Sheridan Stokes served six first-set aces to set the pace early and seniors Kaylee Davis and Brooklyn Moody dominated at the net throughout Stephenville's easy 25-7, 25-20, 25-8 sweep of Waco University at Gandy Gym Friday.
The victory sets up the second-place Honeybees with a chance to secure a playoff spot this week. It would be their 13th time to reach the post season in 14 years, all under head coach Fran Metzger.
Stokes served eight straight times including four aces in five serves to open up an 18-6 lead in the opening game, and Davis landed four kills and three block-points. Mayra Castillo aced a pair of serves for Stephenville's 23rd and 24th points before a University error ended the rout.
The Lady Trojans took advantage of four Honeybee errors to jump out to a 9-4 lead in the second set, but the advantage was brief.
Natalie Tiner put down a kill shot on a slide play, and Kensie Colegrove served three points before University got a sideout leading 10-8.
Davis, who had seven kills in game two, used one to pull the Bees within one before University was called for being out of rotation to tie the score.
It was tied again at 11-11 before Castillo served four straight times to put Stephenville ahead for good.
Davis registered kill shots that made the score 15-12, 20-17 and 23-19 down the stretch, and Tiner pounded a kill down the line off another slide play before University was whistled for a lift to finish the set.
The Bees started slow again in set three, but Castillo tied it at 4-4 with an ace, then aced another serve two plays later for a 6-4 Stephenville lead. She ended up serving 11 straight points before a sideout made it 13-5.
Davis had a long service run later in the set, going for seven straight including an ace before putting match point in the net. University responded by also serving into the net to complete the match.
Moody had five kills in the final set, while Davis had a kill and two block points.
Davis, a middle blocker, finished with 12 kills and five block-points, while Moody, an outside hitter, was also in double figures with 10 kills.
Stephenville hosts Waco High at 7 p.m. Tuesday.