The defending state champion Stephenville Honeybees soccer team hasn’t been totally perfect so far, but they did have a perfect 3-0 record through their first three games.
In their season opener Tuesday on the road, the Honeybees handed Waco High School a 2-1 loss. Stephenville’s goals were scored by Cheyney Carrillo and Claire Choate.
SHS then opened the Midlothian Heritage Frostbite Invitational tournament on Thursday with two games in Pool A. First was a 2-1 victory over Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis, followed by a 3-0 win over Anna.
“Our first game, I didn’t think we played very well in the first half,” Weil said. “We didn’t start the best, but our effort was there. Out of three games we played so far, every single game we’ve gotten better. If we keep on doing that, I think it will be similar to last year.”
The two pool play wins Thursday moved the Honeybees into a 5:30 p.m. match Friday against Irving Ranchview. A win in that game for the Honeybees would send them into the tournament’s championship game, set for 3 p.m. Saturday at Midlothian ISD Stadium.
In the Diamond Hill-Jarvis contest, Beatris Chavarria and Ciara Johnston scored for the Honeybees.
The three goals in the shutout win over Anna were poked in by Chavarria, Tanja Pederson and Madison Carter.
Weil, who led the Honeybees to the Class 4A state title in 2017, said he has been trying to spread the playing time around so far.
“At this point, I’m more concerned about the way we play rather than the score,” Weil said. “I was trying to get everybody in the game. I’m super proud of all of us as a whole.”