Even with a pair of regulars out of the lineup and the continued absence of Kara Dingman due to an ACL injury, Stephenville continues to roll through district play in girls soccer.
The Honeybees won their fifth straight Tuesday, blanking San Angelo Lake View 2-0.
“They just put about 10 people in front of your goal and do everything they can to stop you from scoring,” Stephenville head coach Casey Weil said of Lake View. “I knew if we could get a couple, or even one, we would be alright.”
The Bees went for the couple as opposed to just the one, scoring on a Caitlyn Wooley goal 10 minutes into the first half and a Caitlyn Cline goal 10 minutes into the second. Shelby Stone assisted Wooley on the first goal and Kayla Gregory set Cline up for the final score.
Wooley has made a significant offensive impact since moving from the defensive to the offensive side of midfield.
“That’s one of the changes we’ve made,” explained Weil. “Wooley used to be a defensive midfielder with two (offensive mids) playing in front of her. We’ve moved those two back and Wooley forward where she’s more of an attacking threat. She seems to get more involved with (Cline and Gregory) and almost acts as a third forward putting more pressure on the defense.”
Moves have been necessary because of Dingman’s injury and because of the absence of both Kayla Pyburn and Abby Cole from the lineup Tuesday.
The Bees will be aiming for their sixth straight win when they host Brownwood at 7 p.m. tonight.
Changes have been made to next week’s schedule, as Stephenville visits Abilene Wylie at 2 p.m. Monday. Changes are pending to the match against San Angelo Lake View next Friday, but have not yet been verified.