Following back-to-back district losses, the No. 9 Honeybees got back to their winning ways Wednesday night with a 4-0 domination over Mineral Wells.
Most of the first half featured Stephenville dominating possession and opening up the Lady Ram defense, but shots going high or wide of the goal.
At one point, the Honeybees had created four clear chances, including three free headers off of set pieces, yet failed to break through.
Near the eight and a half minute mark, a Stephenville shot deflected off of a Mineral Wells defender's body and shot back out to the top of the box. Midfielder Jimena Espinoza ran onto the ball and fired a rocket that ended up in the lower corner of the net for the first breakthrough.
Almost two minutes later Stephenville hit pay dirt again.
Gracie Bales ran down the right side of the pitch and sent a low ball across the penalty area that found Ciara Johnston near the far post to give Stephenville a 2-0 lead with 6:30 remaining in the first half.
Stephenville continued to dominate the match over the entirety of the 40 minute second half and scored two additional times.
Like the first two break throughs, Stephenville's second two goals came within a short span of game time.
The first was scored by Hayleigh Beam after Alexis De Los Santos whipped a pacy cross to the far post and the second came from a classy finish from distance by Claire Choate.
"We have to play the way we're taught. We have to do what we do and it will work. We want them to play the sport the right way. We don't want to kick it deep and get in a track meet," said Honeybee head coach Casey Weil after the match. "We've been playing well, and we've lost two games in a row, but we've continued to teach them to play the right way and we grew up a lot tonight. We frustrated them, they almost didn't want to finish the game. I'm impressed with our girls and the way we played."