The Stephenville Honeybees lost two of their three volleyball matches Thursday on the first day of pool play in the three-day, 60-team Volleypalooza Tournament in Leander. 

The Class 4A Honeybees lost to Class 6A Lewisville Marcus, 23-25, 25-13, 27-25, then fell by a 25-17, 25-14 margin to 5A Leander Rouse. 

They closed their first day with a win over 6A San Antonio Holmes, 25-16, 25-17. 

The Honeybees are scheduled to play three more pool matches Friday, at noon, 2 p.m and 4 p.m. Bracket play to decide the final places will be Saturday.

The Honeybees, who earned fifth place in the Granbury tournament last weekend, will play at Granbury on Aug. 28. They are scheduled to finally have their first regular-season home match on Aug. 31 against Crawford (5 p.m.).