Stephenville lost its third straight Tuesday night when West defeated the visiting Honeybees in four sets, 24-26, 25-16, 25-16 and 25-22.
The Honeybees, who fell to 5-19 on the season, visit Graham Friday and return home to face Peaster next Tuesday with junior varsity matches beginning at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity likely to start between 5:30 and 6 p.m. at Gandy Gym.
The Honeybees have another open date next Friday, Sept. 20, and host Robinson, a 3A suburb of Waco, in their final pre-district tuneup on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Stephenville is the reigning champ in District 7-3A after going a perfect 8-0 in 2012. The Bees begin defense of that title on Sept. 27 when district play begins at Hillsboro.