By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports
The historic run for the Waxahachie Lady Indian soccer team came to an end in the 6A Region II quarterfinals.
District 11-6A foe Mansfield defeated (19-4-3) Waxahachie, 2-1, in that regional quarterfinal match. The third-round appearance was the furthest-ever in the state’s highest classification for the Lady Indian soccer program.
But just how close were the Lady Indians to a 6A state soccer tournament bid?
The answer is “extremely.”
Mansfield ultimately fell to (22-1) The Woodlands in a shootout after closing out regulation and the two overtime frames tied, 2-2.
The Woodlands then defeated Mansfield Lake Ridge, 1-nil, to advance to the 6A state tournament. It’ll be The Woodlands’ first trip to the state tournament since 2010 — and the Highlanders had to go through three District 11-6A sides to do it.
The Woodlands will face (21-1-2) Flower Mound in the 6A state semifinal.
The Waxahachie Lady Indian roster included five seniors — Josie Flores, Angel Garfias, Trinity Kirby, Victoria Falcon and Bella Curiel.
The Waxahachie Lady Indians were very well represented on the All-District 11-6A teams and superlatives.
• Amiyah Carter — District 11-6A Defender of the Year
• Angel Garfias — District 11-6A Utility Player of the Year
• Kaydence Ramirez — District 11-6A Midfielder of the Year
All-District 11-6A first-team included Liv Epps, Bella Curiel, Charley Hearron, Amiyah Carter, Angel Garfias and Kaydence Ramirez.
All-District 11-6A second-team included Victoria Falcon, Emilee Jones and Jaya Johnson.
All-District 11-6A honorable mentions included Morgan Kennedy, Ally Henley and Sam Hernandez.
The Lady Indians also had 15 academic all-district honorees, including Abby Buchanon, Amiyah Carter, Curiel, Liv Epps, Cambrie Doyal, Josie Flores, Trinity Kirby, Breanna Machuca, Victoria Monsivais, Jaya Johnson, Emilee Jones, Blakely Knight, Kate Kroeger, Peyton Renfro and Tucker Venable.