaster.
The varsity Lady Indians kicked off a Waxahachie dominating night of action by defeating the Lady Tigers 10-0.
“The girls are playing really well and will need to continue Friday as they travel to Red Oak. Tonight was a great team effort and we had the opportunity to work on parts of our game that need improvement,” Waxahachie head coach Jason Venable said. “I hope that with the next couple days of work we will be ready for our district rivals at their place Friday night. It is always a battle when playing Red Oak and this year will not be any different.”
Emily Saunders, Danielle Tesei, Jacey Hamilton, Karleigh Hector, Sara Sanchez, Tierney Thomison and Lindsey Williams all scored goals against Lancaster while Tesei, Saunders, Hector, Natalie Kelly, Millie Adkins, Haley Adkins and Williams picked up assists.
Through three district games the Lady Indians are undefeated and have outscored their opponents 28-1.
Friday’s game in Red Oak will go a long way in deciding the District 28-4A champ as both Waxahachie and Red Oak are 3-0 and are the clear favorites.
Last season Red Oak claimed the district championship while topping Waxahachie in one game and tieing another. The year before Waxahachie won the district title.
The game starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Red Oak before the teams meet again Tuesday, March 15 in Waxahachie.
Waxahachie improved to 12-1-3 on the season.
The Indians picked up their first District 28-4A win with a 6-0 shutout of Lancaster.
Scoring goals were Luke Shatwell (2), Juan Castillo, Nathan Dyke, Ricardo Chavez and Johnny Gonzalez while Chavez, Yovany Arvizu and Junior Mora picked up assists.
“The boys may have played their best match of the year,” Venable said. “We were combining beautifully most of the entire first half as we led 4-0 at the break. We had them mostly on their heels as we had done Tuesday against Ferris but we finished tonight. We created multiple chances and put the ball in the net. We had really emphasized scoring quickly to establish a tempo and confidence. Having been shut out the last five games it was really nice to see the guys finish their opportunities and it was done in several different ways.”
Red Oak, 2-0-1 in district, is one of the top teams in district and will be a big test for the Indians on Friday.
“This was a much needed shot in the arm as we head to Red Oak on Friday in a huge district game. Red Oak is the district favorite coming into the season and this game tonight will help us roll into their place Friday on a high,” Venable said. “I am proud of the boys and their perseverance this far in a tough year. We just want to try and build on this and continue to be more consistent.”
The Indians (3-12-2, 1-2) will play about 7:30 p.m. Friday after the varsity girls game. Both teams will play Monday, Feb. 28 against Corsicana.